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Convention News

Personalized Web Site for LCCA 2018 Convention Hotel

Our Host Hotel has created a personalized web site for LCCA members attending the 2018 Annual Convention in Lombard, IL (Chicago). This site can be used to make or modify a reservation. - more

Product Development

The Polar Express Skiing Hobo Car Only Available Through LCCA

The Polar Express Skiing Hobo Car Only Available Through LCCA

Lionel has announced a brand new O gauge Polar Express observation car available only from the Lionel Collectors Club of America. This special car features a skiing hobo on the snow covered roof with a Hero Boy hanging onto his ski pole which swings from side to side as the train rounds the curves. - 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

Electrical Power Demystified

Ever wonder how the wonder of Lionel works? What does a battery, a magnet, and a paperclip have in common with your favorite Lionel engine? - 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

Events News

September 22 and 23, 2018- LCCA 24th Annual Kansas Model Train Show Wichita

September 22 and 23, 2018, Join our LCCA friends for the 24th Annual Wichita, Kansas Model Train Show - 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

"Top Brass" 2018 LCCA Raffle -

"Top Brass" 2018 LCCA Raffle - The LCCA Proudly Presents a unique chance to own a new Brass Lionel Mikado or other Great LCCA Prize. Every Entry WINS with a commemorative pin and a bill board insert celebrating this raffle and your entry in it. Roger Peet will be sending the pin and insert to EVERY member who purchases a ticket. There are a total of 10 Great LCCA prizes offered to winning tickets. Don't miss out. - more

Members

LCCA Announces 2108 Club Election Results

President Ken Kelley recently announced the results of the club's 2018 election. - 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

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