Jim Hughes and his family spend 9 weeks to put together the 15 train display.
The performance takes attendees through the miniature town, a town complete with everything from a zoo, church, and KFDX.
"This is the one I got for Christmas in 1941 and it was right before Pearl Harbor and I told mom and dad that the only thing I wanted was a toy train and my dad got out on Christmas Eve in a blinding snowstorm and there was one train set left and that was it," says Hughes about his first model train. "This is our gift to the community at Christmas time."
Hughes only uses Lionell trains, he says its because of their legendary reliability.
The display continues at the Museum of Art at MSU through January 30th with evening shows Thursday and Friday, and shows all day Saturday.
Adults and children six and over will pay $5, kids under six get in free.
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