Amherst Railway Society - meeting - September, 2016
Date: Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Time: 7:30 pm
Place: Amherst Railway Society, Palmer, MA
On September 20, we will get a behind-the-scene look into the design and manufacture of railroad models.
The program features Bill Schneider, Rapido’s US product development manager. Bill will tell us all about the new
technologies Rapido is using to develop models, the CAD design process, and the steps involved in having models made in China.
Bill has been involved in the retail, wholesale and manufacturing of model railroad equipment since 1982. Before
joining Rapido in 2009, Bill was the product designer and General Manager at Branchline Trains for many years.
Bill’s former New York, Ontario and Western double-deck layout was featured in several magazines including three
issues of Railroad Model Craftsman, and Great Model Railroads. He is currently building a smaller British OO gauge layout.