Retirees create model train village for the holidays
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Train project organizer Bill Schreiber has coordinated the assembly of a train set at Mountain View Retirement Village. Having people contribute by buying rail cars and homes along with building and painting the model's mountains has made the train set an extension of the retirement village's community.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Train operator Bill Schreiber placed a cart on the tracks during the final stages of preparation before the grand opening last Friday.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, The steam engine locomotive, one of two train sets at the Mountain View Retirement Village, makes its way around the outer track.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Lloyd Thomas takes a closer look as the model train makes its way into the tunnel last week.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, One of the two model trains at the Mountain View Retirement Village makes its way down the track. Residents bought and donated model houses, stores and even an airport.