No man is an island and no collector can amass the perfect collection all by him (or her) self. Here are contacts, resources and businesses I’ve found useful with my Tri-ang and Hornby Dublo collecting.
Tri-ang buyers and sellers
- Elains Trains: When you’re looking for a particular Tri-ang railway item, try Elaine.
- Tri-angman: Tri-ang buyer and seller.
- Dave Angell: vintage Tri-ang buyer and seller but also does other Triang products.
- Tri-ang Railways: Dave McCarthy’s site, possibly the best reference site for Tri-ang products.
- Tri-ang Railways: Dave Coxon’s useful reference site.
- Tri-ang Society: A great society, I’m a member.
- Tri-ang forum run by David Wilshaw.
- Brighton Toy and Model Museum. Not an online resource but a wonderful bricks and mortar museum with lots of Tri-ang and Tri-ang Hornby related material.
- History of Lions Bros (Triang was a brand owned by Lions)
- Dave Angell’s Tri-ang Collectables book, packed with information on the history of Triang products and variants of models produced.
- Pat Hammond’s Tri-ang Railways: The Story of Rovex, Vol. 1 1950 to 1965. The definitive guide to the history of Tri-ang.
- Labelle Oil; Recommended oil for lubricating Tri-ang locomotives.
- East Kent Models of Whitstable, Tel: 01227 770777. does buffers and coupling rods.
- Peter’s Spares: My first call for Tri-ang and Hornby Dublo spares.
These links are provided for information only.
Andy is a lifelong modeler, writer, and founder of modelrailwayengineer.com. He has been building model railways, dioramas, and miniatures for over 20 years. His passion for model making and railways began when he was a child, building his first layout at the age of seven.
Andy’s particular passion is making scenery and structures in 4mm scale, which he sells commercially. He is particularly interested in modelling the railways of South West England during the late Victorian/early Edwardian era, although he also enjoys making sci-fi and fantasy figures and dioramas. His website has won several awards, and he is a member of MERG (Model Railway Electronics Group) and the 009 Society.
When not making models, Andy lives in Surrey with his wife and teenage son. Other interests include history, science fiction, photography, and programming. Read more about Andy.