George and Katherine Melvin - Melvin Photos

Melvin Photos developed out of what originally started as Rolling Stock Replicas, which was a business developed for designing and manufacturing model railroad cars and selling them to scale model railroaders.  George Melvin, a long-time railroad employee, modeler and photographer started Rolling Stock Replicas in 1986 with the sole purpose of hand building models that were painted to be a replica of an actual railroad car.  While some product development was completed, no commercial models were produced.  In the meantime, George tried selling black and white photographs, which proved to be a success at the shows.  Seeing a success with the black and white photographs color photographs and slides were included in the inventory.  In 2003, George decided to change the name to Melvin Photos and by this time had started consulting with Kathy about the operation of the business.  Kathy designed a database to track the inventory, increased marketing and set up a bookkeeping system for George.  In 2004, George and Kathy were married and Kathy continued on as a consultant in the business and George started teaching her about the various aspects of the products they carried.  For the past seven years we have traveled around the country taking photographs and doing research on railroads, wildlife and scenery to include in their inventory as well as buying collections to add to their resources.


Clinics

In addition to the banquet presentation, George has agreed to give clinics during the convention.  Check the schedule.


Book Signing

George will be available in the hospitality room for a book signing.  Bring any of your Melvin books and he will sign them--see the schedule for available times.  AND you will have an opportunity to purchase a book!




 
Banquet Guest Speaker

Melvin Photos