Welcome to the Canadian Toy Train Association

Upcoming Events

The Canadian Toy Train Association welcomes you to our next meet. We look forward to sharing the fun of toy trains and model railroading with you all throughout the year.

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New Specialty Book

Canadian Prewar Toy Trains – Available NOW! By expert collectors Frank Schmidt and Charles Reif. To preview and or purchase, click below.

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Become a Member

Join us for a club meeting online if you can,  or become a member wherever you are. Annual dues are $20. Not a CTTA member ? Join now.

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 side trip to enjoy the National Toy Train Museum in Strasburg, PA, before shopping for trains at the TCA 2022 York meet.

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.

Recent features

NEW: History of the Victoria and Sidney Railway. Thanks to Russ Etherington for bringing this November 1960 issue of the ‘Hi-Ballers’ Railroad club publication ‘The Steamchest’ to light, featuring a history of the named railway and its connection to two other local railways, featured on our current Club Car offerings.

NEW: Lionel Berkshire kitbash to CN Northern! Modeler Dan Gory takes a venerable Lionel postwar classic and transforms it into a marvelous CN U-2-c #6153. This Model Train Forum feature takes you on the journey from start to finish.

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.

Africa Train Journey. Frank and Annie Schmidt journey from Zimbabwe to Victoria Falls.

Indian Hill Railway Adventure. Frank and Annie Schmidt explore Indian heritage railway travels.

Club Car Sales

Our exclusive limited edition ‘O’ Gauge Club Cars are available to members and hobbyists. Check out our Club Cars production history here!

Order NOW! MTH Premier Canadian Northern 36′ Woodsided Reefer. Artwork shown.

Order NOW! MTH Premier Grand Trunk Pacific 36′ Woodsided Reefer. Artwork shown.

SOLD OUT!  Atlas O Master Line PGE 40′ Steel Reefer. Artwork shown.

Arriving soon.  Atlas O Master line Vancouver, Victoria and Eastern Railway Reefer. Production prototype shown.

See all Club Cars!

NEW! Lionel 2023 Big Book Catalog. 

Lionel’s big new catalog! Released January 12, 2023.

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 10 times this year, every month except Summer vacation July & August. Winter BONUS meeting in December. In-person Meets take place in Burnaby, BC. Doors open by 10:30 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.

The safety of our members and guests is our priority. All facility Covid-19 and Public Health requirements will be adhered to.

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Canadian Flyer Club Newsletters

The latest is the MARCH 2023 issue! 


CTTA Front Page Video

The sounds of Harry McGowan’s Lionel O gauge layout: He was a passionate fan of the Erie Railroad and, in turn, model trains. This is a video featuring many Lionel Scale trains as they run around the various loops while hearing the Railsounds effects. 13 mins.

Check out more of our member’s videos and lots more toy train fun on our Videos page and YouTube channel!

Club Car Showcase

This MTH Premier Victoria and Sidney Railway Company Billboard Reefer, showcasing the Victoria & Phoenix Brewing Co.’s Export Lager beer, is our latest project. This was a special production run of only 160 cars, 80 of each road number. Delivered to Members January 2023. Check them all out here!