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Model Railroad Planning 2016

Model Railroad Planning 2016

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.
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Model Railroad Planning 2018

Model Railroad Planning 2018

9.00

Model Railroad Planning 2018 is back with more creative solutions for modeling your best layout yet. From the publisher of Model Railroader magazine, the 100-page special issue features 15 all-new layout stories in HO, N, and O scale. Learn scenery tricks, track planning, yard construction, and more, from top experts in the field. Featured Stories Include:

Cover story: Doug Tagsold models the narrow gauge lines of the Colorado & Southern with a twist.

Neil Schofield describes the steps he used to model a sprawling furniture plant in an alcove.

Model Railroad Planning editor Tony Koester shares more than a dozen things to avoid.

Paul Dolkos discusses various topics regarding layout height.

Veteran HO modeler David Barrow builds an O scale switching layout.

Byron Henderson is back with a double-deck design.

And much more!
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TRAIN WRECKS V2

TRAIN WRECKS V2

9.00

From Trains magazine, Train Wrecks Vol. 2 takes a revealing look at several major derailments that changed railroading as we know it.

From train crossing accidents and floods, to horrific crashes and evacuations, this 100-page special issue covers historic disasters that caused sweeping changes in the railroad industry. Also, discover the new technologies that emerged from catastrophic events.

Featured Stories:

* Explore the horrifying crash in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, Canada that led to critical changes for trains carrying hazardous materials.

* learn how the 1987 crash of Amtrak's Colonial ushered in engineer licensing and sobriety requirements.

* Travel to Chatsworth, California, where a head-on crash with a Metrolink commuter train led Congress to demand PTC (Positive Train Control).

* Look back to November 10, 1979, when a train derailment in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, resulted in the largest peacetime evacuation in North America until Hurricane Katrina.

* And much more!
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GREAT Model Railroads 2018

GREAT Model Railroads 2018

10.00

The 100-page special issue includes a variety of scales (HO, N, and O), locations, and eras - from an O scale depiction of the Colorado Midland Railway in 1897, to a captivating mountain-railroading layout in present-day Europe.

Each story features a completed layout, detailed track plan, how?to tips, and stunning photographs. Whether you're just beginning your layout, or almost finished, you're sure to find inspiration on every page! Ref. GMR18 £ 10.00 + £1 UK p&p
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WINTER ON DONNER PASS

WINTER ON DONNER PASS

23.00

Journey high into California's Sierra Nevada Mountains for a stunning look at winter operations over Donner Pass. As Pacific storms dump heavy snow, Union Pacific battles to keep trains rolling.

Get a taste of what it is like to be trackside in the midst of winter's fury. Long stack trains, heavy manifests, and Amtrak's California Zephyr share the rails with an army of snow fighting equipment including flangers, spreaders, and the mighty rotaries.

Beginning at Colfax, trains climb toward the snow zone at Blue Cañon, then on to Truckee on rails once covered almost completely by snow sheds. Extra time is spent near the summit at Soda Springs and Norden where man and machine are put to the test against the elements. This is mountain railroading and snow fighting rolled into one exciting presentation!

Shot over four separate winters including the big snow of 2011, this is your ticket to "Winter on Donner Pass!"

Run Time: 2 hours 5 minutes * WIDESCREEN DVD

May be viewed with or without narration..

By 7idea Productions
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Conquering The Grade

Conquering The Grade

14.00

If you love railroads, and mountains, "Conquering the Grade" is the show for you. From monster horsepower locomotives pulling trains through mountain passes, to tranquil scenery, C. Vision Productions takes you on a spectacular journey through the Western United States. Videographer Woody Wilson travels to Tehachapi, California to view the Santa Fe and Southern Pacific, then off to Colorado and Utah to watch Southern Pacific, Union Pacific and the Utah Railway on Soldier Summit. He then travels to Montana to view the Montana Rail Link in and around Bozeman and Mullen Pass.

Huge trains, fallen flag railroads, awesome horsepower and great mountain scenery make this show truly unique. From Rio Grande and Southern Pacific Tunnel Motors to modern Montana Rail Link SD-70 Ace's, this video has all a mountain railroad enthusiast could dream of!

Watch as these railroads Conquer the Grade!

Running time 97 minutes, color, HiFi Stereo Sound.

Narration on/off option

Copyright 2011 C. Vision Productions/Woody Wilson

Regular Price: £21.00

SPECIAL OFFER £14
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Comprehensive Railroad Atlas - ONTARIO

Comprehensive Railroad Atlas - ONTARIO

16.50

The Atlas shows all currently operated common carrier, tourist and major industrial railroads along with abandoned routes.

PUBLICATION DATE 2008
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QUEBEC & LABRADOR + NEWFOUNDLAND

QUEBEC & LABRADOR + NEWFOUNDLAND

16.50

This the third of four volumes of SPV's COMPREHENSIVE RAILROAD ATLAS OF NORTH AMERICA covering Canada and includes the provinces of Quebec and Newfoundland & Labrador.

The Atlas shows all currently operated common carrier, tourist and major industrial railroads along with abandoned routes. Lines shown as electrified or narrow gauge are shown only as such when they are currently so equipped or were at abandonment. Lines built as narrow or broad gauge and subsequently regauged are shown as standard gauge. It should be noted that some lines shown as "in service" may see very infrequent use whilst some "abandoned" lines may, if the tracks remain in place, be reactivated for a special movement.

Every effort has been made to show all current operating locations as defined in railroad operating timetables.
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Comprehensive Railroad Atlas - Western Canada

Comprehensive Railroad Atlas - Western Canada

16.50

Western Canada, includes Alberta, British Columbia, Northwest Territories and Yukon.

The Atlas shows all currently operated common carrier, tourist and major industrial railroads along with abandoned routes.

PUBLICATION DATE 2006
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Great Model Railroads 2017

Great Model Railroads 2017

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!
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Beginners

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Beginner's Guide to Locomotives & Rolling Stock

Beginner's Guide to Locomotives & Rolling Stock

Ref: 12800


Price: 19.00

Cody Grivno

Keeping locomotives in good condition is critical to smooth operations on a model railroad. In the newest Essential Series book by Cody Grivno, Beginner's Guide to Locomotives and Rolling Stock, modelers will learn:

* How to choose, buy, and maintain locomotives, freight cars, and passenger cars with a focus on HO and N scales.

* How to perform basic maintenance and simple upgrades using detail parts, new couplers and new wheels.

* The basics about steam and diesel locomotive and freight car types.

Softcover * 96 pages * 225 color photos * 8 1/4 × 10 3/4

Getting Started in Model Railroading

Getting Started in Model Railroading

Ref: 12495


Price: 19.00

By Jeff Wilson

Model railroading is an easier hobby to join than ever before. This new book by Jeff Wilson helps modelers get started with the basics. It provides enough information for beginners to confidently build a layout, and it equips them with the knowledge to understand all the steps.

It includes:

Extensive chapters on modeling in HO and N scales.

Essential insights on buying models, building models, and starting a layout.

Information about current trends and technology like ready-to-run models and DCC.

Author: Jeff Wilson * Size: 8.25 x 10.75 * Pages: 96 * Color photos: 255

£ 18.00 FREE UK p&p

Introduction to Model Railroading

Introduction to Model Railroading

Ref: 12447


Price: 17.00

The all-new material in Introduction to Model Railroading offers beginning modelers a wealth of information. It begins with choosing a place, era and scale to model. Veteran modeler Jeff Wilson also breaks down the basics of planning a layout and building supporting benchwork. The easy-to-follow instructions and abundance of photographs make this the perfect introduction to scale model railroading.

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N Scale Railroading: Getting Started in the Hobby, Second Edition

N Scale Railroading: Getting Started in the Hobby, Second Edition

Ref: 12428


Price: 17.00

By Martin McGuirk

There have been numerous advances in N scale railroading since the first edition of this book, and the author addresses them all, from track to train control. He takes beginners through step-by-step chapters that show them how to build and operate a complete N scale 4 x 8-foot railroad based on his Androscoggin Central, an interesting and challenging New England railroad.

Softcover; 8.25 x 10.75; 96 pages;

Basic Model Railroad Benchwork

Basic Model Railroad Benchwork

Ref: 0-89024-615-7


Price: 8.00

Basic Model Railroad Benchwork is the complete introduction to the basic tools, materiasl and techniques you'll need to construct a foundation for a layout of any size or scale. Clear, concise instructions and over 250 step-by-step color photographs and diagrams demonstrate quick and easy, yet effective, techniques for assembling one of the most important components of your model railroad.

In the pages of Basic Model Railorad Benchwork, you'll learn how to:

* Choose the proper tools and use them safely

* Evaluate vrious construction materials and determine where they are best used

* Build free-standing, wall-mounted, or modular benchwork

* Work confidently with risers, roadbed, backdrops, fascia boards and scenic supports

* Construct benchwork for special situations, including helixes and multiple-deck layouts - even integrated into beautifully crafted furniture.

Basic Model Railroad Benchwork is a reference that makes it easy for you to build the essential framework for your model railroad.

Basic Model Railroad Benchwork, 2nd Edition

Basic Model Railroad Benchwork, 2nd Edition

Ref: 12469


Price: 17.00

Jeff Wilson

The title may say 'basics,' but this book covers a full range of skills and materials. Beginners building a small table or shelf layout up to experienced modelers assembling the benchwork for a basement empire will find what they need in this comprehensive guide. New color photos and illustrations highlight liftout sections and swinging access gates. * Completely updated with additional pages and updated photos and illustrations * Drawings and photos illustrate open-grid, L-girder, and other types of benchwork * New information on using extruded foam board and steel stud benchwork

Softcover * 104 pages * 240 color photos * 8.25 x 10.75

Building a Model Railroad Step by Step, 2nd Edition

Building a Model Railroad Step by Step, 2nd Edition

Ref: 12467


Price: 19.00

David Popp

Model Railroader Managing Editor David Popp details the expansion of his N scale Naugatuck Valley Railroad in Building a Model Railroad Step by Step, 2nd edition. Providing an inside look at building a model railroad from start to finish, new chapters highlight the addition of a sizable industrial switching area and delve deeper into operations. Softcover; 8 1/4 x 10 3/4; 144 pages; 260 color photos;

Building a Model Railroad Step by Step, 2nd Edition is expected to ship beginning of December 2011. Your Credit Card will be billed for this item immediately, and it will be sent to you as soon as it is available.

Building a Ready-To-Run Model Railroad

Building a Ready-To-Run Model Railroad

Ref: 0890247402


Price: 14.00

By Jeff Wilson

Using only off-the-shelf trackwork, buildings, bridges and scenery and ready-to-run trains, you can construct a layout from the ground up with effort-saving ideas like office-furniture pedestals doubling as benchwork support and storage. This book brings it all together - trackwork, scenery, wiring, command control, structures, detailing and trains on a model railroad readers will actually build.

Softcover; 8 1/4 x 10 3/4; 96 pages;


Basic Painting & Weathering for Model Railroaders, Second Edition

Basic Painting & Weathering for Model Railroaders, Second Edition

Ref: 12484


Price: 17.00

Jeff Wilson

Any modeler who wants to paint, decal, or weather locomotives, rolling stock and structures will find plenty of in-depth, how-to techniques in this updated edition! New prototype photos, current manufacturers, and the latest products are featured along with several new projects that include making your own decals with an inkjet printer and a multi-color painting project for a locomotive. * Contains basic-through-advanced techniques for airbrushing, brush-painting, decaling, and weathering * Includes tips on how to add graffiti, placards, and other decal details * Features how-to information for using chalks, acrylic paints, and oil colors

Softcover * 88 pages * 250 color photos * 8.25 × 10.75

Basic Scenery for Model Railroaders, Second Edition

Basic Scenery for Model Railroaders, Second Edition

Ref: 12482


Price: 17.00

Lou Sassi

Keep modelers up to date on the latest scenery products and materials with this freshly updated edition. New material on foam scenery and concrete roads as well as many new projects teach modelers how to apply a basic layer of scenery to their layout. Modelers will learn how to form ground terrain, add varieties of ground cover, build trees, and add details such as rocks, dirt and paved roads, water effects, signs, and more. * Techniques are geared toward beginner to intermediate modelers * Step-by-step photos and drawings are included for each technique as well as full-color photos of the finished scenes * Lou Sassi is a well-known modeler whose work has appeared in Model Railroader and Great Model Railroads, and has authored several books

Softcover * 96 pages * 300 color photos * 20 illustrations * 8.25 × 10.75

Basic Trackwork for Model Railroaders, Second Edition

Basic Trackwork for Model Railroaders, Second Edition

Ref: 12479


Price: 17.00

by Jeff Wilson

Don't get derailed! Get up to speed on the latest advancements in trackwork with the one book that focuses solely on proper track installation, Basic Trackwork for Model Railroaders, 2nd Edition.

Freshly updated to showcase the newest products, current manufacturers, and the latest techniques, this new edition shows you how to:

* Lay flextrack

* Handlay track

* Install turnouts and switch machines

* Use all-in-one and other sectional track

* Install subroadbed

* Ballast and detail track

* And much more!

No matter the size or scale of your model railroad, using the techniques in this in-depth guide will set the stage for smooth operation! Softcover; 8 1/4 x 10 3/4; 88 pages; 285 color photos; 15 illustrations;

Beginner's Guide to Large Scale Model Railroading

Beginner's Guide to Large Scale Model Railroading

Ref: 0897783972


Price: 10.00

Introduces the exciting world of trains that can operate indoors or outside. Photos, tips, techniques, and diagrams show how to plan, build, and operate large scale garden railroads.


Basic Painting & Weathering for Model Railroaders

Basic Painting & Weathering for Model Railroaders

Ref: 0890246245


Price: 14.00

Jeff Wilson

Presents step-by-step techniques to finish, paint, decal, and weather railroad models. Introduces the tools, products, and techniques, and guides hobbyists through several basic projects, from stripping paint to airbrushing. 250 step-by-step color photos help you get started quickly.

Building a Model Railroad Step by Step

Building a Model Railroad Step by Step

Ref: 0890246894


Price: 14.00

By David Popp

Follow the construction of a model railroad layout from start to finish! Over the course of three years, Model Railroader Senior Editor David Popp offered readers a monthly "Step by Step" glimpse into his N scale Naugatuck River Valley layout as he built the layout from the ground up. Now he tells the complete construction story using techniques any model railroader can use! More than 30 short projects take modelers through the process, from building benchwork to operating realistically. Step-by-step photos and illustrations let modelers see every phase of construction and apply the techniques to their own projects. Project topics include getting the layout started, building benchwork, completing trackwork and wiring, constructing scenery, adding structures, detailing, and running the railroad. Includes new material on choosing a scale, working in the available space, and installing DCC decoders.

Softcover; 8.25 x 10.75; 112 pages; 250 color photos; 20 illustrations;

Realistic Model Railroad Design

Realistic Model Railroad Design

Ref: 0890245819


Price: 10.00

Create a unique and realistic model railroad

Using photos, illustrations, and a straightforward style, Tony Koester explains how to make creative, plausible choices for your next model railroad. Covers developing a theme, choosing a scale, integrating design elements, and more.

* Includes color photos from a variety of notable model railroads

8.25 x 10.75; 96 pgs.; 150 color and 10 b&w photos; 20 illus.; softcover.

HO Scale Model Railroading

HO Scale Model Railroading

Ref: 0890245754


Price: 14.50

In HO Scale Model Railroading, you'll find the basic information you need to familarize yourself with the aspects of model railroading, including:

* Selecting essential tools and supplies

* Maintaining locomotives and rolling stock

* Constructing benchwork for your permanent layout

* Laying roadbed, track, and ballast

* Wiring and train control for your layout

* Creating realistic scenery

* Adding structures to your layout.

And to help you appreciate the extraordinary things you can explore as a model railroader, there is a chapter highlighting some of the most inspiring layouts and dioramas

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Basic Model Railroading: Geting Started in the Hobby

Basic Model Railroading: Geting Started in the Hobby

Ref: 0890243344


Price: 10.00

From the basics of tracklaying, wiring, and maintaining locomotives to the finer points of scenery building, painting, weathering, and detailing models, every aspect of modeling is presented in this up-to-date reference. Packed with simple tips and techniques and instructions for building a basic 4 x 8-foot HO scale layout with scenery.

From Model Railroader magazine. 8.25 x 10.75; 80 pgs.; 150 color and 5 b&w photos; softcover.

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