• We love running trains on our Modular Layout!

      Operating Day crew at the Burnaby Central Railway, July 2022.

    • We make great trains happen!

      Like these new MTH RailKing BC Electric SW-8 and BC Hydro MP-15 switchers on Kyle Miller’s layout!

    • We love kit-bashing to prototype!

      Like this custom painted, weathered and detailed RS-3 by Dan Gory.

    • We love prewar American Flyer !

      Like these 1936 passenger trains on Jim Barrett’s layout.

    • We love Passenger Power!

      Like these MTH VIA F40PH diesels from 2008 triple heading on Kyle Miller’s layout.

    • We love big steam!

      Like this 2001 Lionel Rio Grande Challenger on Gary Zabenskie’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.

Welcome to the Canadian Toy Train Association

Upcoming Events


The Canadian Toy Train Association welcomes you to our next meet. We look forward to sharing the fun of toy trains and model railroading with you all throughout the year.


Thanks for joining us at the layout breakout July 9-24 at BCSME! 

It was great to be back! Our Modular Layout emerged from a pandemic induced hibernation for 3 consecutive weekends of display and operating fun at the Burnaby Central Railway. Members enjoyed bringing personal trains to run and helping operate the layout over our 3-weekend run. July 9-10, 16-17 and 23-24. Learn more.


image of operating crew members at BCSME July 2022


Trainman’s Tips #13 – from January 1961 

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

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. Not a CTTA member ? Join 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

NEW: The history of the Canadian Pacific Railway logo.

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

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

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.

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Club Car Sales

Our exclusive limited edition ‘O’ Gauge Club Cars are available to members and hobbyists. Check out our Club Cars production history here!

Order now! 5 left! MTH Canadian Northern scale Gondola car. We have a few factory ‘extras’ available. Last call to get this unique CTTA car.

ORDER NOW! Atlas O Master line Vancouver, Victoria and Eastern Railway Reefer. Preliminary artwork shown.

Sold out!  Victoria and Sidney Railway Company – Phoenix Brewing Co. Export Lager Premier Reefer by MTH.

Members Special – SOLD OUT! Thanks to all who supported this project. MTH will be producing a Premier PGE Russell Snowplow for CTTA next year.

See all Club Cars!


Lionel 2022 Volume 2 Big Book Catalog! 

Lionel’s big new catalog! Released July This edition features a new CN steam locomotive and woodside passenger set.

View or download previous Lionel catalogs here.


MTH 2020 Volume 2 Catalog.

MTH’s FINAL catalog, and links to all previous ones. 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 by 10:30 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 – May 15, 2022: The safety of our members and guests is our priority. All facility Covid-19 and Public Health requirements will be adhered to.

View Map

CTTA 3630 map

Canadian Flyer Club Newsletters

The latest is the JUNE 2022 issue!

CTTA monthly Canadian Flyer - thumbnail to view or download



CTTA Front Page Video

Kyle Miller’s O Gauge VIA Rail Super Continental. Featuring three F40PH-2D diesels and 14 passenger cars, this train of MTH Premier cars looks great and always runs on time!

Check out more of our member’s videos and lots more toy train fun on our Videos page and YouTube channel!

Club Car Showcase 


This British Columbia Railway Airslide Hopper by Atlas O is our latest project. Delivered to Members July 2022. Check them all out here!