• We love prewar American Flyer !

      Like these 1936 passenger trains on Jim Barrett’s layout.

    • We love to run trains on our Modular Layout!

      2019 Burnaby Central Railway operating crew

    • We love to run trains outside in the garden!

      Here with Junior Model Engineer Jayden and his CP passenger train in G scale at Burnaby Central Railway.

    • We love steam and diesel!

      Brain beard modelling the transition era. MTH Mountain #6060, K-Line F-7 #5651.

    • We make great trains happen!

      Like this CTTA custom PGE train by MTH, lead by RS-3 #561 on Brian Beard’s layout.

    • We love to have Thomas around !

      Lionel’s O gauge Thomas is a hit with young train lovers on our modular layout.

    • We love to run CP & CN passenger trains. With F3, F7 and FP4 diesels !

      Lionel Canadian National FP4, K-line Canadian Pacific F7, Lionel Legacy CN F3 on Mark Horne’s layout

    • We love great scenery!

      Like this photo mural backdrop of Earl’s farm, with Lionel Postwar WP F3s running.

Welcome to the Canadian Toy Train Association

Upcoming Events

  1. Cloverdale Antique & Collectible Show

    October 12 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
  2. YORK, PA : TCA Eastern Division great toy train meet

    October 17 @ 12:00 pm - October 19 @ 5:00 pm
  3. Mt. Cheam Lions Chilliwack Model Train & Hobby Show

    October 19 @ 9:00 am - October 20 @ 4:00 pm

Toy Train Funny

Trainmen’s Tips #5

From Model Trains magazine, 1959

Become a Member

Join us for a club meeting if you’re close by, or become a member wherever you are. Annual dues are $20.

About Us

Discover more about our club of model railroaders, toy train collectors and operators, the things we do as friends and how we have fun with our trains!

This happy group takes a break from shopping for trains at the TCA 2018 York meet to enjoy the Horseshoe Curve National Historic Site in Altoona, PA.

Resources for the toy train enthusiast

A variety of resources for model railroading in O gauge and any other scale. Podcasts, a directory of over 17,000 rail related Web sites, the O Gauge railroading forum community, more.

New & upcoming features

NEW: Jim Barrett’s prewar & tinplate layoutPhotos by Mark Horne & Kyle Miller

The Real McCoy! Celebrating Standard Gauge trains – Club Car Feature. Photos and history by Mark Horne.

Collecting Trains – old & new: John Constible. Part 1. 

Indian Hill Heritage Railway train travels 2019. By Frank & Annie Schmidt. 

Coming soon: Moving Port Moody Station down the tracks.

Coming soon: Backdrops and blackdrops – how to make your trains layout look great! By Kyle Miller

Coming soon: Double up a Lionel signal bridge for dual direction lighting.

Club Car Sales

PGE Side Dump cars from MTH have arrived and will be shipping soon!

Our exclusive limited edition Club Cars are available to members and hobbyists. Check out our Club Cars production history here! Not a CTTA member ? Join now.

Shipping to members this Fall, a very unique reefer from MTH in 2019. British Columbia Market Co. Limited in 2 road numbers. Preliminary artwork shown.

Sold out!

New! Lionel 2019 Volume 2 catalog.

Another huge Lionel Catalog! Featuring the return of the Big Boy, and a CN 4-6-6T l.


View or download previous Lionel catalogs here.

New MTH 2019 Volume 2 Catalog!

Check out MTH’s latest, including a Ontario Northland SD-40-2 and Canadian Pacific Holiday train.

MTH 2019 Spring catalogue

View or download previous MTH catalogs here.

Club Meetings

The Canadian Toy Train Association meets on the last Sunday of the month 9 times a year, every month except Summer vacation July & August, Winter vacation in December. Meets take place in Burnaby, BC.

Doors open at 11:00 am, lunch is served at noon. Business meeting starts at 12:30, and auction starts at 1:00 pm.

View Map

CTTA 3630 map

Canadian Flyer Club Newsletters

The latest is the OCTOBER 2019 issue!

CTTA Front Page Video

Prewar tinplate toy trains in O gauge! In this video, we are going to discover a beautiful old tinplate model railway layout with trains by Lionel, Bing and Marklin. The trains were produced between 1930 and 1950.

Check out more of our member’s videos and lots more toy train fun on our Videos page and YouTube channel!

Train News & Club Activities