• We love kit-bashing to prototype!

      Like this CP FP7-A custom painted by Dan Gory.

    • We love electric trains!

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

    • We love to run trains on our Modular Layout!

      Vancouver Train Expo 2019 operating crew.

    • We love prewar American Flyer !

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

    • We make great trains happen!

      Like this CTTA custom PGE train by MTH, lead by RS-3 #561 on Brian Beard’s layout.

    • We love passenger trains!

      CN FP4-A’s by Lionel pull MTH passenger cars on Kyle Miller’s layout.

    • We love to have Thomas around !

      Lionel’s O gauge Thomas is a hit with young train lovers on our modular 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

Welcome to the Canadian Toy Train Association

Upcoming Events

March 15th – 38th annual Railroadiana show, 9523 Cameron St. Burnaby

  1. Washington State Model Train Show & Marketplace

    February 22 @ 10:00 am - February 23 @ 4:00 pm
  2. CTTA Monthly Club Meet

    February 23 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
  3. BC Vintage to Modern Toy Expo

    March 14 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Toy Train Funny


Trainmen’s Tips #8

From the pages of Model Trains 1961 !

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.

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!

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

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

The Real McCoy! Celebrating Standard Gauge trains – Club Car Feature. Photos and history by Mark Horne.

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! By Kyle Miller

Coming soon: Double up a Lionel signal bridge for dual direction lighting.

Club Car Sales

Order now ! One left – Our next project – BC Hydro MP-15 diesel by MTH in 2020


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.

British Columbia Market Co. Limited reefer from MTH. Shipping to members this Fall. Preliminary artwork shown.

Sold out!

NEW Lionel 2020 Big Book Catalog! 

Another huge Lionel Catalog! Featuring a CP SD40 and stock car 3-pack.

View or download previous Lionel catalogs here.

New MTH 2020 Volume 1 Catalog!

Check out MTH’s latest, including a CP MP-15 and CN shortnose Dash-8.

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.

View Map

CTTA 3630 map

Canadian Flyer Club Newsletters

The latest is the FEBRUARY 2020 issue!



CTTA Front Page Video

O Gauge Trainfest 2019! Check out this large, action packed, modular layout by the Midwest Division, Train Collectors Association. Featuring a massive Big Boy #4014.

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