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LCCA’s New Video Update Series

LCCA’s New Video Update Series

The LCCA’s intrepid Secretary, Andy Dubill is in process of recording a series of videos for our membership which you’ll find both entertaining and helpful. The club values our members and we want them to use all of the many benefits the club has to offer. Andy is in contact with our membership on a daily basis, handling a myriad of questions about the club, its products, special events, conventions, etc. After more than two years on the job, Andy felt it would be helpful to share more information about the club and its benefits in a video format. Enlisting the help of the club’s Photographer and Videographer, Ed Richter, Andy has completed the initial series of short videos introducing many of the LCCA’s benefits and programs to both longtime members and those who have just joined. The first six videos will serve to peel back the first layer of how to effectively use your LCCA membership. All you need to do is follow the links below to see the first two videos where Andy shares information about the series. Stand by as more videos in the series come your way. And, a special thank to Andy and Ed for their work on this exciting project!

Sal Gambino (HM 12681) - LCCA President

Introduction Video #1 - Introduction to the "LCCA Update Video Series Initial Offerings"

First in a series of five initial update videos for members of the LCCA.  Goal is to promote use of all of our LCCA benefits by our members and to address questions members may have about our club.  These videos highlight different areas in each short highlight segment.  The LCCA and its leadership want to assist members to find out about and use our tremendous set of LCCA benefits.  If you have questions about any of the information presented or suggestions for future topics for similar video updates that you will be able to access through the LCCA Member Website please email them to

Introduction Video #2 - The LCCA Website

Our second video highlights the Official LCCA Website  Our website is jam packed with information about the LCCA and model train collecting - it can be a bit intimidating to a first time user.  We will cover how to access the LCCA website and how to obtain your password to sign in.  The first stop on our website tour will be a introduction to the home page and then a review of the information a member can access from the red stripe that runs across the website.  Areas covered include the how to join section, LCCA Store, LCCA Special Events, LCCA Newsstand, Junior Member area, Ask our Experts and the Lionel LLC Connection.  We will also highlight the LCCA Historical Model Train Archive (Used to be known as the HSL Archive)

Introduction Video #3 - Publications LCCA Members Receive

The LCCA has different groups of members--Regular Members (RM), Electronic Members (EM), Overseas Members (OR) and Junior Members (JM). Each have access to the following "Publications".  for more information on the types of memberships - Click Here
The Lion Roars--considered the best model train hobby magazine in the business
Interchange Track and e-Track--vehicles for buying and selling trains to other Club Members without a fee
Lionel Train Catalogs - provided and shipped to our members by Lionel LLC
LCCA Website - a source of tremendous amounts of information 
Online Member Roster- you can access information about where fellow LCCA members live in your area
LCCA Historical Model Train Archive - hosted on our website for the exclusive use of LCCA members
How to easily contact publication coordinators or send your request to National Secretary 

Introduction Video #4 - Three Areas All Members Should Know How to Access

Video Four - Three Important Areas All Members Should Be Familiar With How To Access  Our LCCA National Business Office - roles of Business Office Representative Cathy Rios and LCCA Business Office Liaison.  LCCA Special Events - how to host special events in your area, why we sponsor special events and how LCCA Special Events Manager  can support your special event.  Lionel Kids' Club by LCCA-why this relatively new area is growing in membership, our activities and publications for Junior Members, are all coordinated by Kids' Club Chairman. 

 Introduction Video #5 - Other Areas that Members Can Benefit by Using

This video introduces three areas.  In the LCCA Social Media area you will learn about the content, contests, announcements that are made through social media.  Ask The Expert is Coordinated by Director Bill Schmeelk-one of the most knowledgeable Lionel Train experts in America-it is easy to ask Bill a question and his help is very valuable and save members time trying to trace down an answer.  Modular Layouts is a fast growing area across the country.  The LCCA is seen as a leader in this area.  We will discuss how to learn about, buy components and obtain advice and information for building a module. 

Introduction Video #6 - The National LCCA Convention - The Highlight of the Year!

The LCCA National Convention - The Highlight of the Year. This video discusses the Key Convention Events and tours that set us apart form other organizations, The dinners, the Lionel Seminars, The Trading Hall are all discussed.  The LCCA encourages Family participation at its conventions.  To learn more about the anatomy of an LCCA Convention - Click Here

Introduction Video #7 - Important LCCA Benefits for Members!

In this video Andy shares information about several benefits that our members enjoy by belonging to the LCCA. The most popular benefit is the Lionel Catalog that is mailed to members in the United States and Canada by Lionel LLC.  Members will learn why it is important to pay their dues on time so they do not miss a catalog. (See also a web story Click Here). Also discussed is the 10% discount on Lionel products through the Online Store and the annual Lionel Parts Sale which takes place each Fall.  We also highlight the annual Fall Lionel Warehouse Sale for those members in the vicinity of the Lionel Warehouse in Concord North Carolina.  We encourage all members to list their email address in their LCCA Club Record so they will receive up to date details (dates, times and last-minute instructions) about these and other Special Events.

We also want to hear from YOU

We also want to hear from you, our members. So, once you see the video series, please let Andy know specific areas of the LCCA about which you might like to know more. Andy will work with our leadership team to see if we might add additional topics. You can reach Andy at email address

 Thank you for your continued support of “The Best Toy Train Club on the Planet!” ™

Sal Gambino  (HM-12681) - LCCA President