They are not the primary way we get around the country anymore, but Americans still have a love for trains. The proof is in a modest factory in the small city of Talent. The factory houses Micro-Trains, the highly regarded maker of model railroad trains, tracks, and accessories.
"Micro" is not a play on words; the company makes trains in N and Z gauges, smaller than the better-known HO.
How it got started and why it's still in the Rogue Valley is the story of this month's edition of The Ground Floor. Eric Smith is the boss now, having succeeded his father-in-law at the helm (throttle?) of the company.