Do More of What Matters to You

TCA is one of the largest and most respected collecting societies in the world. We focus on toy trains – the hobby of collecting, operating, studying and discussing them. Friendships and fun for all ages! We have a HUGE amount of information available on toy trains, even more for members!

The Museum

The National Toy Train Museum recreates a family "train room," but on a larger scale. It contains one of the most extensive toy train collections in the world. Plan Your Visit

Toy Train Library

The National Toy Train Library is open to all visitors, and houses a unique collection of information on the history and style of toy trains from around the world! Learn More

Become a Member

Benefits in the Association are many and diverse. We are certain that your collection of friends and trains will increase through a membership! How to Join

Upcoming Events

Find a Toy Train Event, join a Division or Chapter Meet, details on our National Convention, or Museum Open Houses. Non-members may learn how to attend these meetings.

TCA Top Picks

Collecting, building, and operating toy trains is a lively hobby for any age! We have a variety of fun and traditional items. As part of our dedication, we provide featured publications and history from the National Toy Train Library, unique exhibits, and sharable content.

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Looking to buy, sell or trade with fellow members?

Our Featured Item:
NYC Steam Water Level Freight Set
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Financial Support

Donations are used to fund the National Toy Train Museum and the National Toy Train Library operations as well as building and exhibit maintenance.

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Donate Objects

Train related objects and collection donations may be used as part of a display in the National Toy Train Museum or the National Toy Train Library.

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Volunteers can help in every area of the National Toy Train Museum, including the National Toy Train Library, exhibit halls, gift shop, and more.

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