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.

Jan 21, 2023: Bus Trip to Great Train Show. Sign up now!

This years show also includes World’s Greatest Hobby on Tour, featuring the manufacturers.

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Trainman’s Tips #14 – 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!

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: Lionel Berkshire kitbash to CN Northern! Master 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.

NEW: The 1955 CN Super Continental: Thanks Clark Gray for this great feature of Canadian National Magazine announcing ‘The Super Continental Hits the Road’. Complete with schedule.

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.

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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!

Coming soon – order now! Atlas O Master Line PGE 40′ Steel Reefer. Prototype boxcar shown. artwork coming.

Sold out!  Atlas O Master line Vancouver, Victoria and Eastern Railway Reefer. Preliminary artwork shown.

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

Members Special – SOLD OUT! Now in production. Thanks to all who supported this project.

See all Club Cars!

Lionel 2022 Volume 2 Big Book Catalog! 

Lionel’s big new catalog! Released July 2022, this edition features a new CN steam locomotive and woodside passenger set.

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 NOVEMBER 2022 issue! 

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CTTA Front Page Video

Dan Gory creates CN U-2-c #6153 from a Lionel Postwar Berkshire! Check out the run test of the finished product here.

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 Pacific Great Eastern 2-8-0 Consolidation Steam Locomotive by Lionel is our latest project. This was a special production run done in cooperation with Mr. Muffin’s Trains. Only 44 locomotives were made. Delivered to Members September 2022. Check them all out here!