Home Shops LLC has Launched!
Well the trend of infrequent blog posts on the Meridian Speedway site continues; however, I am still here!
This year has been full of exciting challenges. The big news is that I have started a new company, Home Shops LLC! Starting a company from the ground-up, in addition to my day job, has been very time-consuming and rewarding… (Update 8/7/2021: The website www.homeshops.net has launched!)
So…what is Home Shops all about? The answer is: taking Freelance Model Railroading to the next level!
I have observed a growing interest in and demand for Freelance Model Railroads and equipment. Tell-tale signs are the popularity of the Freelance Model Railroad Facebook pages as well as the rapidness which small custom runs of Freelance cars sell-out.
Interest was shown by Tangent Scale Models and Home Shops was founded! An order for factory-painted Tangent Scale Models PS-4750 covered hopper cars has been placed. This order will be the initial Home Shops freight car offering which will consist of seven Freelance road names. Four road numbers will be available for each road name.
The Freelance Model Railroads represented in this order include:
Joe Loggans’ Arkansas Valley
Brian Banna and Matt Martin’s Copper State Railway
Anthony Lorch’s Kansas Pacific
Greg McComas’ Michigan Interstate
Daniel Archer’s West Falls Northern
And my own Texas and Great Northern and Gulf and Ship Island Railroads!
I was interviewed by Lionel Strang and Tony Cook on an aModelersLife podcast. Both gentlemen asked many great questions about Home Shops. Their enthusiasm and support is greatly appreciated! That interviewd has been published as aModelersLife Episode No. 174. The audio link below will play this podcast! Enjoy…
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Our next guest’s intensity for trains started at age four with a cab ride in a FP7 train and at age eleven a chance to check up an NW2. With his Dad the historian, photographer and modeler, additionally 25 years working as a full-time railroader and “Home Shops” was created. Freelance railroading is big a part of the entertainment and now you can own kit from some of the best layouts around. Freelance railroading in HO scale is big a part of the entertainment and now you can own supplies from some of the high point layouts around. This is a thrilling new concept we’re sure you’ll desire to hear about. So grasp yourself a big bowl of grated dee-cals, a tall cool glass of Solvaset and relish!
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