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Photo Essay: A massive world of miniature trains

Wm. K. Walthers, Inc. supplies loyal hobbyists with the materials to create a miniature world for model trains.

Started by Bill Walthers of Milwaukee in 1932, it is still run by the family today. The Milwaukee Independent spent a full day on locations with the crew of “Around the Corner with John McGivern,” while filming a season seven episode featuring the community of Havenwoods where Wm. K. Walthers has been based since 1977.

This photo essay is a collection of detailed images that present the model trains on display in the Walthers showroom.

About The Author

Lee Matz

Former Creative Director and Photojournalist for the Milwaukee Business Journal, Lee brings his years of international experience as a foreign correspondent in Asia and Europe, with a background in publishing, advertising, and design, to the Milwaukee Independent. His list of awards include two consecutive top honors from the Milwaukee Press Club.

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