Amazing limited production model trains.

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 several times around Seattle, but this last move took him to the deep south.  That move did not stop us, though, from ‘making the trip’ to help Mark, once again, set up his Feather River N Scale empire to see it run as it had before. 

The brotherhood loves to be with people that share our passions and in this case, the love of model trains.  In the deepest sense, it really becomes about those friends that you share the journey of life with.  I hope that you have railroad buddies on your journey!

Mark was quick to write about it in the recent N Scale Railroading issue in the ‘observations’ column on the last page of the May release.  It is fun to build, dream, and ‘just to be with’ long-time friends, and at the same time meet new friends with the same aspirations.  While in Atlanta with Mark, we visited Darryl Kruse, and his Union Pacific empire, that was featured in-and-on-the-cover of Model Railroader’s November 2008 issue.

Great times were had by all!

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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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J. Arenas

Wow… You made my dream come true with the CK Holiday! I am a great admirer of your work.


The thing I love about all the things you do is the fact that everything is so well thought out, so beautiful and so unique.  

Joe W.

And as for your goal of 5 releases a year, I admire your ambition, but I won’t hold it against you if you fall short on that accomplishment.  I’m just thrilled you’re doing such an AWESOME job of releasing this amazing train, and hope you don’t stop until it’s all done!


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What a trip! We had a great time- exceeded our expectations by a mile. The Silver Lariat was simply stunning. A gem on the rails. The scenery and weather were perfect. The delays were not an issue for us at all. All just a good days work on the railroad! Thank you for all the…

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