From Hobby to Trackless Train Manufacturer
A Love of Trains
As a trackless train manufacturer, I’ve always been around trains, since as a boy my father’s hobby of model railroading introduced me to the magic of railroading. After dismantling his vast model layout due to a move to the country, he took it to the next level- he built a 1/4 scale locomotive that ran on rails. It was an amazing thing, and he was invited to run it in many of the local events and festivals, always making a big hit with kids young and old.
Photos of my father at a festival in 1984
|.Combined with my hobby of wood and metalworking, I decided to continue the tradition and built a railed train myself. I ran it for two years in local festivals, but the burden of hauling and setting up track was just too much. It was then I decided to try building a relatively authentic trackless train, and a trackless train manufacturer was born..
My tracked train consisted of a 100′x50′ oval of 18″ gauge track.