Box label prewar 2

1936 box label

 

TTR

Trix Twin Railway History with pictures 1935 to 1955

Copyright 2004-2012 Garry Lefevre, all rights reserved

 

Including catalogue numbers for all items produced in England

A valuable reference

 

 

History Index

 

 

 

 

Time Line

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The years of conception :

1900 -1935

 

         Stephan Bing and Wynne Bassett-Lowke work together on large scale model railways

 

         Smaller Bing Table Top Railway is developed.

 

         1933 Siegfried Kahn invents two HO trains running independently on one track

 

 

 

The early years 1935 to 1937

 

Diorama 1935 1

 

 

 

 

         1935 Bing launches Trix Express at Leipzig toy fair

 

         Trix Ltd in England introduces Trix Twin Railway with a range of 00 models at the B.I.F. in 1936.

 

         Bassett Lowke pushes for more scale like appearances and launches Portsmouth set

 

 

 

The years of rapid development 1938 to 1939

 

Large manyways station complex1

 

 

 

 

         Public demand leads to rapid development of new models.

 

         Princess , Flying Scotsman and Coronation Scot locomotives follow.

         Many other Trix innovations.

 

         Trix Twin becomes the leading model railway company in England

 

 

 

 

The post war era 1946 to 1955

 

Extract 55 cat

 

 

         Trix Twin quickly gets into production

 

         New US models launched

 

         New improved Flying Scotsman with auto uncoupling

 

         Exciting models such as Elevator Conveyor produced.

 

         Trix Trains start of changeover from AC to DC.

 

 

 

Battery Trains 1953 to 1960

 

Trix_Battery_locos

 

 

 

 

         Trix Ltd and their cousin Trix Express in Germany experiment with more children friendly trains such as Battery operated sets.

 

         In UK Junior set with DC generator launched

Advertisements 1935 to 1965

 

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         A look at Trix Twin railways, TTR and Twin Train advertisements over 30 years

 

         From the first ever Trix Express advertisement to designed for action promotions

 

 

 

An in depth look at some items

 

All TTR buildings 1935 to 1955

 

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         First buildings designed by Henry Greenly and Bassett Lowke

 

         Wide range of wooden buildings

 

         Ernest Twinning develops Manyways station units

 

         Siegfried Kahn invents Elevator Conveyor

 

 

 

 

Lowko Gradients

 

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         The Bassett Lowke company develops HO gradients for use on their show room layouts

 

         1938 TTR start using them at public exhibitions

 

         Public demand leads to producing some for sale in 1939

 

War stops production non made after war

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Research by Garry Lefevre

 

 

 

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