• Lionel Operating Train Society

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

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  • ANNUAL CONVENTION

    Lawrence, Kansas
    August 1- 8, 2021

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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!

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MEMBERSHIP CATEGORIES

Regular
Membership

$41/year

or $74/2 years

  • Open to all operators of Lionel® trains and accessories.
  • Receive a printed membership card.
  • Regular members receive all club publications.
  • Are entitled to vote on club issues

The fee to become a Regular member (RM) is $41.00 ($35 dues plus an initiation fee of $6) for a one year membership or $74.00 ($68 two years of dues + $6 initiation fee.).

Junior
Membership

$21/year

or $37/2 years

  • Open to all operators of Lionel trains and accessories who are 17 years old or younger.
  • Receive a printed membership card.
  • Junior members receive all club publications.
  • May purchase all LOTS convention cars and other commemorative issues.

The fee to become a Junior member (JM) is $21 ($18 dues plus and initiation fee of $3) for a one year membership or $37 ($34 for two years dues plus a $3 one-time initiation fee).

Family
Membership

$15/year

or $25/2 years

  • For the spouse and children (22 years old or younger) of Regular Members.
  • Receive a printed membership card.
  • May purchase all LOTS convention cars and other commemorative issues.
  • Your spouse and/or children do not have to be LOTS members to attend the annual convention with an RM member.

The fee to become a Family member (FM) is $15 ($12 dues plus a $3 initiation fee for a one year membership or $25 ($22 dues plus a $3 initiation fee for two years).

Annual Convention Information

Make plans now to join us in Lawrence, Kansas “Home of the Jayhawks”

August 1- 8, 2021

Registration is now open for the LOTS 2021 Convention!

Please read the information in the LOTS 2021 Convention Brochure found here and then register with the hotel (call 785-841-7077 (tell the agent you are with LOTS) or click here) and then Pre-Register with LOTS: click here.

We are hopeful that we will be able to gather together in Lawrence, Kansas for a wonderful convention. If we are able to have the convention, in addition to offering fun and exciting tours, it is our mission to keep everyone safe. We will follow the guidelines established by the Governor of Kansas and the CDC.

If you have any questions, please call Paula at 513-598-8240.

Limited Edition Lionel Collector Cars

The following LOTS cars are available for purchase now and will ship 3-7 business days after your order is processed.

Click the picture of the car you want to purchase for more details and ordering instructions.

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