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HO model railroad builders

Postby epspsy » Mon May 07, 2018 12:05 am

I am looking for a reliable company in the New York area that constructs model railroads in private homes. We have a 300 Sq. foot space to fill. Seems most of the outfits on Google search are in the Midwest or West.
Would appreciate responses or specific info. I want to rebuild an existing layout.
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Re: HO model railroad builders

Postby CNJ999 » Mon May 07, 2018 9:11 am

There are a couple of well known layout-building commercial firms in the New York area, Dunham Studios probably being the best known. But before you seriously entertain the idea of having a layout built, be aware that such work definitely does not come cheap. These folks normally will contract only for a specific minimum layout size, but your figure of 300 sq. ft. not only seems sufficient it may actually be excessive, unless money is no object for you. Just to give you a rough idea, the typical base price for a "small" complete layout (i.e. 50-75 sq. ft.) used to run around $15,000 to $20,000 , but that was maybe half a dozen years back. Personally, I find sums like that kinda rich for my blood, thank you. :wink:

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Re: HO model railroad builders

Postby Railjunkie » Wed May 09, 2018 11:00 am

An example from Dunhams, a small layout 15x10 with NCE DCC scenery stock structures back drop and an enclosed finished base and thats it. $27,500.00 Ill assume delivery and set up are included.
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