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Product Development

A look at The LCCA Train Ride Cars

The story of the LCCA Train Ride Cars starts in July 2002 during the LCCA Pittsburg Annual Convention. It was at the convention that the first Train Ride car was given to all members who took the Carnegie Science Center tour. Years later another four Train Ride cars were offered between 2012 and 2016. This is their story. - more


LCCA Announces 2021 Christmas Photo Contest

The LCCA Christmas photo contest is back! Again, this year there are two ways to have one of your treasured family Christmas tree train photos on the cover of an LCCA magazine. The best color photo submission will be featured on the December cover of The Lion Roars, and the best black and white photo will be reproduced on the January 2022 cover of Interchange Track. The winners will each receive a 2021 LCCA Christmas car. - 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

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


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

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

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

NEW VERSION 2.0 Modular Railroad Manual

NEW VERSION 2.0 Modular Railroad Manual

The New Version 2.0 Lionel/LCCA Modular Layout has been released containing 20 additional pages and includes the plans for a new small radius module and several module layouts. Manual is now available for viewing, printing and use. Build a module for yourself. - more

Business Office

Link to July's 2020 Lionel/LCCA Virtual On-Line Seminar

Did you miss the annual 2020 Lionel Summit held at our Annual Convention? Did you watch it but miss something and want to see it again? No problem! Our friends at Lionel have provided a private link for you to watch the entire program on YouTube. - 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

President's Report

Happy Holidays from Howard Hickcock from Lionel and Sal Gambino, LCCA

As the Holidays approach, Both Howard Hickcock, CEO of Lionel Trains, and Sal Gambino, LCCA President takes time to wish all a Merry Christmas and a Safe and Prosperous New Year this 2021 Holdiay Season. - 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