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!

American Freedom Train on the Blues

For most it’s a life dream to build a model railroad. For the past 25 years one of my rail buddies, Keith Schaber, has been building his Union Pacific Blue Mountain Division. Built on two levels, with operating signals and many sidings, a train will take a real 50-plus minutes to go from one end to the…

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An interview with Lowell

One of the benefits of having an amazingly talented daughter is connecting with her business associates at Propel Businessworks. Tim Griffin of Mission: Communicate helped Jamie with much of the technical aspects of my new website, and although he lives across the globe, he touches many companies in the world in the area of website…

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Latest On The Track

What They Say:

B. Kutch

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

J.R.

Lowell, I received my Great Locomotive Chase set today. “THEY ARE BEAUTIFUL.” Keep up the good work.

J D

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

D.K.

I am speechless!  The AFT Showcase car is everything I hoped it would be; and more.

R.M.

You know I’m always looking forward to the next release and its arrival with great anticipation. I treasure my Lowell Smith Signature collection.

Chuck T.

Just a quick note to acknowledge receipt of my AFT Tool Car. Thanks so much for another Outstanding Piece of Craftsmanship! The AFT is my most prized “N” Scale collection. I had perceived that there were delays in getting this last car into our hands, but thought it was a problem with China. Your letter…

Bill S.

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

J.Wallace

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

S. Reames

I received my observation/business car today and – like all of my other cars from you – I love it!

Anonymous

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…