Terry Walker gets a thrill out of seeing model trains. Whenever he gets a chance, he heads to Point Richmond to visit the Golden State Model Railroad Museum to relive a childhood pastime.
“I got into model trains about five years ago,” Walker says. “You know, an old man looking for something to do. My wife goes to knitting guild once a month on Sundays, and it gives me an opportunity to sneak over here and have a look.”
The Golden State Model Railroad Museum houses three train layouts, covering 10,000 square feet.
“This is a big warehouse and it’s full of three different scales of railroads,” Walker explains. “They want them to look like a real railroad. That’s why if you see some of these models, they’ve got graffiti all over them, and grease and vinegar.”