I don’t know what it is about Christmas and model trains, but they go together. My father used to set up a lighted, vintage Christmas village and sometimes a Lionel train around the base of the Christmas tree. I used to lie on my stomach and watch the tiny people, houses, trains and railroad miniatures, imaging a whole Christmas story in scale model. There was a tiny lift bridge, a water tower, a coal chute, signal lights – everything a real railroad would need. If you’re a train collector, model railroad enthusiast or just like miniatures, come to the Birmingham Historical Museum and Park on Dec. 4 from 1-4 p.m. For only $2 ($l for kids), you can see all kinds of model railroads, accessories and displays. Come with questions because model railroad historians and gurus will be there with answers. Got a train set but need technical advice? Bring it along. Experts will be available to lend a hand. Bring the family for holiday treats and train lore at the Holiday Model Train Family Fun Day. This would make an excellent homeschool field trip.