• We love to run trains on our modular layout!

      2018 Vancouver Train Expo operating group

    • We love passenger trains!

      CN FP4-A’s by Lionel pull MTH passenger cars on Kyle Miller’s layout.

    • 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 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 to have Thomas around !

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

    • We love big steam!

      Like this 2001 Lionel Rio Grande Challenger on Gary Zabenskie’s layout!

    • We love clockwork and tinplate!

      Like this 1933 Marx windup steam engine and tinplate passenger coaches on John Constible’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

The next CTTA Club Meeting is Sunday, April 28, 2019. 

See calendar for full details of ALL events.


Toy Train Funny 

Trainmen’s Tips

From Model Trains magazine, January 1962

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

Toy Trains of Yesteryear – The Trains of Lionel’s Standard Gauge Era. Thanks again to member Martin Howbold for this wonderful Carstens Publication from 1964, detailing the history and offerings of Lionel Standard Gauge in the early 1900’s.

World record length Lionel Train. This excerpt from Greenberg’s Guide to Lionel Trains 1970-1991 Vol 2, describes the 13 month odyssey to set the record with a 751-car train! Thanks John Warlimont for this one.

Coming in April: 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

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

Coming soon! A very unique 2019 reefer from MTH.

Our latest car is now SOLD OUT. 2018 MTH Premier Line White Pass & Yukon 36′ reefer.

Lionel 2019 Big Book catalog!

This is the biggest Lionel Catalog ever! Featuring the latest and best from Lionel. Including a Canadian Pacific FA-2 passenger set, CN ore cars and CN SD70’s in S gauge.

Lionel trains 2019 big book catalog of O gauge and S gauge trains

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

NEW – Here’s the April 2019 issue!

CTTA Front Page Video

Sante Fe Railroad fun in O scale – Colorado O scale modelers. Take a ride on some fine diesel powered passenger trains led by classic warbonnet livery.

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