Guild's model train hobby shop
Peter Guild's been working on the railroad... in his home hobby room. And although he may not be there all the live-long day, it's where he spends a fair amount of his spare time fixing up and refurbishing Lionel model trains.
"I've always been interested in trains, and had a Lionel set as a boy. I got away from the hobby, but came back to it over 15 years ago. The core of my collection is my boyhood set, but I also add pieces through word-of-mouth, friends, shows, and different organizations. All of my trains are vintage late 1940's through mid 50's models."
"Right now, I'm rebuilding the whole layout. It will be multi-tiered, with tunnels and bridges. And of course, there will be a village and a train yard."
Keeping everything on track.
Peter's company, Pro Motor Engines, builds engines for NASCAR Sprint Cup, Nationwide Series and Craftsman Truck Series teams; his clients have included Ricky Rudd, Geoff Bodine and Richard Petty. So he knows the value of high-quality, high-performance products, even when it comes to organizing his workshop for maximum model-fixing productivity (and playtime).
"At my company we have a wide variety of Lista products," he says. "So I knew about Lista products' versatility, durability and modularity, which were just what I needed in my home shop.
"When I built my new home, I built a room especially for my train hobby," he continues. "I had purchased Lista cabinets for my business because I like to invest in high quality merchandise that not only looks attractive but is very functional and lasts a long time. I knew I wanted Lista for my new train room for those same reasons."
A real steel.
Specifically, Peter's hobby workshop contains a Lista workbench with a stainless steel top, which he uses to diagnose and repair models, and Lista overhead cabinets for storing of manuals, testing equipment, lubricants, and other bulky items.
"I use my workbench to repair the trains - tearing them apart, diagnosing them, fixing them and refurbishing them. I also build scenery at the bench. I love the stainless steel bench top - you can clean up spills (even epoxies) very easily, and they don't stain. The Lista drawers are great. I can store all kinds of repair parts, and I can reconfigure them as needed to hold the parts I have at any given time. They conform to whatever I need them to be."