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Winter 2018

Volume 17, Issue 1.

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Winter 2018 Edition

Carol McGinnis.

What a wonderful collection of stories!

It seems that Santa has blessed us with a large number of outstanding articles for this edition!

Three articles involving our Library, two with our new Librarian (one with our current President), another involving three former TCA Presidents, a fascinating musical video, new initiatives in voting....

Remembrances and new initiatives -- what more can we ask?

These don't just happen, they reflect hard work by our members who step forward with their contributions.

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 postcard.
Holiday postcards bring back fond memories.

New in this Edition:

The American Miniature Railway Company
By David McEntarfer

Member Christmas Layouts
By Carol R. McGinnis

Feeney's 2017, Philadelphia's Best Christmas Store
By JS Halajko

Grandkids Coming? Set this layout up FAST!
by By Bob Harder

A Meeting of the Jims - An Oral History
By Carol R. McGinnis

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year from the National Toy Train Library!
Holiday postcards from many lands.
By Lori Nyce, TCA Librarian

Billboards.Personalize Your Train Layout Billboards
By Bob Harder


Online Voting.TCA Online Voting
By Chris Allen
Chairman, Internet & Technology Committee

Using the National Toy Train Library
By Lori Nyce, TCA Librarian, with TCA President Joe Fanara

Who Am I (Rollin' By) and Phil Klopp's Magnificent Layout
A toy train song and video by and about TCAers
By Arnold D. Cribari

Updated: (new information or picture Updates)

In this section, we continue updating our carefully-crafted records and stories of important toy train categories.

Good Golly Missed Trolley!
By Bob Mintz

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

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

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

By Bob Mintz


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