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News at and From TCA

Museum and HQ.
  • Museum Store Reopened; New Apparel Store.
    The National Toy Train Museum Store is now open, with online ordering. In addition, TCA has arranged for a separate site that offers direct-ordering of TCA logo embroidered clothing.
  • New Membership System In Operation
    The National Business Office is now utilizing a new integrated membership system that that allows members to perform more of their account maintenance online, with automated updating of records. Members have been advised of details.
  • Dues and other fees revised.
    In order to keep up with costs of services to members, membership dues have recently been revised, along with other revenue sources such as admission to the National Toy Train Museum. New dues amounts are applicable to new members immediately upon application, and will appear on renewal notices for existing members. TCA's rates still compare favorably with others. TCA members enjoy a wide range of membership benefits.
  • Annual Appeal underway.
    The current annual appeal continues! Every dollar raised helps offset expenses that are not covered by your dues. Details.
  • NetVision videos available.
    Presentations by several major toy train manufacturers have been added to our collection whch is available here.

National Convention.
Uniform National Convention website implemented.

TCA's annual national conventions now use the same website address, This allows members to easily access this information without learning a new URL.



National NQ News cover.

Current news is provided to members in the National Headquarters News, which is mailed five times a year. Selected portions are archived online (password protected).



On Track with TCA.Additional announcements are sent to members by special emails called "On Track," a service that mails only to members whose email addresses are on file with us, and who have not opted out.

Atlantic Division Meet.

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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