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National Model Railroad Month – 20 % discount

PLW is celebrating National Model Railroad Month by offering a 20% discount on all items, except books. The discount starts Sunday, November 4, and ends Saturday, November 17. Now is the time to pick up a kit or plans for the upcoming modeling season!

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FREE Sample Drawing

 PLW is offering a FREE sample drawing for a limited time to kick off the new scale drawing availability. Contact PLW to receive a PDF of the Franklin & Megantic locomotive front-end arrangement / smoke box baffle.

Also take a few moments to review the recently added drawings:  Sandy River/SR&RL, WW&F, B&SR and KC rolling stock and structures. More scale drawings will be added during the next few weeks. Be sure to check the website often for updates!

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Scale Drawings now available

PLW is pleased to announce that scale drawings are now available for purchase. Need information for SR&RL, P&R, Monson or B&SR locomotives? Navigate to the Catalog and click on “Scale Drawings” to review the current drawings. The files are in PDF format.

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White Metal Maine Narrow Gauge Truck Frame – SALE!

AFTER SHOW SPECIAL! $14.95 per pair, for a limited time.

Useful for On2 or On30 (with slight modification), these sprung, white metal trucks are sold less wheelsets.

Click on “Shop”, “Catalog”, then “Detail Parts” for more information.

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27th Annual Midwest Show

The 27th Annual Midwest Show will be held March 21, 22 and 23, 2019. Dealer set up will begin Thursday night, March 21.

The show will return to the Salem Community Center – Centerplex facility. The address is: 1098 N Ellsworth Ave, Salem, OH 44460. 

Please watch the PLW website for future announcements concerning admission pricing and vendor/table pricing, host hotel and show details.

Please feel free to contact PLW should you need additional information.

Salem Community Center – Centerplex
Centerplex floor
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LVRRA Heritage Series Boxcars

Portland Locomotive Works is now the exclusive manufacturer of hand crafted, ready-to-run, rolling stock for the Ligonier Valley Railroad Association (LVRRA). The first release in the LVRRA “Heritage Series” is a pre-depression era 36-foot wooden boxcar in O and HO scale. These finely built boxcars contain details parts, metal trucks and wheelsets, and couplers.

Is your model railroad club or historical society seeking rolling stock for your road name? Contact Portland Locomotive Works for details and pricing to fulfill your needs.

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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.