Welcome to the TCA Rio Grande Chapter website.

Welcome to the new TCA Rio Grande Chapter website.

 

Saturday August 24 at the Best Western Convention Center, Socorro, NM from 9am to 3pm, TCA and TTOSNMD will be having a toy train swap meet. (see directions page)

Welcome to our new website! It contains information about TCA events, pictures, links to various train web sites, documents(how to), train videos, applications to the local chapter as well as the national organization. If you have a question or concern about this site, please email the webmaster.

We are very diverse group with members from all walks of life and interest as well. Some members operate G gauge, three-rail “O” gauge trains (like LIONEL), two-rail “S” gauge trains (like American Flyer), HO, N and Z gauge trains. These are from all periods – prewar, post war, and modern. We have swap meets where you can buy, sell, or trade train items of almost any type imaginable. At the swap meets, hotels, conventions, and other events you will most certainly have the pleasure to see our “O” gauge operating modular trainset layout that has won many award recognition’s at various shows. You will also get to meet the members of the Chapter who are great train enthusiasts.

The Chapter also does charity work around the state and has done Christmas shows at the Presbyterian Children’s Hospital. We built a train set as part of the Make-a-Wish Foundation here in Albuquerque, NM. The layout, designed to be operated by a differently-abled boy was sponsored, designed, and built by members who volunteered their time, materials, knowledge, trains, engineering, craftsmanship and spirit to make this wish come true. We are always open to new projects of this type.

We also welcome toy train hobbyists to join the TCA local Rio Grande Chapter and to join in our activities (see our events page). Please see our TCA Applications link above for applications to the TCA national and TCA local Rio Grande Chapter.

 

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