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Meet LCCA Member Tom McComas of TM Books and Video (part 5)

Meet LCCA Member Tom McComas of TM Books and Video (part 5)

Lionel Collectors Club of America member Tom McComas (RM 1083) graciously produced a series of videos especially for LCCA members and visitors to our website. In part five of this video series, you’ll learn about Tom’s son Jeffery and how Tom created the concept for the popular I Love Toy Trains series. more
Meet LCCA Member Tom McComas of TM Books and Video (part 4)

Meet LCCA Member Tom McComas of TM Books and Video (part 4)

Lionel Collectors Club of America member Tom McComas (RM 1083) graciously produced a series of videos especially for LCCA members and visitors to our website. In Part 4 of this video series, you’ll learn how he transitioned from the toy train book publishing business and entered into the toy train video business. more
Meet LCCA Member Tom McComas of TM Books and Video (part 3)

Meet LCCA Member Tom McComas of TM Books and Video (part 3)

Lionel Collectors Club of America member Tom McComas (RM 1083) graciously produced a series of videos especially for LCCA members and visitors to our website. In part 3 of this video series, you'll learn about the early years of his toy train book business. more
Meet LCCA Member Tom McComas of TM Books and Video (part 2)

Meet LCCA Member Tom McComas of TM Books and Video (part 2)

Lionel Collectors Club of America member Tom McComas (RM 1083) graciously produced a series of videos especially for LCCA members and visitors to our website. In part two of this video series, you’ll learn about Tom’s favorite Lionel train and how he got started in the toy train book business. more
Meet LCCA Member Tom McComas of TM Books and Video (part 1)

Meet LCCA Member Tom McComas of TM Books and Video (part 1)

Lionel Collectors Club of America member Tom McComas (RM 1083) graciously produced a series of videos especially for LCCA members and visitors to our website. In Part 1 of this video series, you’ll see the TM Books and Video production facilities and studio. TM B&V produced the popular I Love Toy Trains video series and created licensed videos for Lionel, John Deere, Caterpillar, and others. more
Meet Charter Member #1 Jim Gates (part 1)

Meet Charter Member #1 Jim Gates (part 1)

As part of the Lionel Collectors Club of America’s 40th anniversary year celebration, we met with club founder and Charter Member #1, Jim Gates of Perry, IA. Watch an interview with Jim. Learn about the early formative days of the club and Jim’s first (failed) attempt to form a club dedicated to Lionel trains. Later (thankfully), he succeeded in creating what is now known as the LCCA with a group of 83 Charter Members. more
LCCA Charter Member #1 Talks About Our Club’s Humble Beginning

LCCA Charter Member #1 Talks About Our Club’s Humble Beginning

As part of the Lionel Collectors Club of America (LCCA) 40th anniversary celebration, the club proudly releases the following video clip about our origin. This video made its debut to our members during the Saturday night (July 31, 2010) banquet at our recent Convention held in the Denver Marriott Tech Center Hotel. This video features Charter Member #1 (Jim Gates of Perry, IA) and includes some 8 mm archival film footage taken at the club’s first Convention held in 1971 in Des Moines, IA. more
Interview with LCCA Charter Member #30 - Thomas Rains of Des Moines, IA

Interview with LCCA Charter Member #30 - Thomas Rains of Des Moines, IA

As part of the Lionel Collectors Club of America's 40th anniversary year-long celebration, we met with Charter Member #30, Thomas Rains of Des Moines. Watch the video below to see our interview with Tom. Listen to his recollection of how he met Charter Member #1 (Jim Gates) and joined the club, and learn more about the origin of our great club and its first Convention held in Des Moines in 1970. more
Charter Member #30 Tom Rains’ Home Train Layout

Charter Member #30 Tom Rains’ Home Train Layout

As part of our 40th anniversary year-long celebration, the Lionel Collectors Club of America is proud to introduce you to Charter Member #30, Tom Rains of Des Moines, IA. In the video below, you will see Tom’s layout. more
Video Interview with Famous Lionel Train Artist Angela Trotta Thomas

Video Interview with Famous Lionel Train Artist Angela Trotta Thomas

Watch the video below to see an interview with LCCA member and renowned Lionel train artist Angela Trotta Thomas (RM 13961). Angela’s work has been featured on several Lionel catalog covers and on the December issues of TLR for many years. View this video and learn how Angela became involved with art based on our affinity for Lionel trains. more