About The Leadville Shops
The Leadville Shops is solely owned and operated by Doug Junda. Our prime directive is to produce simply the most accurate and fun to build model railroad products possible. We realized that the technology of production and engineering enable the availability of some truly spectacular models and by focusing this new technology, these models will redefine our hobby of model railroading. To this end, we are constantly investigating new processes and tools to bring you the best kits possible. It's no secret that over the past decade or so, off shore manufacturing and assembly plants have produced some very nice RTR models. It is our hope to bring the hobby of building fine models back to the forefront. These products are domestically designed and manufactured right here in the USA.
Doug has always been interested in trains and, like most people, his first experience was a American Flyer set at Christmas. His first true interest in Model Railroading started by modeling the Santa Fe in HO. At age 15 he joined a model railroad club in New York and learned how to truly build a model railroad. In the mid 70’s he became interested in modeling Colorado Narrow Gauge after a trip to that State and began building MDC, Kemtron and Keystone engines in Hon3. Doug switch to 3/16 scale narrow gauge in the late 70's after meeting a few Sn3 modeler at Harry's Depot in New York. Doug moved to Colorado in the early 80's. He met Bill Meredith a number of years ago thru the old DSPP mail group. Doug models the C&S and Colorado Midland and has a strong interest in the Maine two foot lines.