And now for something completely different…

Words can’t explain how excited I am about this!

A few years ago, I decided it would be fun to do something completely different by ‘testing the waters’ in a larger scale.  It took some time to decide which company to use, as I was concerned for the quality of the finished product.  Never seeing the type of cars I do in the larger scale, and hearing horror stories about the four-color printing process, made me nervous.

Last year I pulled the trigger with Atlas Model Railroad Company, because they had two things that were important to me (1) quality and respected body style, and (2) integrity in the company.  Having worked with them in the past on many N scale projects, including some of my items for the Walt Disney Company, I knew they could be trusted to come through with a great product.  Nothing could prepare me, however, for the day that the first test sample arrived!  It was incredible and a real eye opener, to see my N scale Cascadian Apple car blown up to O scale!  The four-color Cascadian label contrasts so nicely on the orange reefer. I think it really came out great and I hope you do, as well!

I’m thinking this car will be of interest to my N scale friends since they’ll be able to see the detail in a different way but we’ll see how that goes. I also know that there are people out there that don’t collect or operate trains, but will want this O scale train to set up at Christmas time, and they’ll have an opportunity to enjoy this new line from Lowell Smith Signature Series!

You can check out the product details page here!


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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

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What They Say:

Jerry E.

Received GN A10 today. Absolutely stunning! I am very pleased. Thank You all.


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!

Jeff B.

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

R. LeBrun

Thank you for all that you do for the N Scale community. Your products by far, in my opinion, are the top of the line when it comes to N Scale Trains and I am always on the lookout for them when they come up for auction.


Nothing better than receiving that white box from Lowell Smith.


Lowell, thanks to you and your company SP&S modelers (myself included) are having a much easier time modeling the North Bank Road. Thank you for your hard work!

Charlie S.

Thank you for producing such well researched quality offerings.

S. S.

I got my new Santa Fe business cars, they are superb and worth the wait ten times over.


Ferdinand Magellan is great! This really fits your mission of offering significant cars that otherwise wouldn’t be produced.

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…