Any person who collects or operates tinplate toy trains, or who collects
any item relating to tinplate toy trains, or who is seriously interested in this hobby,
may apply to become a member in TCA. Annual membership dues for the Western Division
are $15.00. An application form to join Western division
may be obtained by clicking
(requires Adobe Acrobat). To be a member in good standing,
candidates must also join the TCA National
organization. National dues are $35 annually. Family memberships are
an additional $1 per year, per family member. A membership application form to join TCA National can be downloaded by clicking here
(requires Adobe Acrobat). Application forms can also
be obtained from any Western Division board member or officer, by visiting the
TCA National web site, or by
attending one of our monthly train meets as a guest, and requesting one. Applicants for membership must file a membership application and must be recommended by two regular members. There is also a
Kid's club, free to children and grandchildren of TCA members.
Some of the benefits of membership
in TCA Western Division include:
Automatic notice via U.S. Mail of all monthly TCA Western Division meets
A Western Division
Newsletter, published 6 times annually
full color, Nationally published, quarterly
magazine with articles on toy train collecting
The TCA National Headquarters News,
distributed 5 times annually, with the Interchange Point for posting of free listings to sell or purchase toy train related items
Access to specialized insurance programs for toy
Notice of special commemorative car sales and discounts offered to the club membership directly from manufacturers
Free admission to the National Toy Train
Museum in Strasburg, PA
Notification via US
Mail of the TCA Eastern Division sponsored York train meets, held in the
spring and fall each year in PA.
Access to a standards committee for grading and identification
Access to an arbitration committee for resolving disputes over sales of toy train related items that have taken place within the TCA organization.
TCA is the only major toy train club that has a committee available to review any redress
of grievances among members.
Access to the Toy Train Reference
Library for research
A Nationally published and distributed directory, listing the names and addresses of all TCA members.
Current Western Division Officers
2011-12 officers and members of the board of TCA
Western Division are:
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