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On January 16, 22 members and friends of the TCA HOA chapter toured the magnificent layout of Jim Eudaly. It is hard to describe the detail that has gone into this massive O scale layout.
TCA HOA Chapter Event Update
Your TCA HOA Board of Directors is pleased to announce the Winter, 2019 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.

2019 Activiies

RESCHEDULED April 17: Playing with rains and our host will be HOA member David Smith. David operates and collects postwar and MPC Lionel with a sprinkling of American Flyer thrown in. Please join us for lunch at Perkins Restaurant in Independence following our visit to David's layout.

March 3: Mid-America Train and Toy Show held at the KCI Expo Center from 9:00am to 2:00pm. Check their website for more information.

March 16: HOA Chapter spring tour featuring the layouts of HOA member Darrin Grant and HOA Past President Don Miller. More information to follow.

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!

Other Upcoming Train Related Events
Mid-America Train & Toy Show:
The Mid-America Train & Toy Show is held at the KCI Expo Center at 11728 NW Ambassador Drive, KC, MO (I-29 off exit 13) The upcoming date is March 3, 2019. The show is held from 9am to 2pm. Here is a link to their web site.

TCA Eastern Division York Train Meet in York, PA.:
This show is held in April and October of each year. The next meet will be April 11 - 13, 2019. It is held at Fairgrounds in York, PA. Go to Eastern Division York Meet web site for more info.

Kansas City Northern Railroad:
If you are interested in operating bigger models in North Kansas City, this club might interest you. Here is a link to the KCNRR web site or call Larry Ohrnell at (816) 516-1114 for info.

The 65th National TCA Convention:
Will be held June 22 - June 30 1, 2019 in Albuquerque, NM. Here is a link to the TCA's National Convention web site.

Union Station Model Railroad Experience:
See over 8000 square feet of model railroads of all scales at Kansas City's Union Station. Here is a link to their web site.

The Great Train Show:
Great Train Show held December 15 & 16 at the Overland Park Convention Center. Hours are 10:00am to 4:00pm. Here is a link to their web site.


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