Dues are currently $50 for one year of TCA membership. Follow the link to apply as a Regular member.
A one-time, six-month trial membership for $20 includes all TCA publications, the right to attend a TCA Convention, Division, or Chapter Meets and functions. Trial memberships shall not have the right to hold TCA office, vote, have tables, or engage in the selling of toy trains or related items during TCA National, Division, or Chapter Meets, or in the National Headquarters News publication. In applying, you must agree to observe the standard TCA rules for Regular members as described above.
After completing the trial membership period, that person is eligible to apply for Regular membership per qualifications established from time to time by the Board of Directors. Trial memberships may not be renewed nor repeated.
(Kids Under Age 18)
Dues are currently $25 for one year. Follow the link to apply as a Junior member.
The following additional rules apply to Junior members:
- Junior members may participate in TCA events and receive publications, but may not vote, hold office, or participate in TCA-sponsored sales or purchasing programs such as sales tables or listing items for sale in the Interchange or the Buysell site.
- Before your application can be activated, you must submit your parent or guardian’s written approval to join. You may do this by returning this form to the Membership Coordinator at TCA. Simply complete and email it back (or print and send it via USPS) to: Membership, Train Collectors Association, PO Box 248, Strasburg, PA 17579. You may not hear from us until this form is received!
- Junior members must become Regular members at age 18 or forfeit membership. Junior TCA members who become Regular members will pay annual dues of 50% of the Regular member rate until the year the member attains his/her 24th birthday.
Would You Rather Apply by Mail?
Prospective new TCA members may also file applications and make initial dues payments by US Mail, but this is not recommended and will delay processing. See paper application form.