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 May 2019:
On the cover: Restored Lanarkshire Tramways open-top tram 53, with a little royal decoration for the Queen's Golden Jubilee Day in 2002, was photographed by David Smithies at the colliery terminus of the Summerlee Museum of Industrial Life (formerly Summerlee Heritage Museum) at Coatbridge, Scotland. In the background to the left is the tram shed, in front of which stands ex-Brussels four-wheel car 9062. Sadly, two years after this picture was taken, that tram was seriously vandalised and then scrapped. A separate article on the Summerlee tramway is in preparation.
PLEASE NOTE: Due to a printer's error, the wrong caption to this picture appears on page 3 of the printed issue.
Features in this issue include:
Ron Wallman's 'Tramcar Called Desire' is a two-seat, scratch-built 7¼in. gauge tram for the garden and for a local miniature railway track in France. All the hints, tips and wrinkles are here, perhaps to encourage others to move up to a much larger scale.
Brian Wild goes down to 00 scale with his cheap but effective homemade overhead tram wiring suitable for his trolley poles, bow collectors and pantographs.
We have a brief report on the 2019 Nuremberg Toy Fair, at least as far as model trams go, even though there were not many new releases.
Readers have the chance to solve a Bristol model tram mystery posed by Mark Blackstone.
It's back to France with some more old Paris tram photos courtesy of John Prentice.
Still in France, the latest Model Tramway News includes 3D-printed HO scale bodies for Paris and Nantes trams. Other new products include some motorised HO bogie mechanisms from Ferivan, new 00-scale white metal kits of Liverpool and Sunderland trams and another TT/1:120 scale Hong Kong tram - no.61.
This Tramfare issue number 308 features a tram numbered 308.
Many other items of interest including letters to the editor, a tram-related postcard to amuse, advertisements for model trams and accessories at prices to suit every pocket.
Regular items on past meetings, future meetings and forthcoming exhibitions featuring model trams.
44 pages of tram stuff from cover to cover.
A quality glossy magazine for just £3.60, even cheaper if you subscribe as a society member - most readers do.
Lots more in the next issue because we couldn't cram everything in this one!
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: email@example.com
© Copyright J.Prentice / Tramway & Light Railway Society 2019