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Jim Gates Celebrates Another Birthday!

Yes, we all get older, but we all take time out to celebrate birthdays. One person who has affected the life of each LCCA member is its founder, Jim Gates, CM 1. His birthday is coming up and the LCCA BOD has suggested each member consider sending Jim a birthday wish card. more

Drive-in Theater for your Layout Lionelville Citizens

LCCA member Pat Cudzilo (RM 33893) has built a functional drive-in theater on his layout and shows us how to do the same. For those of us old enough to remember some really pleasant evenings spent with our friends at the drive-in, Patrick's recreation is really a fair representation (if proportionally condensed) of the real thing. 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

See a 1903 Lionel Trolley in Action!

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

Check out this 1930's Leland Detroit Monorail!

Check out thisn 1930's Leland Detroit Monorail! An original operating monorail from Leland Detroit from the 1930's more

Howard Hitchcock's Welcome Message

Howard Hitchcock, Lionel's Chief Executive Officer, has offered a message to all Lionel and Electric Train Enthusiasts and Hobbyist about the numerous benefits offered to members of the LCCA! more

LCCA announces TWO Christmas Photo Contests and here are the details!

Mike McLintock (TLR Editor) announces TWO Christmas Photo Contests and here are the details! The Lion Roars and IT Photo Contest - Your Christmas Train Photo on One of Two LCCA Magazines. 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 on the January cover of Interchange Track. 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 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

Video Interview with Dick Kughn, Pres/Owner of Lionel Trains, Inc (Part 2)

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. Watch part 2 of this video interview and learn about Dick and his time as owner of Lionel Trains Inc, his relationship with Niel Young and how he purchased Madison Hardware. more