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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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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.

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: 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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