- George Sellios
George Sellios is the owner of Fine Scale Miniatures, a business dedicated to producing detailed model kits of structures for model railroad enthusiasts. He is also an accomplished modeller and is well-known in the hobby for his creation, the "Franklin & South Manchester Railroad".
Fine Scale Miniatures
FSM has been producing craftsman structure kits since the 1980s from its manufacturing centre in Peabody,
Franklin & South Manchester
The F&SM uses the same initials as Sellios' company and is co-located in the headquarters for FSM. It is a
model railroadset in 1935in an industrial area of New Englandduring the Great Depression.
Sellios began construction of the F&SM in April
1985and dedicates approximately three months per year to the endeavour, with the remaining nine being dedicated to design and production work with his business.
Active in the hobby since he was 13, Sellios' F&SM is a large diorama occupying a space measuring approximately 1600 square feet. His first influence in the hobby was John Allen and Sellios' work has improved through the years, with several features in
Model Railroaderand an episode of Tracks Ahead. There are 3 commercial videos dedicated to the F&SM, produced by the Allen Keller "Great Model Railroads" series. (episodes [http://www.allenkeller.com/GMR02.htm|#2] , [http://www.allenkeller.com/GMR24.htm|#24] , and [http://www.allenkeller.com/GMR39.htm #39] ).
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