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A Snippet of My C-636 Story

From a very young age I have always loved trains, and I had my first HO train set when I was about 7. I jumped into N Scale in the late 60’s with Postage Stamp, Bachmann, and ConCor. Living in Portland, Oregon I decided that the Spokane, Portland & Seattle Railway would be the one […]

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BMRE Activity Atlanta 2017

Anyone that knows me well, knows that my love for trains goes deep.  When it comes to railroad modeling, I specifically love operating a model railroad in some realistic fashion.  In the Northwest areas, we have many friends that share this same passion.  Recently, one of these friends moved to Atlanta, Georgia.  Mark had moved […]

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I love the fall!  Actually, I love every change of season and in Portland we get each season to enjoy.  Train season, of course, is my favorite! It is here!   Once-a-year I release an American Fruit Packers car and this year is the 21st car and represents the 21st year of this series.  Wow, time […]

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2016 Disney Train Car Release

It is that time of year again when we get to travel to The Walt Disney Family Museum for the release of this years Christmas train car. This annual event is so much fun and San Francisco is so festive during the holidays. This year the date is Saturday, November 26th, 2016. Speaking of ‘saving […]

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Big Sky Blue: Glacier Park Tour Reflections

Big Sky Blue is a pretty good way to describe our amazing trip in September!  Our trip up the California coast, through Oregon and on to the great state of Montana, was just a delight!  Every aspect was fun.  Those that came along had lots to say about ‘doing this again’. We were greeted at East […]

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Announcing National Park Centennial Gift Boxes

On the eve of the Centennial Birthday of our country’s National Park Service, as we celebrate 100 years of beauty stewardship and preservation, I’ve coincided the release of the ‘Signatures of America‘ gift box sets. These cars from my National Park Series, have a special road number (ending in ‘2’),  have not been available for over 10 years […]

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Ferdinand Magellan: Body Style A Smashing Success!

The Ferdinand Magellan is the first in this line with the brand new body style which Micro Trains made just for Lowell Smith Signature Series. The original Ferdinand Magellan railcar was built in 1929 by the Pullman Company as a private car. It was one of six similar cars constructed in two batches. They were […]

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Announcing the Ferdinand Magellan: Releasing Feb. 2016!

U.S. No. 1 This is one of those announcements that I have been looking forward to for quite awhile! Micro-Trains has created a brand-new car for my Executive Line Series.  This project has been in the works for a very long time, and the time has come for it’s unveiling. New car sides were created […]

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Christmas 2015 at the Walt Disney Family Museum

This weekend I will be down in San Francisco at the Walt Disney Family Museum for the release of this year’s Christmas car. The 2015 car came out great and I can not wait for you all to see it! You can get more information about the event on the Walt Disney Family Museum website […]

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