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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

Video Interview with Dick Kughn, Pres/Owner of Lionel Trains, Inc (Part 4)

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. Watch part 4 of this video interview and learn about Dick and his personal thoughts about the state of the hobby. more

Video Interview with Dick Kughn, Pres/Owner of Lionel Trains, Inc (Part 2)

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. Watch part 2 of this video interview and learn about Dick and his time as owner of Lionel Trains Inc, his relationship with Niel Young and how he purchased Madison Hardware. more

Found - Master Carton for ZW 275's from 1951 - Member Dennis Chandler CM 20

Lionel Electric Trains are not only the toy of the 20th century but a fascinating study of American culture. There is no collector who has it all or knows it all. That is why we share our passion and knowledge through organizations such as the LCCA. Together we may come close our dream of knowing as much about The Lionel Corporation as humanly possible. Here is one example to add to our collective knowledge. more

LCCA 2015 Election Results

Congratulations to our new elected officials. The LCCA is fortunate to have had an exceptionally well qualified slate of candidates. The Officers, Directors and Appointed Officials thank all members who offered to be candidates and welcome the newly elected officials to office. more

LCCA Visits With Chris Lonero (Video)

The Lionel Collectors Club of America ( LCCA) recently visited with LCCA members Chris and Linda Lonero at their home in Wilmington MA. We hope you enjoy this brief video of Chris’s 8’ X 16’ home Tin Plane/HI-Rail layout. more

LCCA’s “Switching Tracks” Traveling Boxcar is Off to a Fast Start!

Well the LCCA "Switching Tracks" Traveling Boxcar is having a great start with two very busy and exciting weekends. This brand new LCCA Car made its debut at the LCCA and Lionel display at the Jan 10-11, 2015 WGHOT show in Hampton VA. Lionel Team members Bill Wander (L) , Lauren Morris, J. Don Reece and Mike Phillips (R) were with the first "LCCA Switching Track Traveling Boxcar" in Hampton VA. more

INTRODUCING: LCCA - SWITCHING TRACKS TRAVELING CAR PROGRAM

Hey fellow LCCA members. We all know the members of the Lionel Collectors Club of America (LCCA) like to collect Lionel trains and LCCA cars. Did you know that many members enjoy running and operating our LCCA collectables as well? We have thought of an innovative program that will allow interested members to have the opportunity to run a very special Lionel/LCCA car on their layouts. Emphasis on fun! This will help promote the hobby and stimulate interest in Lionel & LCCA trains. more

Thank you note From Dick Kughn

thank you note sent by Dick Kughn to LCCA members for the plaque given to him by the LCCA. more

LCCA Meets with Steve Nelson of Mr. Muffins Trains (video)

During the Lionel Collectors Club of America’s (LCCA) 44th Annual Convention held this past July in Indianapolis IN, we had a chance to sit down and visit with LCCA member and owner of Mr. Muffins Train store in Carmel IN., Steve Nelson. Click on the video link below to view this interview and catch a glimpse of his fantastic store layout. more