The TLRS publication Tramfare is an A5 size magazine.
Tramfare is sent free to all TLRS members six times a year, so it is strongly recommended that you join the TLRS, as this is by far the cheapest way to receive it.
It can be purchased from a number of outlets including the National Tramway Museum, London Transport Museum and Ian Allan bookshops.
Single copies of the latest issue of Tramfare can be purchased on-line from TLRS Publications.
It includes illustrated articles on
- tramway systems,
- all areas of tramway modelling,
- Society news and
- a diary of talks and exhibitions.
In the latest issue, which publishes on or about 1st November 2018:
On the cover: Chesterfield Corporation tram no.7 at the National Tramway Museum, Crich, features on our front cover and was taken by Tramfare editor Bob Appleton on a remarkably quiet Saturday in early June 2018. Originally built as an open-top tram in 1904, it is a lucky survivor and is regularly in service at the museum. For comparison, on the inside cover of the magazine is an old colour postcard of 1905 showing the same tram in the centre of Chesterfield.
Features in this issue include:
Ray Wilkinson's hunt for Dubrovnik tram no.10 whilst on a 1990 holiday in the Yugoslavian town (now in Croatia);
Another ride with 7¼ in. gauge trams, this time in Barnsley with Chris Moorhouse;
A description by John Prentice and Joseph Tse of Hong Kong's new 'eatery tram' (also shown on the back cover);
Peter Harvey's "boys' toys" in the shape of plastic trams on wooden track to try and encourage tram enthusiasm in the very young;
The TLRS at 80: images of past exhibition tramway layouts;
There are more new tram models, tram kits and other bits and pieces in several scales in our regular and ever-popular Model Tram News feature.
Many other smaller, but no less interesting, items to inform and amuse, including book/magazine reviews and an old picture postcard tram cartoon.
Advertisements for model trams, both as kits and RTR.
Regular features on exhibitions, future meetings and reports of past meetings.
44 pages of trams, large and small, and no blank pages for just £3.60 - about the price of a pint of beer (depending on where you live) but Tramfare will last longer and not give you a hangover.
If you subscribe to 'Tramfare' by joining the TLRS, you will save a large amount each year compared to regularly buying copies in booksellers or at museums etc.
Articles on tramway subjects are always welcome, model or full size, old or modern.
- The editor is:
- Bob Appleton
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Bob Appleton