Visiting

We meet Friday nights starting at 7:30pm. The first Friday of each month we hold a club business meeting. Usually, the last Friday is Operations Night. All other Fridays we work on scenery, maintenance of the track and electronics, or the trains. We remain open until the last member leaves!

Visitors are always welcome; if you like what you see, please consider joining our club! Membership is open, and we’re always looking for new folks to help build, operate, and enjoy HO Scale Model Railroading.

The building we use for the club has tightened the security. In order to be met at the gate to come into the club give us a call (408) 753-6196.

If you are curious or considering joining the Silicon Valley Lines please see our pamphlet click here.

If you have additional questions, feel free to use the contact form or email us at svl@siliconvalleylines.com.

Directions to SVL

We are best reached by taking Interstate 280 towards downtown San Jose.

From points NORTH:

  • I-280 South, take the 7th Street/Virginia Street off ramp.
  • At the bottom of the ramp, make the first possible right onto E Virginia St.
    (you are now heading west on Virginia Street)
  • Continue down Virginia St. past 5th Street and the unmarked 4th St. (looks more like an alley than a street).
  • We are located in the old brick warehouse on your left on the corner as you cross 4th St.
  • NOTE: If you reached 3rd Street, you’ve gone to far!

From points SOUTH (and EAST):

  • I-280 North, take the 7th St. off ramp, turn left onto 7th St.
  • Turn right onto E. Virginia Street.
  • Continue down Virginia St. past 5th Street and the unmarked 4th St. (looks more like an alley than a street).
    We are located in the old brick warehouse on your left on the corner as you cross 4th St.
  • NOTE: If you reached 3rd Street, you’ve gone to far!

When you arrive:

The brick warehouse building we are in has a single entrance door on Virginia street with a small private house located next door on the right.

PLEASE respect the resident’s parking.

Please do not park along the wall of the residence that is adjacent to the warehouse’s parking lot. Please park in the stalls next to the warehouse. Please only occupy stalls with signage after business hours. Parking on the street is available as well.

NOTE: Do not enter the front door of the warehouse or the house.

Park in the warehouse parking lot located on the right side of the building or out on the street and walk into the parking lot.

From the parking lot, look for a loading ramp going down to the basement on the side of the building. (The entrance to the ramp is located just to the right of truck loading dock door on the side of the building.)

The club is located in the basement of the warehouse along the back wall.

The gate or doors are often closed due to tightened security by the building we use for the club. In order to be met at the gate to come into the club give us a call (408) 753-6196.

Once inside, you will need to go straight, and make the second left in order to get to the club’s area.