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Members and visitors may enjoy a number of video presentations about toy trains and their characteristics, as well as learn about member volunteer activities and scenes from TCA's National Toy Train Museum.

 

Open House Presentations

Each fall and spring, manufacturers discuss their latest innovations at a special Open House held at the National Toy Train Museum the Wednesday before the York meet. In addition, other presentations of interest are featured. These are from the Fall 2016 event:

Lionel.
Lionel Products
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Bachmann.
Bachmann Trains
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MTH.
MTH Electric Trains
See it
Atlas
Atlas Model Railroad Trains
See it
Preview of the 2017 TCA National Convention in Pittsburgh:
2017
Presentation by Co-chair Chris Dicianna
See it

2016 Convention.
Scenes from the 2016 Convention

Visit our YouTube site to see earlier Open House presentations and other information about TCA activities.

Visiting the National Toy Train Museum

Museum Orientation.

Introduction for visitors to the exhibits and fun at TCA's National Toy Train Museum. See it.

TV.

Overview of National Toy Train Library's Member and Public Services
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Layout video.

This is a prototype video of the view from the locomotive as it operated on one of the exhibit layouts at the National Toy Train Museum before being rebuilt. See it.

Videos of Museum Layouts.

Also on the Museum site, you can see a number of videos of what the engineer on a train moving around our various track layouts would see! See them.

Volunteering at TCA

Volunteer.

Why Volunteer at TCA?
Three dedicated volunteers tell why.
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Library.

Work in the Library
Diligent work serves all members.
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Winter work.

Winter Work at the Museum
Keeping exhibits tip-top.
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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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