Shipping Update!

There’s so much happening!  What shall I tell you about first?  When I open a boxed shipment from one of the manufacturers I use, it really is like Christmas!  After hours of design, tweaking the art, and matching colors, the end product is such a joy to behold!  Today I received the much anticipated Rio Grande business cars for my Executive Line Series.  Wow!  I cannot wait for you to see these cars.  These cars are just stunning!  Can I say that?  I followed the Rio Grande’s paint scheme and how beautiful it is.  The #102 and #107 will look great on any layout, even if it is only visiting your rail line.  My challenge right now is getting the time to get these beauties on their way to you.

The Great American Circus & Wild West Show’s ‘clown bus on flat car’ started shipping last week and I need to complete it this week before I can process the Rio Grande cars.  And, I just received notice that the American Fruit Packer’s Northern Line car is ready just in time for the fall harvest season, so I need to quit writing and start packing!  It has been awhile since my last blog, though, so I wanted to include you in this excitement.

How about I leave you with a bonus?  Here is a video of the Great American Circus & Wild West Show running east bound through Oregon’s Blue Mountains.  Enjoy and please tell me how you liked it.

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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


  1. Peter Sparaco on September 25, 2014 at 4:51 pm

    I don’t like it…I LOVE IT! Neat train, Lowell. Looks great.

  2. Sandy Smith on October 7, 2014 at 8:12 am

    The models capture the essence of the circus train, it just looks right. I have railfanned the UP Blue mountains and the layout builder did a superb job.

  3. Dewey R Jones III on December 5, 2014 at 4:21 pm

    Aft 10 how is it coming along? Merry Christmas!!!

    • Lowell Smith on December 10, 2014 at 8:00 am

      Just now finishing them up Dewey! Hope to ship by next week.

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