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LCCA Meets with Steve Nelson of Mr. Muffins Trains (video)

During the Lionel Collectors Club of America’s (LCCA) 44th Annual Convention held this past July in Indianapolis IN, we had a chance to sit down and visit with LCCA member and owner of Mr. Muffins Train store in Carmel IN., Steve Nelson. Click on the video link below to view this interview and catch a glimpse of his fantastic store layout. more

Member Bob Walker's video on his battery powered Train

Battery Powered Wireless Train Control System - Ever wished you could run your trains completely free of track power? Well, as it turns out, you can. What you need is a small battery that can run a train for a reasonable amount of time and a simple remote control system that doesn't demand too much from the battery. more


As you can imagine we have received many questions with regard to the merger of two great toy train clubs, Lionel Railroader Club (LRRC) and the Lionel Collectors Club of America (LCCA). Below is a list of some of these questions with the attendant answers. The list is not intended to be all encompassing but covers most of the important features of the merger. more

LCCA - A Welcome to All LRRC members!

A special warm welcome to all LRRC members! - We at the LCCA want to welcome all new LRRC members into the Lionel Collectors Club of America (LCCA)! You will receive a welcome pack sent by Lionel explaining the process that Lionel has set up with the LCCA for a smooth membership transfer from the Lionel Railroader Club (LRRC) to membership in the LCCA. A brief summary is that you will continue to get Lionel Catalogs, discounts in the, and access to special club products. more

Lionel President Howard Hitchcock Explains LRRC Merger with the LCCA-video

During the July 24, 2012 Lionel Seminar held during the Lionel Collectors Club of America's (LCCA) 44th Annual Convention held at the Marriott East Hotel in Indianapolis IN July 20-26 Lionel President, Howard Hitchcock announced the merger of the Lionel Railroaders Club with the LCCA. more

Member Benefits for belonging to LCCA

The LCCA offers members a HUGE ARRAY of member benefits. The LCCA is more than a magazine subscription, more than a convention club. It is a well rounded, full feature activity, and experience the best the the train hobby has to offer. Read on to get the full range of benefits offered to LCCA members. more

Lionel President Howard Hitchcock Announces LRRC Joins LCCA

I am excited to announce that later this year, the Lionel Railroader Club (LRRC) will merge with the Lionel Collectors Club of America (LCCA). This “joining of forces” means that current LRRC members will not only maintain the benefits they have now, but also gain additional benefits that will make their club experience even better. more

LCCA Want Ads for Volunteers

The LCCA is seeking qualified members to fill openings required to support current club activity. The members sought are willing to spend time and energy to provide meaningful effort to the club for the length of the project or term. The candidate need not have any prior experience and the only education required is to know how to get the job done. These are volunteer assignments with no pay, potentially long hours and a requirement to see the job well done and completed in a timely manner. more

Call for Christmas Photos - for publication in The Lion Roars

The Editor of The Lion Roars has reserved two pages of the December 2013 issue of the magazine for placement of modern or vintage photos (Black and White or color) of families and kids with trains at the Christmas tree, or at subsequently-created train layouts. more

Missing Trains Found and Returned

Thank you to the honest LCCA member who returned the missing trains to Buz Ray. These trains came up missing during the LCCA's 7-20-13 Toy Train Show at the Track 29 building in the Chattanooga Choo Choo hotel during our 43rd annual convention. more