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Model Railroad Planning 2017

Model Railroad Planning 2017

£9.00

Model Railroad Planning 2017

Inside this edition you'll find 100 pages of model railroads in the planning and construction phases. This special issue features 14 stories covering layout advice, expert tips, and detailed instructions from the best in the field. An essential tool for all skill levels, you'll learn everything from track planning and yard construction, to scenery tricks and creating photogenic layouts. Includes layouts in HO, N, and O scales.

Some of the featured topics include:

* Discover how a photo inspired David Popp to model an HO railroad.

* Learn how Doug Kirkpatrick uses a series of mirrors.

* Gerry Leone recommends the importance of giving intricate scenes breathing room.

* Take a pop quiz from Tony Koester about good yard design.

* And much, much more!
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SD40-2 Survivors Volume

SD40-2 Survivors Volume

£21.00

In January 1972, EMD introduced the SD40-2.This 3,000 horsepower model was one of the most reliable and effective locomotives ever developed.The SD40-2 and its 645 prime mover have operated on railroads for nearly 50 years.Once superior main line power, it has been overtaken by more efficient computerized engines.In the late twenty teens, the SD40-2 is still occasionally operating on main lines, but mostly in local or short run service.In some cases, it has been demoted to yard switching duties.Over the past decade, C. Vision has been covering railroad action around the state of Minnesota and Wisconsin in High Definition.Every train in this program features SD40-2's leading class one main line trains in all kinds of service in this area.Volume 1 includes BNSF, Canadian Pacific, Union Pacific and Canadian National trains around the Twin Cities area.Other roads are found leading these trains including CSX, Dakota Minnesota & Eastern, Iowa Chicago & Eastern and First Union leasing.

Running Time 2 hours,Narration on/off feature, 16:9 Widescreen

By CVision DVD Regular Price £22

NEW RELEASE OFFER £21 INTRODUCTORY PRICES ONLY UNTIL 17th March 2017
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Montana Rail Link "EMDs in the Rockies" Vol.2 The West End

Montana Rail Link

£22.00

In Volume 2 of our coverage of the Montana Rail Link, we follow the railroad's mainline from Helena, Montana to Sandpoint, Idaho, over the MRL's 3rd and 4th Subdivisions. In addition to the mainline, the 9th and 10th Subdivisions are also covered. On the 3rd Sub, trains are seen as they negotiate the steep grades and tight curves of Mullan Pass. This is true mountain railroading, and MRL puts on an impressive show. We visit Missoula, and then take a quick tour of the 9th Subdivision, also known as the Darby or Bitterroot Branch. From DeSmet, we follow the 10th Subdivision to Paradise. The 10th Sub is home to Evaro Hill, and features some incredible scenery along the Flathead River. Next, we head back to DeSmet to cover the 4th Subdivision to Sandpoint, Idaho. Following the course of the Clark Fork River in western Montana, the 4th Sub is nothing short of spectacular. Near the far west end of the MRL, trains are seen as they travel along the pristine waters of Lake Pend Oreille, one of the most beautiful lakes Idaho has to offer.

Along with MRL's LM and ML trains, we also cover the railroad's west end local operations. The Darby, Paradise, and Gas Locals are all seen as they go about their assigned chores. MRL's fleet of blue EMDs has never looked better, and you'll enjoy seeing these units operating through some of the most scenic landscapes in the region. BNSF powered trains are also viewed, as they travel across the MRL system.

Come along with C. Vision Productions, as we tour the western portion of this fascinating railroad, in "Montana Rail Link, EMDs in the Rockies, Volume 2, the West End".

* Running Time 2 hours * Color/HiFi Stereo Sound

* 16:9 Widescreen DVD * Narration On/Off Feature

* 1 hours 10 minutes running time. By CVision Ref D502
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Comprehensive Railroad Atlas - North East

Comprehensive Railroad Atlas - North East

£17.50

Covers New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware and Pennsylvania.

It's nearly ten years since the last NORTH EAST edition

NEW REVISED Edition is in two colours and is perfect bound due to all the extra maps and information!

In addition to general updating, this new edition is much expanded with additional enlargements to show complex areas in greater detail and includes for the first time the Subways and Rapid Transit lines in New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, Buffalo and Pittsburgh together with interurban electric lines and principal logging railroads.

PUBLICATION DATE 2007
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Northwest HERITAGE RAILWAYS

Northwest HERITAGE RAILWAYS

£21.00

The Pacific Northwest is a beautiful part of America. Getting to see it up close by rail only enhances the experience. Join 7idea Productions as we visit five tourist lines in Oregon, Washington, and northern California.

Enjoy steam and vintage diesels pulling excursions and photo freights at:

* The Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad in Garibaldi, Oregon

* The Eagle Cap Excursion Train in Elgin, Oregon

* The Mount Rainier Scenic Railroad in Elbe, Washington

* The Sumpter Valley Railroad in McEwen, Oregon

* The McCloud Railway in McCloud, California

We will begin by visiting the Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad on the Port of Tillamook Bay line between Garibaldi and Salmonberry. Next stop is Elgin, Oregon where the Eagle Cap Excursion Train traverses the wild and scenic Joseph Branch. Heading to Elbe, Washington we visit the Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad and see their tank engine, the Hammond Lumber Company #17 pulling excursion trains to Mineral. Returning to eastern Oregon, the Sumpter Valley Railroad hosts a photographer's special with their Mikado Number 19 and Heisler Number 3. Finally, we take a look at the former McCloud Railway in northern California as McCloud Number 18 pulls a fall photo special and plows snow. This is your ticket to enjoy some of the unique rail heritage of the Pacific Northwest!

2 Hours 4 Minutes

WIDESCREEN DVD May be viewed with or without narration.

By 7idea Productions Ref D503

DVD Regular Price £22 NEW RELEASE OFFER UNTIL 19th May 2017 £21
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Waterfront Terminals and Operations

Waterfront Terminals and Operations

£22.00

By Bernard Kempinski

Rail-marine operations are a vital aspect of modern transportation, and Waterfront Terminals and Operations explores this trend topic in model railroading.

This book includes:

A historical overview of the railroad-marine interface - the terminal where railroad tracks meet lakes or sea, from a modeler's perspective.

Chapters on break bulk piers and terminals, grain terminals, mineral terminals, railroad ferries and car float terminals, container terminals, barge terminals, ship building, and modeling water and wharves.

Prototype information along with buildable track plans and modeling tips.

Softcover * 96 pages * 175 color photos * 8 1/4 × 10 3/4
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SD40-2 Survivors Volume 2

SD40-2 Survivors Volume 2

£21.00

In January 1972, EMD introduced the SD40-2.This 3,000 horsepower model was one of the most reliable and effective locomotives ever developed.The SD40-2 and its 645 prime mover have operated on railroads for nearly 50 years.Once superior main line power, it has been overtaken by more efficient computerized engines.In the late twenty teens, the SD40-2 is still occasionally operating on main lines, but mostly in local or short run service.In some cases, it has been demoted to yard switching duties.Over the past decade, C. Vision has been covering railroad action around the state of Minnesota and Wisconsin in High Definition.Every train in this program features SD40-2's leading class one main line trains in all kinds of service in this area.Volume 1 includes BNSF, Canadian Pacific, Union Pacific and Canadian National trains around the Twin Cities area.Other roads are found leading these trains including CSX, Dakota Minnesota & Eastern, Iowa Chicago & Eastern and First Union leasing.

Running Time 2 hours,Narration on/off feature, 16:9 Widescreen

By CVision Ref D507

DVD Regular Price £22 NEW RELEASE OFFER £21

INTRODUCTORY PRICES ONLY UNTIL 19th May 2017
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Steam Special - Double Feature

Steam Special - Double Feature

£14.00

Roarin' Runbys + Super Slips and Start Ups

ROARIN' RUNBYS

You'll see American steam from coast to coast, from a small 2-4-4T to powerful 4-8-4s and the mighty 4-6-6-4 Challenger, the world's largest operating steam locomotive. Each scene was selected for maximum smoke, steam, and stack talk! Locomotives featured:

*B&HR 2-4-4T 7 *BM&R 4-6-2 425 *CASS GEARED LOCOS*C&O 2-8-4 2765 * C&NW 4-6-0 1385 *CN 2-8-2 3254*COTTON BELT 4-8-4 819 *Five 3-foot Gauge D&RGW 2-8-2s*FRISCO 4-8-2 1522 *Norfolk & Western 4-8-4 611, 2-6-6-4 1218*PRR 4-4-0 1223 *PRR 4-4-2 7002 *PRR 4-6-2 1361*READING 4-8-4 2102 *SUSQUEHANNA 2-8-2 142 *SANTA FE 4-8-4 3751 * SP 4-6-2 2472 *SP 4-8-4 4449*SP&S 4-8-4 700 * UP 4-8-4 844 *UP 4-6-6-4 3718*UP 4-6-6-4 3967 *UP 4-6-6-4 3985 *VALLEY 2-8-2 40

SUPER SLIPS AND START-UPS

features several large steam locomotives starting heavy trains. Thrill to the sights and sounds of booming exhaust, slipping drivers, and huge plumes of smoke as these powerful locomotives are captured in exciting trackside, in-cab, and pacing sequences. A stunning stereo soundtrack complements the high-quality video imagery.

LOCOMOTIVES FEATURED: UP 4-8-4 844, 4-6-6-4 3985, SP&S 4-8-4 700, FRISCO 4-8-2 1522, SP 4-8-4 4449, and READING 4-8-4 2102.

120 MINUTES * FULL COLOR * STEREO SOUND

Ref S51 DVD Regular Price £20

SPECIAL OFFER £14

INTRODUCTORY PRICES ONLY UNTIL 19th May 2017
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Canada's FRASER CANYON

Canada's FRASER CANYON

£22.00

Travel with 7idea Productions to beautiful British Columbia, Canada where both Canadian Pacific and Canadian National traverse the rugged Fraser Canyon. Cutting a deep swath through the Cascade Range, this is an important link in the trans-Canada rail network connecting Vancouver with Montreal.

This program follows each line's course along opposite banks of the Fraser River between Hope and the confluence with the Thompson River at Lytton. These competing railways operate jointly in the canyon. Eastbounds use Canadian Pacific's Cascade and Thompson Subdivisions, while westbounds travel over Canadian National's Ashcroft and Yale Subs.

One of the many highlights of the canyon are the Cisco Bridges where both railways cross the river with the CN flying over the CP. Our summer and winter visits reveal the grand seasonal contrast of the canyon's appearance. Add to that a great variety of trains from hot shot intermodals, to coal, grain, potash, mixed merchandise, and the Rocky Mountaineer and you will know why railfans the world over love visiting Canada's Fraser Canyon! This program was shot between July 2016 and January 2017.

1 Hour 37 Minutes * WIDESCREEN DVD

By 7idea Productions
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Canada's FRASER CANYON

Canada's FRASER CANYON

£21.00

Travel with 7idea Productions to beautiful British Columbia, Canada where both Canadian Pacific and Canadian National traverse the rugged Fraser Canyon. Cutting a deep swath through the Cascade Range, this is an important link in the trans-Canada rail network connecting Vancouver with Montreal.

This program follows each line's course along opposite banks of the Fraser River between Hope and the confluence with the Thompson River at Lytton. These competing railways operate jointly in the canyon. Eastbounds use Canadian Pacific's Cascade and Thompson Subdivisions, while westbounds travel over Canadian National's Ashcroft and Yale Subs.

One of the many highlights of the canyon are the Cisco Bridges where both railways cross the river with the CN flying over the CP. Our summer and winter visits reveal the grand seasonal contrast of the canyon's appearance. Add to that a great variety of trains from hot shot intermodals, to coal, grain, potash, mixed merchandise, and the Rocky Mountaineer and you will know why railfans the world over love visiting Canada's Fraser Canyon! This program was shot between July 2016 and January 2017.

1 Hour 37 Minutes * WIDESCREEN DVD

By 7idea Productions Ref D508

DVD Regular Price £22 NEW RELEASE OFFER £21

INTRODUCTORY PRICES ONLY UNTIL 19th May 2017
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Annuals

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Model Railroad Planning 2017

Model Railroad Planning 2017

Ref: MRP17


Price: £9.00

Model Railroad Planning 2017

Inside this edition you'll find 100 pages of model railroads in the planning and construction phases. This special issue features 14 stories covering layout advice, expert tips, and detailed instructions from the best in the field. An essential tool for all skill levels, you'll learn everything from track planning and yard construction, to scenery tricks and creating photogenic layouts. Includes layouts in HO, N, and O scales.

Some of the featured topics include:

* Discover how a photo inspired David Popp to model an HO railroad.

* Learn how Doug Kirkpatrick uses a series of mirrors.

* Gerry Leone recommends the importance of giving intricate scenes breathing room.

* Take a pop quiz from Tony Koester about good yard design.

* And much, much more!

Great Trains East

Great Trains East

Ref: GTE


Price: £13.00

Rediscover the golden age of railroad travel in America's busiest region: the East. This 124-page collectors edition recalls an era of optimism when luxurious trains transported passengers to the country's leading cities including Boston, New York, Chicago, and Washington, D.C. Featured trains include Baltimore & Ohio's Royal Blue, Norfolk & Western's Powhatan Arrow, Boston & Maine's Flying Yankee, Jersey Central's Blue Comet, and more!

Timeless stories - penned by the best authors in the field - cover the following great trains:

* 20th Century Limited - Considered the most luxurious passenger train in America, this New York to Chicago train was New York Central's crown jewel.

* Broadway Limited - Operated by Pennsylvania Railroad, this all-Pullman train was the Century's chief rival.

* Champion and Silver Meteor - These two stainless-steel streamliners whisked vacationers from the wintery Northeast to sunny Florida.

* Merchants Limited - An all first-class train between two of America's greatest cities - New York and Boston.

And many more! £ 13.00 + £1 UK p&p

Chicago, America's Railroad Capital

Chicago, America's Railroad Capital

Ref: CHICAGOMAG


Price: £10.00

In this special issue from the editors of Trains magazine, Chicago, America's Railroad Capital describes how the city's railroad infrastructure operates as a major hub for national, regional, and local rail traffic.

Some highlights include:

* Historical Overview: Learn how and why the city became the nation's rail hub.

* Union Station: Explore the Chicago landmark where over 125,000 people pass through each day.

* The L: A look at the city's rapid transit system through Blair Kooistra's stunning photography.

* Clearing Yard: See how the Belt Railway of Chicago's hump yard handles up to 3,300 cars a day.

* Plus: All-new railfan hot spots.

* Bonus: 2 fold-out maps: Chicago Metra today and Chicago-to-Milwaukee routes circa 1940s.

* And more!

Whether you're a railroad enthusiast or a Chicagoan at heart, you'll find this 100-page special issue to be a valuable resource for exploring this iconic city.

Great Model Railroads 2017

Great Model Railroads 2017

Ref: GMR17


Price: £10.00

In Great Model Railroads 2017, you'll find 10 of the very best layouts you'll ever see.

This special issue - the only magazine that focuses on cream of the crop model railroads - explores 8 HO layouts, plus N and O layouts covering a variety of locations.

Stories include:

An HO scale layout depicting a quiet secondary line of the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific RR in Kansas during the Fall of 1969.

An O scale narrow gauge layout modeling the rustic Dolly Varden mining railroad on the coast of British Columbia as it looked in the early years of the 20th century.

A small, gallery-style N scale layout depicting the CSX RR's operations in the "Bone Valley" phosphate-mining region east of Tampa, Fla., in the 1980s.

A Baltimore & Ohio RR model layout that spans two bedrooms, a laundry room, and a closet.

And much more!

Locomotive 2016

Locomotive 2016

Ref: LOCO16


Price: £11.00

Explore every new locomotive.

Exclusive Foldout Cover Image!.

Locomotive 2016 is a 100-page collection of compelling stories and photographs about the newest and most powerful locomotives in North America. You'll find the latest news, trends, and developments in locomotive technology, as well as an exclusive listing of every new locomotive built. The foldout cover reveals a stunning 2-page image that you won't find anywhere else!

Stories include:

2016 Motive Power Review - The latest locomotive news and trends including our exclusive listing of every new locomotive built in North America.

New Power Profile - EMD's new Tier 4 and passenger models.

A Century of South Shore Freight - CSS&SB celebrates 100 years of hauling freight.

And more!!

Great Trains West

Great Trains West

Ref: GTWest


Price: £12.00

Popular passenger trains of the West

Explore the great passenger trains that roamed the vast lands west of Chicago, St. Louis, and New Orleans. This 124-page, large-format collectors edition recalls the era when fleets of colorful streamliners dashed across the plains and snaked through the mountains of the American West.

The stories include:

Saga of the UP Streamliners

To Los Angeles on the Sunset

Scheduled for Scenery

The North Coast Makes Up Time

The Clean Window Train

Story of the Super Chief

Plus, SP's Daylights, the Rocky Mountain Rocket, and more!

Colorado Railroads Special Issue

Colorado Railroads Special Issue

Ref: COLRR


Price: £10.00

Railroading in the Rockies!

COLORADO RAILROADS takes a look at all of the drama and dream destinations in this exciting railroading region. This 100-page SPECIAL ISSUE from Trains magazine features ALL-NEW material including:

* An overview of Colorado railroads, their history, and significance.

* The famous Moffat Tunnel Route through the Rockies.

* Denver Union Station's revival and renaissance.

£ 8.00 FREE UK p&p

Model Railroad Planning 2016

Model Railroad Planning 2016

Ref: MRP16


Price: £10.00

Inside this 100-page special issue you'll find 14 stories about model railroads in the planning and construction phases. The stories cover layouts in HO, N, and O scales. You'll gain inspiration to plan the perfect layout for your space and operate your railroad with ease.

Some of the featured topics in Model Railroad Planning 2016 include:

- Eight tips for hiding the spot where track disappears into a hidden staging area of another room.

- How Byron Henderson used creative thinking to meet a client's requirements for a railroad set in southern California in the late 1950s and early 1960s.

- Planning ahead when your railroad will traverse one or more long, high bridges.

How to Model Today's Railroads

How to Model Today's Railroads

Ref: TODAYSMR


Price: £10.00

Model modern railroads in any scale!

How to Model Today's Railroads is an 84-page special issue from Model Railroader magazine. It is the only publication on the market that focuses on modeling modern railroads in any scale. Modelers will find expert advice from some of the magazine's best authors such as Pelle Søeborg, Lance Mindheim, Eric Brooman, Matt Snell, and Cody Grivno, covering topics including:

Modern-themed layouts.

Detailing and modifying modern locomotives.

Today's freight cars.

Modeling modern industries.

Present-day passenger service modeling.

Scenery, structures, and roads.

More Trains of the 1950s

More Trains of the 1950s

Ref: MORETR1950


Price: £12.00

Relive Railroading's Definitive Decade!

More Trains of the 1950s features an all-new collection of articles that haven't been printed in more than 50 years, plus:

Stories from iconic journalist David P. Morgan, among other notable authors.

Photos from Philip R. Hastings, Wallace W. Abbey, and other great photographers of that era.

Coverage of all major themes of 1950s railroading.

Trains of the 1950s sold out quickly due to high demand. Make sure you reserve More Trains of the 1950s before it's gone!

£ 9.50 FREE UK p&p

Locomotive 2015

Locomotive 2015

Ref: LOCO15


Price: £11.00

Inside Locomotive 2015, you'll find captivating stories and photography about North America's most powerful locomotives. This 10-year anniversary issue brings you:

Vintage locomotive recollections from iconic journalists like David P. Morgan and Richard Steinheimer.

Coverage of Florida East Coast Railway's colorful and new C4s.

Our annual Motive Power Review, giving you all the specs on newly constructed locomotives.

A look at Amtrak's ACS-64 electrics on the Northeast Corridor.

And much more!

This is the ONLY product you'll find that covers trends, statistics, and inside stories from the locomotive world.

Great Model Rairloads 2016

Great Model Rairloads 2016

Ref: GMR16


Price: £10.00

Great Model Railroads 2016 is the only publication that covers the world's most impressive model railroads. Inside this special issue you'll find 10 mesmerizing dream layouts that will inspire you to reach new heights with your own layouts.

Stories includes:

* S scale modeler Dick Karnes has built a 12- by 39-foot "alternate-history" version of the New York, Westchester & Boston RR, a heavy electric line between New York City and Boston, set in 1955.

* Clark Probst has built an accurate around-the-walls HO scale layout depicting the Minneapolis & St. Louis in Mason City, Iowa, set in the early years of diesel power.

* HO modeler Tex Copsetta has built a 24- by 26-foot walk-in layout depicting the Southern Pacific RR in the 1950s as it climbs through the rugged Sierra Mountains from California into Oregon.

611 In Steam

611 In Steam

Ref: 611Steam


Price: £10.00

With 611 In Steam, you'll find the best and most complete guide to Norfolk & Western's most powerful passenger locomotive ever. The world's only remaining Class J locomotive is returning to the rails this year, and we'll bring you detailed coverage of its restoration and operation.

In this special issue, you'll find everything you need to know about this 5100 hp. locomotive, including:

o Its background and history as a 1950s streamliner.

o The comprehensive story of its restoration, including photos.

o The latest news on its return to the Virginia rails.

o And more!

Trains of the 1970s

Trains of the 1970s

Ref: TR1970


Price: £12.00

In the 1970s, problems that had plagued the railroad industry for decades came to a head. But as the curtain closed on an era, the railroads fought through adversity, surviving and setting the stage for a prosperous comeback in the 1980s.

Learn how, in that final, tumultuous decade of classic-era railroading, vintage diesels carried the torch one last time, the echoes of the great streamliners faded away, and a beleaguered yet resilient industry coped with crisis.

Trains of the 1970s is a 124-page special collectors issue examining the end of a railroading era. Its articles and features include:

All-new overview of events and trends of the decade by historian H. Roger Grant.

Search for the last operating Fairbanks-Morse C-Line diesels.

A Penn Central engineer's account of life on the road.

A report on North Western's fast Falcon piggyback trains.

And much more!

Heavy Hauls

Heavy Hauls

Ref: HH


Price: £12.00

With the new special issue Heavy Hauls, you'll get an inside look at trains transporting high-tonnage freight like coal, grain, oil, steel and lumber, plus odd loads from airliner fuselages to windmill blades. The issue examines how railroads carry America's most demanding cargo. If you want to see the powerful trains that shoulder the bulkiest burdens, you'll definitely want to pick up Heavy Hauls.

In this issue you'll find articles covering:

How railroads got back into the oil business, and why they aren't going away.

Things you should know about farm-to-market transportation via rail.

Understanding the rail network that moves coal from mine to user.

Why today's North American rail network is uniquely positioned to handle the resurgence in auto manufacturing.

How railroads make money hauling rock and sand.

And more!

How To Build A Model Railroad

How To Build A Model Railroad

Ref: HTBAMR


Price: £8.00

ARTICLES

* Keep moving forward * Guide to model railroad scales and gauges * Building the Black River Junction in HO scale * All about track * Build a 4x8 the easy way * Introduction to digital command control * Model logging action in 3-rail O gauge

* Scenery support * Build a modern desert railroad in N scale.

* Rolling stock tune-up tips * Basic training: Model railroad glossary

Historic Trains Today

Historic Trains Today

Ref: HT


Price: £8.00

Explore the history and heritage of railroading with Historic Trains Today. Historic Trains Today transports you to the most interesting scenic and historic steam and diesel railroad operations you can find. Jump on board! Ten great American historic railways to visit; Germany's Hartz Mountain Railway; Sumpter Valley: The Pacific Northwest's slim-gauge survivor; The most interesting preservation projects in the U.S.; and many more fantastic features!

Model Railroad Planning 2015

Model Railroad Planning 2015

Ref: MRP2015


Price: £10.00

Model Railroad Planning 2015 helps you design the best possible layout in the space you have to build it. All of the materials in this special issue is newly written; the articles have never been published before. With 14 new stories and 9 new track plans, you'll also learn how to improve your current layout and make a better one next time. This special issue is ideal for model railroaders who want to take their hobby to the next level.

No matter the size of your layout, Model Railroader Planning 2015 will put you on the right track.

14 all-new track plans for HO, On30, N, and O will help you find creative solutions for:- o Building a railroad in a compact space.

o Planning in 3-D using structure mock-ups. o Building a multi-deck railroad

Great Model Railroads 2015

Great Model Railroads 2015

Ref: GMR2015


Price: £10.00

Showcases 10 dream layouts engineered into reality by talented modelers. This special issue includes track plans, how-to tips, and vibrant photographs, which capture the vivid detail of these brilliant layouts. If your looking for inspiration and clever ideas, this will spark your creativity. £ 7.50 FREE UK p&p

Features

An iconic coal road in Pennsylvania by Chuck Davis

Scale: HO, Prototype: Lehigh Valley RR, Era: 1950s,

Locale: Northeast Pennsylvania, Size: 17 x 19 feet

The Terminal of Toledo and its railroads by Doug Tagsold

Scale: HO, Prototype: Toledo Terminal RR, serving Amtrak, Ann Arbor, Chessie System, Conrail, Detroit & Toledo Shore Line, and N& W, Era: summer 1979, Size: 39 x 39 feet

Freelancing a Northeastern short line by Steve Prevette

Scale: N, Prototype: inspired by NYO&W, Period: June 5, 1970 Size: 20 x 30 feet

Building Downborough in Western England by Ian Smith

Scale: OO, Prototype: Midland & South West Junction Ry. (British Rys.),

Period: 1959, Locale: Wiltshire, England, Size: 8'-8" x 12'-4"

Less is more on a modern branch line by James McNab

Scale: HO, Prototype: IAIS Grimes industrial track, Period: September 2008, Size: 12'-0" x 18'-8"

Modeling a railroad that should have been by Kevin Klettke

Scale: HO, Prototype: freelanced, Era: mid-1990s, Size: 11'-0" x 12'-6"

Right-sizing mountains and industries by Paul J. Dolkos

Scale: S, Prototype: freelanced, Period: 1956, Size: 16' x 27' (with a 10 x 10-foot extension)

Taming Tehachapi in O scale by Lou Sassi

Scale: HO, Prototype: Wheeling & Lake Erie Ry. Size: 27 x 44 feet (In three rooms)

The modern Wheeling & Lake Erie

Scale: HO, Prototype: Wheeling & Lake Erie RR, Period: 2007, Size: 27 x 44 feet (in three rooms)

Last look at the Bona Vista RR by Gerry Leone

Scale: HO, Prototype: freelance, Period: 1953, Size: 14'-6" x 30"-0"

Trains of the 1940s

Trains of the 1940s

Ref: trof1940


Price: £12.00

Railroading in the '40s was dominated by three momentous themes, all of which have been the subject of successful Classic Trains SIPs in the past:

* the tidal wave of freight and passenger traffic brought by World War II,

* the start of the transition from steam to diesel locomotives, and

* the wholesale modernization of passenger trains after the war.

In addition, the decade can be viewed as having two distinct halves:

* 1941-45: the WWII years, characterized by surging traffic, austerity, and a sense of duty

* 1945-49: the postwar years of prosperity, optimism, and modernization

Stories will cover such topics as:

* the 1941 introduction of Union Pacific's ultimate steam locomotive: Big Boy

* the 1942 attempt by Nazi spies to sabotage critical U.S. rail facilities

* the real-life parallel to the famous Jack Benny/Mel Blanc "Anaheim, Azusa, and Cucamonga" radio gag, first broadcast in 1945

* the railroads' plans for a new generation of postwar "dream trains"

* working the night shift at an important New York Central junction in 1947

Pre order your copy today!

Trains of the 1940s is expected to ship mid-November

Locomotive 2014

Locomotive 2014

Ref: LOCO14


Price: £10.00

The Definitive Annual Guide to Locomotives

2014 Motive Power Review: Chris Guss examines the latest trends in motive power.

Streamliners at Spencer festival: ten pages on the largest-ever gathering of streamlined locomotives hosted by the North Carolina Transportation Museum.

Backstage at Livingston: Tom Danneman goes behind the scenes, spending a day inside Montana Rail Link's Livingston locomotive shop.

Saving the PAs: The epic tale of rescuing two wrecked Delaware & Hudson PAs from a Mexican scrap yard and returning them to the United States for restoration.

Unsung heroes of the Northeast Corridor: Scott Hartley pays tribute to Amtrak's AEM7 electrics as they roll toward retirement.

And much more!;

Trains of the 1960s

Trains of the 1960s

Ref: trof1960


Price: £10.00

Recall the trials and triumphs of North American railroading's most challenging decade in Trains of the 1960s, a NEW COLLECTION of stories from Trains and Classic Trains. First-person narratives, technical studies, a spectacular multi-page photo gallery, and more offer a definitive look at the key issues facing railroads during this turbulent time. *Discover steam power's last holdouts *Wave goodbye to private sector passenger traffic *Track the emergence of second-generation diesels *Follow major railroad company mergers before and after Savor every story in this 124-page, high-quality bookazine!

Big Boy: On the Road to Restoration

Big Boy: On the Road to Restoration

Ref: BBREST


Price: £10.00

One of the biggest and more powerful steam locomotives in history is coming back to life!

Trains magazine has exclusive coverage of Big Boy No. 4014's return to steam for the first time since 1959. Big Boy: On the Road to Restoration tells the inside story of the beginning of the engine's historic journey.

-A behind the scenes look at No. 4014's removal from the Los Angeles County Fairgrounds. Learn what it took, and how Union Pacific did it.

-Exclusive images of Union Pacific's historic restoration effort

-Plans for the restoration that will lead to the live Big Boy.

-Plus, you'll also enjoy a gallery of our most iconic Big Boy images from the Trains archive, and so much more.

Don't miss this unforgettable celebration of railroad history!

All Aboard by Classic Trains

All Aboard by Classic Trains

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Price: £5.00

Great Train Rides

Experience the pleasures, thrills, and occasional danger that were part of the train?riding experience during the classic age of railroading with All Aboard!

This new special collector's edition from Classic Trains takes you aboard the great trains of the past with articles including:

Intermountain Odyssey

Excursion trains to and during the 1963 NRHS convention in Denver

Second Engine 28

Ride the cab of a Pennsy K4 pulling the Broadway Limited

Texas to West Point in Style

The Army treats a private to the Texas Chief and20th Century Limited

When One is One Too Many

Tragedy strikes the family of a 2?year?old on the North Coast Limited

And more!

Special Price £5

103 Realistic Track Plans

103 Realistic Track Plans

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Price: £5.00

103 Realistic Track Plans features small, medium, and large track plans that offer great options for your model railroad layout - all in one convenient special issue.

See how to make the best use of your space, whether you're building a 4 x 8-foot portable layout or a big basement empire. These inspiring track plans collected from Model Railroader magazine can be used as is, or pick the best features that will work into your own plan.

Model Railroad Planning 2014

Model Railroad Planning 2014

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Price: £8.00

What's the secret to building a great model railroad? Learn from the experts!

No matter the size of your layout, the wealth of ideas and advice in Model Railroad Planning 2014 will make sure you don't end up off the tracks!

Expert tips and 11 all-new track plans for Z, N, HO, and O scales offer information you can use when planning the design, construction, and operation of your own layout.* Learn how to: Depict the era you want to model * Update a published track plan to fit your needs * Model two railroads on one layout* Create a small plan with plenty of action * Build a multi-deck masterpiece

* And much more!

The Modelers' Annual (Dec. 2013)

The Modelers' Annual (Dec. 2013)

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Price: £19.00

CONTENTS

CHAPTER 1 From Mogadishu, With

Love

CHAPTER 2 From Styrene To Wood

CHAPTER 3 A Tozer Portable Steam

Engine

CHAPTER 4 Bigelow Street

CHAPTER 5 Ambiance

CHAPTER 6 The Plettenberg Narrow

Gauge Light Railway

CHAPTER 7 Stone Walls

CHAPTER 8 An Abandoned Southern Country Store

CHAPTER 9 A Gas Station Diorama

CHAPTER 10 Cardboard Brick, Plaster Concrete, And Painted Moss

CHAPTER 11 A Powell Planer

Great Model Railroads 2014

Great Model Railroads 2014

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Price: £7.50

Discover how talented builders made their dream layouts a reality in Great Model Railroads 2014. SAVE NOW on in-depth stories that include track plans, how-to tips, and inspiring photos taken by our best photographers.

* See how Allen McClelland brought his famous Virginian & Ohio model railroad back to life as a connecting railroad.

* Marvel at the ultimate portability of Dave Vollmer's small but scenic, well-detailed Pennsylvania Railroad layout.

* Examine the exquisitely modeled waterfront scenes and handbuilt structures of Art Fahie's Wharf Street extra-narrow gauge railroad.

* Visit Aiken, S.C. Train Museum's reconstructed Southern Ry. Depot to see HO dioramas representing the local community. * And much more!

HOn3 Annual 2013

HOn3 Annual 2013

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Price: £15.00

Now in its fifth year, the 2013 HOn3 Annual from Carstens Publications is packed with 116 pages dedicated to great HO? scale narrow gauge model railroading! From exciting layout tours, to in-depth construction articles, there's something for everyone. Here's a sneak preview of what's inside...

If you have a mountain narrow gauge layout, you will need trestles. Duane Richardson takes you step-by-step through a detailed trestle building project, just one of the exciting projects featured in Carstens 2013 HOn3 Annual!

Backdating the Blackstone C-19

The release of the Blackstone Models C-19 and the 2012 HOn3 Annual article on the history of these early steamers inspired Mike Conder and J.C. Zuolaga to backdate their two models to turn-of-the-century freight haulers. With the planned second run of Blackstone C-19s coming soon, this detailed how-to article couldn't be more timely.

Rio Grande Southern: Mear's Madness

The Rio Grande Southern was an improbable railroad lasting much later than its route and finances should have allowed, endearing it to modelers the world over. Jeff Reynolds shares his version of the RGS on a layout he calls "Mear's Madness." This is one of three great layout tours featured in the 2013 HOn3 Annual.

Modeling the Mikado

Available now as a laser-cut kit, the "Mikado" was a turn-of-the-century bar and bordello on the infamous Blair Street in Silverton, Colorado. Author L. Todd Leftwich shows you how he added a complete interior to the kit, including lighting and finishing the exterior. This is one of several structure articles featured in the 2013 HOn3 Annual to help you develop your HOn3 real estate.

Down at the Depot

Who doesn't like railroad depots? The 2013 HOn3 Annual features three great articles on railroad passenger stations. Modeler Brian Budeit builds the Tuscarora Valley Railroad's East Waterford and Esh's depots. This article is loaded with prototype information including photos of both depots from this central Pennsylvania narrow gauge short line. Also, Bob Bennett builds his take on the D&RGW depot that was located in Allison, Colorado. Both articles feature a complete set of HO scale plans you can build from.

Locomotive 2013

Locomotive 2013

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Price: £8.00

See mighty machines for 2013!

With more locomotive stats, rosters, and graphics than ever before, Locomotive 2013 gives you the most in-depth look at today's railroad fleets and master builders!

-See the ALL-NEW 20-page guide to locomotives of North America's biggest railroads

-Discover the latest trends in 2013's Motive Power Review

-Get the first look inside Progress Rail's new Muncie, Ind. assembly facility

-Find answers to technical questions in our new "Ask Locomotive" column

-And much more!

The Narrow Gauge Annual (August 2013)

The Narrow Gauge Annual (August 2013)

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Price: £19.00

CHAPTER 1 The D&RGW Fourth Division;Cumbres Winter, More

Chama, Durango

CHAPTER 2 Early D&RG Narrow Gauge Refrigerator and Vented

Railway Cars

CHAPTER 3 The Buffalo Pitts Traction Engine

CHAPTER 4 East Broad Top Cabooses Numbers 27 And 28

CHAPTER 5 Pink Foam Stonework

CHAPTER 6 An Oahu Railway & Land Company Pineapple Service Car

CHAPTER 7 An Eight Ton Brookville BMD

Model Railroad Planning 2013

Model Railroad Planning 2013

Ref: MRP2013


Price: £7.00

Description

12 ALL-NEW track plans that show you creative ways to solve dilemmas that can derail your layout's success.

Learn how to:

* Create space-saving classification and staging yards

* Use scenic techniques to disguise turnback curves

* Build a modular layout that accommodates lots of switching in minimal space

* Design a Large scale layout indoors

* Balance Iron ore traffic from the marshaling yard to the docks

* And so much more!

The Modelers' Annual Winter 2013

The Modelers' Annual Winter 2013

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Price: £14.00

CONTENTS

Chapter 1 Weather A Caterpillar Tractor

Chapter 2 Dave's Corner

Chapter 3 Virginia & Truckee Passenger Cars

Chapter 4 Two Death Valley Monorail Locomotives

Chapter 5 The Chili Line Train

Chapter 6 Krakow's Auto Company

Chapter 7 A Semi-Freelance Swedish Gas Mechanical Switcher

Chapter 8 The House Of The Seven Gables

Chapter 9 Readers' Submissions

Chapter 10 The Ogden Salvage Company

Chapter 11 Masters, Molds, And Resin Casting

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How to Build a Model Railroad

How to Build a Model Railroad

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Price: £7.00

Follow the expert advice in How to Build a Model Railroad and you’ll be able to complete any of the 12 inspiring layouts in this special issue from start to finish! Useful articles collected from Model Railroader and Classic Toy Trains offer you: * SIX basic lessons for beginners that cover the facts on track, modeling scales, control systems, scenery techniques, and rolling stock maintenance * THREE in-depth start-to-finish how-to’s for N, HO, and O scale railroads * NINE additional layouts, including one for G scale, with a wealth of useful tips and inspiration for track plans, setting, scenery, and more With How to Build a Model Railroad there’s no need to put off building your layout any longer. Roll up your sleeves and let’s get started!

Great Model Railroads 2013

Great Model Railroads 2013

Ref: GMR2013


Price: £7.00

Great Model Railroads 2013 travels across North America and spans many decades to bring you 10 outstanding new layouts. You'll find loads of inspiration, fully illustrated track plans, and helpful tips from the builders in each feature.

* Look closely at Jack Burgess' now-completed double-deck HO scale Yosemite Valley Railroad and discover the lessons he learned along the way.

* Don't miss Pat Lana's N scale conversion of a Cedar Rapids & Iowa City Railroad into a regional common carrier and his spot-on techniques for modeling agricultural crops.

* Check out Andy Rubbo's amazing 1950s double-deck, multi-track electrified Pennsylvania Railroad layout featuring renowned GG1 locomotives.

* See Cliff Powers' newly-finished upper level of the Mississippi, Alabama & Gulf Railroad, new yard and engine terminal, and spectacular rendition of the New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal.

* Look closely at Jack Burgess' now-completed double-deck HO scale Yosemite Valley Railroad and discover the lessons he learned along the way.

* Don't miss Pat Lana's N scale conversion of a Cedar Rapids & Iowa City Railroad into a regional common carrier and his spot-on techniques for modeling agricultural crops.

* Check out Andy Rubbo's amazing 1950s double-deck, multi-track electrified Pennsylvania Railroad layout featuring renowned GG1 locomotives.

* See Cliff Powers' newly-finished upper level of the Mississippi, Alabama & Gulf Railroad, new yard and engine terminal, and spectacular rendition of the New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal.

Locomotive 2012

Locomotive 2012

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Price: £7.00

GET THE LATEST TRENDS IN MOTIVE POWER

Discover the raw power of today's locomotives! Locomotive 2012 brings you the latest trends and advancements in modern motive power, plus pays tribute to the majestic models of the past.

Motive power in 2012: Get statistics on deliveries and developments from all major builders.

Norfolk Southern's Heritage Fleet: Celebrate its predecessors' color schemes on 20 new locomotives.

The iconic SD40-2: Celebrate the 40th birthday of one of the best-selling locomotives ever built.

EMDs in action: Enjoy Blair Kooistra's fantastic photo essay of Australia's streamlined EMD cab units.

Norfolk Southernís Heritage Power

Norfolk Southern’s Heritage Power

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Price: £5.00

Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime special tribute from Trains magazine honoring Norfolk Southern’s Heritage Fleet! Heritage Power offers you exclusive coverage of NS’s new machines in addition to rarely seen color vintage images of the originals. You’ll also go behind the scenes to see how the original idea for commemorative paint schemes became reality.

Revisit the classic paint schemes of first-generation diesels in this colorful keepsake

that includes:

* EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS: All 20 units together * 40-PAGE GALLERY: The Heritage Fleet in action * LOCOMOTIVE STATS: What you need to know about each unit * VINTAGE COLOR IMAGES: The engines that inspired it all * HOW IT STARTED: The young artist with a big idea * HOW THEY DID IT: Behind-the-scenes coverage

How to Operate Your Model Railroad

How to Operate Your Model Railroad

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Price: £6.00

How to Operate Your Model Railroad gives you 34 operator-focused stories from the last 10 years of Model Railroader magazine compiled into one convenient issue. You’ll learn to: Route your freight cars; Develop realistic freight yard operation; Replicate passenger terminal operations (also includes a great track plan!); Understand the roles of the engineer, dispatcher, yardmaster and more; Create instructional paperwork and prototypical timetables to dictate train movement Get inspired by realistic operating sessions on the mid-sized Santa Cruz Northern and Model Railroader’s own Beer Line layout. Expert advice from Andy Sperandeo and three track plans are also included!

Model Railroad Planning 2012

Model Railroad Planning 2012

Ref: MRP2012


Price: £6.00

Use the innovative design ideas in Model Railroad Planning 2012 to get your layout plans off to a great start! Discover 11 buildable HO, N, and O scale track plans, practical advice, construction tips, and inspiring features that include:

* Andy Sperandeo’s multi-level 40’ square Santa Fe main line over torturous Cajon Pass

* New techniques for planning trackside structures using digital photos

* A novel double-mushroom design modeling the spectacular Canadian Pacific in British Columbia

* Achieving greater visual depth and space with open-sided structures

Model Railroad Planning 2012 also includes an exclusive BONUS PLANNING BOOKLET!

The Modelers Annual - Winter 2012

The Modelers Annual - Winter 2012

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Price: £19.00

Ken Hamilton builds an almost astounding 1:25 scale A-frame lumber stacker diorama (truck with tall extension on the back to hoist boards onto tall stacks of lumber at mills). Ken has authored many articles for Kalmbach's Finescale Modeler but this thing is a departure from his usual material and one of his very best.

Bob McManus shows how to create the most realistic granite rocks and mountain scenery you have ever seen -- REALLY!

Chuck Doan completes a SUPERB 1:24 abandoned garage diorama and describes, step-by-step, exactly how to recreate most aspects. Close ups are indistinguishable from 1:1 -- something almost nobody else ever has achieved. It is the cover article.

Gordon Birrell, in 1:16 scale, and Marty Jones, in 1:48, build Fordson power shovels (like a steam shovel but powered by a gas powered Fordson tractor). Gordon describes how to scratchbuild the motor, radiator, cowling, and other basic subassemblies to use as the basis for four different Fordson vehicles. Marty tells how he used a few parts from a commercial kit and scratchbuilt the rest of his shovel.

John McGuyer explains how to fabricate brass details and how to work with cast resin and styrene parts, in this case for a 1:32 scale SP reefer. It is a generic primer on how to construct brass parts and tips on wall and roof assembly, not a reefer construction article.

Nick Ogden describes how he built a 1:35 scale structure ... literally brick by brick! He also goes into detail on the scenic treatment. And he shows how to make your own plaster bricks and interlocking brick wall panels. The man has gone mad but the results are superlative.

Finally, three chapters on building with cardstock (heavy paper): First the results of our "build a small card structure" contest. Then Sam Swanson tells how and where he uses cardstock to scratchbuild parts for all kinds of models -- integrating card, styrene, wood, and metal into a single model -- using the best material for each part. Finally, I (Russ Reinberg) reveal my latest discoveries in using inkjet printed cardstock (and art papers) to create extremely realistic, board-by-board models without ever touching a bottle of paint: Just print, cut, assemble, then dab a few spots with pastel chalks and you have a contest quality model.

Great Model Railroads 2012

Great Model Railroads 2012

Ref: GMR2012


Price: £7.00

Great Model Railroads 2012 is an enthusiastÌs dream come true. Among the 10 remarkable layouts included in this oversize annual issue are

- a scenic HO scale B&O layout built for realistic operation at the close of the steam era

- a 1:29-proportion shelf layout representing a Miami industrial spur

- at 54 x 70 feet, one of the largest home layouts ever presented in Great Model Railroads

Each feature includes crucial how-to information and fully illustrated track plans. Beautiful, full-color photos, many taken by expert model railroad photographers Paul Dolkos and Lou Sassi. truly bring these realistic layouts to life.

2011 Carstens HOn3 Annual

2011 Carstens HOn3 Annual

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Price: £14.00

By Chris Lane, Editor

This third edition is packed with 116 pages of pure HO scale narrow gauge enjoyment. Exciting layout tours to comprehensive construction articles to historical research and prototype information. From the mountains of Colorado to the wilds of Pennsylvania to the hills of Tweetsie country and everywhere in between, we've got you covered!

Table of Contents!!

Layout Tours * Slim Gauge Guild by Bill Beverly * Wolf Creek Line by Mike McClure * Jim Hoffman's Rio Grande Southern Layout by Jim Hoffman * Denver, South Park & Pacific Layout Plan by Gary Kohler

Construction * Sargent Coupler Installations * Red Mountain Resturant by Todd Leftwich * Spline Roadbed by Ross Ames * Scratchbuilding Vintage C-16s by Uwe Kaiser * Vulture Mobile by Keith Glaab * Narrow Gauge Varnish by Duncan Harvey * Blue Point Installs and DCC Friendly Turnouts by Vic Worthington * East Broad Top Locomotives by Brian Budeit * Blackstone Passenger Cars by Laurie McLean * D&RGW Baggage by Bob Bennet * Blacklog Street Buildings by Russ Norris * RGS Rico Station Roof Rebuild by Mike Conder * Rib and Spar Benchwork by George Riley * EBT Passenger Cars by Brian Budeit * Tsunami Install in a Westside C-16 by Jim Vail

Scenery * The Wow Factor by Burton and Patrica Maxwell * Scenery Basics - Where to Start by Ed Prime * Chama Yard Snow Scene by Duane Richardson * Bridging the Gap by Sam Swanson

Prototype * Eastern Tennesee & Western North Carolina Freight Cars by Larry Smith * Colorado & Southern Modeling by Duncan Harvey

Locomotive 2011

Locomotive 2011

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Price: £7.00

The Power that Moves the Nation

Feel the force of todayÌs most advanced locomotives with Locomotive 2011! You’ll get an in-depth look at these mighty machines plus an update on what’s going on with smaller railroads and passenger power and a

look back in time at the history of GE.

Get up to speed on a new generation of locomotives and take a look back at some of the greatest engines in history with Locomotive 2011.

Here’s even more of what’s inside:

* What’s new in motive power

* How New Jersey Transit continues to be a technological leader

* GE’s impressive history

* And much more!

Available end September 2011

Your Credit Card will be billed for this item immediately, and it will be sent to you as soon as it is available.

43 Track Plans from the Experts

43 Track Plans from the Experts

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Price: £7.00

With 43 Track Plans from the Experts, you’ll get an up close look at 43 of the most innovative and prototypically inspired plans ever published in Model Railroad Planning magazine, the annual publication focused on layout design and construction. Not only will you see these plans magnified across two pages, you’ll also get photos and expert tips. This must-have guide contains: * Plans for small, medium and large areas * A two-page spread on each layout, showing an enlarged version of the plan as it was originally drawn in Model Railroad Planning magazine. * A photo of the layout or a photo of the prototype railroad the layout model * All-New commentary and advice on each plan from the experts * And much more!

In Search of Steam III

In Search of Steam III

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Price: £3.50

This special issue resumes the epic quest of the 1953-1954 and 1954-1955 editions. Tag along with writer David P. Morgan and photographer Philip R. Hastings as they savor the final, bittersweet years of steam on the Pennsylvania, New York Central, Baltimore & Ohio, Nickel Plate Road, Canadian National, Canadian Pacific, and other citadels of cinders.

2011 Logging, Mining & Industrial Annual

2011 Logging, Mining & Industrial Annual

Ref: LOG11


Price: £9.50

* The Argent Lumber Company, Part One * A Dickson Locomotive Works 0-4-0 * The Dolly Varden Mines Railway * A Gerlinger Lumber Carrier * A 1930s Machine Shop * A Two Ton Semi-Vulcan * The Mills on Deer Creek * A Junk Yard Porter * A Shed, A Skidder, and a Couple of Trucks

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How to Model Railroads of the 1950s

How to Model Railroads of the 1950s

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Price: £6.00

Get the all-new special issue of How to Model Railroads of the 1950s, and you’ll have the expert insight you need to recreate an accurate re-creation of a bustling 1950s railroad. * Go back to when steam was departing and diesel arriving * See an N-scale Rock Island layout in all of its bustling glory * Get the lowdown on delivery trucks that competed with railroads * Understand ‘50s rail operations * Learn to model 1950s trailer-on-flatcar equipment * Take a close look at architectural details of the era

Working on the Railroad

Working on the Railroad

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Price: £6.00

Get an up-close perspective with this rich compilation of first-hand accounts from railroaders in the age of steam and early diesels Working on the Railroad.

With this special collecto’s issue, you’ll feel like you’re on the job with the people who kept the trains rolling day and night, winter and summer, coast to coast. Share the thrills, frustration, camaraderie, humor, and even terror of life on the front lines of America’s most dynamic and romantic industry. The railroad experience truly comes alive in Working on the Railroad

How to Build Realistic Scenery

How to Build Realistic Scenery

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Price: £6.00

It's all here in How to Build Realistic Scenery! This essential guide, featuring the best of Model Railroader's popular 'Step-by-Step' column, gives you proven techniques you can trust to make your scenery as realistic as possible.

This special issue includes:

23 articles that cover virtually every scenery-building challenge

Clear photos that show you how to make it happen

Several techniques for every skill level

And much more!

How to Build Realistic Reliable Track

How to Build Realistic Reliable Track

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Price: £5.00

Everything you need to know about modeling track. How to Build Realistic Reliable Track is a must-have reference with answers to common problems, stories from the experts, detailed photos and how-to illustrations, and much more.

This all-new special issue features stories such as:

* Superdetailing a turnout, how-to instructions by Lance Mindheim

* Realistic and reliable flextrack, with basic and advanced techniques by Tony Koester

* Quiet tracks quiet trains by Bob Kingsnorth

* From track plan to layout by Paul Dolkos

* And many more!

Available Mid August

How to Build Realistic Layouts 4

How to Build Realistic Layouts 4

Ref: REAL4


Price: £6.00

How To Build Realistic Layouts: Towns & Cities focuses on the towns and cities along railroad lines. This issue brings you how-to stories on modeling telephone and power lines, prototype drawings of storefronts, exciting photography, and much more! Don't miss this all-new special issue from the editors of Model Railroader!

How to Build Realistic Layouts: Freight Yards

How to Build Realistic Layouts: Freight Yards

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Price: £6.00

How To Build Realistic Layouts: Freight Yards, the all-new special issue from the editors of Model Railroader, will show you everything you need to know about designing, constructing, and operating your own model railroad freight yard. This special issue is packed with how-to features on scenicking and detailing, prototype drawings, and photographs of freight yard structures.

In Search of Steam

In Search of Steam

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Price: £7.00

The editors of Classic Trains are proud to present In Search of Steam, the new, special collector's issue that celebrates the final years of steam railroading in America. You'll go back to the mid-1950's when steam was about to give way to diesels forever.

Act now to remember: Big engines in command on mainline freights, High-stepping passenger jobs on commuter runs and limiteds, Pocket-sized tank engines prowling industrial tracks, Tired old Moguls plying branches and shortlines, And much more!

How To Build Realistic Layouts - Industries You Can Model

How To Build Realistic Layouts - Industries You Can Model

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Price: £6.00

How To Build Realistic Layouts - Industries You Can Model, the all-new special issue from the editors of Model Railroader, shows you how to model lineside industries. It's packed with articles on:

Signs for industries, modeling the railroad's customers, citrus packing houses, grocery warehouses, and much more!

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