Train Shows & Swap Meets!

With the new year comes a whole new batch of train shows.  We are excited to add a few more to the line-up this year.
Two weeks ago was the Portland SP&S Swap Meet.  I talked about my family as much as I did the trains I had on my table!  Friends wanted to know the ‘latest’ with my kids and grand baby.  That points to the reality that even though it is the love of trains that brings us together, the love goes deeper than that when you have been part of someone’s life for many years.  Barb and I are hoping to see you at one of this year’s great train shows, and the start meet is next weekend in Monroe, WA at the fair grounds.  This is probably the best model train show for families in the Northwest!  It’s a well done and it is BIG.  Next, the Portland Meet N March is on March 28th and is only N scale.  (That is really small) 😉
We are also planning to be in Livingston, MT April 25th, and Helena, Mt, April 26th. Then on to the National N Scale Show in Sacramento the end of June, the D23 Disney convention in August in Anaheim, The National Model Railroad Train Show which will be in Portland in August, and if all goes well, we’ll be at Trainfest this November in Milwaukee, WI.  Please come see us ‘for the love of trains’!  


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A native of Portland, Oregon, Lowell Smith married his church choir sweetheart Barb in 1978. After a lifetime of rail-fanning, Lowell and Barb ventured out in 1992 to launch a new business in Portland, Oregon. Read more

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