• We love Passenger Power!

      Like these postwar Lionel VIA Alcos and 2008 MTH VIA F40 on Kyle Miller’s layout.

    • We make great trains happen!

      Like this CTTA custom BC Hydro MP15DC diesel by MTH!

    • We love 1st Generation Diesel Power!

      Like these CN and CP units ready for duty on Mark Horne’s layout.

    • 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 electric trains!

      Like these models under catenary on Mark Horne’s layout.

    • We love big steam!

      Like this 2001 Lionel Rio Grande Challenger on Gary Zabenskie’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 the Blue Comet !

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

Welcome to the Canadian Toy Train Association

Upcoming Events

Hope you’re enjoying Summer 2021. Play with your trains! There’s never been a better time to get at those model railroad projects you’ve been putting off. Hope to see you IN PERSON at our Annual General Meeting in September.

  1. CTTA September Club Meet & AGM

    September 26 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm PDT
  2. AGM update meet on ZOOM

    October 3 @ 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

Toy Train funny

Become a Member

Join us for a club meeting online if you can,  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!

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

NEW: Moving Port Moody Station! Kyle Miller & Charles Reif. Local CPR history hits close to home for us both.

NEW: 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.

NEW BOOK – Canadian Prewar Toy Trains, Available NOW! – Hot off the press by expert collectors Frank Schmidt and Charles Reif. To preview and or purchase, click below.

Order Hard Cover        Order Soft Cover

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.

Lionel Legacy 2-8-0 CUSTOM RUNS – SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY!
Mr. Muffins Trains is producing the new Lionel (2021 V2) Legacy Consolidation 2-8-0 for CTTA as Pacific Great Eastern #51 and/or #54.
Also being produced is Canadian National #2616. These engines are available  at a reduced price of $675.00 USD. These will be extremely limited edition engines, very collectible and will be Built-to-order! Full info to PRE-ORDER here.

Want one? Let us know! canadiantoytrains@gmail.com

SOLD OUT – Coming in 2021! Now in 4 road numbers, BEER cars for your train. Moosehead 36′ Premier Reefer by MTH.

SOLD OUT! Coming in 2022! MTH Premier Canadian Northern Railway 55 Ton All Steel Drop Bottom Gondola Car.

See all Club Cars!

Lionel 2021 Volume 2 Catalog! 

View or download previous Lionel catalogs here.


MTH 2020 Volume 2 Catalog!

MTH’s FINAL catalog.

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. In-person 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. Members will receive an invitation by email with their monthly e-newsletter and bulletin.

Covid-19 NOTICE – Sept. 13, 2021: The safety of our members and guests is our priority. All Covid-19 and Public Health requirements will be adhered to.

By order of the Provincial Health Officer (PHO), proof of vaccination is required to access some events, services and businesses. This requirement applies to CTTA Membership meetings at Charles Rummel Community Centre. As of Sept. 13, for the Sept. 26 AGM, members are required to have their FIRST vaccination to attend. As of October 24th, members will be required to be fully vaccinated with both doses.

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Canadian Flyer Club Newsletters

The latest is the September 2021 issue!



CTTA Front Page Video

Brian Beard’s Classic Firetruck Collection! All CTTA Members collect trains. Some collect cars too. But Brian collects and restores Firetrucks. He even has his own Firehall. Check out Brian’s amazing machines.

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