More than toy trains

A look at the Black Hills Railway Society in Rapid City, S.D.
Sometimes the hobbies we choose as kids fade away as we grow up.
But on the other hand, sometimes our childhood hobbies end up lasting a lifetime.
Now, we go "Along the Way" to meet a man who shows us model railroading is more than toy trains.

In the basement beneath the Stockgrowers Association in downtown Rapid City, there's a marvelous miniature world...It's the home of the Black Hills Railway Society...a model railroading club that features far more than trains, but also the places those trains travel, what they chug past on the tracks of their little world.

Mike Wolff, President of the Black Hills Railway Society says, "It's just a fascinating hobby, you can do anything that you want within the limits of your imagination and of course your checkbook."

These days Mike Wolff is the President of the Club. He says the clubs been around since the mid 1980's in various locations, but it's been based right here for quite a few years now.

Mike Wolff says, "I grew up not far from a railroad yard and I was always fascinated with them, and then one Christmas I got my own train and it just snowballed from there. "

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