Teaser: Preproduction ‘Tiger Stripe’ RS-3

Lowell Smith RS 3 SP&SIt is just like Christmas when a production run arrives here!  The moment of opening the box, and gazing for the first time, a train that was probably thought of years before and took at least a year to produce. It is very exciting for me and I hope you feel the same way.

 

That is what happened last week with the “Columbia Belle” fruit car and later this week, I hope to see the 2013 Christmas car I did for the Walt Disney Family Museum.

 

Sometimes I get preproduction samples to approve or modify. That is the case of this preproduction image of my ‘tiger stripe’ RS-3 from Atlas. These are expected close to the end of the year.  I thought it would be nice to share this with you just to get the juices going!

 

“So many trains…so little time!”

Erin Smith

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