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Latest Additions

Coach Yard has sent the pickup notice for the Early 2-8-8-2 steam engines in HO scale. The prototype was originally designed in 1908 by Baldwin for SP which became the MC-1 class. Difficulties with snowsheds lead to the cab forward design of the MC-2 and later classes. This project includes the MC classes (SP, OR&N, UP), AC-2/3s (SP) and Y-1 (N&W).

Models are now in stock!  Pictures are now available from several engines.


Pick up notices have been received from Precision Scale for the Great Northern W-1 Electrics in HO scale. Although few in number on the prototype, these were exceptional work horses for Great Northern. This project provides for several varieties and combinations, as well as additional heater cars, including one for Western Pacific.

Models have been delivered.  The sets are sold out, but a couple of units are still available.


First delivered over the summer of 2016, BPL is pleased to have available several of the Baldwin 2-6-6-2T Tank engine in O scale. These were produced by Glacier Park Models and encapsulate all of the quality and refinement you would expect. Check the listing for additional information and photos of these fine models.


What's New

With the summer here, we are outside enjoying the beautiful weather.  While you are resting on the beach, enjoy these new project announcements from Precision Scale:


Key Model Imports has sent pickup notices for SP Cab Forwards in O scale.  These engines will clearly be the most detailed models ever produced of this elegant prototype.  You can see the refinement for yourself:

With only 40 models being produced, we do not expect them to last beyond delivery.  Please contact us immediately if you would like to obtain one of these unique pieces.

Update 12/28/16:  As of this date, we are informed that there are 3 engines still available from a total production of 75 pieces.  Engines are AC-11 #4252, AC-11 #4274 and AC-12 #4294.


We received the following from The Coach Yard:

TCY 1395 – 1941 'City of Portland'  - a 15 car set, no power units
In 1941, The Union Pacific had reassigned the M-10004 train sets to become the City of Portland (COP). The 11 car articulated set was repainted and re-lettered for it’s new assignment. Three cars were added to the consist from the M-10002 COP and  EMD E3’s were assigned as road power.
The Coach Yard is commissioned to make a 15 car set for the “City of Portland”. We will build only to orders received by December 31, 2016.  Please let your customers know.  The MSRP is projected to be $10,500.00.

Update 12/7/2016:  Our understanding is that there will be 6 sets total prduced for this train.  At this time, there is only one set still available to reserve.



This small collection is for Reading and D&H fans - a few Century diesels, an SD45, and one steam engine.  ...


An existing collection has become new again. This varied group of models has expanded - one users retirement is now your opportunity.  Over 20 roads are available in this excellent collection, along with some generic pieces applicable to many roads.



For big power fans, BPL has purchased a collection of late model EMD and GE power.  SD70s, AC44s and two SD80MACs are amoung the prime units available here.  As you would expect, it is a horse race for...



Here is another view of steam locomotive construction.  From the youtube website listing: Power to Order - Engineering and manufacturing steam locomotives at the Doncaster works in Britain in 1940s. With LMS 8F 2-8-0 Freight Locomotive seen and used in WW2. Foundry forging in action. It...
Inside of New York City's Grand Central Terminal is a secret basement.  While virtually unknown, it serves an important and vital function.    
Part of the fun in models is understanding the construction.  This also applies to the real world.  It is fascinating and a good lesson to see how the prototype rail industry controls and builds its environment.  Here is an example of trackwork in the urban environment of San...