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Off to D23

Off to D23!  This is The Walt Disney Company’s event for their fans. We share a booth, as last time, with Michael Broggie, author of Walt Disney’s Railroad Story. This event has happened every two years for the past several. Although Disney does not say how many attend, it’s a gazillion! I will have TWO…

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What They Say:

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!

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…

R. M.

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

Jeff B.

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

B.L.

Thank you ever so much for being such an integral part of the model railroading hobby!

Charlie S.

Thank you for producing such well researched quality offerings.

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…

M. Magliaro

I received my #99 business card in the mail today. It looks superb. Thank you for another wonderful job. You are really filling a niche.

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!

B. Kutch

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