• 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 electric trains!

      Like these models under catenary on Mark Horne’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 kitbashing to prototype!

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

    • Play with your trains!

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

    • 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!

Welcome to the Canadian Toy Train Association

Upcoming Events

Stay close to home and be safe as we roll into 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.

  1. CTTA May Club Meet on ZOOM

    May 30 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm PDT
  2. CTTA June Club Meet on ZOOM

    June 27 @ 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.

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

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.

It’s a GO! April 20, 2021. MTH SW-8 British Columbia Electric locomotive project, last call to 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.

 

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. 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.

View Map

CTTA 3630 map

Canadian Flyer Club Newsletters

The latest is the APRIL 2021 issue!



CTTA Front Page Video

Inside Lionel’s train factory – part 1! Classic Toy Trains, the magazine for the O gauge collector and operator, presents vintage newsreel footage of the Lionel factory in northern New Jersey.

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