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The six (6) cars that will be issued to commemorate the 62st National TCA Convention, in Houston, Texas, are pictured below. You can order these cars now using the Order Form (CLICK HERE) or use the convenience of ordering online at the National TCA Online Store. Order forms are also be available in current issue of the National Headquarters News.
Help support the TCA and Lone Star Division’s convention by purchasing one of these great cars.
The Atlantic Division has announced the limited availability of the remaining 2014 Convention Banquet Cars. Pictured below are the two (2) cars that are available. Both are Weaver Ultra Line N5a cabooses. These were made in three colors with the respective quantities of each: White – 125, Silver – 50, and Gold – 1 (one). The Gold Caboose was sold at the banquet auction.
The White cars were awarded as table prizes at the banquet after a random drawing determined the winning seat at each table. The Silver cars were given to the National Officers seated at the head table and members of the 2014 Convention Committee. There are fewer than 18 of the Silver cars remaining.
During the Eastern Division’s York Meet, a number of TCA members requested that we notify them when the Atlantic Division releases new club cars. As you may know, in the past year we have issued several limited edition TastyKake cars in both ‘O’ and ‘S’ gauge. Recently, we issued the two Philly Pretzel Factorycars in both gauges. All cars have sold out quickly.
It is the policy of the Atlantic Division to notify our members immediately of any and all cars we produce. Once this notification goes out, we allow a reasonable amount of time for our members to place their orders. Only then, will we post the availability of the remaining cars on our web site to allow non-Atlantic Division members to purchase these cars.
Recently the Atlantic Division received 36 of the “Cuboose” Boyd Bears that are on sale at the National Toy Train Museum in Strasburg, PA. It was suggested that we give these bears away at a local Children’s Hospital.
With the assistance of Paul Fenn, and the people of the Ronald McDonald House arrangements were made for this event at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, in Philadelphia.
On August 28th Marie Campbell, Paul Fenn, Russ Keil and myself set up the Atlantic Division Traveling Layout in the Oncology Area of the hospital. It was a toss-up as to what was the bigger hit with the kids, the layout or the bears dressed in their railroad gear.