SEARAILS is dedicated to design and produce prototypical small locomotive engines and cars that operate in short radius compact model train layouts.
SEARAILS produces 6.5mm and 9mm gauge steam, 2-axle diesel and specialty battery and gas/electric locomotives with 2- and 4-axle industrial cars for switching, logging, mining, MOW, refining, and smelting.
SEARAILS is the modeling and CAD training division of The GUILD of Information, Inc.
The GUILD was founded in 1977 to support the United States Information Agency, the US Navy, and a variety of museums and commercial clients to create designs and constructions of displays and exhibits. The original team of designers and consultants included architects, commercial designers, photographers, and art directors.
Established in San Francisco, The GUILD has provided consultation and design services to Levi Strauss, Cutter Labs, and Johnson & Johnson, among many others.
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SEARAILS and The GUILD PROVIDE;
CAD Production Project Management
CAD 3D Modeling
CAD Training & Support
Scale Modeling and Product Development
SEARAILS staff is experience in architectural and product design, engineering, and product development.
Design projects include US Naval Support, chemical plants, harbor facilities, railroad vehicles, and project management software.
SEARAILS is dedicated to the design and production of museum quality static, animated and automated models and displays for industries including marine services (container and break bulk freight), mining, construction, logging, smelting, refining, chemical processing, food services, and transportation equipment.
SEARAILS builds retail products including small scale locomotive engines and railroad car models using its PowerMAX! 6.5mm and 9mm gauge motor chassis to power steam, diesel and specialty battery and gas/electric scale model locomotives with 2- and 4-axle specialty industrial cars.
Our railroad model market includes both standard and narrow guage scales including 1:87 (HOnf), 1:160 (N), and 1:220 (Z).
SEARAILS Marine products include 1:250, 1:150, 1:100 SCALE SHIP MODELS of Tankers, Break-Bulk, Container Carriers, Car Ferries, and Commodity Carriers, Harbor Tugs, and Service Vessels. Shore facilities include Marine Terminal Cranes which may be animated, Oil Docks, and Container Facilities.
PowerMAX! design studios are located in Sebastopol and San Francisco California. The PowerMAX! manufacturing facilities are in Cloverdale, Fresno, San Francisco, and Sunnyvale Ca, and Minneapolis, Minnesota. Currently, SEARAILS supports a staff of six.