RPO Newsbag

This is the Lowell Smith Signature Series and RailSmith blog, (or perhaps it's better called, ‘stories around the caboose stove’). Either way, bookmark this page for updates as they happen and check back regularly!

Christmas 2015 at the Walt Disney Family Museum

This weekend I will be down in San Francisco at the Walt Disney Family Museum for the release of this year’s Christmas car. The 2015 car came out great and I can not wait for you all to see it! You can get more information about the event on the Walt Disney Family Museum website…

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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…

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What They Say:

A.M.

“You seem to be the shining light in an industry that’s seen a lot of change since the early 2000’s when I was last in the hobby”.

K.

My kids absolutely love the Christmas cars! The C.K. Holiday, along with the Carolwood and Disney cars makes a wonderful Christmas train. It made many a loop under our tree this year.

K. Lyons

Thank you for everything you’ve done and everything you do for the modeling community. I can honestly say that my enjoyment of the hobby has benefited greatly because of you.

J.Wallace

AFT is a real dream come true for me. Thanks for all your hard work!

Linda and Pete B.

Just wanted to thank you again for the opportunity to be with you and the many other happy folks who experienced the Feather River Canyon trip.  I know you put a lot of work into making this special trip a reality and it all came together extremely well!

S. S.

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

R. M.

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

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…

Bill S.

That car is about the greatest thing I’ve ever seen in N scale!  Excellent work!

K L

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…