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Lionel Operating Train Society (LOTS)

The Club for O-Gauge Operators!
The Members of the Lionel Operating Train Society (LOTS) are united by their love of operating and collecting Lionel toy trains of today and yesterday.   Members have a variety of interests within the hobby including layout construction/maintenance, creating scenery, electronics, operations, lighting, accessories and repairing of items. Many enjoy collecting the limited edition cars we offer each year.  The most important and common denominator for all is having fun! 


LOTS sells Limited Edition club cars manufactured by Lionel to help offset general expenses, yet our primary goal is to provide resources to Members which foster the family oriented fun and camaraderie associated with operating/collecting Lionel toy trains and accessories.  


Membership benefits include the following:

SWITCHER Magazine - Six issues per year, with no paid advertising. 

Limited Edition Lionel Cars - Unique and creative cars with striking graphics in a variety of styles.

Exciting Conventions - "We plan great Conventions, so you can plan on having a GREAT TIME!"      
Club Owned "Kid Friendly" Modular Layout -Visit us at a train show near you.

Outstanding Club Web site - With many special features and a "Members Only" Section.

Track Changes - Buy, Sell or Trade your trains with other LOTS Members.

Membership RosterList of all dues current Members of LOTS.

Club Library - Full of books Members can borrow for free. 

Lionel LLC Catalogs - LOTS Members receive Volumes 1 and 2 Catalogs by mail each year direct from Lionel.

Whether you want to purchase our limited edition cars or just be a part of the FUN – Experience the difference of being a Member of LOTS and join today!

Custom Trains

In conjunction with each of its Conventions, LOTS offers its Members an annual commemorative car. All are prototypical of a railroad or privately owned car seen in or related to the Convention city. Cars are produced for LOTS by Lionel in limited quantities and are sold to Members only. All LOTS cars have been sell-outs and are prized by operators and collectors. In addition to an annual Convention car, LOTS has also offered other special commemorative issues. These offerings carry a prototypical or club theme that is displayed on model railroad equipment or accessories such as mint cars, aquarium cars, diesel engines, station platforms, die-cast vehicles and lighted billboards.  Join LOTS today and you will be able to purchase the current offerings shown below

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