Model Trains

The Pump House Steam Museum is home to a stunning collection of model trains. An elaborate multilevel O scale train can be set in motion by the push of a button, and the HO scale train set from the opening of the iconic CBC children’s show ‘The Friendly Giant’ is on display.

The Model Railway Society

The primary goal of the Pump House Model Railway Society is to provide the museum visitors with an experience of model trains in action. Visitors will see working model trains reflecting Canadian and European railroads in both steam and diesel eras. A hands on experience is provided through a small layout which visitors can operate under supervision. Exhibits also include the train set from the popular children’s TV program – “The Friendly Giant” – which can be set in motion by visitors.

The Pump House Model Railway Society volunteer’s goal is to maintain and operate new and refurbished model train equipment. Most of the model trains and railways used are rare collector’s items which are carefully maintained by committed volunteers. Their dedicated efforts provide a high quality, fully operational model train attraction to the Pump House Steam Museum visitors.