# Toy trains
Toy Train layout in Walnut Creek
Another great place to visit in the bay area is The Walnut Creek Model Railroad Society (WCMRS) operates the Diablo Valley Lines (DVL) model railroad, one of the most mountainous and one of the largest exclusively HO scale model railroads in the United States. This model railroad features standard gauge, narrow gauge, and interurban (overhead electric) freight and trolley lines. DVL Layout Diablo Valley Lines is exclusively HO scale (1:87). The equipment operated on the layout represents periods from the middle of the nineteenth century to the present time. Most of the modeled structures date from the 1950's when the transition from steam to diesel motive power was in full swing in the USA. The layout contains a standard gauge track and a narrow-gauge track. Only the train ferry Ramon, as seen in Mallard, represents a place from real life. The overall theme is a composite of the mountainous area of the Western United States.
Model Trains with Real Sound!
A visit to The Golden State Model Railroad Museum with its 10,000 square feet of operating model trains provides an inexpensive, fun-filled outing for young and old, with plenty of room for youngsters to stretch their legs and expend energy as they follow trains along the 200+ feet of public walkway. The Museum is located at 900-A Dornan Drive, Point Richmond, CA 94801. The highly-detailed model train layouts represent prototypical scenery in Northern and Central California. They run both freight and passenger trains typical of the steam era through modern-day diesels. Our three main modeling scales are O scale (1:48), HO scale (1:87), and N scale (1:160).
History of of model railroad toy trains
This is a great exhibit at the California State Railroad museum in Sacramento. If your in the area you need to check it out.