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This is the Lowell Smith Signature Series and RailSmith blog, (or perhaps it's better called, ‘stories around the caboose stove’). Either way, bookmark this page for updates as they happen and check back regularly!

N Scale Enthusiast in Pittsburgh 2017!

You know, I always say ‘it was a great time’ and that’s because it is!  We have been to Eastern Pennsylvania many times but this was our first time in the western part.  It has beautiful mountains and is a great train territory. We started or trip with a visit to Todd Treaster’s great New…

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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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Time Table Train Order Operations Made Easy, For Guests – NMRA 2015

I have had a great time this week at the National Model Railroad Associations’ 2015 annual convention here in Portland! It’s been great to see friends from all over the US, and world for that matter. On a special note, I was honored that they asked me to present a clinic, which I gladly did! The topic…

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Fall Means Indoor Railroading for the Model Railroad Enthusiast

I really love the fall season.  Every year, as the days get colder, it is a reminder of the fun hobby of model railroading. And although it truly is not a seasonal hobby for me, it is the time of year the focus comes back indoors after the fun warm days of summer. Last night…

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Latest On The Track

What They Say:

J. LaBoda

To say the least this is a HUGE development for N-scale and I, along with a number of others, are indebted to you for making these cars possible. Thanks so very much!!!

R. LeBrun

Thank you for all that you do for the N Scale community. Your products by far, in my opinion, are the top of the line when it comes to N Scale Trains and I am always on the lookout for them when they come up for auction.

J D

Thanks, Lowell, for another awesome addition to an already incredible train.

Chuck T.

Just a quick note to acknowledge receipt of my AFT Tool Car. Thanks so much for another Outstanding Piece of Craftsmanship! The AFT is my most prized “N” Scale collection. I had perceived that there were delays in getting this last car into our hands, but thought it was a problem with China. Your letter…

Rad J.

Lowell, I am very pleased with the N Scale Ferdinand Magellan Presidential car. As a retired US Secret Service agent I have conducted security advances for the president and his family traveling by train. I have done a lot of research on the Ferdinand Magellan and the model has excellent detail. It will be an…

Linda and Pete B.

Just wanted to thank you again for the opportunity to be with you and the many other happy folks who experienced the Feather River Canyon trip.  I know you put a lot of work into making this special trip a reality and it all came together extremely well!

B.L.

Thank you ever so much for being such an integral part of the model railroading hobby!

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.

D.K.

Aside from the quality, creativity and originality, you are to be commended for your ongoing commitment to this (GAC) series, and all of your series of trains over a period of so many years.  There is always something to look forward to. Keep up the great work!’ D. K.

Jerry E.

Received GN A10 today. Absolutely stunning! I am very pleased. Thank You all.