BREAKING NEWS: LCCA Texas Special train set arriving on hit CBS television show

 Lionel Collectors Club of America Texas Special train set arriving on hit CBS television show

January 25, 2016 – The hobby of O gauge railroading has received a positive boost this week with the discovery that a Lionel and Lionel Collectors Club of America product will be featured in an upcoming episode of CBS’s hit television show The Big Bang Theory.

Producers from the show contacted Notch 6 podcast host Derek Thomas (  in early January and asked him to supply the show with a Lionel 52526 Texas Special NW-2 calf and cow set to be used in the filming of an episode scheduled to air on February 4th, 2016. The set was shipped by over night mail to the Warner Brothers Studios in Burbank California where it was used as part of a taping on January 9th.  Thomas said, “I was thrilled to get the call from producers and to accommodate their request for the train set. Any national media exposure for Lionel and The Lionel Collectors Club of America is a win in my mind.”.

Dr. Sheldon Cooper, played by actor Jim Parsons, has been portrayed as a model train enthusiast in previous seasons of the show. He is well known for quoting the line, “We all know it’s O gauge or no gauge.” The fourteenth episode of the ninth season of the show continues to showcase Sheldon’s love for model trains when his Meemaw comes to visit in the episode entitled, “The Meemaw Materialization.”  Be on the lookout for the specially decorated Lionel set box showcasing the classic MKT Texas Special red and white colors along with the large white star.

This all new episode of The Big Bang Theory airs Thursday February 4th, at 8:30PM ET/PT on the CBS Television Network. You can find the Notch 6 podcast online at, The Lionel Collectors Club of America and Lionel Trains LLC at

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Sheldon's Texas Special set