Silicon Valley Lines: Layout Tour

Silicon Valley Lines Model Railroad Club is the process of building a double deck HO scale layout. We are using a mixture of steel strut and plywood box construction and will eventually have more than 600' of mainline with plenty of opportunity for both mainline running and switching.

Clever observers will note that the various areas of the layout (typically called blocks) are arranged in a somewhat alphabetical order.

Click on the route map below to begin the tour:

Bayshore Bakersfield
Cavanaugh Carlsbad
Dayton Dodge
Dayton Jct
Eagle Escape
Ebbetts Pass
Fryton Fremont
Greeley Gotham Springs
Hallelujah
Igo
Jacksonville
Jasper Jericho
Klammath Kaos
Kalamazoo
Loop
Mt. Marvell Lumber
Nowheres Marshall
Paso
Quinn
Ravine
Silicon
Tracy
Upton
Victoria
Windsor

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Layout at a Glance

Size
Double deck, 23'x 72'
Scale
HO (1:87)
Theme
Freelance
Period
Transition Era to Modern
Height
Lower: 48"; Upper: 60"
Benchwork
Plywood box frame on steel supports
Roadbed
HomabedTM over homasote over 3/4" plywood
Track
Code 83 mainline Code 70 branchline, Code 100 in staging
Minimum Radius
36"
Turnout Minimum
No. 6
Control:
NMRA DCC via NCE PH PRO