• We love Passenger Power!

      Like these MTH VIA F40’s from 2008 triple heading on Kyle Miller’s layout.

    • We love the Rocky Mountaineer!

      Like this O Gauge MTH GP-40 from 2019 on the layout of David Gerancher

    • 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 1st Generation Diesel Power!

      Like these CN and CP units ready for duty on Mark Horne’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.

    • We love big steam!

      Like this 2001 Lionel Rio Grande Challenger on Gary Zabenskie’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

Welcome to the Canadian Toy Train Association

Upcoming Events


The Canadian Toy Train Association wishes all our Members and Friends a joyous and prosperous New Year in 2022! We look forward to sharing the fun of toy trains and model railroading with you all throughout the year. Have fun and play with your trains.

  1. January Club Meet

    January 30 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm PST
  2. February Club Meet

    February 27 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm PST
  3. March Club Meet

    March 20 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm PDT

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


Toy trains are fun for the whole family!

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: 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.

Order Hard Cover        Order Soft Cover

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.

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

Members Special – ORDER NOW! MTH will be producing a Premier PGE Russell Snowplow for CTTA next year. Members may order 1 or 2 cars at the amazing price of $40, shipping included!

NOW SHIPPING to members! Now in 4 road numbers, BEER cars for your train. Moosehead 36′ Premier Reefer by MTH.

SOLD OUT! Coming in 2022! MTH Premier Canadian Northern Railway 55 Ton All Steel Drop Bottom Gondola Car.

See all Club Cars!


Lionel 2022 Big Book Catalog! 

Lionel’s biggest catalog ever! This edition features lots of big diesel power in CN and CP Heritage livery.

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 at 11:00 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 – Oct. 3, 2021: The safety of our members and guests is our priority. All Covid-19 and Public Health requirements will be adhered to.

By order of the Provincial Health Officer (PHO), proof of vaccination is required to access some events, services and businesses. This requirement applies to CTTA Membership meetings at Charles Rummel Community Centre. As of October 24th, members will be required to be fully vaccinated with both doses.

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Canadian Flyer Club Newsletters

The latest is the December 2021 issue!



CTTA Front Page Video

Gordon Hall’s amazing O Gauge Christmas & Holiday display at the Railway Museum of BC. Featured during the 2021 North Pole Express event,  13 loops of MTH, Lionel and Atlas O trains provide an endless variety of fun and Holiday themes for kids of all ages.

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