Clarksville, Tenn., pair hoping train hobby fires up interest in model railroading

CLARKSVILLE — The Clarksville Model Railroad Club is more than some middle-aged men and older who get together and talk about railroads.

It is an opportunity to learn about and relive days gone by of railroads in America.

Bob Gilray and Dave Straka are the point persons for the local model railroad builders club. The club was started in the early 1990s through the efforts of C. David Elliott. In the early years the men would get together at the mall to discuss ideas and work on projects for the railroad club.

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