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Brad Marples and Don Miller have just returned from the 2017 TCA convention.

Pictures from the convention can be viewed at this PhotoBucket Link.
 
President's Update
Welcome to the TCA-Heart of America Chapter web site!

This is your internet destination for all things to do with our TCA Heart of America chapter and model railroading in our area. We'll always have an updated meeting schedule, information about upcoming events, and other information that you ask for here for your review. We also hope to incorporate as much member input as possible.

Our member photo layout gallery is open so send Don Miller (olathedonm@aol.com) some pictures and any information about your layout that you would like to share.

Please email me at tcahoa@tcahoa.org to share any ideas you may have for the site.

Your TCA HOA Board of Directors is pleased to announce the Fall, 2017 HOA chapter schedule of events. We feel that we have a great lineup of activities planned and we hope that many of you will be able to participate. Here are the dates and times of the fall chapter events and, as usual, we will be sending out further emails with specific details about each event. Look for those emails approximately one to two weeks prior to the event. For those of you who do not have a current email address on file with us, please check the TCA HOA chapter website for individual event info.

September 20: Playing with Trains at Mike Bartley's house. We will begin at 10:30 with lunch following the session. Mike's address is 10570 Bradshaw, Overland Park, KS 66215.

October 18: Playing with Trains. We will tour Fred Loosbrock's new train store. Meet at Fred's at 10:30 with lunch following the tour.

October 28: HOA Chapter Sale and Swap Meet at Andy Dubill's house (previously held at Russ Boersma's house). Details to be announced.

November 11: TCA HOA Layout Tour. Our hosts will be Terry Garrett and David Jacobs. Details to be announced.

November 15: Playing with Trains. A private guided tour of Union Station. Meet at Union Station at 10:30 with lunch following the tour.

November 18: 2017: TCA Central Missouri Chapter Toy Train Show & Swap Meet in Columbia, MO

November 26: 2017: Mid America Train and Toy Show

December 2: Greater St. Louis Before Christmas Train Show & Food Drive, Immanuel Lutheran School, 9733 Olive Blvd., Olivette, MO 63132, 9 am to 3 pm.

December 9: TCA HOA Chapter Annual Meeting. The meeting will be held at Avila Universiy, room 117, O'Reilly Hall. The meeting will begin promptly at 1:00 p.m. and conclude by 3:00 p.m. Please plan to arrive early to pay your dues and register for door prizes.

As always, all HOA chapter activities are open to family, friends and train lovers. Also, please let us know if you have an idea for a chapter activity or if you would like to host a Playing with Trains date or layout tour date. See you soon.

If you are a Facebook user - check out our Facebook page at "Heart of America TCA Train Club". Encourage your Facebook friends to check us out.

This is a great hobby! We have over 85 great area members in our chapter and we are growing! Thanks for joining in the fun!

Our TCAHOA Chapter is fortunate to have owners or representatives of our area's train shops as members.

Fred Loosbrook of Fred's Train Shop, 9322 W. 87th St.,Overland Park, KS 66212, (913) 383 - 3500 is a TCAHOA member and great supporter of our chapter. Fred will open at his new location on June 24, 2017,

Jan Brocker of ToToTrains, 1031 Vermont Street , Suite A, in Lawrence Kansas 66044, (785) 766-0467 and the website can be found at www.tototrains.com.

Steve Dickerson
TCAHOA Chapter President




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