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 September 2019:
On the cover: Two Australian model trams, in 1/24 scale, adorn this issue's cover. They represent Fremantle 36 and Perth 32 from Western Australia and were built by Tony Cooke, who also took the photograph. His attention to detail is not only clear from the trams but also in the scenery - note the dry tufts of grass in the foreground.
Features in this issue include:
An extensive article by Gordon and Margaret Bulmer about building their 00 scale automatic working layout of the tramway at Beamish Museum, County Durham.
Another Hong Kong tram (no. 99) painted to represent something else, in this case single-deck Tokyo tram no. 9001, is described by John Prentice and Joseph Tse.
We have another report about the celebration of 150 years of trams in Brussels, this time by our German correspondent Hans-Peter Lindemann.
There is an extended Model Tramway News section with very many new offerings from the trade by way of model tram kits, 3D-printed tram bodies and small scale accessories to improve the look of your tram models and layouts.
Hans-Peter Lindemann has also been busy writing a report on this year's 'Kleine Bahn, Ganz Gross' model tram exhibition held in Munich, with pictures by Helmut Gieramm. If you want to know the connection between German trams, German beer and Bavarian sausages, you need to have this issue of the magazine.
John Prentice relates a wartime tale about the Nyon light rail line in Switzerland, extending into France, which was sabotaged by the French Resistance in 1943.
In an Oxfordshire bus museum, David Hanger discovers Oxford horse tram no. 1 - or does he? Is it what it purports to be? Read the article to find out.
This Tramfare issue 310 features a Bolton tram with number 310.
Derry/Londonderry horse trams reached the end of the line 100 years ago but were not replaced by electric trams. The TLRS photo archive looks back.
Many other items of interest including advertisements for model trams and accessories, and book reviews will be found.
Every issue has regular items on past meetings, future meetings and forthcoming exhibitions featuring model trams.
Another 44 pages packed with all sorts of tram stuff, but there's still plenty more for the next issue.
A quality glossy magazine for just £3.60, but it can be even cheaper if you subscribe as a society member - most readers do.
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
© Copyright J.Prentice / Tramway & Light Railway Society 2019