Welcome to the San Joaquin Valley Toy Train Operators, Inc.

Welcome to the San Joaquin Valley Toy Train Operators, Inc. We are an organization based on the collection AND operation of model trains. Our club is located in Turlock, CA, but we welcome members from all parts of the country.


San Joaquin Valley Toy Train Operators, Inc. has the privilege of being a "Lionel Ambassador" To See some of our news and You Tube presentations click on the Ambassador Image above.

Club Meetings

Unless otherwise notified our monthly meetings are on the 1st Sunday of each month at 2:00 pm with doors open at 12:30Pm, unless there is a holiday that weekend at which time it is the 2nd Sunday.

Watch for where each months Meeting will be held :)

Dates of our Meetings for 2016

May 1, 2016
1400 Tully Road, Turlock, CA. in the club house.

June 5, 2016
1400 Tully Rd., Turlock, CA in the club house.


Feb 27th 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Toy Train Show
Cal Expo - Sacramento

  March 6th - Sunday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Toy & Model Train Expo
San Ramon Marriott Hotel 2600 Bishop Dr.
Admission $10. Discounted parking for $5.00

May 28th - Saturday 10 a.m. - 3 p.m Toy Train Show
TCA's Sacramento-Sierra Chapter
Scottish Rite Center 6151 H Street Sacramento
Admission $5.00 - Free parking

Check out Rodgers Railroad Junction upcoming Classes


Classes start Saturday, March 5th -

March 5th - Weathering, Painting with airbrush

March 12th - Basic DCC/Speed Matching

March 19th - Weathering, Dry Brushing with chalks

April 2nd - Trees

April 9th - Buildings - Plastic or Wood

April 16th - Landscaping

April 30th - Lighting/Basic Electricity

May 7th - Track Work for New Modelers

All Classes start at 10:30 a.m. and will last until noon. Please call 209-334-5623 to RSVP your spot. All classes are FREE! Search 19,000 Railroad Sites


We hope you enjoy all that our Club has to offer, and please feel free to contact us with any comments or suggestions.


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