Can you imagine starting up your own model train manufacturing business? What models would you produce, and how would you run it? Jason tells us about the founding of Rapido Trains, an HO and N-Scale manufacturing company, and why humor is important for the hobby.
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Jason Shron Interview
Since the age of 5, Jason paid close attention to the details of the VIA rail passenger equipment he grew up riding on in Ontario. His passion for model railroading and wanting to have Canadian rolling stock for his layout (especially his favorite, the Turbo Train) led to founding Rapido Trains.
Rapido has taken on a number of interesting projects, including ‘The Canadian‘ and the New Haven EMD FL9 locomotive. Jason talks about the development process of a locomotive and shares some plans for the future. He emphasizes humor as an important element for not taking the hobby too seriously. Rapido has released some very humorous videos, including this one of testing their Bendy Track by having a full-size locomotive run over it.
Question of the Day
I read some responses to the question I asked in Episode 006 and provide you with a new one: If you could have a model locomotive custom built to your specifications, what would it be? Let me know and I will select answers to share on the next episode which will be released Saturday the 21st.