Arrivals Update: December 2018

RailSmith

It is very exciting to know that the first RailSmith shipment is ‘on the water’ as they say. I am delighted that the factory had the first run completed ‘on time’ in early November. The fact that it took me much longer than planned, or understood, to set up the paperwork to become an importer was a fact I did not consider. So, it’s my fault that the first batch will be here in January and not December. And, this is expected to delay the second shipment one month as well, but as always, I will keep you up-to-date on progress.

MicroTrains

  • While USA production should not be a challenge, quite simply it has been. But! The Great American Circus, American Fruit Packers and National Park Series are all shipping now. With these, I am always so excited to announce what is next in the series, so be sure to check them out!
  • It really is kind of ‘like Christmas’ with everything coming all at once! Pay careful attention to the Great American Circus #32 and get your orders in NOW because it will be shipping on time in April.

  • World of Color Set #3 and Pullman Park Series ‘Pennsy’ cars, are due in January.
  • The delays at Micro-Trains mean that many of these runs are just about sold out already. That said, it’s always good to get your orders placed right away to avoid the heart ache of forgetting, or worse, missing out!
Hold on, because it just keeps getting better!

Lowell Smith

A native of Portland, Oregon, Lowell Smith married his church choir sweetheart Barb in 1978. After a lifetime of rail-fanning, Lowell and Barb ventured out in 1992 to launch a new business in Portland, Oregon. Read more

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What They Say:

J. Echlin

Many thanks for your superb offerings and beautiful work!

Bill S.

That car is about the greatest thing I’ve ever seen in N scale!  Excellent work!

K. Lyons

I want to be like you when I grow up!

K.

My kids absolutely love the Christmas cars! The C.K. Holiday, along with the Carolwood and Disney cars makes a wonderful Christmas train. It made many a loop under our tree this year.

J.Wallace

AFT is a real dream come true for me. Thanks for all your hard work!

D.

“You have no idea how excited I am about these cars . . .”

S. S.

I got my new Santa Fe business cars, they are superb and worth the wait ten times over.

K.

I am looking forward to many more releases in the new year. I stayed up really late on Christmas to talk to Santa when he came by our house. I asked him for an n-scale SP&S 700, and he said that was out of his league and I’d better call you.

R. M.

Lowell, I just want you to know – you make this hobby fun!

K. Lyons

Thank you for everything you’ve done and everything you do for the modeling community. I can honestly say that my enjoyment of the hobby has benefited greatly because of you.