Scale Models, Arts & Technologies or www.Smarttinc.com was founded in 1995 and today we are known as The Number 'One Model Train Layout Manufacturing Company" in the world today.
Our website is www.smarttinc.com
Our layouts are priced anywhere from $300,000 to our largest and most expensive layout was built in 2002 for The Museum of Science & Industry in Chicago which is one of the top museums in The United States.The layout was 3500 square feet, took 6 professional model makers 16 months to build at our 7000 square foot facility in Miami and the cost was $3.5 million dollars. Ever since then according to the museum, the layout or 'The Great Train Story"(Name the museum gave it) has been their top drawing attraction in bringing in new customers for the museum. The layout is a eductional layout that shows how all kinds of merchandise goes from Chicago to Seattle and back , and there are 32 trains on the layout that all move at the same time as there are 32 different train routes. Our layouts are used by Corporate America as displays or attractions to bring them many 'New Customers".If anyone that may have a possible client and would be interested in working together, please let me know in your responce and we can discuss how we work. Since 1995 when Smartt was first opened, we have built well over 100 model train layouts in all sizes and scales.
Our corporate clients are the museum layout above ,plus some of our others are Macy's 34th street store in New York City where since 2003 they have had a Holiday layout for 2 months a year for Christmas & New Years, The Aventura Mall in South Florida who since 2004 has also had a Holiday layout from around November 15 to January 15 of the following year, plus many others Corporate layouts. many of our clients are model train hobbyists & enthusiats like the 12th employee who started with Microsoft in 1978 where we delivered a 25x25 square foot HO layout in 2008 to Seattle that cost over seven figures, the former Mayor of Palm Beach, Florida where in 2000 we delivered a layout to him that was in the seven figure range. The site has to be able to show and make a client feel comfortable that a layout that we are creating for him could cost in the high six figures to the mid seven figures.