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Convention News

LCCA invites Other Train Clubs to Scranton!

LCCA invites Other Train Clubs to Scranton!

The LCCA invites members of other train clubs to join in the fun and activities promised for the Scranton LCCA convention. Members of other train clubs, both local and national (ie LOTS, TCA, TTOS, NMRA, etc) have the opportunity to take advantage of a limited time opportunity - more


Revisions to the LCCA Website and Digital Archives

Revisions to the LCCA Website and Digital Archives

To better accommodate the LCCA Historical Model Train Archive (formerly HSL suite of magazines and catalogs), the LCCA website has been updated to make data easier to find and easier to use. The links below explain the changes made and provides links to these new pages. It is also possible to reach these pages by using the left side menu on the Members home page. - more


Introducing a Key Member of LCCA's Convention Art and Product Design Team

We would like to introduce a key member of the LCCA’s convention art and product design team, Karen Bowen. This article will highlight her work with various pieces of convention art, i.e. our annual convention logo and collectible pins as well as artwork and related details used on LCCA products. - more

LCCA Store

Inventory Find of a

Inventory Find of a "Blast from the Past!"

During a review inventory in the LCCA warehouse, we found a very few remaining units of the popular Boston and Maine Diesel sets. Just a handful of powered units and even fewer of the non-powered units.ACT FAST if you would like to have one of the remaining inventory of these items! - 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

Product Development

LCCA introduces the 2020 Omaha Convention Union Pacific Two Car Set.

The club celebrates its 50th year with this two-car set of Union Pacific Lionel-made cars. The two-car LCCA Union Pacific 50th Anniversary Set will be shipped in a specially designed and decorated commemorative box which highlights your club's 50 years of Lionel Train fun. - more

Junior Member News

Junior Member LCCA E-Blasts

Junior Member LCCA E-Blasts - These issues will be sent to the e-mail address you have given the club. Current and older issues will be stored on this page for your review and lookback. Keep up to date on all Junior Member Activity. - more

President's Report

The LCCA welcomes Sal Gambino as its new President.

The LCCA welcomes Sal Gambino as its new President.

The LCCA announces that Sal Gambino has succeeded Harry Hampson as its President. Sal now becomes the next President of the LCCA and will serve until his term ends in July 2023. - 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

Modular Railroad - Making Forests from Trees!

Modular Railroad - Making Forests from Trees!

The April 2019 issue of TLR contained an article by our Modular Layout Author David Bjorkman (RM 30924) on how to use Pine Cone Trees on Modular Layouts. Of Course, this method works on any layout. Find out how to utilize this budget/wallet friendly way to spruce up your modules - more

Business Office

Temporary Halt while web site under construction has been cancelled

NOTICE ….. NOTICE ….. NOTICE ….. NOTICE The club’s website will undergo a major hardware/software upgrade Monday February 8, 2021. We are hopeful this upgrade process will last only a short time. During this time of transition, the site will remain available for information to which you may need access, such as issues of TLRs, the Digital Archives, news articles, Roster, eTrack items for sale, club information, etc. - more

Events News

Replay Lionel's July 15, 2021 Virtual Online summit for LCCA Members

Replay Lionel's July 15, 2021 Virtual Online summit for LCCA Members

If you missed this year's exclusive Lionel , LLC sponsored Virtual Online Summit for LCCA members, it can be viewed from its entirety now from this linkl - more

Other News

Angela Trotta Thomas 50th Anniversary LCCA Painting Raffle

The Lionel Collectors Club of America (LCCA) is starting a year-long celebration commemorating our 50th Anniversary year. As part of this celebration, the LCCA has commissioned Lionel Licensed artist Angela Trotta Thomas to create an original painting entitled “LCCA 45 Years of Fun!” that will be raffled off during the LCCA 50th Annual Convention banquet in Omaha NE on Saturday evening July 25, 2020. This 18x24 oil on canvas painting is signed by Angela. - more


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