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For Junior Members

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Welcome to the Lionel Kids’ Club by LCCA webpage for Junior members.  Please take a moment to check out all of the terrific benefits of membership in our Kids’ Club!

Junior Membership was created for young Lionel enthusiasts who are under 18. (“Regular” members are 18 and older). Junior members have most of the same privileges of membership as any adult with the exception that they cannot hold office or vote in the elections each year. Unfortunately, they cannot purchase products from the online LCCA store, but their parents can call the LCCA Business Office and purchase products on their behalf.

Junior Members receive copies of The Lion Roars and our digital magazine, The Lion Cub.The Lion Cub is a magazine written by Junior Members, for Junior Members.  It is Emailed to each active Junior Member twice a year (May and December).  As a Junior Member, you will also be eligible to write articles for this magazine and continue in other ways! Check out the back issues of the Lion Cub here on the web site to see how to contribute or contact the Jr. member director Patrick Cudzilo. 

Think of how exciting it would be to see your article or contributions published in a real magazine

The Lion Roars Magazine delivered directly to your home

The Lion Cub Available on the LCCA website

Lionel Catalogs delivered directly to your home

Junior Members can also use all the features of the Club’s website, including access to our Digital Archives (e.g., digital versions of magazines such as The Lion Roars and The Lion Cub), Digital Archives (e.g., digital copies of Lionel Catalogs from 1900-1995, Magazines, and Service Manuals), and attend any Club activities.  Junior Members also receive a Lionel Kids’ Club by LCCA membership card, a billboard set, and a Kids’ Club iron-on patch.

Every Junior Member receives a Junior Member membership card!

A colorful LCCA Billboard comes with each membership card

Each Junior Member receives a beautiful Junior Member Iron-on Patch

Click here for Junior Member membership information and application.


Lionel Products Made Just for LCCA Members! 

LCCA regularly designs its own Club products manufactured by Lionel. With assistance from their parents, Kids can purchase these products through the LCCA Business Office. Shown here is an example of a set of die-cast vehicles recently released by LCCA.

LCCA Special Events, Special Kids' Activities, and Conventions:

LCCA Special Events:

Junior Members and their parents are encouraged to attend as many annual conventions and periodic Special Events as they can attend. Special Events are held throughout the year and all around the USA. They include venues such as train swap meets and visits to operating layouts. Click the link below to see all the currently planned Special Events, 

Click here for information about all currently planned Special Events.

LCCA Special Kids' Activities: 

LCCA Special Kids' Activities: Check out the Lion Cub for fun activities! Any issue of the Lion Cub has activities that Jr. members can do and send them in to be published in the next Lion Cub! It can be writing an article, or even drawing pictures of trains! Also, each issue contains a Print-Cut-Place Billboard for your layout! Print it out! Cut it out! Then place it on your layout or train set up! Keep an eye out for contests with prizes in the future!

As a new, Junior Member, you will also be entitled to participate in contests that we hold in the future.

Annual Conventions 

Each year at the Annual Convention, we offer many activities for our Junior Members. A partial list of past Special Convention Activities for kids includes:

  • Switch Back layout (TIme Saver Layout ) to operate- Solve the puzzle of getting certain cars to different sections of the layout !+
  • Scavenger Hunt- Look for items around the convention for prizes! 
  • Modular Layouts! Check out the layouts and make sure to ask if you can operate one of the trains!
  • More Photos of Junior Members at our LCCA Conventions are on our site Click Here to View 


Exciting Ideas We Are Working On For Junior Members 

If you have an idea that you want to share please email the Jr. Member director Patrick Cudzilo! We are always looking for new ideas for the convention as well as the publications and newsletters! 

If you are a Junior Member and have an active YouTube page that is about trains, feel free to share. We would like to create a section on the website here  where you can watch what fellow members are doing with their layouts! Also, as more events come up watch for updates on the picture gallery.

Keep your eyes peeled for announcements regarding the release of these new features that are especially created exclusively for our Junior Members.  Better yet, become a member of the Lionel Kids’ Club by LCCA and join the fun!