The detailed display includes mountains full of green trees, cars cruising, fire stations and, of course, trains chugging along.
Bria Peters, the Peters' 17-year-old daughter, appreciated the miniature people who sat on rocks along the Kanawha River.
The display, which sits in one large room, cost $20,000 when it was created more than 10 years ago, Sutler said.
Today, it cost about $2,000 to maintain it throughout the year.
Another smaller room in the back of the clubhouse has larger model train exhibits.
Elizabeth Battle and her son Josiah Martin, both of Charleston, watched the larger trains pass by as Battle pointed to an owl sitting on a roof.
The two -- who stopped by the clubhouse on their way to feed the ducks Saturday -- have visited the display for four years.
"I like all the details. It's just amazing how real it looks," Battle said.
Unlike 8-year-old Martin, the Peters' son, Bryson, 6, had never seen such a model train display before his first visit Saturday afternoon.
Standing on a stool in his red Chicago Bulls hoodie, Bryson Peters' eyes got big as another train passed by right in front of him.
"I only know Thomas the Train. My dad says I've been on a train before but I don't remember it," he said.
The clubhouse will be open throughout the month of December for the model train display on Thursdays from 6 to 9 p.m., Fridays 6 to 9 p.m., Saturdays noon to 9 p.m. and Sundays 1 to 6 p.m. each week until Christmas.
Admission is free. Parking is free. The Kanawha Valley Railroad Association is a nonprofit organization and donations are accepted. For more information, call 304-539-6721 or visit www.kvrailroad.org.
Reach Megan Workman at megan.work...@wvgazette.com or 304-348-5113.