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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.

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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!