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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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Space-Saving Industries for Your Layout

Space-Saving Industries for Your Layout

Ref: 12806


Price: 19.00

Tony Koester will inspire you to add small- to medium-sized industries and traffic to your layout.

In this book by Tony Koester, Space-Saving Industries for Your Layout will inspire you to add small- to medium-sized industries and traffic to your layout.

You'll also find:

Ideas on how to creatively add space-saving structures - whether it's tucking a business into a corner of a layout or arranging building fronts along a backdrop.

Prototype photos and modeling tips on industries including petroleum dealers, salvage yards, lumberyards, and freight houses.

More than a dozen examples to inspire you and get you started.

And much more!

Author: Tony Koester

Size: 8.25 x 10.75 Pages: 96 Color photos: 200

Planning Your Model Railroad

Planning Your Model Railroad

Ref: 12494


Price: 19.00

By Tony Koester

Tony Koester tells you everything you'll want to consider before starting your layout.

Planning Your Model Railroad is a new book by Tony Koester that tells you everything you'll want to consider before starting a layout. This conversational, idea-driven book shows you your options when planning a layout. It expansively covers key topics including:

* Choosing a railroad and scale.

* Finding prototypes that match modeler interest.

* Narrowing focus to make efficient decisions.

* Author: Tony Koester * ISBN: 1627002295

* Size: 8.25x10.75 * Pages: 96

Color Photos: 200

Compact Layout Design

Compact Layout Design

Ref: 12487


Price: 19.00

by Iain Rice

Compact Layout Design helps modelers integrate all aspects of layout design for compact spaces into one process from benchwork to budgeting. Author Iain Rice presents the material in a practical, conversational tone and aids understanding with his beautiful hand-drawn track plans. The book provides ideas and inspiration to efficiently plan for people, trains, and space.

Softcover * 96 pages * 60 color photos * 8.25 × 10.75

Guide to Narrow Gauge Modeling

Guide to Narrow Gauge Modeling

Ref: 12490


Price: 19.00

by Tony Koester

This book provides an entry point for any modeler interested in building a narrow gauge layout. Narrow gauge railroads remain popular among railfans and modelers due to the spectacular mountain scenery in which many operated. Although narrow gauge layouts have a passionate niche following, there are very few books on this subject.

o The book is an overview of prototype narrow gauge railroading as well as available models.

o This is a one-stop book for introducing modelers to the subject of narrow gauge railroading.

o It explains why and where narrow gauge railroads were built, how they operated, what their equipment was like, and why they were abandoned.

Softcover; 8 1/4 x 10 3/4; 96 pages; 210 color photos

Workshop Tips and Projects for Model Railroaders

Workshop Tips and Projects for Model Railroaders

Ref: 12475


Price: 17.00

by Cody Grivno

Model Railroader Associate Editor Cody Grivno compiles insider tips and projects from Model Railroader as well as favorite projects from his 'Cody's Office' online feature into one exciting volume. Easily recognized as an expert in the model railroad community, Cody covers tools, painting and decaling, weathering, track and wiring, structures, scenery, locomotives, and freight cars in his friendly, knowledgeable style.

TABLE OF CONTENT

* Tools and adhesives

* Track and wiring

* Structures

* Locomotives and freight cars

* Scenery

* Painting and decaling

* Weathering

Rebuilding a Layout from A to Z

Rebuilding a Layout from A to Z

Ref: 12464


Price: 19.00

Pelle K. Soeborg

Follow Pelle Soeeborg as he completely rebuilds his Daneville model railroad. He takes all the lessons learned from his first layout and applies them to this project. Using the latest materials and technology, modelers will learn valuable new techniques for benchwork, scenery, structures, and more from this popular expert. *A noted modeler’s complete layout rebuild from start to finish *Features benchwork, track laying, wiring, scenery, and more *Includes adding a sound-deadening roadbed, a photographic backdrop, and trackside industries

Softcover * 104 pages * 300 color photos * 8.25 x 10.75

The Allegheny Midland: Lessons Learned

The Allegheny Midland: Lessons Learned

Ref: 12438


Price: 19.00

By Tony Koester

Tony Koester's well-known HO scale Allegheny Midland layout is analyzed in detail in this fascinating new book. Built over the course of 25 years, the layout has been the subject of many Model Railroader magazine articles over the years. Here, Koester looks at lessons learned during the construction and operation of the Allegheny Midland. Using the author's original photography, he highlights many how-to lessons from its construction, along with the wisdom and perspective that comes from reviewing what worked and what didn't on one of the largest and most notable layouts in the country. A compelling combination of project layout, analysis, and how-to book Author Tony Koester gives insight into his 25-year layout project The Allegheny Midland is legendary among model railroaders and continues to generate interest

Softcover; 8 1/4 x 10 3/4; 96 pages; 150 color photos;

Designing and Building Multi-Deck Model Railroads

Designing and Building Multi-Deck Model Railroads

Ref: 12434


Price: 17.00

By Tony Koester

Acquire more space and longer towns and runs with multiple decks. Tony Koester walks you through design, options, lighting and wiring considerations, the where and when sequence, as well as the all-important construction techniques.

Softcover; 8.25 x 10.75; 96 pages; 175 color photos;

The Model Railroader's Guide to Coal Railroading

The Model Railroader's Guide to Coal Railroading

Ref: 12453


Price: 17.00

Tony Koester,\nProvides readers with a handy reference for modeling their own coal hauling prototype-based or freelance railroads. Chapters introduce readers to coal and the coal industry, and includes information on modeling coal trains, company towns, and coal customers, plus operating tips. 8.25 x 10.25; 96 pages; 130 color & 70 b&w photos; 20 illus; softcover.

A Realistic HO Layout for Beginners

A Realistic HO Layout for Beginners

Ref: 0890242143


Price: 13.50

Shows how to build realistic HO scale layouts with all the details! Includes step-by-step photographic instructions on constructing benchwork, laying track, wiring, building scenery, and operating trains.

By Lou Sassi. 8.25 x 10.88; 96 pgs.; 120 b&w and 60 color photos; 40 illus.; softcover.

N Scale Model Railroad That Grows

N Scale Model Railroad That Grows

Ref: 0890242232


Price: 12.50

Shows how to build an N scale railroad in a few easy steps. Includes instructions on constructing framework, laying track, building scenery, and assembling structures that result in an outstanding layout.

By Kent Wood and Ric LaBan. 8.25 x 10.75; 96 pgs.; 150 b&w and 35 color photos; 30 illus.; softcover

HO Railroad From Start to Finish

HO Railroad From Start to Finish

Ref: 0890241554


Price: 13.50

Provides the construction steps for building a walkaround 4 x 8 layout. Photographs, diagrams, and helpful instructions show how to construct benchwork and scenery, lay track, build detailed structures, weather freight cars, and more.

By Jim Kelly, managing editor of Model Railroader magazine.8.25 x 10.75; 88 pgs.; 100+ color photos; 55 illus.; softcover.

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