Newly Tooled Coach!

New N scale model is in production!

Our ’newly tooled’ Coach, is a Pullman-Standard car that follows the plan 7510. We are very excited to bring this car that has never before been produced in N Scale. This coach was seen in several paint schemes and will offer a nice variety to the N Scale modeler and the trains you are building.

Both skirted and un-skirted versions are being made and will be offered where appropriate. This coach, or ‘Chair Car’ as some railroads called them, will feature all the great detail that you enjoy on the other RailSmith cars, such as sprung diaphragms, working knuckle couplers, metal wheels, electrical pick-up, accurate color decoration and road numbers or road names.

The first release will be arriving in January 2021. In that first release, the Northern Pacific, Great Northern, and Spokane, Portland & Seattle painted versions are Pullman plan specific with the Union Pacific and Southern Pacific versions being close, or ‘Classic’ versions of those cars.  Photos and reference material are provided on those item web pages for you to refer to. We are starting with both the un-skirted version as well as the skirted version in the first release.

North Coast Limited:  It was important to us to select a car that was both unique and had never been done before.  Also, that they were used on this great train, a train that has never been produced in N Scale until now! It is very exciting these cars were part of the first streamlined North Coast Limited in 1947. They also served on other NP trains such as the Mainstreeter, the Alaskan, and the Coast Pool trains, #407 and #408, which ran between Portland and Seattle. Many of them also lasted to Amtrak in 1970.

These cars are in production now and being the ‘first’ newly created RailSmith cars, are expected to be a nice addition and big success to the line. We appreciate your vote of confidence as the ‘Build-A-Train’ concept continues to roll with other new cars already in the works. We hope you enjoy the journey as we build trains, one-car-at-a-time!

Paint Scheme Plans to look for:

(click the links to reserve yours)

Great Northern – Empire Builder, also Big Sky Blue
Illinois Central
Northern Pacific – Loewy ’Two-Tone’ Green, also 1947 ‘Pine Tree’
Spokane Portland & Seattle – Broad Stripe, also Empire Builder as well as Four Stripe.
Union Pacific – Yellow & Gray , as well as maybe the ‘Challenger’ scheme.
Southern Pacific – Yellow, Maybe General Service ‘Silver & Red’

Amtrak, as some lasted until then. Is anybody interested in Amtrak?

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 D

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

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…

D.

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

Gordon and Dorothy

I have never been treated as graciously and in a manner more suited to a VIP in my life, as I was on our train trip.  It’s obvious how you’ve made your life a success story.  Looking around the train and seeing your friends I’m pretty sure they  were all made to feel very special by you, and your…

Anonymous

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…

D.G.

Nothing better than receiving that white box from Lowell Smith.

J. Echlin

Many thanks for your superb offerings and beautiful work!

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.

Jeff B.

Keep up setting the bar high and providing a product that exceeds expectations.

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!