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We’re Proud of our Reputation as the Best Toy Train Club on the Planet. 

Kids (of all ages) love the trains in action at a LCCA-sponsored train show in Naperville, IL.
Kids (of all ages) love the trains in action
at a LCCA-sponsored train show in Naperville, IL.

We welcome train hobbyists who enjoy the world’s greatest hobby and want to meet other train collectors/operators, participate in club-sponsored Conventions and Train Shows, and agree to uphold the standards of the Lionel Collectors Club of America as defined in its constitution. The online methods for joining the LCCA are presented below: REGULAR MEMBERSHIP for adults 18 years and older and LIONEL KID'S CLUB MEMBERSHIP for younger individuals under 18 years of age.

Club membership costs are as follows: 

  • $43 annual club dues for Regular membership
  • $27 annual club dues for Electronic membership
  • $27 annual club dues for Lionel Kid's Club membership
  • $10 one-time member initiation fee
  • $14 postage surcharge (applicable only if the addressee is outside U.S. – ie. foreign).

Dues for subsequent years will be billed on the quarterly date closest to the anniversary date of application. 

Click here to apply as a new Regular Member, a new Electronic Member, or a new Foreign Member upon payment of these fees:

II. LIONEL KID'S CLUB MEMBERSHIP for those under 18 years of age
Click here to enroll a youngster as a Lionel Kid's Club Member of LCCA. Sponsor your child(ren), grandchild(ren), young relative, or anyone under 18 years of age as a Lionel Kid's Club Member of LCCA. They’ll receive their own membership card, receive all club publications, copy of The Lion Cub especially for Lionel Kid's Club members, and 24/7 access to the club’s website with cool downloads intended for kids. Youngsters can contribute mini-articles and photos about their trains to the Editor for publication and earn a CUB REPORTER certificate. Playing with trains is fun and being a member of a train club is even more fun! Junior Members (JM's) are not allowed to use eTrak or the Interchange Track because of the legal and privacy implications involving youth in digital trading.


Click here to Give a Gift Membership to an adult train hobbyist as a REGULAR MEMBER or to a youngster as a JUNIOR MEMBER. It’s a great Father’s Day or birthday gift idea for the train hobbyist in your immediate or extended family. Members receive printed club publications (The Lion Roars [5x/year] and Interchange Track [4x/year]) and 24/7 access to three high-value online resources: the club’s website, eTrack, and Membership Roster. LIONEL KID'S CLUB Members in addition receive The Lion Cub (5x/year).

Existing LCCA members may renew their memberships online at the MEMBERS ONLY section of this website. For a direct link, click here to reach the renewal page at Online LCCA Membership Form.