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Winter 2017

Volume 16, Issue 1.

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Winter 2017 Edition

Carol McGinnis.

A Wonderful Time of Year!
To meet production requirements, we're happy to release this edition to you a bit early. As the winter months descend, we are uplifted by the contributions and constructive memories of our wonderful members!

Looking back to previous Christmases, updates on technical information, historical vignettes, and modern outreach programs -- all show the depth of TCA's many focuses.

If you'd like to share your ideas, please let us know. We can always fine-tune your great articles!

Carol R. McGinnis e*Train Editor


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Christmas at Muzeo Express.

Part of exhibit by TCA Western Division at Muzeo Express exhibit, MUZEO Museum and Cultural Center in Anaheim. CA. Christmas 2016.

New in this Edition:

TCA in snow.Christmas and TCA
A look back at Christmas in TCA's publications
By Jim Alexander

The Crusader Returns to Mercer, Part I, The Odyssey Begins
A streamlined real train and its special models
By J.S. Halajko, L.B. Duminiak and J.A. Bonfanti 

Does it Belong on a Layout?
Unexpected books in the National Toy Train Library
By Jan Athey, Librarian

The Newsletters of the Standard Gauge Association (SGA)
Examining an early TCA competitor
By Roger A. Rydin

Old Memories
Recollections of a long-time member and TCA supporter
By Richard Vagner 76-9325  

Muzeo.Projecting the Hobby in a Cooperative Way
Initiatives to foster public understanding and build TCA
By Wayne Sheriff, TCA Past President 


Updated: (new information or picture Updates)

Mintz's Mint in the Box Mint Cars
Minor wording change
By Bob Mintz

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 an association endorsement of any products mentioned.
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