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TCA Kids club logo designed by Angela Trotta-Thomas TCA Kids club logo designed by Angela Trotta-Thomas
TCA Kid's And Teen's Clubs

Kids enjoying themselves at the May 1999 TCA Western meetTCA offers 2 types of membership for kids. Membership in the Kid's Club is free to children under age thirteen. Membership in the Teen's club is free to those under the age of 18. Kids and teens can enjoy looking at toy trains, operating them, and even assembling train layouts with complicated wiring and design and computer controls. They can socialize with other kids that are also participating. At age 13, Kids Club members will be automatically moved to the TCA Teens Club, and can later convert their membership into a Junior TCA membership, paying only half the regular member TCA dues until age 24. A TCA Kid's club and Teen's Club membership application and registration form is available for downloading from this site by clicking here (Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader). To become a TCA Kid's or Teen's Club member, click the link, download the form, print it out, fill it in, and mail it to the address listed on the bottom of the form. The TCA Kids and Teen Club's are a great way to learn about toy trains and how the hobby works. It is also a great way to learn about actual railroads and how they work. Club Members receive an electronic newsletter called 'Keeping Track' specifically devoted to each age group, and are also eligible to participate in special offers for train purchases from time to time. There are also regular contests being held with prizes being awarded to the winners.

Western Division takes great pride in its efforts to encourage the youth of today to become interested and educated in the great hobby of toy train operation and collecting. We invite our membership to bring their children to all of our monthly meets.

Kids enjoying the operating layout at the February 2008 meet Keith Yount runs the unique 'Eggliner' The kids love to race the trains on the club racing loops. The Julia Crosby family of 12 recieved a Lionel Pennsylvania Flyer set at the May 2004 Kid's Meet.

For more information on both the Kid's and Teen's Clubs and the membership benefits, please visit the TCA Kid's and Teen's Club pages on the National Toy Train Museum web site here.

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