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.
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!
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.
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: 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.
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 layout – Photos by Mark Horne & Kyle Miller
Collecting Trains – old & new: John Constible. Part 1.
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
Breaking news! March 20, 2021. MTH SW-8 British Columbia Electric locomotive project a GO! Order now!
SOLD OUT ! Thanks to all who ordered our next 2021 project. British Columbia Railway airslide covered hopper by Atlas O.
Sold out! – Pacific Great Eastern diesel fuel tank car by Atlas O.
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.
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.
View or download previous MTH catalogs here.
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.
Club meetings will take place online using the ZOOM e-meeting platform until further notice, Due to Covid-19 and Public Health requirements. Members will receive an invitation by email with their monthly e-newsletter and bulletin.
The latest is the MARCH 2021 issue!
Mamas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Run Marx Trains! What better way to unveil a new custom Marx E7 paint than with a Marx tribute song!