Important Ordering Tips

  • Please remember that orders are not shipped until all items in your order have arrived from the factory.  
  • Before placing your order, see the product page for ‘expected arrival dates’ as shown.
  • Ordering items that are arriving soon, or in the next month, ALONG WITH items that are ‘in stock’ is smart, but will delay your shipment until all items can be shipped together at once.
  • Although you may be saving on shipping by creating a list of items, please just remember that none of it will ship until the last item arrives from the factory.

Know that we update the product page for each item as we get current information as to delivery window from the factories. So, check the individual product page for the most current ETAs.

All to bring you great trains as fast as we can and to help with your expectations for their arrivals!

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:

S. Reames

I received my observation/business car today and – like all of my other cars from you – I love it!

Dan & Nina D.

So glad our big Alaska trip happened when it did.  It was the trip of a lifetime for me and Nina, thank you so much for organizing it.

R.M.

These are indeed miniature masterpieces.

R.M.

You know I’m always looking forward to the next release and its arrival with great anticipation. I treasure my Lowell Smith Signature collection.

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!

R. M.

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

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…

R. K.

You are in my book one of the very best.

J D

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

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!!!