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Product Development

Pegs, Washer, and Screws for articulate conversion

Pegs, Washer, and Screws for articulate conversion are provided with the 2016 LCCA on-site car. This packet includes the 4 pegs, 3 screws and spacer washer to correctly combine two recent vintage container cars into one articulated unit. - more

Convention News

2017 Tacoma Convention Update - By Bob Carter RM #6620

We are a little over 2 months from being finished with our 47th Annual Convention. This is the first time we’ve ever been in the Pacific Northwest for our convention, so don’t let it get past you without making an effort to come visit the beautiful city on the Puget Sound, Tacoma. WA.. - more

Lionel News

Lionel Smoke Fluid Loader Repair Procedure

In the July 2016 issue of The Lion Roars, Bill Schmeelk reviewed the new Lionel Smoke Fluid Loader and highlighted a problem with a solution to its operation. - more

Junior Member News

October 31, 2015 LCCA Halloween Train Party at Mr. Muffins Trains

The Lionel Collectors Club of America (LCCA) invites you, your family and friends to a Halloween train party at Mr. Muffins Trains in Carmel IN on Saturday, October 31, 10 AM to 3 PM. - more

Events News

April 30, 2017 - LCCA Train Swap Meet in Rockford IL

LCCA REGIONAL SWAP MEET - Sunday April 30, 2017 - more

Special Events Recap

September 24 - 25, 2016 - LCCA Hosts Special Event Wichita Kansas - Recap

The 22nd annual Wichita Train show was held on Sept. 24th & 25th, run by the Wichita Toy Train Club & Museum. - more

Fastrak Modular

LCCA Honors Lou Caponi With LCCA FasTrack Modular RR Section

During the LCCA’s 44th Annual Convention at the Marriott East Hotel in Indianapolis IN, LCCA Director Roger Farkash constructed two Lionel/LCCA FasTrack Modular sections in honor of the late LCCA President Infinty Lou Caponi. Lou, while serving as club President last year, passed away due to complications from diabetes. Roger designed and built two modular sections to honor Lou and depict his passion for Lionel toy trains and hot rod cars. - more

LCCA Store

The Lionel Collectors Club of America (LCCA) is proud to announce a Father'

The Lionel Collectors Club of America (LCCA) is proud to announce a Father's Day Sale/Summer Set Sale on select Lionel train sets and products. One of the benefits of belonging to the LCCA is the opportunity to purchase certain Lionel products at significantly discounted prices. Go to the " LCCA Store" section on our website to view these great deals. - more

Members

Video of Robert Walker’s “Proximity Station”

See the Video of Robert Walker’s “Proximity Station” - accessible to members who read Robert H. Walker’s article on pages 20 and 21 of the December 2016 issue of The Lion Roars. Bob has incorporated a relatively new device used in an interesting way. Infrared (or IR for short) sensors on model train layouts are very useful and readily available from a number of sources. Their main application is to detect the position of a train and signal to perform an automated function. - more

President's Report

Message from LCCA President Regarding Club Products

The purpose of this note is to provide you with an update on the Lionel Collectors Club (LCCA) product offerings. We have recently sold out and have stopped taking any new member orders for the 2015 LCCA convention car (Flat bed with Trucks). Thank you to all of the members who supported the club and ordered these desirable club products. We know you will enjoy these desirable products once received. - more

Other News

Video Interview with Dick Kughn, President and Owner of Lionel Train Inc

Video Interview with Dick Kughn, President and Owner of Lionel Train Inc ( Part 1). Late in 2014, the Lionel Collectors Club of America (LCCA) and Notch 6 Podcast had an opportunity to meet and talk with Dick Kughn, former President and owner of Lionel Trains Inc. LCCA member and host of Notch 6 Podcast, Derek Thomas conducted an LCCA interview with Dick in his train room of his home in Dearborn MI. - more

Business Office

LCCA Introduces New Lower Price Membership Category!

The Lionel Collectors Club of America (LCCA) is proud to announce the creation of a new category of club membership, designated Electronic Membership (EM), effective April 1, 2014. New LCCA members may chose to join the club as EM’s at a reduced rate of only $25/year with the same rights and privileges as the current LCCA Regular Members (RM’s). - more

Layouts

LCCA Member David Cohen's Train Layout Video

LCCA Member David Cohen's Train Layout Video

Lionel Collectors Club of America Member, David Cohen (RM 30349) and his wife Lisa have created a fabulous action filled toy train layout in their home in Virginia Beach VA. - more

Publications

Mike McLintock - New 'The Lion Roars' Editor

Mike McLintock is the new 'The Lion Roars' Editor and his first issue as Editor will be October, 2015. Mike takes over from Michelle Snyder who has been editor for the last 5 issues. Michelle has sent a high bar for Mike. Our expectations are that TLR will be even better as Mike takes the reins of the LCCA Award Winning Magazine. - more