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If you have had a membership previously, please contact us to reactivate your membership. Do not create a new membership.


Step 1 of 4: Choose a Membership

For persons joining at any age below 18. At 18, must become Regular Member (at half dues until reaching 24).

Junior members may not hold office, vote, have tables or engage in selling or purchase of toy trains and related items during TCA events, or on the Interchange or TCAbuysell site.

Before your application will be activated, you must submit the written approval of your parent or guardian to join. You may do this by printing out this form   and mailing it to Membership, Train Collectors Association, PO Box 248, Strasburg, PA 17579. You may also email a signed PDF of the form to membership@traincollectors.orgor    FAX it to 717-687-0742. 

This is a non-renewable six month trial membership provided at a reduced cost. At the end of the six months, the member must apply for Regular membership.

This is the regular full membership for those over age 18. (Junior members who upgraded at age 18 to Regular 1/2 dues may select this when renewing after reaching age 24.)

This membership allows, to the extent generally available, for paper mailings of TCA publications, paper voting for national officers, and payment of dues by manual (US Mail or phone-in) methods if desired. This is the traditional, non-digital membership, although access to various digital services may also be utilized to the extent available. Periodic email newsletters and notices are available unless the member has opted out of receiving them, in which case they cannot be sent and paper alternatives are not available.

Trial members must select this upon the completion of their six month trial period, as the trial  membership cannot be renewed.

Dues are non-refundable.

This is the regular, one year, full membership for those over age 18.

This is the regular, full membership for those over age 18 for three years at a reduced cost.

This is the regular, full membership for those over age 18 for five years at a reduced cost.

This is the regular, DIGITAL, full membership for those over age 18. (Junior members who upgraded at age 18 to Regular 1/2 dues must select this or a Regular (paper) membership when renewing after reaching age 24.)

This membership requires the member to access Association publications online, renew their dues online, self-generate their membership card, utilize online voting during elections, and perform all other TCA transactions in a non-paper format when available.

Trial members must select this or the Regular (paper) membership upon the completion of their six month trial period, as the trial membership cannot be renewed.

Dues are non-refundable.

This is the regular, one year DIGITAL, full membership.

This is the regular, three year DIGITAL, full membership.

This is the regular, five year DIGITAL, full membership.

This membership allows, to the extent generally available, for paper mailings of TCA publications, paper voting for national officers, and payment of dues by manual (US Mail or phone-in) methods if desired. This is the traditional, non-digital membership, although access to various digital services may also be utilized to the extent available. Periodic email newsletters and notices are available unless the member has opted out of receiving them, in which case they cannot be sent and paper alternatives are not available.

Trial members must select this upon the completion of their six month trial period, as the trial  membership cannot be renewed.

Dues are non-refundable.

This is the regular, one year, full membership.

This is the regular, three year, full membership.

This is the regular, five year, full membership.

This is a regular, DIGITAL, full membership for those over age 18 who live outside of the United States. (Junior members who upgraded at age 18 to Regular 1/2 dues may select this when renewing after reaching age 24.)

This membership requires the member to access Association publications online, renew their dues online, self-generate their membership card, utilize online voting during elections, and perform all other TCA transactions in a non-paper format when available.

Trial members must select this or the Regular (paper) membership upon the completion of their six month trial period, as the trial membership cannot be renewed.

Dues are non-refundable.

This is the regular, one year DIGITAL, full membership.

This is the regular, three year DIGITAL, full membership.

This is the regular, five year DIGITAL, full membership.