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With each release, RailSmith will bring passenger cars from across the spectrum of North America’s railroads, with the goal of building entire trains over a period-of-time.  It is our plan to release cars that might be for a specific train, but you can use these cars as you see fit, as did the railroads.

Production plans are grand, but we believe they are also achievable.  We do not have the capabilities to release an entire train at once, but being able to focus on one release (two-or-three cars at a time), we can build a train over time.

What People are Saying...

"Magnificent!"

Received my ‘Hudson River’ - magnificent! Can’t wait to get more! - JF

"No words!"

There are no words to describe how great these look! Well done!! - JK

"Beautiful!"

Great job Lowell!! They are beautiful! - GV

"Fantastic!"

- SM

"Pleased!"

I hope everybody that ordered these cars are as pleased as I am! - KD

"Thank you!"

The new RailSmith cars are beautiful! Thank you for bringing these cars back to the market, for your commitment to quality and attention to detail. I cannot wait for the next releases! - DK

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RailSmith Announcements & Related Articles

Consist Chart Choices

By Lowell Smith | February 22, 2019

I have found it useful to have a visual aid when it comes to passenger train consists, so when it came time to build a chart for some of the trains I plan to build in RailSmith, I found it fun and challenging. As seasons and years pass, changes would come to how a railroad…

RailSmith Development

By Lowell Smith | January 27, 2019

Learning more about trains… I love all the feedback and responses I have had about RailSmith Models and what direction to go!  I read each one and have filed them for review. Being from the great Northwest, my passion has always been for the Hill Lines, and specifically the Spokane, Portland, & Seattle, and many…

Arrivals Update: December 2018

By Lowell Smith | December 26, 2018

RailSmith It is very exciting to know that the first RailSmith shipment is ‘on the water’ as they say. I am delighted that the factory had the first run completed ‘on time’ in early November. The fact that it took me much longer than planned, or understood, to set up the paperwork to become an…

Texas Is Special!

By Lowell Smith | December 19, 2018

I am excited to say the announcement that ‘we are producing this train’ has been met with much enthusiasm and support. This is a photo of a pre-production sample, hence no couplers.  Soon, we will be announcing three Texas Special coaches. The Texas Special’s paint scheme is a real eye catcher, as you can see.  As…

RailSmith Samples Arrive!

By Lowell Smith | October 25, 2018

What an amazing delight to get an email in the morning from the factory that RailSmith samples will arrive on that same day! I am delighted, and I know you will be as well, with these beauties! Delivery appears to be on time and planned for a December arrival. I will post here on the…

Which San Francisco Train?

By Lowell Smith | October 24, 2018

While at the National Train Show, I saw my friend Fred Hill.  He produces amazing HO models under the brand of ’The Coach Yard’.  If you know him, you know he is very knowledgeable about most all things Southern Pacific (ESPEE).  As I described the ‘City’ train, I was building and announcing to release, he pointed out several…

Breaking News: China Factory Closes

By Lowell Smith | August 1, 2018

By now, many of you have heard about a major model train manufacturer suddenly shutting down in China. This news is only days old, so the situation remains pretty fluid.  Many companies here in the US used this factory.  The RailSmith product will not be effected.  Our trains made here in the US at Micro-Trians…

RailSmith Plans: Chapter 2

By Lowell Smith | July 25, 2018

RailSmith Models – ‘More of the Story’ Since the National N Scale Convention in Salt Lake City, we have had many people complete the short (updated) survey on the web site, and we have had lots of encouragement and suggestions. With your opinions shared, we realize that we need to tell more about the plans for…

RailSmith Plans Revealed

By Lowell Smith | May 15, 2018

My plan and hope is to create some very famous ‘name trains’ that have, in some cases, never been done in N scale. Production is expected to be releases of 8 paint schemes at a time, with two road names (or numbers) per scheme. Releases like this will continue about five months apart. Naturally, future…

Press Release: Lowell Smith Purchases Tooling From Wm. K. Walthers

By Lowell Smith | December 1, 2017

Lowell Smith is very pleased to announce the recent ‘purchase of tooling’ of the Walthers line of N Scale passenger cars. The line includes the sleeper, coach and baggage cars in both fluted and smooth-side versions. The line will be released under the new name of RailSmith Models. RailSmith also plans to expand this line…

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