The Desert Division
of the Train Collectors Association
Welcomes All
Visitors, Train Collectors, Operators and Hobbyists.

Our goal is to promote the growth and enjoyment of collecting
and operating, toy, model and scale trains.

Meetings are held on the second Saturday of every month.
(except August and December)
at the

The Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church
1500 W. Maryland Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85015

Our Next Meeting is:
Saturday Sept 12 th

Setup starts at 9am - Meeting starts at 10am

(Visitors Welcome)

Beat The Heat Meet
Sat. Aug 15, 2015 - 9am-1pm

At the Liberty Traditional School

3300 N. Lake Valley Rd, Prescott Valtey,AZ 86314

See page 11 in the June Newsletter


Well, the paint sample is here along with the latest news from Lionel. I like to be a Pollyanna about most things so the shipping delay that we are experiencing from Lionel had a pretty good reason. Our latest contact with them revealed that they had to terminate a contractor that had been working for them (and us). Seems there were too many errors and the quality was below Lionel’s high standards. The paint sample is from their new contractor and I think you will agree with me that it looks fantastic! The graphics are very sharp and the colors really do pop. I would much rather have a production delay, which is not all that uncommon these days anyway, and have a product we would be proud to sell and represent us and the fine folks up at the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad. We are expecting delivery in early fall, but the wait will be well worth it!
Thank you for your patience.
Chris Allen
President TCADD

Some Photos from the NJ Convention

The new Freedom Tower

Unexpected Fireworks Display

Lady Liberty

The Manhattan Bridge

New Jersey Light Rail Yard

TCA ready to board our private train.


Member Badges

Wearing your name badge makes it easier for
new members to start a conversation and
get to know everyone.

Badges for the Desert Division and the
Rio Grande Chapter are only $10.

The badges can be ordered with a magnetic or clip style attachment.
Badges are still only $10.00
Contact Angelo to place your order.

Do you own trains that you would like to know more
about. Our club has many members
who would be happy to share their train knowledge.
Everyone is welcome to attend one of our meetings as a visitor. Bring your trains or your train photos and your
questions to our next meeting.

Do you own trains that you want to sell?
The Desert Division has the ability to conduct auctions
for large collections or Ebay sales for a smaller
number of trains.
Contact our Auction Chairman for more information.


The Desert Division
is now on Facebook!

Thanks to Chris and Jonathan for engineering the TCADD into the
Social media venue.
This move makes perfect sense in the Club's attempt to reach
a new audience.

Click on the Facebook link above to check out the
Division's page.

The following video will strike fear into a "true"
Train Collector.

Check out our Video Page.

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