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PLW – What’s in the works

First of all, Portland Locomotive Works (PLW) has a new web site:  http://www.portlandlocomotiveworks.com/ Also in a recent email, PLW sent out a listing of what it has produced and what is in the works.  Contact PLW for more information PLW … Continue reading

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On the workbench: Warren’s got a Sn2 2-8-0

Warren Judge sent the following photos of the 2-8-0 for his freelanced logging layout.  The model is not 100% complete, but still worthy of looking.  It started out as an HOn3 brass 2-8-0 and got a new cab from Jerry … Continue reading

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Sn2 Coupler Height Gauge from Shapeways

Jeremy Jordan has started to design Sn2 products and making them available through shapeways.  His first release is a coupler height gauge.  It looks like a nice product that will result in reliable car and coupler heights.  In his email to … Continue reading

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PLW announcement – Feb 8 2016

Portland Locomotive Works continues to announce limited run products.  Here is today’s announcement.  Contact Gary Kohler soon if you have interest.  It’s not clear if the boxcars are Sn2. All   PLW will be working on and planning a late … Continue reading

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PLW – Log buggies in development

Gary Kohler and crew of Portland Locomotive Works continue to work on more projects.  I say more, because in the past 18 months or so, they have released passenger cars, Kingfield Engine house, wood turntables, flangers, Farmington freight office, and … Continue reading

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PLW Announcement – Wood Turntables

In recent months, Portland Locomotive Works (PLW) has been producing a number of products for the Sn2 modeler (and HOn30 and On2/30).  Here are some of the recent releases and in manufacture products for Sn2 Monson Combine and like coach … Continue reading

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Sn2 Free-mo Update – Sherwin Williams paint used for fascia!

The Sn2 Crew member decided to refresh the fascia paint for the 2014 National NMRA train show.  See the Sn2 Free-mo standard for the paint specs.  Consider using a flat version of the paint for ground paint.

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