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Donations, Purchases, and Wishlist


The Lansing Model Railroad Club accepts donations of railroad equipment, railroad artifacts, books, model railroad items, and cash.  We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit tax-exempt educational organization.  All donations are tax-deductible as charitable contributions.  Please contact a Lansing Model Railroad Club officer for more information on donations.

We are sorry but we no longer accept magazines.

IRS Information on Donating

Charitable Contributions [pdf]
Determining the Value of Donated Property [pdf]
Noncash Charitable Contributions Form [pdf]

Purchasing, Sales, and Recycling

From time to time, we are contacted by people looking to sell model train items and other railroadiana. The Lansing Model Railroad Club rarely purchases items because of our limited space and resources, however let us offer some suggestions on selling or recycling your train items:

Please do not throw away your model trains or railroadiana.  There's always a way to find them a good home!  For further information or questions please contact one of the club officers


The Lansing Model Railroad Club does not provide appraisal services for model railroad items, antique toys, railroad related artifacts, and etc.

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Wish List

The Lansing Model Railroad Club is interested in obtaining and restoring items of historical railroad interest and items that promote the operation of the organization and furtherance of it's mission. Here is a list of items we are would like to acquire: