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Fall 2012: Continuing Into Our New Decade


TCA continues to build toward the future. The new format you see here is an example of the work and dedication we are putting in to make this hobby what you have come to expect.

As mentioned by Paul Edgar, Immediate Past-President, "…e-Train builds on the wonderful information base written by TCA members since 2002. All of the old material has been preserved, now easier to find and easier to read."

Working together the staff of the National Business Office and the e-Train editor have taken this major step forward. Welcome to the next generation of e-Train!

Carol R. McGinnis TCA President


In my mind, one of the greatest benefits of the world wide web is "instant access." 

We can now reproduce late breaking news immediately, rather than several months down the road as print media requires.

I have taken photos and researched my own collection as a start in hopes of inspiring others such as yourself to contribute too.

The hardest part, and probably the most interesting, is finding out about club cars or special and limited edition items that you were unaware of.

If there are new items that are not listed in an article; or you have your own niche collectible; would like to show photos of your layout; or have a repair tip, I would love to hear from you and hope that you decide to share your knowledge with not only the TCA, but the entire world, since e*Train is available to anyone, anywhere.

We encourage the membership to contribute towards this electronic medium, for like a layout, it is never really finished.

Bob Mintz

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New in this Edition:

Clem's York Primer Fall 2012
By Richard B. "Clem" Clement


Monopoly game.Lionel®'s Monopoly®--Go Directly to York; Do Not Pass The Fairgrounds; Do Not Spend less than $200…
By Bob Mintz

The Name is Tank, Thomas Tank
Percy.By Bob Mintz

♫♫♫ Percy, Percy Me,…Ah…, Things Ain't What They Used to Be ♫♫♫
By Bob Mintz

Underrated Collectibles- Today's TCA Convention Cars
By Jim Marski

Updated: (new information or pictures)

6464-735--The Paraprosdokian
By Bob Mintz

By Bill Meyer, Bob Mintz and Dr. Joseph Lechner

Hey Kids,…what time is it??? Why, it's how'd he do "dat" time!!!
By Bob Mintz

In Answer To The "6464 Thousand Thousand Dollar Dollar Question Question"
By Bob Mintz

"Live Long and Prosper"- Lionel's Romulans, Vulcans and Klingons
By Bob Mintz

Maintenance of Way in the 21st Century--Ballast Tampers and Beyond
By Bob Mintz

Mintz's Mint in the Box Mint Cars
By Bob Mintz

More " Ore !" Lionel® Adds to Its Roster of Catalogued and Uncatalogued Ore Cars
By Joel Fugazzotto, updated by Bob Mintz

The Olive Drab Garden
By Bob Mintz

Sign.The Ultimate Lionel Lines Sets
By Bob Mintz

Window Display and Animated Window Display Cars
By Bob Mintz


Opinions and comments made in by-lined columns in this publication do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Board of Directors or the views of officers and appointed officials; nor do they indicate a club endorsement of any products mentioned.
Second Decade.
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