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Great Trains East

Great Trains East

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
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Great Trains West

Great Trains West

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!
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Norfolk Southern's Chicago Line Vol.1

Norfolk Southern's Chicago Line Vol.1

21.00

No other mainline into Chicago from the east boasts as much rail traffic or variety as that of Norfolk Southern's Chicago Line. This high-density double track mainline sees a great deal of moves everyday, from unit oil and ethanol moves to hot intermodals to general freights and everything in between. Additional moves from Amtrak's Michigan and Eastern Services bring a good deal of passenger flavor to this corridor and we'll see them too.

Pooled power is plentiful, and you'll see examples of this from roads like Union Pacific, Canadian National, Ferromex and others. Haulage moves from Canadian Pacific and CSX also make appearances on their mains. Norfolk Southern's Heritage Power also finds its way into the production, and we'll see several of them on our journey, including the Pennsylvania, Lehigh Valley, Reading, Norfolk Southern, Central New Jersey and others.

Shot in all seasons of the year, traffic will be seen in all kinds of conditions, from warm summer days to the cold, blowing winter snow squalls typical for this region of the Midwest. Endangered signals dating back to predecessors Pennsylvania and New York Central also form great backdrops for trains, at a time when NS is just starting to renew a lot of the lineside signal hardware on this western end of the system.

From urban railroading to gritty steel mill scenes to rural Indiana country sides, these places all combine to typify what this busy line is all about. Come witness the action as Volume 1 commences on Norfolk Southern's Chicago Line, Chicago to Elkhart, by By C. Vision Productions.

Running Time 2 hours, narration on/off feature, stereo sound, on screen graphics
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CALUMET RAILS Volume 2

CALUMET RAILS Volume 2

21.00

The Calumet Region is the name given to the geographic areas drained by the Grand Calumet River and the Little Calumet River of northwestern Illinois and Indiana. In this region, many Chicago-destined rail lines that come from the east make a turn along with the southern edge of Lake Michigan. Several north-south lines radiating from the city cross these lines, making for a good deal of rail intersections within a very compact area. Add in all the heavy industry along the lakeshore and one can see why to this day there's such a proliferation of rail traffic in this geographical region. In volume two of our two part series we will examine rail operations of the region, within the state of Indiana. Locations include Indiana Harbor, Calumet Tower, Grasselli and Gibson. Canadian National Operations on the east end of their Matteson Subdivison are also featured at spots like Ivanhoe and Griffith and we'll close the show with a look at some moves west of Gary in the vicinity of Tolleston. Colorful scenes of railroading on this fascinating side of Chicago conclude in Calumet Rails, Volume Two from C. Vision Productions.

* Running Time 2 hours * WIDESCREEN DVD

* May be viewed with or without narration. By CVision Productions Ref D505

DVD Regular Price £22

NEW RELEASE OFFER £21 INTRODUCTORY PRICES ONLY UNTIL 17th March 2017
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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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CHICAGO DVD, America's Railroad Capital

CHICAGO DVD, America's Railroad Capital

21.00

In this DVD, Chicago, America's Railroad Capital, you'll discover how the third largest U.S. city became the nation's most important hub, serving six of North America's largest railroads. Along with its robust commuter system, more rail traffic passes through Chicago than any other city in America.

This special 60-minute video from Trains magazine features historical information and contemporary footage of passenger and freight trains, commuter lines, stations, modernization projects, and hot spots - giving you an up-to-date, behind-the-scenes look at what makes this busy hub so special.

Approximate running time: 60 minutes

By Kalmbach DVD Regular Price £22

NEW RELEASE OFFER £21 UNTIL 17th March 2017
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Comprehensive Railroad Atlas - Great Lakes East

Comprehensive Railroad Atlas - Great Lakes East

15.95

83 maps

Covers Ohio, Indiana and Lower Michigan.

New Revised edition incl. interurban lines available Jan 05

PUBLICATION DATE 2005
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BOTH CALUMET Vols 1 & 2 for £40 only

BOTH CALUMET Vols 1 & 2 for 40 only

BOTH Chicago DVD & Special Issue Magazine

BOTH Chicago DVD & Special Issue Magazine

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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Beginners

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Beginner's Guide to Locomotives & Rolling Stock

Beginner's Guide to Locomotives & Rolling Stock

Ref: 1627002998


Price: 21.00

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: GETSTARTEDMR


Price: 18.00

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: 0890247921


Price: 14.50

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.

was £14.50 NOW £8 ONLY

OFFER ENDS 8TH JULY 2016

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

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

Ref: 0890247730


Price: 14.50

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: 0890248362


Price: 14.50

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: 0890248324


Price: 15.50

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: 15.50

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: 0890249550


Price: 14.50

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: 0890249468


Price: 14.50

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: 0890249383


Price: 15.00

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: 14.50

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: 15.50

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: 13.95

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.

Basic Trackwork for Model Railroaders

Basic Trackwork for Model Railroaders

Ref: 0890244371


Price: 14.50

By Jeff Wilson

Using a step-by-step photographic approach, this book offers proven, easy-to-follow techniques for installing of sturdy trackwork, including fitting the roadbed, laying sectional or flexible track, and finishing the track with lineside details. Also covers installing turnouts, cleaning and maintaining trackwork, and other special techniques suitable for a layout of any size or scale.

Softcover; 8 1/4" x 10 3/4"; 88 pages; 250 color photos;

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

was £14.50 NOW £8 ONLY

OFFER ENDS 8TH JULY 2016

Basic Painting & Weathering for Model Railroaders

Basic Painting & Weathering for Model Railroaders

Ref: 0890246246


Price: 14.50

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.

* Written by Jeff Wilson.

8.25 x 10.75; 80 pages; 250 color photos; 5 illus.; softcover.

Basic Model Railroading: Geting Started in the Hobby

Basic Model Railroading: Geting Started in the Hobby

Ref: 0890243344


Price: 11.95

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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