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Information Update for Members

Issue: April 9, 2021   |   Posted in: ,

You Spoke; We Listened! Now Available: 4 Member-Exclusive Cars

We’ve been listening to member comments that you want cars to be offered outside the traditional Convention Car line, by different manufacturers, with a wider variety of styles and shorter delivery times. We heard, and we’re on it! TCA is now offering:

Two 6464 “As Cataloged” Member Exclusives.

A B&O and an SP car just like they would have been built if Lionel had produced them to look the same as they did in their catalog! (Seen on the left in the image above.)

In the Postwar era, Lionel rarely produced their 6464 boxcars with the graphics that were shown in their catalogs. This resulted in a lot of neat 6464 cars that were never produced. Now you can have one! Made in the USA! Purchase either one or get both at a savings. Proceeds benefit the TCA Endowment Fund.

The deadline for ordering the “As Cataloged” Cars is June 30, 2021, with delivery scheduled by the end of 2021.

Two Atlas California Fruit Express “Rebuilt” Woodside Reefers in O Gauge. 

California Fruit Express was a 19th century private car operator. This rarely seen, but prototypical, road name is a perfect companion to our 2021 Convention Cars celebrating our upcoming California convention, or is equally capable of fitting in with any woodside reefer era consist. Purchase either one or get both at a savings.

The deadline to order the California Fruit Express Cars, as seen on the right in the image above, is June 15, 2021, with delivery scheduled for the second quarter of 2022.

For each of these offerings, to purchase both cars at a reduced price, select the combo item, not the cars individually!


National Convention Update

For an easy-to-print summary of the planned National Convention agenda, click here.

We’ve been asked if it will include the usual Trading Hall. The answer is YES, on  Friday, August 20 and Saturday, August 21. The convention is planned as a traditional event to be enjoyed by any and all TCA members! 

Starting on May 17, you will be able to register for the Convention online at tcaconvention.org. Online registration is strongly recommended. Once registration opens, you will also be able to download a form on the convention website so you can print and mail in your registration. At that time, members may also call the National Business Office to request that a paper form be sent to them by U.S. mail. NO FORMS WILL BE AVAILABLE UNTIL MAY 17.


National Headquarters News and Train Collectors Quarterly Available Online

The latest editions of both publications are now available for immediate online viewing. Just log in and enjoy!

The Quarterly
The Headquarters Newsletter

If you haven’t viewed them online, give it a try. It will provide a means of saving on your dues when the new dues structure is rolled out!


Meets List Updated

You can always find the most current list of Division and Chapter Meets here.


Car Delivery Schedule Updated

You can always find the latest status of Convention and Member Exclusive Car deliveries here.

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