• Anyone in Naples Florida make model tracks?

  • Discussion related to everything about model railroading, from layout design and planning, to reviews of related model tools and equipment. Discussion includes O, S, HO, N and Z, as well as narrow gauge topics. Also includes discussion of traditional "toy train" and "collector" topics such as Lionel, American Flyer, Marx, and others. Also includes discussion of outdoor garden railways and live steamers.
Discussion related to everything about model railroading, from layout design and planning, to reviews of related model tools and equipment. Discussion includes O, S, HO, N and Z, as well as narrow gauge topics. Also includes discussion of traditional "toy train" and "collector" topics such as Lionel, American Flyer, Marx, and others. Also includes discussion of outdoor garden railways and live steamers.

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  by PFLJohn
 
We have model railcars of various types and wanted to make a display in our Naples office to show off to guests... and because they are cool. (Our opinion) Is there anyone local who can build it and bring it in our office? (We do have elevator access to consider) We will have a PFLX locomotive as well to pull our model unit train around the track. Any suggestions would also be appreciated!

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Edited for grammar.. sorry :sweat_smile:
Last edited by PFLJohn on Thu Sep 10, 2020 1:04 pm, edited 1 time in total.
  by Marty Feldner
 
You might check with Family Hobby Center, on 10th Street N., Naples. Friendly, knowledgable people...
  by PFLJohn
 
Thank you Marty! Believe it or not they were the first people we contacted when we began our search. We called them again today to see if they know anyone else and they promised to call us tomorrow with who they believe may be able to help.
I forgot to mention these cars are HO scale.
  by NaugyRR
 
Are you guys looking just to have a small display (non-powered) or a layout in the office? If you're looking just to have a display, you could get some Bachmann EZ-Track, chop the ends, and mount it to a nice stained board.
  by PFLJohn
 
NaugyRR wrote: Thu Sep 10, 2020 1:31 pm Are you guys looking just to have a small display (non-powered) or a layout in the office? If you're looking just to have a display, you could get some Bachmann EZ-Track, chop the ends, and mount it to a nice stained board.
It'll be about 5ft by 6-7ft. It'll be powered, if i'm understanding you correctly. We have a custom model locomotive being made. We were hoping to have someone either make a model of one of our facilities or give us an idea.
  by NaugyRR
 
Gotcha, then yeah, a local model shop is the way to go then