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General "Crew Talk" update

Here is a short video showing the operation of the two different tenders from the new LCCA General set. As you can see, they both have standard dialog or "crew talk" and each has a unique whistle. more

Revised Tinplate Delivery Schedule

Sets to leave china on NOVEMBER 19th. hit customs DECEMBER 19TH should be out the door by the 22nd. Expect before year end. more

Sandy delays General Engine Shipments

150th Anniversary General engines are at the club's mailing facility in Pennsylvania. They are labeled and ready to ship. I know everybody has been waiting but nobody could anticipate Hurricane SANDY's devastation. I made the call to halt the shipments last week based on the weather reports. more

Update on Generals and Tinplate Sets Updated 10/22

We have been provided with expected product delivery by Lionel and Lionel LLC for the Generals and Tinplate Sets. General is now shipping - the Tin Plate estimated 6-8 weeks. more

Status of Tinplate - as of September 25, 2012

We have received a number of differing dates from the vendor, and although we believe they were made in good faith, I did not feel we would publish another unobtainable date. In the process, weeks have passed and we did not publish what little we do know until now. more

News on the 150th Anniversary General Delivery Schedule – revised 9/13

The 150th anniversary Generals have been confirmed to have left the Orient and are scheduled to arrive at our distribution vendor by October 19th! Delivery to Members expected by October 29. more

UPDATE ON 150TH Anniversary General Set delivery update

HOLY COW! THE RUNNING FINISHED GENERAL LOCOMOTIVES should be here this week for my testing. I honestly believe ALL those who have them on order will be quite happy! more
Update on 150th Anniversery General Set shipping

Update on 150th Anniversery General Set shipping

The 150th Anniversary General Set has not yet shipped from the production facality. Lou has approved final mechanical and cosmetic samples and production is later this month. With shipping expected to take 3-5 weeks, delivery is now expected late August, 2012 more
LCCA Director Bill Schmeelk

LCCA Director Bill Schmeelk's review of Lionel's new Freight Terminal

Click on the link below to view HM6643 Bill Schmeelk's video about the inner workings of Lionel's new freight terminal operating accessory 6-37964. Bill disassembles and shows the inner working mechanism of this new operating accessory more
The Lakeshore Limited - Terrific Tinplate Treasure

The Lakeshore Limited - Terrific Tinplate Treasure

The Lakeshore Limited - Terrific Tinplate Treasure train set is a first-of-its-kind offer from the Lionel Collector’s Club of America. Because we’re a club attuned to collectors with diverse interests – including niche collectors with an affinity for tinplate trains – we can offer a limited-edition, modern remake of a vintage train set to them. more