Carl Nourse is 77, but he's a kid at heart when it comes to Lionel trains.
That's why this year, like every other Christmas for the past 25 years, the owner of Quality Chevrolet in Columbus, Ohio, has moved more than half the vehicles out of his 15-vehicle new-car showroom and replaced them with toy trains from his private collection.
Barbara Sanford, Nourse's daughter and the store's executive manager, said the display has four separate train sets.
The single layout of multiple tracks measures 20 feet by 15 feet. The O-gauge trains steam through miniature stations, roundhouses and switching stations and over bridges.
Nourse works on the layout all year long, and takes the trains out for several trial runs with the assistance of his two grandsons.
While on display at the dealership, the trains are stationary most of the time, Sanford said.
But during weekends - or upon request - the trains are turned on and chug their way around the dealership.
Said Sanford: 'It's a great thing to bring people into the dealership at Christmas.'