My New website update!

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by MilesWestern, May 5, 2007.

  1. MilesWestern

    MilesWestern Active Member

  2. Cannonball

    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

    The site looks pretty good! :thumb:
    And those weathering jobs are pretty awesome as well. ;)
  3. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

    WOW Miles, cool site!!!

    One of these days I am going to get a web site up for myself lol

    BTW, that roundhouse looks AWESOME!!!
  4. Gil Finn

    Gil Finn Active Member

    Good luck with your operatuion, great work.
  5. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

    Just be careful of your pricing Miles. A friend of mine decided to see if he could make some money on the side doing custom painting. The first customer he had brought in a G scale boxcar to paint. He quoted a price, but he didn't realize how much paint it would take to cover a boxcar that big. He ended up spending twice as much for Floquil paint as he was paid for the job and decided to retire after one job!
  6. MilesWestern

    MilesWestern Active Member

    Heh. Don't worry. I give a price quote up front that includes all of the cost factored inside. The prices on the main page are for HO/N. Scales larger the price is porportionately higher, and I don't do Z scale.

    Come on by and see what I can do for you!

    (BTW ALL of the photos on the website are of work we completed for previous (and current) clients!)
  7. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

    Do you have a local hobby shop that would allow you guys to display samplesand give out business cards or flyers or at least steer potential clients your way?
  8. MilesWestern

    MilesWestern Active Member

    Russ, that would be an EXCELLENT idea. I'll see If I can drum up a nice color brochure! :) Business Cards should be a fun thing to accomplish also! Any other ideas?
  9. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

    I think the best thing you can do is develop a relationship/friendship with a local train shop owner. That way if a customer comes in wanting a custom paint job, you get a quick recomendation.
  10. nachoman

    nachoman Guest

    That is some impressive work on there, Miles. Do you do much weathering of steamers or steam era equipment?

  11. MilesWestern

    MilesWestern Active Member

    Yes, That's what I SPECIALIZE in. Wood Cars are my favorite thing to weather, and steamers are a VERY close second. If you're interested, feel free to PM me or e-mail me with an inquiry! :)

    (which reminds me, I need to post some of my newest wooden cars up on my site! )
  12. Cannonball

    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

    You have an e-mail coming your way.
  13. Pitchwife

    Pitchwife Dreamer

    You need to modify your web site if you don't do Z scale, as it is included in the list of scales that you handle.
  14. joesho

    joesho Member

    Miles!!!!!! you've been MIA for too long,welcome back! nice website.
  15. fsm1000

    fsm1000 Member

    Nice stuff you have there. I hope it goes well for you. :)

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