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Being a member of the Train Collectors Association is:

  • Members.A wonderful opportunity to participate with others in the world's greatest hobby, with events, meetings, technical learning, and friendship.
  • A responsibility to observe respected standards in the commerce of toy train materials.


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Since joining TCA, I have met many great friends which has led to some great experiences.... Some years ago we decided to build a traveling layout to take around to the local hospitals and nursing homes at Christmas time.  It was unbelievable how much joy we experienced from the children and senior citizens. One Christmas, a father brought his son down in a wheelchair to see the layout. When he saw the layout, he said, "Dad, this is what I want for Christmas."   -- Bob Keller, National President 2006.
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."
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