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!

2017 Disney Train Car Release – Walt Disney Family Museum

I am so excited to announce the release date of this year’s Christmas car!  Please join us at The Walt Disney Family Museum on Saturday, December 2nd, for a great time and the 2017 unveiling.   Barb and I will be there between 10am-12pm and 2pm-4pm.   If you have never visited The Walt Disney…

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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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Save the Date: WDFM 2014 Christmas Boxcar Release

Save the date… Please join me Saturday, December 6th, 2014 at the Walt Disney Family Museum for this year’s Christmas boxcar release, the fifth in the series.  This year will be extra special, as you can also enjoy the special exhibit at WDFM “All Aboard: A Celebration Of Walt’s Trains”. Join us and come see how…

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The Great Locomotive Chase

Since I can remember, I have always had an interest in the American Civil War, and have been rather fascinated by many stories of the family hardships that the War Between the States caused. In 1992, I traveled to the NMRA convention in Columbus, OH. It was my first time ‘back east’ and since the…

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Walt Disney Family Museum Christmas 2013

Producing a Christmas themed car each year for The Walt Disney Family Museum, is so much fun! The museum is such a nice place to visit and tells the story of the great man, Walt Disney. His life’s story, success, and dreams are told with each display and image. There is so much to take…

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Lowell, Barb, Ron & Diane

Some sad Disney news

A nice day turned very sad when we heard of the passing of Diane Disney Miller, who is the daughter of Walt Disney and just an amazing woman. Here is the link to the information posted at The Walt Disney Family Museum.  A dark cloud will be over the museum when we are there Saturday,…

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Holiday Boxcar Signing with Lowell Smith

Save the Date! On Saturday November 30th, 2013 Barb and I will be in San Francisco at the Walt Disney Family Museum.  This will be a fun event where I release and unveil, for the first time, the 2013 Christmas car. This years car as in the past, will be very special and is really…

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Latest On The Track

What They Say:

R.M.

These are indeed miniature masterpieces.

K.

I am looking forward to many more releases in the new year. I stayed up really late on Christmas to talk to Santa when he came by our house. I asked him for an n-scale SP&S 700, and he said that was out of his league and I’d better call you.

G.D.

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!

R. M.

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

R. K.

You are in my book one of the very best.

G.P.

I just received the “The Great Locomotive Chase” set from the Walt Disney Family Museum. Very nicely done!

J.Wallace

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

Rick S.

Every new release from your Signature Series gets me revved up for the rails.

Anonymous

The thing I love about all the things you do is the fact that everything is so well thought out, so beautiful and so unique.  

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…