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Issue: February 9, 2021   |   Posted in: ,

February Online Book Sale – 10% Off All Books

The National Toy Train Library is having a special sale on books starting the month of February. Prices of all duplicate books have been reduced by 10%. Find that special book you’ve been looking for on toy trains, railroads, and more. Get that book of Lionel catalogues or a guide to Ives trains, or take a journey around the world by rail. When you are ready to place your order, give us a call at 717-687-8623 ext. 108.

We are here to answer your calls Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. EST. Postage and handling costs will be determined at the time of the order. All sales go to benefit the library. The February duplicate book list can be accessed here.

National Voting Is Coming Up – Sign Up for Fast, Easy, Economical Online Voting

With ballots for our national election now being prepared, join the growing number of fellow members who have opted to cast their ballots the easy online way. It saves money and time, it’s the modern way to go, and it’s faster than the Post Office!

But you must record this choice by February 15, when the process starts. That is only one week from today, so act now.

If you do not opt in, you will be required to vote by US Mail, which has recently been struggling with erratic deliveries.

Simply log in to the site your usual way and click on Manage Profile, Edit Bio, where you make changes to your account information.)

There, select “Opt In for Online Voting” and you will receive an email notice at national election time to cast your ballot securely online. The screenshot above shows how easy making the selection is!

Do it NOW, as changing your option won’t be permitted after February 15. (Once you’ve opted in, do not use the paper ballot that may come in the National Headquarters News, as only your online vote will be counted.) While you’re on your profile page, make sure you have a valid email address in your profile. Then click the Orange “Save Changes” button at the bottom of that page to record your choice.

Watch For Coming Ways to Reduce Your Dues

We’ve heard you!  

On the pending ballot for the national election is an amendment that would allow members to prepay for 1, 3, or 5 years at a time, which would let TCA reduce processing costs and would let you save money on your dues.

We also anticipate offering savings for those members who voluntarily sign up to receive publications and perform other functions such as voting, paying dues, and printing their membership cards online, instead of by paper. TCA’s savings will be shared with you!

Amazon Smile—Help TCA Without Cost To You

Just a reminder that TCA participates in Amazon’s special program that allows anybody to designate TCA to receive a small portion of the cost of any purchase you make on Amazon. It doesn’t increase the price of what you buy, but those pennies do add up to help TCA! All you have to do is sign up and always make your purchases with your regular Amazon login at

See all the details here.

March National Headquarters News Coming

The March edition will mail next week, and members will be able to log in and see it online before it has been mailed.

As with the last edition, we are now presenting the online version in a fast-loading single file for easier use, with lots of links built into it for easy navigation. 

Member Exclusive Ordering Available

And don’t forget, the Member Exclusive Lionel Western Pacific 6464-100 “As Cataloged” Boxcar is available for ordering until March 15. Members can view all the details and place their order here

It’s a unique opportunity!

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