Trains, Planes & Automobiles holds regular auctions of trains, diecast cars, tinplate toys, and other collectables, both old and new. Check our Home Page for news of current auctions.

First Monday Toy Auction
The First Monday Toy Auction is a train and toy auction held on the first Monday of each month. The auctions are conducted in our Auction Rooms at The Gearin in Katoomba and are also broadcast live online.

Silent Auctions
Occasionally we conduct a silent auction. In this type of auction bids are submitted over a period of one or two weeks, as absentee bids, and when the time is up the highest bidder on each lot wins that lot. Progress is displayed on our website so that bidders can see who is the current high bidder on each lot, and send in new bids if they wish. Because we are not limited by an auction session at a set time, a silent auction allows us to offer a large number of lots in a single auction.

Quiet Auctions
In 2015 we introduced the "quiet auction", which is not silent but is not as loud as usual. It is somewhere in between. The quiet auctions are not held at an auction venue. Bidders can participate by bidding live online or submitting absentee bids, but there is no bidding from the floor.

Third Sunday Toy Auction
In 2018 we held our first Sunday daytime auction, and it was such a success that we will continue to hold auctions like these occasionally, in our Auction Rooms on the third Sunday of selected months. It won't happen every month, but we expect to have one of these auctions every two or three months.

Special Auctions
We hold special auctions from time to time as we receive private collections. These auctions are usually held at a venue in Sydney.

News of all forthcoming auctions is displayed on our home page.

Also check our Auction Preview page for a look at what's coming up in future auctions.

What our customers say

I enjoyed the informal atmosphere of the auction on line and the titbits of information that the auctioneers offered as each lot was shown.
This is the first time I have used your auction services – I am sure I will do so again.
I'm very pleased with your service, I appreciate your professionalism and reliability.
I'm so happy about my new toy!
I want to thank you for a perfect transaction made from your December auction.
Love your business, staff and auctions. Look forward to the next Monday Auction.
Thank you for your integrity and great service... this could not have been a more satisfying transaction.
The best time at an auction ever.

A selection of newspaper and magazine articles

Do you like collecting cars, trains and toys? You may be interested in these newspaper and magazine articles, which discuss trends in collecting. (Requires Acrobat Reader.)

Collectors Gazette April 2021

Rare Bus Hailed in Oz
Collectors Gazette April 2021

Collectors Gazette August 2018

Britains Sets the Scene in Oz
Collectors Gazette August 2018

All Fired Up for Live Steam Sale

All Fired Up for Live Steam Sale
SMH 7th July 2015

Good Things Come in Small Boxes

Good Things Come in Small Boxes
SMH 5th March 2014

Construct Your Own Portfolio

Construct Your Own Portfolio
SMH 18th September 2013

Boys' Toys Take Off

Boys' Toys Take Off
SMH 20th February 2013

Australian Muscle Car

Australian Muscle Car
Nov/Dec 2012

Small cars, big price tags

Small Cars, Big Price Tags
SMH 15th December 2010

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