• We love to run trains on our modular layout!

      2018 Vancouver Train Expo operating group

    • 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 make great trains happen!

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

    • We love toy trains at Christmas!

      Gord Hall’s Christmas display at the West Coast Railway Heritage Park, Dec 2018

    • 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 kitbashing to prototype!

      Like this custom built, painted and weathered CN F7 by Dan Gory.

    • 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, February 24, 2019. Please renew your membership!

35th Annual Vancouver Island Spring Model Railroad Show, Sunday March 10, 2019 in Nanaimo.

Presented by the West Coast Railway Association, the 37th annual Western Rails Railroadiana show comes Sunday March 24 to the Cameron Rec Ctr in Burnaby.

In case you missed it ! On January 19, CTTA Members enjoyed their annual bus trip to the Great Train Show in Puyallup, WA. Check out pictures and videos of the action here!

See calendar for full details of ALL events.

Calendar

Toy Train Funny 

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.

New & upcoming features

NEW! A History of New York City transportationThanks to Skyler Marcellino of New York for this interesting feature of the trains and subways of America’s biggest city.

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.

Fun with your Model Railroad. This 1949 Postwar gem from Popular Mechanics Press is jam packed with great info still relevant today! 

Coming soon! Moving Port Moody Station down the tracks.

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.

Two left! 2018 MTP Premier Line White Pass & Yukon 36′ reefer. Contact Mark Horne at mlhorne@shaw.ca if you missed out or want a 2nd car.

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

New MTH 2019 Volume 1 Catalog!

Check out MTH’s latest, including a Rocky Mountaineer GP40 and passenger train, and an Ontario Northland GP-38-2.

MTH Volume 1 2019 O gauge catalog



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 February 2019 issue!



CTTA Front Page Video

Miniatur Wunderland – A journey from Christmas Village to Las Vegas! Take a ride from the cab or a window seat on one of the finest model railroads in the world.

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