• We love Canadian Pacific Steam!

      Like this versatile Lionel Legacy 4-6-0 ten-wheeler on Mark Horne’s layout, issued in 2010.

    • 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

    • Play with your trains!

      If you have to stay home. MTH BC Rail Dash-9 diesels on Kyle’s layout.

    • Day or night, we love running trains!

      Like these D&H engines at Mark Horne’s engine house.

    • We love the Blue Comet !

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

    • We love big steam!

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

    • We make great trains happen!

      Like this CTTA custom BC Hydro MP15DC diesel by MTH!

    • We miss Train Shows!

      Especially the TCA York meet, as our CTTA group here did in years past.

Welcome to the Canadian Toy Train Association

Upcoming Events

If you have to stay close to home as we roll into 2021, play with your trains! There’s never been a better time to get at those model railroad projects you’ve been putting off.

  1. CTTA Club Meet – February

    February 28 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm PST
  2. CTTA Club Meet – March

    March 28 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm PDT

Trainman’s Tips from the 1960’s #12

Check out these timeless tips from Helpful Oswald and readers of Model Trains from the 1960’s. This one from December, 1961. Click the image to enlarge!

Toy trains are fun for the whole family

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. Renew NOW!

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!

CTTA members at Horseshoe Curve 2018

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

China to Mongolia railway adventure! Frank Schmidt takes us on a high speed and low speed ride from Beijing across the Trans-Mongolian-Railway.

How many 6464 Boxcars were there? Let’s ask TCA. Thanks Tom Modica for guiding us to the answer.

BC trains vacation and adventure tour!Gavin & Tom Senft hit the hot spots and museums all across BC, from the Spiral Tunnels to Revelstoke.

Self propelled passenger cars in Canada – by Toronto Historical Railway Association. Thanks Ralph Spielman for sharing.

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

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

Coming in March: Moving Port Moody Station down the tracks.

Coming soon: Backdrops and blackdrops – how to make your trains layout look great! Double up a Lionel signal bridge for dual direction lighting. By Kyle Miller

Club Car Sales

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 now!  BC Electric depressed centre flatcar with transformer.

NEW! Our next 2021 project is just announced – Order now!British Columbia Railway airslide covered hopper by Atlas O.

Sold out! – Pacific Great Eastern diesel fuel tank car by Atlas O.

 

See all Club Cars!

Lionel 2021 Volume 1 Big Book Catalog! 

Another huge Lionel Catalog! Featuring a CP Heritage SD70, CP work train cars, high speed electrics and lots more big steam!

View or download previous Lionel catalogs here.

MTH 2020 Volume 2 Catalog!

Check out MTH’s FINAL catalog, including Premier CP Heritage and Military units, CN & VIA Rail Turbo train, Ontario Northland SD-40-2. US Freedom train. Military die-cast vehicles on flatcars. RailKing 2020 US election trains.

MTH O gauge 2020 Volume 2 catalog

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.

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CTTA 3630 map

Canadian Flyer Club Newsletters

The latest is the FEBRUARY 2021 issue!



CTTA Front Page Video

Tony Lash’s Masterpiece Model Railroad. This layout’s impact goes well beyond size. It’s as finely detailed as any scale layout you’ll see. Tony and 15 layout experts took nearly 3 years building this fine O gauge model railroad.

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