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2019 Midwest Scale Train Show

The 2019 Midwest Scale Train Show is quickly approaching and now is the time to register for the 27th annual event. The show will be held at the Salem Centerplex in Salem, Ohio. Show dates are Friday March 22 and Saturday March 23. Click on the image below for more information and to register for the show.

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On2/On30 F&M 4 Window Smoker/Combine

PLW is announcing the On2/On30 F&M 4 Window Smoker/Combine. This kit includes a one piece cast roof; cast ends and doors; white metal end beams and railings, queen posts and bolsters. Easy to assemble laser cut sides and ends utilizing the latest PLW new design techniques.

Announcement price is $110 postage paid in the United States. Outside the United States price is $115.

Contact PLW today to reserve your kit!

Also coming is the original 2 window version and RPO baggage, P&R RPO baggage.

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More Book Titles added

Two books have been added for sale.

Chris McChesney’s “HOn30 Locomotive Handbook” is a must for the modeler who wants a fine-tuned locomotive. Loaded with tips and instructions on how to make a small locomotive run well!

“Hidden Treasures” The Story of the Ohio River & Western Railway was published in 1997 by Ed Cass and contains the most comprehensive history of the narrow gauge OR&W. This 285 book contains photographs, maps and detailed drawings. Pick up this rare book for your railroad library today!

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Sn3 D&RGW Kitchen Car #04255

PLW new kit announcement!

Sn3 D&RGW Kitchen Car #04255.  Decals, trucks and couplers are not included. Modeler will need to provide their favorite screen material for windows and doors.

New release price of $70.00 until November 22, 2018.

Price will be $79.95 after November 23, 2018.

Kitchen car prototype
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Maine 2-Foot Research Archives

The Maine 2-Foot Research Archives are now available.

More than 6,100 searchable files including over 400 Maine 2-Foot drawings and maps. Hundreds of pages of historical documents, plus over 4,000 photographs, with more to come!

All five Maine 2-Foot roads are available and separated into specific geographical locations, locomotives, rolling stock and towns.

Lifetime and One-Year Subscriptions available!

Navigate to the Catalog under the “Books and Research Material” category to get your subscription today.

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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.