• 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 the Blue Comet !

      MTH 2000 era Standard Gauge loco and complete 5-car passenger train.

    • 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

    • We love great scenery!

      Like this photo mural backdrop of Earl’s farm, with Lionel Postwar WP F3s running.

Welcome to the Canadian Toy Train Association

Upcoming Events

Join us for the CTTA annual Bus Trip to the Great Train Show in Puyallup WA, Saturday Jan. 18, 2020. Member registration OPEN NOW! 

  1. CTTA Monthly Meet

    November 24 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
  2. Mainland Diecast Collectibles Show

    December 8 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Toy Train Funny

Model trains – a way of life ?

Trainmen’s Tips #6

From Model Trains magazine, 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

NEW: 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. 

Indian Hill Heritage Railway train travels 2019. By Frank & Annie Schmidt. 

Coming soon: 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 ! 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.

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


Sold out!

PGE Side Dump cars from MTH have arrived and are shipping now!

New! Lionel 2019 Volume 2 catalog.

Another huge Lionel Catalog! Featuring the return of the Big Boy, and a CN 4-6-6T l.


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 NOVEMBER 2019 issue!

CTTA Front Page Video

Classic Lionel Trains in action!Highlights of O gauge trains and accessories from the 1920’s to 1960’s. Watch coal and log stations in action, rockets being launched and many trains from the Scale Hudson to the gang car.

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