Skip to Main Content
The Train Collectors Association is one of the world's largest and most prestigious collecting societies.

Site Search:

We offer several easy ways to find information on this and our other sites.

Click to go to Search page.



Join TCA.

I want information.

Donate to TCA.





Policies of the Association

NTTM tower.The Train Collectors Association functions with a Board of Directors and other officers and employees. It is governed by its Articles of Incorporation and two major documents -- a set of Bylaws and its Rules and Regulations.

The Bylaws are the rules for the government of its members and the regulation of its affairs. The Rules and Regulations provide detailed procedures and requirements for implementing these rules, including a Code of Conduct.

To read the complete documents click on the appropriate link below.

Also, see TCA Standards regarding the grading of materials.

The most recently adopted TCA Strategic Plan is another guiding document. It is reviewed annually.

For information on planning a national convention, read the Convention Guidelines Book.

Membership complaint procedures may be viewed in the Members Only section.

TCA Endowment Fund Operations Manual (login required).

(If you don't have Adobe Reader to read these, get it free here.)

Train Collectors Association Mission Statement:
"To develop an appreciation of and to preserve an important segment of history - Tinplate Toy Trains - through research, education, community outreach, fellowship, establishment of collecting standards, and to promote the growth and enjoyment of collecting and operating toy, model and scale trains."
Visit the other members of the TCA Family of Web Sites:
TCA Sites Gateway | Toy Train Museum & Library | TCA e*Train | TCA x-change 
Toy Trains Mailing List | TCA National Convention
 Privacy & Legal Notices   © Train Collectors Association   Site Design   Contact Us