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Video Introduction to the Lionel Historical Model Train Archives

The LCCA Proudly Announces the formation of the LCCA Historical Model Train Archive and adds two new sections to it in December 2020, one on Ives Trains and one on Pre-war American Flyer.  The original Lionel Digital Archives was based on work done by John Holtmann, combining it with other historic documents to form a more comprehensive archive from a multitude of sources.  Stay tune as more documents are added.

John Holtmann, of HSL, working together with Bill Schmeelk of the LCCA has put together two videos, one to highlight the history and creation of the archives and a second as a user guide to get the best out of the collection. To fully appreciate what is offered and to get pointers on how to use the archives effectively, take the few moments to watch these videos.  Even those members who are familiar with web navigation may well learn a few tricks.  Learn more about the "Features" section offering comprehensive catalog history and analysis, the complete and flexible "Search" function to look for items across various catalog years and the "Index" function which offers a written listing of products in various issues.  After watching the videos, connect directly to the archives by Clicking Here.  Be sure to log in as a member

Look and Listen to John Holtmann explain how to best use the LCCA Historical Model Train Archive.

John provides his personal input on how to get the most out of the LCCA Historical Model Train Archives

The LCCA appreciates the work done by HSL, John Holtmann and Lionel to produce this superb collection of archive material.  The Officers and Directors voted to obtain this archive from HSL and as a result of commutation between the club and HSL, the LCCA was able to purchase the rights for the members of the LCCA in celebration of its 50th Anniversary.  These archives formed the basis for The Lionel Historical Model Train Archive and it can be viewed, read and printed at no cost to members for personal use.  All other rights are reserved.