Lionel and LCCA Roll Out the Red Carpet!

March 23rd 2013

Mark your calendar for March 22-23 and plan to attend this two-day Red Carpet Event that will be a memory-maker! This first-of-its-kind co-sponsored event will be a private showing of the Lionel facility presented to LCCA members. The general public will not be invited.

Participants get the opportunity to visit the NEW Lionel trains and NASCAR Die-cast facility in Concord, NC, for private showings of:

  • Facility Tours
  • Lionel Operating Layouts
  • Informative Professional Seminars on HOBBY ELECTRONICS, REPAIR SERVICE, MODULE MAKING, and SCENERY BUILDING
  • LCCA Member-only Pricing on currently inventoried Products
  • Take advantage of the wide variety of Lionel Products offered at reduced prices. Limited to inventory on Hand - Sorry no rain checks
  • Limited Sneak Peek at 2013 Lionel products
  • Rail Excursion Trip
  • Spencer Railroad Museum Tour, and more.

Friday -- Arrive a Day Early for a Train Excursion and Museum Visit Visit the Spencer Train Museum in Spencer, NC. Buses will leave the Lionel facility at 9 a.m. sharp on Friday morning for the museum. A ROUND TRIP bus ticket will be $25 per person, except for children under two years old, who will ride free. The bus trip is approximately 35 minutes each way. Refer to the Registration Form for the price of museum admission and a train ride. A “Ride with the Engineer” is available when the museum is running the F3 locomotive.

Saturday -- The Red Carpet Event The Red Carpet Event at the Lionel facility will start that morning at 8 o’clock and will continue until 7 that evening. There’ll be lots of time to take in all the activities! Food service will be available at the site for an additional charge. LCCA members, a spouse, their children, or a significant other will be admitted FREE. A guest -- such as a member’s buddy – must pay a $35 entry fee to be admitted. Lionel dealers who are members of the LCCA as defined in our Constitution will be admitted FREE.

LCCA members will receive a bag of Lionel-related goodies and will provide a special commemorative to the first 300 participants. The LCCA and Lionel have invited LRRC members and their families. Admittance policy is the same for LCCA and LRRC members. Non-members must pay a $35 entry fee at the door, but because of the special pricing on Lionel products they will likely get their $35 back in the form of savings. The $35 will also provide a one-year membership in the LCCA, which will be accompanied by all club benefits.

LCCA will staff the entry door and handle admissions. Kids will receive a FREE Lionel Engineer Hat at the door. Door prizes will be awarded every hour on the hour. On this day only, members will enjoy guided tours of the Lionel facility; located near the NASCAR Charlotte motor speedway, and the Z-Max Four Lane Dragway.

Informative, interesting seminars will be presented by: Lionel’s Mike Reagan, on parts and service for your Lionel trains

  • Roger Farkash of TW Design in Dallas, TX, on scenery tips and effects
  • LCCA’s Bill Schmeelk, on the new FasTrackTM modular railroad system
  • OGR's Ed Boyle - on S-Gauge Discussion

Important Freebies

Persons who spend $500 or more will qualify for FREE ground shipping of purchased items back home in the continental USA by UPS Ground Service. Plan to stay at a nearby partner hotel and use the FREE shuttle service provided by Lionel to/from those hotels and their facility. Saturday shuttle service begins at 7 a.m.

An Option to Shop

The Concord Mills Shopping Mall is about two miles from the Lionel facility. It’s one of the largest outlet malls on the East Coast and is a destination venue. Spouses and SOs could enjoy going to the mall while club members are at the Lionel facility. See Door Busters here - other specials announced at event. Accommodations and Restaurants Modern hotels are located less than a mile from the Lionel facility. A list of nearby hotels is posted at the LCCA website for convenience in making your own reservations. To receive the best rate, make hotel reservations ASAP. Rooms will sell out quickly. Many restaurants are adjacent to the hotels and have reasonable prices.

The Lionel Facility is located at 6301 Performance Drive, Concord, NC 28027.  Well worth the drive!

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