RailSmith- GN Diner Lake McDonald

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Shipping July 2023


N SCALE!  Great Northern’s Diner Lake McDonald

This dining car was one of six built by Pullman-Standard in 1947 for service on the new ‘Streamlined Empire Builder’. All of these cars are named for lakes along the Great Northern’s route.

In 1951, new diners built by American Car & Foundry were delivered for use on the Empire Builder and the 1947 Pullman-Standard built cars were assigned to the secondary trains such as the newest train named the Western Star. In this era, the lettering board showed ‘Great Northern’. This N Scale model is this version and has no skirts.

This is a Prototype car.

Consider the ‘Jim Hill’s Full Meal Fleet’ for discount on all of the dining car paint schemes coming in this release, link here.

Read more about the production of this new body style


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S. Reames

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


Lowell, I received my Great Locomotive Chase set today. “THEY ARE BEAUTIFUL.” Keep up the good work.


As a retiree of the Walt Disney Company I look forward to upcoming releases of the Disney Family Museum and Disneyland series.  Keep up the excellent work!

R. M.

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


These are indeed miniature masterpieces.


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

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!


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


I really am enjoying what you are producing, Lowell! Thanks for doing it. Jerry


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.