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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

Convention News

LCCA 2020 Convention to be held in Omaha, Nebraska cancelled.

LCCA 2020 Convention to be held in Omaha, Nebraska cancelled.

Due to the worldwide pandemic created by the Covid-19 virus, the club’s leadership has elected not to go forward with this year’s convention, scheduled for July 19 through July 25, 2020. After reviewing all of the relevant facts and health concerns involving large gatherings and the potential to expose our members to the virus, the board of directors decided to cancel the event effective immediately. - more

President's Report

LCCA 2020 Election Results

The LCCA announces its 2020 election results! Congratulations to those elected. Thanks to all who participated, both as candidates and as electors. - 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 offers 2019 Convention On-site car for sale

LCCA offers 2019 Convention On-site car for sale

LCCA offers 2019 Convention On-site car for sale to all members! This special Made in USA car by Lionel was produced to celebrate our 2019 Reno Convention and shows both the City of Reno logo and an image of the last operating McKeen self propelled car. This car carries the Virginia and Truckee road name and clearly highlights Reno in 2019 - 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

Other News

LCCA Announces Call for Election Candidates

Bob VerHoef, Chairman of the LCCA Nominating Committee announces that the LCCA Nominating Committee will begin the process of accepting nominations of qualified members on January 15, 2020, through February 15, 2020. Positions to be filled include Secretary and two Directors. - 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

Recap of LCCA Modular Articles

LCCA member authors have collectively written numerous articles for The Lion Roars about various aspects of the LCCA Modular Layout. These authors put together a treasure trove of information about Modular Layouts, its history, improvement options, different ways of building modular units, options on how and where to put power supplies and much more. - more


See a 1903 Lionel Trolley in Action!

See a Lionel #5 Trolley from 1903 in Action! - more

Events News

August 15 & 16, 2020 LCCA at the Railroad Museum of PA - CANCELLED

Join LCCA member Jim Boylan for Model Railroading Days at the Railroad Museum of PA HAS BEEN CANCELLED. - 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


January 2, 2020 E-blast

January 2, 2020 E-blast - more