Welcome to the METCA website.  We’re the Metropolitan Division of the national Train Collectors Association, a non-profit organization with a mission to develop an appreciation of and to preserve an important segment of history - Tinplate Toy Trains. Want to join the fun?  Just click on the membership link above!  

This is the website for all the news and happenings within our Division. We have a photo gallery here with photos from our recent and past shows and events. There's also a member's layout photo gallery. We'd love to add photos of your favorite piece or an article about your favorite restoration project – or any toy train topic!  If you’d like to contribute, contact our Webmaster at webmaster@metca.org.  

And don't forget to look for METCA at your local shows -- Greenberg, Westchester Toys and Trains and others.  

We're excited about the site and the continued growth of our Division and we hope that you will contribute to this growth.   Remember, this is your site so please enjoy it and come back often.

Don't Miss...

METCA & NYSME Train Show

Saturday, April 8th
St. Joseph’s School 120 Hoboken Rd
East Rutherford, NJ

Less than 1 mile from MetLife Stadium

METCA/TCA/NYSME members admitted at 8 AM ~ General Public at 9AM
Show Runs until 2 PM

Click HERE for more info!
The 2017 TCA National Convention

Click HERE for more info!
Two new spots to shop for great METCA MERCHANDISE!
A great way to support your division in style...

The METCA Store offers collectable division cars and more...

The METCA Apparel Store offers custom embroidered shirts, bags and hats -- a must-have for the next train show!
Greenberg's New "Standard and 27/8 Gauge - 1901-1940"

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METCA is an authorized distributer of Bruce Greenberg's latest book which has received a very favorable review from the Editor of OGR Magazine, Allan Miller. We also received a favorable comments from METCA MIGS, Ken Morgan. Ken is an avid Standard Gauge collector and is well recognized for his column  "The Tinplate Cannonball"  in The Lion Roars. Ken does substantial research for his columns and he has found Bruce's book to be an excellent resource. To receive a copy of the OGR review or excerpts from a few chapters, send an e-mail to nyshows@metca.org.

Or download the John DeSantis review here!

Just $100 plus $7 shipping - order yours now!

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