Hobbyist has sold miniature marvels for decades

Erwin Rother, 71, has been in the hobby business for more than 30 years. His shop, Victoria Hobby Shop located off of John Stockbauer Dr., is run by him, his wife and his daughter. Rother likens himself a mechanical-minded individual, and over the years he has fine tuned his mechanical skill to help local hobbyists find just the right part, and learn about it in the process.

Erwin Rother, 71, spends his days, burning rubber, flipping cars and flying stunt airplanes.

It's not quite as dangerous as it sounds, though.

He does all this with radio-controlled models at Victoria Hobby Shop.

He has been selling and demonstrating these miniature marvels at his business for more than 30 years.