The various Divisions and Chapters of TCA sponsor train meets where members may buy, sell, or trade trains or just enjoy the fellowship of collecting and operating toy trains. In a typical year, over 150 of these meets are scheduled. You’ll find more information on where and when these meets are held in the National Headquarters News or right here on the website!
TCA’s National Headquarters News
The National Headquarters News (Newsletter) is filled with information on TCA-related Events, ads from member-owned-and-operated businesses, and timely updates about everything going on within TCA. It features an extensive “Interchange” section, where members buy, sell, and trade trains and train-related items with other members.
The Newsletter is a vital resource for TCA members, and is much more substantial than your average “newsletter”—averaging 75 pages per issue!
TCA e*Train Online Magazine
This online magazine, written and edited by TCA members, is issued four times a year. All previous articles are kept online for reference. It has a wide range of authoritative articles about all sorts of toy train topics and includes many large pictures! Previously published content is updated as needed as well, making this a valuable, searchable resource.
Free Admission to the National Toy Train Museum in Strasburg, PA
A major perk of TCA Membership is free admission to the National Toy Train Museum. Just present your membership card when you arrive. TCA Kids and Teens Club members are also admitted free. Discover why planning a visit to the NTTM is an excellent idea for your next vacation!
The Train Collectors Quarterly Magazine
Members receive The Train Collectors Quarterly, a magazine dedicated to tinplate trains. Articles focus on topics like the history of toy trains, the firms who manufactured them, and member experiences with collecting. It’s unquestionably one of the finest magazines in the toy train collecting field!
Members are urged to contribute articles for the magazine. Members may also log in to consult over fifty years of archived copies online and use a special search engine to seek information.