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New Rolling Stock Coming Soon!

PLW is excited to announce our newest product: Ready-to-run O-scale MEC Rack Cars. Craftsman kit quality and ready-to-run convenience at a fair price! What more can you ask for. Watch our online store for more details.

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26th Midwest Narrow Gauge Show UPDATE

Folks, we’ve had a late change-of-venue. We’ve had to move the show to the Salem Community Center – Centerplex facility. This is a great facility, so rest assured we’ll be in a clean and comfortable space. This last minute change has necessitated a few changes to our schedule, so please visit the event page for more information.

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Store Updated (FINALLY)!

We’ve added several new products to the PLW store. Make sure to visit, and order often and a lot! We’ve also got a few great new products on the way. Here’s a little sneak peak!

This is the Farmington station, which we’ll be making available in both O and S scales (pricing to be determined — check back often).

Also coming soon will be a Philadelphia & Reading standard-gauge boxcar in O scale. This model will come pre-painted and lettered, less trucks and couplers (pricing to be determined).

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Berrett Hill Trains, The On30 Guy, and The Peterboro Railroad Acquire LITco

Berrett Hill Trains of Sykesville, MD, manufacturer of the Touch Toggle line of model railroad turnout controls, along with The On30 Guy and The Peterboro Railroad, are pleased to announce the acquisition of the Light Iron Turnout Company (LITco).

Founded in 2005 by Gary Kohler, Kevin Kuzman, and Jim Weinschenker, LITco manufactures a wide range of high-quality turnouts for narrow gauge modelers in a variety of scales. LITco turnouts are proudly made by hand in America, and the new LITco will continue that tradition, employing Berrett Hill’s proven large-volume distributed-manufacturing process to ensure that LITco’s products continue to be of the highest quality available.

Further information will be available from LITco’s new web site,

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26th Annual Midwest Narrow Gauge Show Event Info and Registrations

Great news! We’ve got all the arrangements made for the 26th Annual Midwest Narrow Gauge Show! This year, we’re moving to The Timberlanes Complex in Salem, Ohio. The venue is completely renovated, and offers us plenty of space, a great, affordable restaurant on site, as well as a limited number of rooms right within the complex.

You can find out more at our Event Page, or dive right into registering for the show! So, we’ll see you there!

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Caboose #554 Available for Pre-order! $10 Off for Limited Time!

Our newest kit is caboose #554, available in both O scale and S scale. The kit is available for pre-order, and we’re offering $10 off until February 11, 2017. Quantities will be limited, so reserve yours now.


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#502 Flangers Shipping Now

We finally received the new castings for flanger 502 and the last few kits will be shipped out ASAP. Thank you for your patience.
That means that, despite what the shopping cart may tell you, the #502 flangers are gone – however, we are taking reservations for flanger #501.
#501 flangers will be offered in several variations:
  • Sandy River with arched lettering – this will only be offered as prepainted / lettered.
  • Early SR&RL – late teens early 1920s.
If you are interested in these please contact us for details.
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HO Scale Sail Maker’s Loft Now Available

Our HO scale Sail Maker’s Loft kit is now available in the PLW Shop for $75.00 (plus shipping and handling). Production will be limited to 10 kits. The kit will feature some cool stuff – like solid cherry decking and supports – all custom milled here in PLW’s shops.