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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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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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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, http://www.lightironturnout.com.

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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.

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SR&RL #502 Flanger Sneak Peek!

For those who have ordered or reserved one of the SR&RL #502 Flanger kits, we’ve released a 3D model image of the finished kit. We thought you’d enjoy seeing it!

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More information about the kit can be found in the shop.

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SR&RL Flanger 501 Ordering Now Available

We’re now ready to start accepting orders for the SR&RL Flanger #501 in O-scale and S-scale. The models are offered as pre-painted and weathered kits. The O-scale model features operable windows! This will be a very limited run kit, so order soon! Visit the shop for details.