• We love to run CAN-AM trains!

      Lionel Sante Fe Dash-8 and CN SD-40-2 pass a crossing on Kyle Miller’s layout.

    • We love to run trains on our Modular Layout!

      Vancouver Train Expo 2019 operating crew.

    • 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 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 kitbashing to prototype!

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

    • We love passenger trains!

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

Welcome to the Canadian Toy Train Association

Upcoming Events

If you have to stay close to home, 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 Monthly Meet and AGM

    September 27 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
  2. CTTA Monthly Club Meet

    October 25 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

FREE Videos from O Gauge Railroading

The fine folks at OGR have made their digital library FREE to access throughout July 2020. Enjoy some great content here.

Toy Train Funny

Trainmen’s Tips #11

Helpful Oswald tips 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

Sold out!  BC Electric depressed centre flatcar with transformer load by MTH for 2020/2021.

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

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.

See all Club Cars!


NEW Lionel 2020 Volume 2 Catalog! 

Another huge Lionel Catalog! Featuring a CP 4-6-0 and GTW 2-8-2, and lots more big steam!

View or download previous Lionel catalogs here.

New 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. 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 July 2020 Summer Bonus issue!

CTTA Front Page Video

Oh No ! MORE Toy Train Bloopers. Having trouble controlling your trains and accessories? You’re not alone. Enjoy a few laughs from these 3-rail mishaps.

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