# Steam train
Toy Train layout in Walnut Creek
Another great place to visit in the bay area is The Walnut Creek Model Railroad Society (WCMRS) operates the Diablo Valley Lines (DVL) model railroad, one of the most mountainous and one of the largest exclusively HO scale model railroads in the United States. This model railroad features standard gauge, narrow gauge, and interurban (overhead electric) freight and trolley lines. DVL Layout Diablo Valley Lines is exclusively HO scale (1:87). The equipment operated on the layout represents periods from the middle of the nineteenth century to the present time. Most of the modeled structures date from the 1950's when the transition from steam to diesel motive power was in full swing in the USA. The layout contains a standard gauge track and a narrow-gauge track. Only the train ferry Ramon, as seen in Mallard, represents a place from real life. The overall theme is a composite of the mountainous area of the Western United States.
Amazing steam-powered Sturgeon's Mill
What a fantastic place to visit. It's a time machine going back over one hundred years. Definitely go check it out if you love the history of the Bay Area. History: The technology of Sturgeon’s Mill dates to about 1865-70, only about 80 years after the start of the industrial revolution. In the early days, logs were pulled out of the woods with mules, oxen, and horses, then hauled to mills such as this one. The development of the steam-powered donkey engine in 1883 began replacing oxen and greatly increased the production of lumber.
You want to be a Blacksmith?
A blacksmith is a metalsmith who creates objects primarily from wrought iron or steel, but sometimes from other metals, by forging the metal, using tools to hammer, bend, and cut (cf. tinsmith). Blacksmiths produce objects such as gates, grilles, railings, light fixtures, furniture, sculpture, tools, agricultural implements, decorative and religious items, cooking utensils, and weapons. There was an historical opposition between the heavy work of the blacksmith and the more delicate operation of a whitesmith, who usually worked in gold, silver, pewter, or the finishing steps of fine steel. The place where a blacksmith works are called variously a smithy, a forge, or a blacksmith's shop.