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 2019:
On the cover: Leeds 'Horsfield' tram 180 at the National Tramway Museum, Crich, heralds several photo features commemorating the passing of Leeds trams 60 years ago - on Saturday 7 November 1959. Bob Appleton captured this scene on 2 June 2018.
Features in this issue include:
Another impressive 00-scale London tramway layout, 'Kennington Cross', by John Howe. Forward planning and attention to scenery details help to make this feel just like real South London in tramway days.
Moving up to G-scale, Martin Eady shows us how he built Grimsby & Immingham bogie car 26 to run on the sizeable layout of the Whiteleaf Tramway, often seen at model railway and tramway shows.
Staying with G-scale, we have a visit report on an outdoor, computer-controlled layout in Scotland by our guide on the day, Geoff Price. iTram by iPad!
John Binch brings us up to full-size, standard gauge, with his potted history of City of Lincoln Tramways from horses, to studs, to overhead wires.
Model Tramway News, compiled by Paul Coles, returns us to the smaller scales with six pages of new model trams and their associated bits and pieces; something for everyone here.
Tramfare issue 311 features Birmingham tram 311 in 1936, in colour.
Book reviews, meeting reports and meetings diary, exhibitions featuring model tramways, Letters to the Editor and advertisements for your model tram requirements will all be found within this 44-page 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. A subscription form will be found inside this issue.
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
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