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Interview with LCCA Charter Member #30 - Thomas Rains of Des Moines, IA

Interview with LCCA Charter Member #30 - Thomas Rains of Des Moines, IA

As part of the Lionel Collectors Club of America's 40th anniversary year-long celebration, we met with Charter Member #30, Thomas Rains of Des Moines. Watch the video below to see our interview with Tom. Listen to his recollection of how he met Charter Member #1 (Jim Gates) and joined the club, and learn more about the origin of our great club and its first Convention held in Des Moines in 1970. more
Charter Member #30 Tom Rains’ Home Train Layout

Charter Member #30 Tom Rains’ Home Train Layout

As part of our 40th anniversary year-long celebration, the Lionel Collectors Club of America is proud to introduce you to Charter Member #30, Tom Rains of Des Moines, IA. In the video below, you will see Tom’s layout. more
LCCA Visits Dick and Linda Kughn (part 2)

LCCA Visits Dick and Linda Kughn (part 2)

LCCA member and former owner of Lionel Trains Inc. Dick and Linda Kughn graciously responded to LCCA’s request for a video interview in their home. In the second in a series of videos, Dick shares his thoughts on why he is a member of the LCCA, describes his classic car collection, and tells an interesting story about his and Linda’s experience while attending the 2008 LCCA Convention held in Buffalo, NY. more
Video Interview with Famous Lionel Train Artist Angela Trotta Thomas

Video Interview with Famous Lionel Train Artist Angela Trotta Thomas

Watch the video below to see an interview with LCCA member and renowned Lionel train artist Angela Trotta Thomas (RM 13961). Angela’s work has been featured on several Lionel catalog covers and on the December issues of TLR for many years. View this video and learn how Angela became involved with art based on our affinity for Lionel trains. more
LCCA Visits Dick and Linda Kughn (part 1)

LCCA Visits Dick and Linda Kughn (part 1)

LCCA member and former owner of Lionel Trains Inc., Dick and Linda Kughn graciously responded to LCCA’s request for a video interview in their home. Dick and Linda are doing very well and have an extremely busy schedule. more
Arnie Travitsky’s Super O Postwar Layout

Arnie Travitsky’s Super O Postwar Layout

Watch the video below to see the Lionel Super O postwar layout created by Arnie Travitsky (RM 12193). This impressive layout was previously featured in Classic Toy Trains magazine. Arnie is a long-time member of the LCCA and has a strong interest in Lionel Postwar Era trains. more
Meet LCCA Charter Member #33, Johnny Ourso

Meet LCCA Charter Member #33, Johnny Ourso

As part of our year-long celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Lionel Collectors Club of America, we want to introduce one of the Charter Members of the LCCA. Watch the video below and see our meeting with Johnny Ourso (CM 33) of Tucson, Arizona. Johnny has served the club in numerous volunteer positions, including Vice President, Director, and other officer positions since the club originated in 1970. more
Interview with LCCA Member Roger Farkash

Interview with LCCA Member Roger Farkash

Recently, we had an opportunity to meet and talk with Lionel Collectors Club of America (LCCA) member Roger Farkash (RM 27269). He is also the creative director of T W Design, the company that designed and built several toy train layouts for Lionel LLC. Watch the video (click the icon below) and learn about his design philosophy for Lionel toy train layouts. more

SAD NEWS... Passing of Albert F. Otten

This obituary about Albert F. Otten was published in ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT GAZETTE on 10-18-07. more