Searails' Z offerings
- At the Medford Train show, I had a chance to see and handle some of the buildings now
available from Searails. I had not seen any of their items in person since the NTS in Seattle
(2+ years ago!).
The quality and detail of the buildings is MOST impressive. I was blown away by surface
texture and the variety of what Jim is offering. The photos on his website and flyer don't
even begin to give an impression of what level of detail comes through.
Jim was kind enough to offer to put some buildings on the big module so the public could
see what is available if they missed his table (what a marketer!). I took a number of
photos of buildings so I can decide what I will get when I arrive at that stage in my larger
layout. Some of the industrial buildings are visually interesting and will complement my
I also found out that Jim's manufacturing method (he refers to it as "printing", but I don't
claim to know how that refers to these three dimensional objects) allows him to make easy
alterations and customizations. You like the "Post Office" building but want a different
sign to create a different industry? No problem, Jim says; just mark it on the order form
and he'll take care of it.
If you get a chance to see the Searails buildings in person, check them out and be
impressed. You may also want to have you checkbook or credit card handy!