The SPNG was where all the leftover equipment from the other SP narrow gauge ended up when they closed down. The SP bought most of their equipment from the Carter Brothers factory in California. The standard boxcar was 28ft long. They were modernized by the SP so they looked somewhat standardized. After WWII they were renumbered and kept in excellent condition by the Bakersfield shops. Some had openings for Perlite loading. During the last two years, several were rebuilt with top hatches. An internal a-frame floor and low-set side hatches for unloading. They were “narrow gauge covered hoppers” for all practical purposes.
Kits do not include trucks, couplers or detail parts. Can be purchased pre-painted/lettered or not painted and lettered. Also have a choice of road numbers.
The first kit is $45. Kits 2, 3 and 4 are $38.00 each. A 5 pack of kits is $190.00. All kits postage paid.
PLW will be spotlighting kits built by customers. The new Category is called “Customer Builds”. This new category can be accessed in the right hand navigation pane under the “News” category. Here is the link: Customer Builds
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.
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.
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!
PLW is pleased to announce that more plans have been added to the Scale Drawing catalog! There are over 40 plans; some priced at 50 cents. Now is the time to get those plans for your upcoming projects.