• We love the Blue Comet !

      MTH 2000 era Standard Gauge loco and complete 5-car passenger train.

    • We love original Canadian road livery! Like on this RS-3.

      2017 Williams RS-3 scale diesel with True-Blast Plus sound in early Canadian National colors.

    • We love Lionel Engineering !

      Like this 1947 #221 Dreyfuss Hudson & whistle tender.

    • We like to run 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 !

      Lionel Canadian National FP4 2005, K-line Canadian Pacific F7, 2000; Lionel Legacy CN F3, 2011

    • We love to shop & buy trains at YORK !

      CTTA York group, October 2014

    • We love steam trains ! Like this CN Mogul.

      Lionel TMCC 2-6-0 CN Mogul #86, 2004.

    • We love tinplate trains ! Like this Marx streamliner.

      Marx M10000 Union Pacific streamliner, 1934

Welcome to the Canadian Toy Train Association

Upcoming Events

Our next CTTA Club Meeting is Sunday, Feb 25.
meet in Nanaimo is Sunday, March 4.

Western Rails 36th Annual Railroadiana Show, Sunday March 18, 2018. Western Rails show logo

We enjoyed a great full day Bus Trip to the Great Train Show, Puyallup, WA, Saturday Jan 20. If you missed it, enjoy some of the pictures here! 

2018 images

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 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.

New & upcoming features

NEW! What Happened to the Other Half : Some interesting tin plate lithography has these American Flyer trains doing double duty. By Frank Schmidt

NEW! My Old Station House: Northern Manitoba in the 1950s. By Clark Gray. Originally publish in CN Lines V15.1

NEW! If Trains Could Talk : A Hornby Princess Elizabeth with a history. By Frank Schmidt

Working on it! ‘Behind-the-scenes tour’ of the Champion Railway Park, Okotoks, AB. By Jason Paul Sailer.
‘What will it take?‘: To haul a train of 30 and more Lionel 6464 Series I – X boxcars. By Kyle Miller

Club Car Sales

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

Available to order now! 2018 MTH Premier Line White Pass & Yukon Route 36′ reefer.  

MTH WP&Y 36' Reefer

New! Pacific Great Eastern 55-ton hoppers from Atlas O are here. Check your dealer.

Coming Soon! Our first locomotive project is a PGE RS-3 from MTH. SOLD OUT from CTTA.


Coming Soon! Our Pacific Great Eastern crane  has ARRIVED at MTH, and will be shipped to members soon. SOLD OUT from CTTA.  PGE-Crane-3_web
Members get a maximum of two PGE cranes for the special price of $ 30.00 each, including shipping.

Not a member ? Join now.


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


CTTA Front Page Video

The Joy of Train Sets - - History of Model Railway - Part 1 Bassett-Lowke

The Joy of Train Sets – The Model Railway Story: From Hornby to Triang and beyond, this documentary explores how the British have been in love with model railways for more than a century. What began as an adult obsession with building fully-engineered replicas became the iconic toy of 1950s and 60s 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