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"There is great pleasure in operating Lionel® and Lionel® compatible toy trains and accessories!"

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Welcome to the Lionel Operating Train Society (LOTS). The members of LOTS are united by their love of operating and collecting Lionel toy trains. Members have a variety of interests within the hobby. Among the various interests, most are involved with scenery, electronics, operations, lighting, accessories and repairing motors. The most important and common denominator for all is having fun! 

Membership Benefits Include:

  • The SWITCHER Magazine - Six issues per year, no paid advertising! Full of informative information on the hobby
  • Limited Edition Lionel Collector CarsUnique & 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 Web-site with a "Members Only" Section
  • Track Changes - Buy, Sell or Trade your trains with other club members.
  • Membership Roster List of all dues current members of LOTS.
  • Lionel LLC Catalogs - LOTS Members will receive Lionel Catalogs by mail direct from Lionel.

Annual Convention Information

Next Stop: "Live Free" and Experience New Hampshire with LOTS!
Manchester, New Hampshire - July 8 - 14, 2018
Headquarters Hotel: Manchester Downtown Hotel
Call 603-625-1000 to make Reservations - Rate: $128.00 

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Click the logo above for daily tour descriptions.

Manchester NH Model Train Show

Manchester Downtown Hotel Expo Center
700 Elm Street, Manchester, NH

July 14, 2018 - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Admisson: $5.00 each
16 and under - FREE

Operating Train Layouts: Lionel Operating Train Society's FasTrack Kid Friendly layout with Thomas the Tank, Bedford Boomers, Maine 3-Railers and many others!
Train Sales/Dealers: 30,000 square feet of train exhibits. Vendors selling various new and used train related items (MTH, Lionel, Department 56, Lemax, trinkets, toys etc), all gauges and scales.
Train Drag Races: Bring your fastest three rail O-Gauge locomotives and compete for prizes. Entry is FREE! All ages are welcome. Races begin at 10:30 am. Register by the track at the back of the hall.
Free Informational Seminars: Featuring local model train enthusiasts and hobbyists. A schedule will be available at the entrance to the show.

2018 Online Registration

Call Paula at 513.598.8240 for tour questions.

Train Show Vendor Registration

Call Pete at 574.876-3283 for Train Show questions.

Limited Edition Lionel Collector Cars 

If you are not a Member of LOTS, please become a Member first. Click the link above "Join LOTS Today!" After you join, you will be given a code to use for your Member number on all order forms on this site.

The following LOTS cars are available for sale. 
Click the picture of the car you want to purchase for more details and ordering instructions
Don't miss out!!! Order these cars today!

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LOTS 2018 Convention Car - B&M Operating Welder Flatcar
Lionel #58044 - $86.00 each +
S/H and Sales Tax for OH
Deadline to Order: March 15, 2018 - Delivery: November 2018
***Special Offer *** - Order 1 B&M Operating Welder Flatcar and purchase any of the following cars
 (V&T Mint Car, Porter Boxcar or Zephyr Car) for $60 plus s/h and tax for OH.

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LOTS 2017 - Santa Fe Gondola with Coil Covers
Lionel #83874 - $65.00 each +
S/H and Sales Tax for OH
Shipping: March 2018
***Special Offer *** - Order 1 SF Gondola and purchase any of the following cars
 (V&T Mint Car, Porter Boxcar or Zephyr Car) for $60 plus s/h and tax for OH.

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Burlington Zephyr Double-Sheathed Boxcar
Lionel #58228 - $73.00 + S/H

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Virginia & Truckee "Carson City" Mint Car
Lionel #58566 - $70.00 + S/H