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LCCA - First 25 Years of History!

On this page is the history of the first 25 Years of the LCCA prepared for our 25th Anniversary Celebration. If you are interested in learning more about the LCCA, its early years and how we grew into the Best Model Train Club on the Planet, start here with these reprinted pages from our founding in 1970 to our 25th anniversary in 1995 more

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

Origins of the LCCA - 1995 interview with Jim Gates

Back in August, 1995 The Lion Roars published the first of six subsequent articles about the history of the LCCA. These six articles celebrated the 25th Anniversary of the LCCA. This, the first of that series is an in depth interview with the club founder Jim Gates (Charter Member #1) done by Dennis DeVito (HM #6758). Sit back and re-live those earlier days from the eyes of Jim Gates. more

Reprint of Service Station Special Sets 1971 - 2002

Anyone who worked in a marketing position understands the need to keep sales channels effective and best case not to conflict with one another. Lionel Service Station Special sets seems to have been Lionel's answer to help local hobby shops and service station outlets. more

Distribution of Lionel Catalogs to LCCA Members

Distribution of Lionel Catalogs - Throughout the year the LCCA business office receives numerous inquiries about Lionel catalogs. Following are some facts which may help members better understand how the catalogs are provided. more