DELTA TWP. — Electric model trains chugged around 300 feet of mainline track Sunday as the Lansing Model Railroad Club showed off its work to the public.
Sunday was the first of three open houses the club will host during the year inside its historic building, a former Grand Trunk Western Railroad depot that once was located about a quarter of a mile away in Millett.
The club in the 1960s had the building moved to its current location along Old Lake Lansing Road.
Club President Mike Frezell said his organization seeks to promote the history of railroading and model railroading.
Elaborate displays — including a mountain scene and a miniature town inspired by 1950s Pontiac — took up much of the space inside the old depot.
Small digital cameras attached to the front of one train and the back of another displayed the train’s viewpoint on a video monitor.
The open houses, Frezell said, provide an opportunity “to learn more about the hobby.