We stumbled into the Savanna Cultural Center. The entire second floor was taken up by an elaborate 800-square foot HO-scale train layout of a 1930s Savanna, Illinois.
The extensive trainset at the Savanna Cultural Center
As you probably know by now, I love tiny miniature things. I have since I was a kid. It is only by the good grace of God, that I am not holed up in a garage somewhere right now adding grimy details with a double ought paintbrush to a tiny little building of my own tiny imaginary town.
Passenger train moves through the forests north of teeny tiny Savanna
Teeny Savanna’s tiny scrapyard
Carpenters building tiny houses
Tiny hobos in a teeny hobo jungle
Waiting for tiny trains
Teeny Savanna’s trainyard
Teeny workers working
Betty Mom’s Bar in Teeny Savanna
Passenger train station from the bridge overlooking the trainyard
Teeny newlyweds leaving town for their tiny honeymoon
Stacey Marie Garcia monster threatens the tiny residents of teeny Savanna