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Gears in the Wood – Shays at Cass

Gears in the Wood  Shays at Cass

21.00

Geared Shay locomotives at Cass, West Virginia, with a Carl Franz photo freight, and the following weekend at the Cass Railfan weekend. We see all four operating Shays in action, with the signature triple header and side by side run-by’s, with lots of close ups of the thrashing machinary. Lots of sound, fury and smoke and not much motion! Totally amazing! by Highball Productions

105 mins * colour * narration * Features narration on/off
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Along PUGET SOUND

Along PUGET SOUND

23.00

BNSF's Scenic and Bellingham Subdivisions

Journey to northwestern Washington State where the BNSF main line reveals the beauty of Puget Sound. Running between Seattle and the Canadian border at Blaine, trains traverse the western portion of the Scenic Subdivision and the entire Bellingham Sub.

Visit the Seattle waterfront and busy yard at Interbay. Follow the shoreline of Puget Sound while viewing several hot spots including Carkeek Park, Richmond Beach, Edmonds, Mukilteo, and Everett.

The scenic shoreline transitions to lush farmland, wild rivers, and secluded coves while passing the charming communities of Stanwood, Mt. Vernon, Burlington, and Bellingham.

Unit coal, crude oil trains, and hot shot intermodals draw the latest high tech diesels, while several locals still sport vintage four axle EMD's. Besides freight, Amtrak's Empire Builder, Cascades Talgo sets, and Sounders are everywhere shuffling passengers between busy stations along the line.

This is modern day railroading in the heart of the Pacific Northwest!

Shot in the summer and fall of 2018.

Run Time: 2 Hours 31 Minutes * WIDESCREEN DVD

By 7idea Productions
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Along PUGET SOUND

Along PUGET SOUND

22.00

BNSF's Scenic and Bellingham Subdivisions

Journey to northwestern Washington State where the BNSF main line reveals the beauty of Puget Sound. Running between Seattle and the Canadian border at Blaine, trains traverse the western portion of the Scenic Subdivision and the entire Bellingham Sub.

Visit the Seattle waterfront and busy yard at Interbay. Follow the shoreline of Puget Sound while viewing several hot spots including Carkeek Park, Richmond Beach, Edmonds, Mukilteo, and Everett.

The scenic shoreline transitions to lush farmland, wild rivers, and secluded coves while passing the charming communities of Stanwood, Mt. Vernon, Burlington, and Bellingham.

Unit coal, crude oil trains, and hot shot intermodals draw the latest high tech diesels, while several locals still sport vintage four axle EMD's. Besides freight, Amtrak's Empire Builder, Cascades Talgo sets, and Sounders are everywhere shuffling passengers between busy stations along the line.

This is modern day railroading in the heart of the Pacific Northwest!

Shot in the summer and fall of 2018.

Run Time: 2 Hours 31 Minutes * WIDESCREEN DVD

By 7idea Productions

Regular Price £23

NEW RELEASE OFFER £22 UNTIL 18th January 2019
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SD40-2 Survivors Vol 4

SD40-2 Survivors Vol 4

21.00

In January 1972, EMD introduced the SD40-2. This locomotive 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. Trains featured in this program all have SD40-2's leading in all kinds of Class One service from the years 2017 to 2018.

Volume 4 includes all new footage of Union Pacific 40's in both transfer and main line service. We even catch one of Canadian Pacific's rebuilt 40's along with a couple trains led with CSX and NS SD40-2's. Canadian National gave us some great opportunities in this time period with both their SD40-2 and SD40-2W's. The star of the show is BNSF, as they continued to run nine of their 40's on the main lines in Minnesota. On several occasions, BNSF added a cabless GP38-2B in between a pair of 40's for a rare A-B-A consist! On a couple other occasions, BNSF pulled a train with 4 SD40-2's!

If you enjoy seeing these old timers still pulling high speed trains on class one rails, this video will keep you entertained for years to come! SD40-2 Survivors, Volume 4 continues the series of awesome EMD action!

Running Time 2 hours 10 minutes, Narration on/off feature

By CVision

Regular Price £22

NEW RELEASE OFFER £21 UNTIL 18th January 2019
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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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BNSF's SEATTLE SUBDIVISION

BNSF's SEATTLE SUBDIVISION

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BNSF's Seattle Subdivision is one of the busiest rail lines in the Pacific Northwest. BNSF and Union Pacific polish the rails with a great variety of unit trains plus intermodal, mixed merchandise, and many locals.In addition to freight traffic, the busy subdivision hosts ten Amtrak trains: four Cascades each direction, plus the north and southbound Coast Starlight. Between Tacoma and Seattle, Sounder commuter trains are also added to the mix. See this beautiful line between Vancouver, Washington and Seattle's King Street Station.

The rails provide access to the busy ports of Kalama, Longview, Tacoma, and Seattle. Watch trains tackle the Napavine Grade to Chehalis. The scenic highlight of the route is the section of track along the Puget Sound between Steilacoom and the Nelson Bennett Tunnel at Tacoma. Amtrak trains are covered here prior to being permanently rerouted over the Point Defiance Bypass.

UPDATE: After the tragic accident of Amtrak 501 on December 18th, the line around Point Defiance will continue to be used by Amtrak through the spring of 2018.

Shot in the summer and fall of 2017, BNSF's

Seattle Subdivision is truly a railfan's paradise!

1 Hour 22 Minutes * WIDESCREEN DVD

and 1080 Hi Definition Blu-ray

May be viewed with or without narration..

By 7idea Productions
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ROGERS PASS

ROGERS PASS

21.00

CANADIAN PACIFIC'S Mountain Sub

The Selkirk Mountains touch the sky at over 11,000 feet in southeastern British Columbia, Canada. Encircled by the Columbia River and dressed in a richly forested garment, the sheer jagged peaks produce an aura of beauty and danger.

Deep within the heart of these mountains, a transcontinental rail line passes through two different tunnels: the five mile long Connaught Tunnel and the nine mile long Mount Macdonald Tunnel, which is the longest railway tunnel in the western hemisphere. This is Canadian Pacific's route over Roger's Pass!

Between Revelstoke and Field, the Mountain Sub lives up to its name with stiff grades of 2.4% that burrow under dangerous avalanche zones. Part of CP's 3,000 mile trans- continental line from Montreal to Vancouver, the Mountain Sub sees high priority intermodal trains, unit grain trains, 152 car coal trains, monster 170 car potash trains, and Canada's premiere passenger train, The Rocky Mountaineer.

A combination of fantastic Canadian scenery and hard-working trains is what this program is all about!

7idea Productions

1 hour 58 minutes o WIDESCREEN o Features narration on/off.
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Donner Pass...

Donner Pass...

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Stacks in the High Sierras

For over 140 years the Sierra Nevada Mountains of northern California have reverberated with the sounds of hard-working locos of the Central Pacific, Southern Pacific and now the UP. In November, 2009 double-stack traffic was re-routed off the nearby Feather River Canyon adding to the frequency of trains on this legendary route.

7idea Productions made three trips to Donner Pass between January and September 2010 to capture the many personalities of "The Hill" between Roseville, California and Sparks, Nevada. From late summer sun to blizzard conditions on the mountain, you'll have a front row seat of the action!

Take in the amazing view of mainline action from high atop Red Mountain, the old Central Pacific fire lookout above Cisco. Stand inside the snow sheds of Norden as a heavy stack train blasts through! Snowshoe into Troy and see Jordan Spreaders and flangers hard at work clearing the white stuff off the double-track main! Feel the ground shake as 10,000 foot stack and manifest trains labor up 2% grades in Run 8! Distributed power is everywhere, as Union Pacific utilizes this technology for more efficient train handling. Witness heavy trains running in 4x2, 1x1x1, even 3x3x1 configurations.

Shot in beautiful high-definition in spring, late summer and winter, this is the ultimate look at Donner Pass!

by 7idea Productions 120 mins * colour * narration on/off * Widescreen
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Stevens Pass...BNSF Railway's Scenic Subdivision

Stevens Pass...BNSF Railway's Scenic Subdivision

21.00

Stevens Pass stands at an elevation of 4,061 feet above sea-level in the heart of the Pacific Northwest's Cascade Mountains. Large granite outcroppings tower above the densely forested landscape creating a cool, wet rainforest on the west and semi-arid country on the east. Weaving through this seemingly impassible barrier is a transcontinental railroad connecting the heartland of America with the Pacific Northwest and the Orient.

BNSF Railway utilizes a historic route carved by John F. Stevens over 100 years ago. A continuous parade of long and heavy trains roll back and fourth over the beautiful terrain on what is fittingly named the Scenic Subdivision. 7idea Productions traveled to the State of Washington in May of 2010 to document current operations over this former route of the Great Northern between Everett and Wenatchee. Witness long stack trains crossing beautiful mountain streams, heavy grain trains thundering up 2.2% grades with mid and rear-end DPU's plus Amtrak's Empire Builder on its daily run between Chicago and Seattle. The highlight of the line is the famous 7.8 mile Cascade Tunnel. the longest tunnel in the United States. See how smoke and fumes are flushed out of the tunnel in between trains. Plus recount the 1910 Wellington avalanche which swept two trains off the mountain.

No one ever said mountain railroading was easy and you'll see why in STEVENS PASS...BNSF Railway's Scenic Sub!

by 7idea Productions 108 mins * colour * narration on/off * Widescreen
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UNION PACIFIC'S CIMA SUBDIVISION

UNION PACIFIC'S CIMA SUBDIVISION

22.00

California's Mojave Desert is the driest place in North America. It ranges in elevation from over 11,000 feet in the Spring Mountains, to 282 feet below sea level in Death Valley. Through this seemingly barren land, a mainline railroad charts a course connecting Salt Lake City with the rich ports of Southern California. It is known as Union Pacific's Cima Subdivision.

Covering the western portion of the San Pedro, Los Angeles and Salt Lake Railroad, the Cima Subdivision runs for 173 miles between Yermo, California and Las Vegas, Nevada. Various intermodal trains race between Chicago and Southern California. Coal trains lumber over the steel rails along with heavy manifests for Salt Lake City, North Platte, and West Colton. Auto rack and ethanol tank trains add to the interesting mix of traffic.

Following the Mojave River, the rails pass through the amazing features of Afton Canyon then race across the dunes to the oasis of Kelso. Next comes the stiff 2.2% climb over Cima Hill. Draw bars strain as big diesels dig in for the nineteen mile pull to the summit. Crossing into Nevada, trains leave the lonely desert behind as they roll among the lights of Las Vegas.

This program was shot in March and April of 2018.

Run Time: 1 hour 58 minutes * WIDESCREEN DVD

By 7idea Productions Ref D530

Regular Price £23

NEW RELEASE OFFER £22 UNTIL 7th December 2018
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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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OFFER ENDS 8TH JULY 2016

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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