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Portland’s Meet N March

We had such a great time, last weekend, with all of our rail friends from all around the Northwest!    We call this N Scale only swap event ‘Meet N March’.  It was my grand daughter’s first N scale train meet!   I think we’ve been having this meet for about 20 years.  Once-in-awhile we’ve called…

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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”.

Dan & Nina D.

So glad our big Alaska trip happened when it did.  It was the trip of a lifetime for me and Nina, thank you so much for organizing it.

Charlie S.

Thank you for producing such well researched quality offerings.

B. Kutch

Love your 3-rail O Scale Atlas Woodside Reefer series. Looking forward to future issues.

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!

D.G.

Nothing better than receiving that white box from Lowell Smith.

J D

Thanks, Lowell, for another awesome addition to an already incredible train.

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!

S. S.

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

Gordon and Dorothy

I have never been treated as graciously and in a manner more suited to a VIP in my life, as I was on our train trip.  It’s obvious how you’ve made your life a success story.  Looking around the train and seeing your friends I’m pretty sure they  were all made to feel very special by you, and your…