Club Cars Coming Soon



British Columbia Railway covered airslide hopper

Feb. 5, 2021 – The Canadian Toy Train Association is pleased to announce that Atlas O is manufacturing a British Columbia Railway covered airslide hopper car for our Club. This very limited production “O” gauge car comes in two road numbers in 3 rail.

Cost & availability: Delivery is expected in the Fall or Winter of 2021. NOTE: Preliminary concept artwork shown.  Canadian Toy Train Association member cost is:

Canada – $ 85.00 CDN per car including shipping within the lower mainland and Vancouver Island. With the current CDA-USA exchange rate,  this is a real deal for our members. Modest shipping charge for the rest of Canada.

United States – $ 65.00 US plus $ 12.00 US shipping per car.

Questions ?

email mlhorne@shaw.ca or telephone 604-560-4028

To order:

Please complete the order form here and mail it to: 

Canadian Toy Train Association, c/o Mark Horne
16266 – 26th Avenue, Surrey, BC
Canada   V3Z 6Z3

Or send us the information by email with your request to: canadiantoytrains@gmail.com
e-transfer payment option available.

 

About this Atlas O model

The airslide covered hopper was introduced by General American Transportation Corporation (GATX) in 1953. Approx. 5000 of the 2600 cu. ft. cars were built between that year and 1969.

The airslide is primarily designed for the bulk shipment of dry, granular or powdered commodities. The design of that car is such that it can be loaded and unloaded quickly and with little spillage through the use of air pressure.

The most common commodities carried include: flour, sugar, starch, plastic pellets, cement, powdered chemicals and carbon black.

Features Include:

True 1/4″ scale dimensions and details
Realistic see-through roof walks and brake wheel platform
Separately-applied grab irons and brake line details
Sprung die-cast 70-ton roller-bearing or Bettendorf trucks (depending on the road name)
Opening hatches
Minimum diameter curve (3-rail): O-27
Die-cast articulated couplers (3-rail)


Pacific Great Eastern 8000 gallon diesel fuel tank car  

Sold out from CTTA – Delivery in 2021

Nov. 2, 2020 – The Canadian Toy Train Association is pleased to announce that Atlas O is manufacturing a Pacific Great Eastern 8000 gallon single dome tank car for our Club. This very limited production “O” gauge car comes in two road numbers in 3 rail.

Cost & availability: Delivery is expected in summer 2021. NOTE: Preliminary concept artwork shown. These are NOT the correct red and silver colours. 

The Canadian Toy Train Association member cost is $ 85.00 CDN per car including shipping within the lower mainland and Vancouver Island. With the drop in the Canadian dollar this is a real deal for our members.

About this model:

The ACF® 8,000 Gallon Type 27 Tank Car was one of the most popular standard design riveted tank cars of the first half of the twentieth century. ACF® built more than 1,800 of these cars for a wide variety of customers in the petroleum, chemical, and food industries. Virtually every bulk liquid or gas of the era was shipped in these cars (and its similar 10,000 gallon brother). Typical products included petroleum, acids, alcohol, propane, ammonia, molasses and vegetable oil.

Features Include:
-Die-cast chassis
-Metal grab irons, handrails and stirrups
-Detailed body
-Accurate painting and lettering
-Minimum diameter curve: O-31 (3-rail)
-Minimum radius curve: 24″ (2-Rail)

Please note: Atlas O body-mounted scale couplers can be used on both 2-rail and 3-rail versions.

If you wish to order please, email your request to: canadiantoytrains@gmail.com  

Questions? email Mark at mlhorne@shaw.ca or telephone 604-560-4028


BC Electric Railway depressed centre flatcar with transformer load

Sold out! – Coming in early 2021

May 20, 2020 – CTTA is pleased to announce another unique railroad car project. MTH is manufacturing a British Columbia Electric depressed center flat car with transformer load in their Railking line.

This very limited production “O” gauge car comes in two road numbers in 3 rail.

Delivery is expected in February 2021. Preliminary artwork from MTH shown above.

The Canadian Toy Train Association member cost is $ 85.00 CDN per car including shipping within the lower mainland and Vancouver Island. With the drop in the Canadian dollar this is a real deal for our members.

About this model:

For transporting large or heavy items over land, nothing beats a railroad flat car. No wonder that manufacturers use flat cars to ship products or sub-assemblies ranging from transformers to airliner fuselages to heavy construction and mining equipment.

But how big is too big? That is determined by a railroad’s loading gauge, which defines the maximum height and width of rolling stock and engines. Great Britain, the birthplace of railroading, has one of the smallest loading gauges because so much of its network has bridges and tunnels built in the mid-1800s, when trains were smaller. In the US, older, more urban eastern roads tend to have smaller loading gauges than western roads that traverse wide-open spaces. That’s why, for example, 1950s-era vista-dome passenger cars were common on western railroads but rare in the east.

Over the years, flatcar designers have devised various means of squeezing the most inside a loading gauge, with one of the most popular being the depressed center flat car. Dropping the car floor down, until it almost touches the rails between the car’s trucks, allows room for larger, heavier loads like the electrical transformer depicted on our model.