Trix Twin   :     History of Advertisements

© Copyright 2011 – 2014 Garry Lefevre all rights reserved

 

Home Page : Trix Twin

 

Box label prewar 2

 

 

 

This is PART 2 From 1955 to 1965 – below

 

 

To view PART 1  From 1935 to 1954 – click here

 

 

 

 

 

 

1955

 

In 1955 the word was  ACTION !!

 

Jan55.jpg

January

Feb55.jpg

February

 

Nov55.jpg

November

 

 

 

1956

 

By December 1956 a mixture of DC and AC models were being promoted

 

Dec56.jpg

 

 

1957

Coinciding with the annual Toy fair the whistle/controller was launched.

 

Feb57.jpg

 

 

sept57.jpg

September

Oct57.jpg

October

 

 

 

 

By the end of 1957 only the DC models were being promoted.

Although the Pytchley has the tin plate tender the picture still shows brushes sticking out of the loco.

 

nov 57.jpg

 

 

 

1958

 

img359 58 2.jpg

February 1958

 

 

Ad1958AprilMR.jpg

 

The advertisement above appeared in the railway Modeller in April, May and June 1958

 

img358 60 7.jpg

August 1958

 

 

Af1958MayRM.jpg

The above full page advertisement was shown in May’s Railway Modeller

 

1959

 

img352 59.jpg

December 1959

 

 

1960

 

 

img356 60 1.jpg

January 1960

 

 

img360 60 7.jpg

Similar to the one on the left but with minor changes, July 1960

mar60.jpg

March

 

may60.jpg

May 1960

 

 

July 60.jpg

July

 

 

 

Aug60.jpg

August

 

Sept 60.jpg

September

 

Nov60.jpg

November

 

img354 60 12.jpg

December

Note how similar this is to the November advert, but the headline is two trains not three as in the earlier one.  The text explains 3 trains are possible with catenary

img355 60 12.jpg

December

 

 

 

 

Ad1960s.jpg

Railway Modeller had the above insertion ( month not known)

 

 

 

 

1961

 

img348 61.jpg

January 1961

 

img349 61a.jpg

The above was also printed in yellow instead of green

img350 61b.jpg

 

These two full page ads appeared on opposite pages of Railway Modeller

In September 1961

 

 

On the back cover of a book by Ian Allen the advert below was printed

Ad1961MRianallen.jpg

 

1962

 

 

img357 62 12.jpg

December 1962

 

 

1963

 

 

Ad1963Jan.jpg

This ad in January 1963 refers to “ New” models compared to “second hand” ones rather than new in that year as the Bo Bo came out in 1960.  This shop behind Selfridges was still selling only model trains up to its closure in 1998.

 

 

1965

 

 

Ad1965Jan.jpg

In January 1965 the above advertisement was shown in Railway Modeller.  The Wiad kits shown here were also included in the Trix Catalogue.

 

 

 

ad1965.jpg

 

Sad to see now, this advertisement in early 1965 from the Beatties shop in London offered the 3 coach Meteor for a reduced price from a list price of £8 14s to just under £5 and they threw in free an extra middle coach.  Today in 2009 these 4 units would cost upwards of £165 on Ebay !   In the UK inflation in this time has been 16 times meaning that the equivalent £5 in 1965 would be worth £80 today so an investor would have more than doubled his money in real terms.  Although the original list price at £8 14s for just the 3 coach unit would equate to £140 today not too different from what one can buy one today.

 

 

By late 1965 two rail and DC only were being promoted

The end of Trix Twin had been reached.

 

nov65.jpg

November

 

Nov 65.jpg

November

 

My thanks to Jeremy O’Keeffe for many of the advertisements from the late 1950’s and 1960’s

 

 

 

It is my intention to add to this page with old advertisements as they are found.

 

I particularly need advertisements from the 1940’s, do you have any ?

garrylefevre@hotmail.com

 

 

 

Home Page : Trix Twin

 

Or

 

Index to other Trix History pages