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Deciduous Trees – Spring and Summer Colors

PLW is pleased to announce new tree products that have been added to the scenery line. Deciduous trees are offered in sizes from 2″ to 5″. Quantities can be chosen from the 2″ and 3″ lot mixture and the 4″ and 5″ lot mixture. The trees are flocked with custom made ground foam in several different Spring/Summer colors. Fall colors will be announced at a later date. Tree sizes greater than 6″ will be announced soon.

The tree size is measured by the “bushy” part of the armature (see product image below). The trunk length can be trimmed to adjust the overall tree height.

Trees are available in quantities of 5, 10, 25, 50 and 100. Please contact PLW if you need more than 100 trees as custom pricing will be quoted.

These trees are custom made, so allow time for the order to be processed and shipped.

Click on the first image to access the Scenery product catalog.

Various Spring and Summer colors available. (Click on this image to access the Scenery product catalog.)
2 inch and 3 inch trees
4 inch and 5 inch trees
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SP Narrow Gauge drop-side Gondola

PLW is announcing that SP Narrow Gauge drop-side gondolas are now added to the product line. The drop-side gondola includes PLW printed 3D hinges and latches. The gondola is a body only kit and does not include detail parts, trucks or couplers. The kit is suitable for either On3 or On30. Kit are available as a single kit, 3 pack kits and 5 pack kits. Browse to the Catalog to order the kits.

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SP Narrow Gauge Gondola and Tankcar – On3/On30

PLW is announcing that SP Narrow Gauge drop-side gondolas and SP Narrow Gauge domeless tank car 61 will soon be added to the product line. The drop-side gondola includes PLW printed 3D hinges and latches. Both cars are body only kits and do not include detail parts, trucks or couplers. The kits are suitable for either On3 or On30.

Contact PLW for more information and release dates.

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03/23/20 – Midwest Show POSTPONED – Private Event Will NOT Be Held This Weekend

NO PRIVATE EVENT THIS WEEKEND. The Midwest Show Private Event scheduled for this Friday and Saturday has been postponed. PLEASE do not travel this weekend to the venue as Ohio is now under “shelter in place” status. And be sure to inform your fellow model railroaders that the show will be scheduled for a later date. Check back on this website for additional rescheduling announcements. The PLW crew is asking that you stay safe and stay healthy!

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SP NG 28-Foot Boxcar 131 Short End Door (On3)

The SPNG was where all the leftover equipment from the other SP narrow gauge ended up when they closed down. The SP bought most of their equipment from the Carter  Brothers factory in California. The standard boxcar was 28ft long. They were modernized by the SP so they looked somewhat standardized. After WWII they were renumbered and kept in excellent condition by the Bakersfield shops. Some had openings for Perlite loading. During the last two years, several were rebuilt with top hatches. An internal a-frame floor and low-set side hatches for unloading. They were “narrow gauge covered hoppers” for all practical purposes.

Kits do not include trucks, couplers or detail parts. Can be purchased pre-painted/lettered or not painted and lettered. Also have a choice of road numbers.

The first kit is $45. Kits 2, 3 and 4 are $38.00 each. A 5 pack of kits is $190.00. All kits postage paid.

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Midwest Show Hours and News/Updates

Show times: Thursday setup – any time after 4:00pm. Friday setup – 8:00am to noon. Friday show opens at noon and will go to 7:00pm. Saturday setup – 7am to 8am. Saturday show opens at 8:00am and goes until we are tired!
Mini-Bunch meeting and awards about 3:00pm Saturday afternoon.

Updates: Vendors will use EAST entrance. Room A has its own entrance. The gym does as well. Public will use the WEST entrance. Please do not use the SOUTH entrance as it is an exit only door.

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Midwest Show Vendor/Clinics/Layout List

Vendors-Dealers-Manufacturers: Wiseman Model Services, Mini Highways Scenery, Portland Locomotive Works, Crusader Rail Services, CMR Products, Peterborough Railroad, John Fiala, Russ Haigh, Walt’s Models, Tom Hoermann, Tom Jansen, Chris McChesney, C&D Model Engineering, Al Judy (O Narrow Gauge), Charles Pravlik, Steve Riddlebaugh, Dave Ross, Doug Sandmeyer, Jeff Schumaker, Rocky Mountain Trains, Darryl Sleszynski, Arden Car Works, Waynesburg & Washington Railroad, Friends of the EBT, Corry Rails (Class A Climax), Bill Logan (OR&W), Ted Weise, NMRA Division 1, The On30 Guy (RC), Mohawk Design shirts and apparel, Silver City Models, Dennis Vaccaro, Western Rails Company


Clinics: Matt Woods (Iron and Timber) scenery – hands on clinic at their tables, Randy Allio – Pan pastels at his table, Same Swanson at his table, Rick Rowlands – J&L Porter #58 (2-foot gauge) – room to be determined


Layouts: HAVOC, David Keith Sn2, NMRA Division 1 N-scale, CMR T-Trak, Bill Vollmar On30, Warren Judge Sn2 Elk Creek Lumber, Jeff Paxton 7/8 live steam, Hon30 Great Lakes