The Rocky Mountain Hi-Railers and the Train Collectors Association worked together to put on a model railroad show at the Boise Public Library over the weekend to inspire the next generation of model train enthusiasts.
“Lookout Junction” presented four different layouts at different scales that were hands-on so attendees could operate the sets.
Bill Seader, who helped organize the event, said the two train groups came together because they wanted to show children how fun model trains could be.
“We want to promote the hobby. We’ve had hundreds of little kids who come in here who’ve never seen anything like this before. Their eyes just light up,” he said.
The two groups are going to host another model train show at the Cole and Ustick branch of the library the last weekend in February, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 12 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday.
Seader was excited to see a steady turnout over the weekend.
“It was a huge success,” he said.