Model Trains – closed, under construction

The Model Train room will be under construction until the end of October.  Check back for more details on the official opening.

Model Train set exhibit

A volunteer running the model trains at the Pump House.

The Pump House Steam Museum is home to a stunning collection of the best model railway 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. We have various model railway trains that can be enjoyed by the whole family.

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.

Model Trains are a fantastic way to introduce your child to the principle’s of engineering. While our trains will fascinate grown-ups and children alike, other people may be inspired to get involved and volunteer with the upkeep of our trains. This hobby is great for the young and old alike, and can create an exciting bond within families, particularly between grandparents and grandchildren. In a world where tablets, laptops, cellphones occupy a lot of our time, model trains provide the opportunity to see a physical object in motion, where you can literally see the gears work.