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Attractions: Shows, Museums, Exhibits, etc.

The New Hope & Ivyland Railroad
The New Hope & Ivyland Railroad is nestled 37 miles outside of Philadelphia in Bucks County’s premiere destination; New Hope, Pennsylvania. A Delaware river town chock-full of niche shops and resturants, a fitting locale for a day or night out with friends & family. We provide a glimpse into travel of a bygone era on historic trains traveling over tracks that were laid in 1891 by the North-East Pennsylvania Railroad.
National Toy Train Museum
A world-class collection of toy trains for kids of all ages in Strasburg, PA. One of largest and most prestigious collections of toy trains in the world; exhibits and reference materials.
Railroad Museum of Long Island
Established in 1990, the Museum is dedicated to the restoration, preservation and interpretation of the history and artifacts pertaining to the railroads which participated in the growth of Long Island, its communities and industries for the entertainment, edification, and good of present and future generations.
WestchesterToy & Train Associates, Inc.
The Westchester Toy & Train Associates, Inc.presents a season full of sparkling shows to satisfy your every collecting mania!
The York Train Show
What can I say? It's legendary. Twice a year York, PA becomes the center of the toy train universe, with thousands of collectors converging on the biggest and best train show on the planet -- sponsored by the Eastern Division, TCA.

Clubs & Organizations

The Bay Ridge Model Railroad Club
Organized in 1946, the club is the merger of two former Model Railroad Clubs, The Brooklyn Model Railroad, founded 1932, and the Shore Haven Central, founded 1936. The Present Club was formed in 1947 to construct, maintain, operate and display the Central Connecting Railroad and the Central City Traction Company, and to provide recreation for the members and guests in the Hobby of Model Railroading and Trolley.
Central Operating Lines
We are the oldest "O" Scale model train club on Long Island! Share the joy of model railroading. Come down to our Open Houses and join COL. See what fun model railroading can be. We are a not-for-profit organization. Our goal is to make people aware of the fun and joy of model railroading. Our motto: Remembering the past by training the future!.
Nassau Lionel Operating Engineers
Nassau Lionel Operating Engineers was founded in 1983 and built one of the largest O-Gauge model railroads in the country. The club is over 40 members strong. After over 25 years , we are now building a new O-Gauge model railroad almost double the size of the original with dimensions of 80' by 35'.
New York Society of Model Engineers
Originally organized in 1926 in New York City, in the early 1940’s, the organization moved to the Lackawanna’s Hoboken Terminal. During the mid-1950’s the organization moved to its current location in Carlstadt, NJ. Our organization features two operating model railroad displays: The Union Connecting, models two rail O-Scale (1/4″ to the foot) and The Union, Hoboken and Overland, models HO scale (1/8″ to the foot).
NJ Hirailers
The Mission of the NJ Hi-Railers Train Club, as a Not-for-Profit organization, is to provide a place of fellowship, a place to meet others that have the same interests, and a place for wholesome fun for those interested in any of the aspects of 3 rail O gauge modeling.
Smithtown Model Railroad Club
The St. James Model Railroad Club is a 38' X 48' O gauge model train layout. The layout is the results of 30 years of continuing improvements, it represents railroading from the age of steam to present day with many freight and passenger trains running simultaneously in a scenic, imaginative setting. Featured are many brightly illuminated, scratch-built structures, animated accessories, bustling towns, a busy seaport, and much more.
Somerset County 4H Trainmasters
Since its inception in 2000, the Somerset County 4-H Trainmasters has grown from a six youth member club with a couple of adult, volunteer leaders to its 2014-2015 status of 34 members, a dozen adult leaders and many deeply involved parents.
Train Collectors Association™
The Train Collectors Association mission is to develop an appreciation of and to preserve an important segment of history -- Tinplate Toy Trains -- through research, education, community outreach, fellowship, establishment of collecting standards, and to promote the growth and enjoyment of collecting and operating toy, model and scale trains.
Train Collectors Society
Welcome to the new website of the Train Collectors Society. The TCS was founded in 1979 for those with a broad interest in the collecting and history of toy and model trains - UK based but with members worldwide.
Trainmasters of Babylon
A 4000 sq ft model railroad with 10 trains running on 19 scale miles of track and our famous underground subway system. Our logging line is now operational. Also see the famous train layout that was featured in the Blue Comet episode of the Sopranos.

Discussion Groups/Listserves

TCA Members Yahoo Group
The proven best- Honest Forum, Upholdin Membership Respect and Integrity, with Members the World Round. Our mission statement: Be a happy model railroading community of successful lifelong learners. Welcome ALL who enjoy the “World’s Greatest Hobby”
TCA's METCA Division Yahoo Group
This group is for the free exchange of METCA Division members' ideas and information relating to the development of the Train Collector's Association'sTM METCA division within the TCA's mission statement
Train Collectors Association Toy Trains Mailing List
Toy Trains Mailing List (TTML) is the official TCA sponsored, maintained and owned forum. It was created to provide a platform where enthusiasts, both TCA members and the public, can discuss, inquire, and share knowledge about the collecting, operation and history of toy trains.

General Interest Train Sites The Internet Railroad Directory
Guide to 17,000 rail-related websites including train travel, model railroading, railfan resources, train simulators, and railroad industry sites.
Model Railroads & Freight Cars
General info about model railroading - along with many usful how-to PDF's.
Model Train Prices
This site is making it easier to find and compare model train prices across 986 shops from all over the world. I cover rolling stock, track, buildings, vehicles, signals and lots of other model train products here on Model Train Prices. I have also started added parts and electronics.
Railroads in Texas from Fort Worth and Beyond
Early settlers in Texas encountered some transportation challenges due to the geography of this region. The state tried to resolve these problems by improving rivers and building plank roads. It wasn’t until the expansion of railroads hit Texas that transportation improved for this state.
The site is focused on bringing high quality content, diagrams, and historical information on American Flyer Trains. Long term it will cover Lionel and others. It also provides amateurs and enthusiasts quality information, manuals, and reference materials for toy trains.

Toy Train Software

Inventory Express
Easy-to-use Toy Train Inventory Software. (Full disclosure: It's software I wrote...) Inventory Express provides toy train collectors a powerful tool to hold all the important data about the items in their collection, while still being easy to use for the tech-savvy and computer-challenged alike.
SCARM - Simple Computer Aided Railway Modeller
Software for easy and precise design of model train layouts and railroad track plans. With SCARM you can easily create the layout of your dreams. Just download the setup package, install it and start editing your first track plan. In SCARM you can use unlimited number* of tracks and objects from more than 205 libraries and instantly see your design in 3D preview with a single click.

METCA Members' Sites

Clint's Train Room
Clint Jefferies' site of his O & Standard Gauge layouts, pics, vids and more.
LionelNation, home for those that bleed Orange and Blue. Buy... Sell... Trade... Resources... Links... and More.
Inventory Express
METCA VP Jeffery Corrick's toy train inventory software: "Inventory Express provides toy train collectors a powerful tool to hold all the important data about the items in their collection, while still being easy to use for the tech-savvy and computer-challenged alike.""
OLD Toy Trains Wanted!! Bought, Sold, Repaired. I offer a full repair and restoral service for all Pre- 1979 Trains. I Have been collecting toy trains since 1965.
We are fully equipped to repair all modern era MTH and Lionel trains as well as postwar and prewar trains, accessories, transformers and other equipment. Whatever your particular needs are, The Doctor will customize each order to your specifications! Remember, our only product is your service!
WarrenVille RailRoad
Welcome! I collect and operate Lionel toy trains. Feel free to browse about the site. Check out my Basement, and my tips for building an awesome layout and more! Questions? Comments? Please send me an email to

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