In our February issue we report on a new exhibition of Lone Star and Cresecent Toys, starting May 1, which is to be held at the Bowes Railway Centre near Gateshead. However, this village it actually takes place in is called Springwell (not Spring, as we printed), so apologies for any confusion.

Nevertheless, collectors interested in exhibiting should call Geoff Ambridge, P.O. Box 159, Polegate, East Sussex BN26 6AX or e-mail: The full details are Bowes Railway Centre, Springwell Village, near Gateshead, Tyne & Wear NE9 7QJ. The event will be open between 10am and 4pm.

Also, keep an eye on these news pages for details of two exciting books on these subjects, which we will report on shortly.