• We play with our Toy Trains! Like these VIA Rail ALCOs.

      Lionel 1957 ALCOs custom painted.

    • We make great toy trains happen!

      Like this just released 2016 CTTA Club Car, a British American Oil 8000 gallon tanker from Atlas O.

    • We like to play with toy trains on our Vancouver Modular layout!

      CTTA Engineers at CN Thornton Yard Family Day, September 2016

    • We love to run CP & CN passenger trains. Like these F7 and F3 diesels !

      K-line Canadian Pacific F7, 2000; Lionel Legacy Canadian National F3, 2011

    • We love Lionel Engineering !

      Like this 1947 #221 Dreyfuss Hudson & whistle tender.

    • We love tinplate trains ! Like this Marx streamliner.

      Marx M10000 Union Pacific streamliner, 1934

    • We love American Flyer postwar steamers !

      Like this 1948 Gilbert Royal Blue and others

    • We run our model Toy Trains ! Now departing, CN Turbo, Train 66.

      M.T.H. CN Turbotrain, 2013

Welcome to the Canadian Toy Train Association

Upcoming Events

Our next CTTA Club Meeting is Sunday April 30.

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.

Read about us to discover more about our club of model railroaders, toy train collectors and operators, the things we do and how we have fun with our trains!

This happy group takes a break from shopping for trains at the TCA York meet to enjoy the National Toy Train Museum close by.  

Club Car Sales

Our exclusive limited edition Club Cars are available to members and hobbyists.

Coming soon! A British Columbia Electric 36′ Reefer from MTH, delivery Summer 2017. Sold out from CTTA. 

Coming Soon! A Pacific Great Eastern die-cast 2-bay hopper from Atlas O. Delivery is expected in the Spring of 2017. pge_960x450


Club Meetings

Next one is April 30 ! The Canadian Toy Train Association meets on the last Sunday of the month 9 times a year, every month except July, August & 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.

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CTTA 3630 map

Canadian Flyer Club Newsletters

Here’s the March 2017 issue!

CTTA Canadian Flyer January 2017 newsletter V15.1


CTTA Front Page Video

Miniatur World, Hamburg ! One of the most popular tourist attractions ever, this could be the worlds largest and most amazing model railway. Check out more member’s videos and lots more toy train fun on our Videos page and YouTube channel!

Latest News & Club Activities

  • October 19, 2016 - M.T.H. Electric Trains has published its 2017 Volume 1 O Gauge catalog to the M.T.H. website.
  • ​​​Canadian Pacific is bringing back its iconic beaver logo as it looks to the future, while re-connecting with its past.

    ​The logo combines two elements: the bold and modern red 'CP' logo mark that has been in use since 2012, and the striking gold heritage shield that features the beaver, Canada's official symbol for sovereignty.
  • For many, the prospect of train travel conjures up a relaxed, civilized experience. But those images are challenged when it comes to travelling aboard Canada’s national rail carrier from Toronto’s antiquated Union Station.
  • CTTA members and friends enjoyed a great day of toy trains and model railroading. Lots of super deals were there to be had, and many members made purchases and came home with some new treasures. Lionel and MTH had well attended displays. Many clubs had modular layout displays running and there was lots of action for kides to enjoy.
  • A fine looking O scale #1 44 ton switcher locomotive in classic Canadian National green and gold has just been released. Check it out on the Williams by Bachmann Web site.
  • After surveying the dozen railcars and cargo of Lincoln Logs strewn haphazardly across the grass mat, investigators concluded Friday that a massive model train derailment was the result of conductor fatigue.
  • Via Rail is warning it faces longer trip times, eroding on-time performance and service cuts if it doesn't get its own set of dedicated tracks and fleet upgrade in the busy Montreal-Ottawa-Toronto corridor, the Crown corporation says in its newly released corporate plan.
  • Frank Schmidt shares his vacation adventure by taking us on a tour of the Marklin factory in Goppingen, Germany in 2016
  • The CTTA enjoyed a great weekend operating our trains at the Vancouver Model Train Expo Nov 5 & 6 at the PNE forum, on our modular layout. Tinplate trains got a lot of running time with several members bringing out their classic trains for all to enjoy. Lots of operating layouts, with all the clubs from the lower mainland having fun running trains in all scales. Pics by Kyle Miller.
  • By economy coach or deluxe bedroom in the sleepers, seeing the country by train is a wonderful experience. Check out this young man's 4-day adventure in these beautiful pictures.
  • Model Railroad Academy attended this year's NMRA Convetion in Indianapolis. Doug Hodgdon reports.
  • Kyle Miller visited the Toronto Railway Museum at the historic John Street Roundhouse beside the CN Tower. Have a look at some wonderful locomotives, rolling stock and historic structures preserved on the grounds.
  • Kyle Miller visited the museum in St. Constant, outside Montreal. A fantastic collection of Steam, Diesel, Trolleys, Electrics and much more are displayed in beautiful condition within 2 major exhibit hangers. An operating Trolley tour outdoors circles the yard, turntable and other artifacts awaiting restoration. A movie theatre inside plays the 'Royal Canadian Pacific' featuring CP Hudson #2816. Take a tour with these pictures.
  • Kyle just checked out this fascinating collection of Canadian Pacific artifacts collected by Wallace Chung over 60 years. You should too! It's free and its at UBC.
  • Lionel is announcing its new 'LionScale' Rolling stock. These items will be produced at the Lionel Headquarters in North Carolina, USA!! These will be built from the acquired Weaver tooling. Stay tuned for more details.
  • One of the world's most famous locomotives has completed its inaugural run after a decade-long, £4.2m refit.
  • Zimbabwe: Victoria Falls to Bulawayo by train - why ?
  • A great article from the Toronto Sun on the state of VIA passenger rail service. Modeling the Canadian at Rapido Trains.
  • The West Coast Railway Association brought their Canadian Pacific equipment over to Nanaimo on Friday April 8 for an special excursion. Check out the festivities with this collection of pictures.
  • TCA e*Train features Charles Reif article: Sequencing BING trademarks for Canada and the USA
  • There's a new Image Gallery for your layout photos and it's crying out for some content. We're looking to see some of the trains that generate all the fun. Stop the trains, turn up (or down) the lights and share your model railroad with the rest of us!
  • New! CTTA Members trackside photo gallery. Our personal pics of stuff we've seen along the rails.