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Convention News

2023 LCCA Convention and Year End Product

The 53rd LCCA National Convention held in Concord, NC in late July of 2023 was not only highly successful, but it was also noteworthily in so many ways. By the Numbers, 418 members registered (with over 800 in attendance). 2,810 tour seats were sold. 600 attendees were able to visit the Lionel Facility in Concord. The LCCA and its members celebrated this week with the introduction of a number of new and exciting products. - more

Product Development

Lionel Announces New VisionLine Class A Locomotive exclusively for LCCA

The LCCA is again able to offer an exclusive LIonel VisionLine engine to its members. This year it is the CLASS A locomotive popular from its work on the Norfolk & Western. The Norfolk and Western and others built over 40 of this monsters. Lionel will be producing one of this units (Number 1222) exclusively for the LCCA and its members as a special and unique offering. You can order yours now through February 23, 2022. - more


Drive-in Theater for your Layout Lionelville Citizens

LCCA member Pat Cudzilo (RM 33893) has built a functional drive-in theater on his layout and shows us how to do the same. For those of us old enough to remember some really pleasant evenings spent with our friends at the drive-in, Patrick's recreation is really a fair representation (if proportionally condensed) of the real thing. - more

LCCA Store

LCCA Announces NEW 2021 Christmas Car

LCCA Announces NEW 2021 Christmas Car

The LCCA Christmas tradition continues in 2021 with another great boxcar. This special car has festive Christmas graphics all over it - on both sides and the top. The 2021 Christmas boxcar has all the features you expect from Lionel and the LCCA. Order yours today - this is limited run item is in stock and ships immediately!. - more

Lionel News

Lionel announces an Exclusive Seminar for LCCA Members

Lionel announces an Exclusive Seminar for LCCA Members

Back by popular demand! Our friends at Lionel Trains have just announced a special LCCA exclusive seminar! You don’t want to miss this opportunity to hear about some of the great new products introduced in the 2022 Signature catalog plus more in-depth detail of the all the great features of the newly released VISIONLINE Class A locomotive. - more

Other News

John Fisher - LCCA Member DM 6541 - passed away August 3, 2023

John Fisher - LCCA Member DM 6541 - passed away August 3, 2023. John held many elected offices between 1998 and 2011, including club President 2001-2003. The impact of his long years of service to the Club are still felt today. Many People first got involved with the LCCA thanks to John Fisher. - more


LCCA Offsets Postal Cost Increases

In the last few years, postage rate increases have become more frequent and have increased the cost of business for all organizations, the LCCA being no exception with its almost 90,000 magazines and other pieces of mail per year to members. If left unchecked, these additional costs would lead to increases in annual dues with no increase in services or benefits. In an effort to offset these increases, - more

Junior Member News

Electrical Power Demystified

Ever wonder how the wonder of Lionel works? What does a battery, a magnet, and a paperclip have in common with your favorite Lionel engine? - more

Special Events Recap

September 24 - 25, 2016 - LCCA Hosts Special Event Wichita Kansas - Recap

The 22nd annual Wichita Train show was held on Sept. 24th & 25th, run by the Wichita Toy Train Club & Museum. - more

Fastrak Modular

NEW VERSION 2.0 Modular Railroad Manual

NEW VERSION 2.0 Modular Railroad Manual

The New Version 2.0 Lionel/LCCA Modular Layout has been released containing 20 additional pages and includes the plans for a new small radius module and several module layouts. Manual is now available for viewing, printing and use. Build a module for yourself. - more

Business Office

Link to July's 2020 Lionel/LCCA Virtual On-Line Seminar

Did you miss the annual 2020 Lionel Summit held at our Annual Convention? Did you watch it but miss something and want to see it again? No problem! Our friends at Lionel have provided a private link for you to watch the entire program on YouTube. - more

Events News

January 27-28, 2024 - LCCA at Trains, Trains Trains, Kennesaw, GA

Trains, Trains, Trains Interactive Model Train Exhibit - Join us! - more

President's Report

The LCCA welcomes Sal Gambino as its new President.

The LCCA welcomes Sal Gambino as its new President.

The LCCA announces that Sal Gambino has succeeded Harry Hampson as its President. Sal now becomes the next President of the LCCA and will serve until his term ends in July 2023. - more


LCCA Member David Cohen's Train Layout Video

LCCA Member David Cohen's Train Layout Video

Lionel Collectors Club of America Member, David Cohen (RM 30349) and his wife Lisa have created a fabulous action filled toy train layout in their home in Virginia Beach VA. - more