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BC RAIL

BC RAIL

21.00

by Highball Productions 120 mins * colour * narrated * PAL

BC's auto tag says "beautiful British Columbia". BC Rail, formerly the British Columbia Railway and Pacific Great Eastern, is unique amongst railroads, both large and small. Its trains are led by a fleet of GE C40-8 CMs, a model only found in Canada. It runs through spectacular and varied scenery26000 revenue car loads on a system that can be divided into two sections, the North Vancouver to Prince George and north of Prince George where a number of lines feed the mainline. In this tape we concentrate on the Vancouver to Prince George mainline.

We travelled the 1800 miles to North Vancouver in August 1997 to fulfil a long time personal ambition. We got a quick look at a rebuilt RS18 switching the yard, a brief look at the Royal Hudson along Howe Sound, then concentrated on the freights. The big GE C40-8CM cowls are very much in evidence and look handsome. The scenery, especially north of Lillooet in the Fraser River Valley, is just magnificent and we got some great shots of trains clinging to the canyon walls, to river banks and lake shores. They looked really good snaking in and out from between the bluffs. We got into most of the famous locations, Britannia, Squamish, Cheakamus, Green River, Tisdall, Birken, Darcy, Seton Lake, Lilloet, Polley, Fountain, Gibbs, Glenfrazer, Pavillion, Moran, Kelly Lake and lots more. We were thrilled to find a pair of C420s switching at Prince George and took a quick trip to Tacheed for a look at the electrics. A very interesting railroad in magnificent scenery. You'll like it as much as we did.
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Best of Passenger Trains East

Best of Passenger Trains East

19.00

by Green Frog 60 mins, colour, Stereo Hifi Sound, Narrated.

Thrilling passenger train action from early 50s into the 70s, from Illinois to east coast incl. NYC, Pennsy, Erie-Lackawanna, Monon, GM&O, B&O, IC, C&O, Milwaukee, Penn Central, GTW, etc. An evocative list of now sadly Fallen Flags!
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Top Frog Series - Best of Passenger Trains

Top Frog Series - Best of Passenger Trains

20.00

by Green Frog 60 mins, colour, stereo sound, narrated.

Covering the post war era of the early diesel passenger trains before the airlines stole their passengers. See famous early diesel passenger trains of the Santa Fe, U.P. CB&Q & Rio Grande at famous locations Chicago, Denver, St. Louis, Dale, Cheyenne, Feather River Canyon.
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THE GLORY MACHINES

THE GLORY MACHINES

20.00

by Herron Rail * 64 mins * 56 mins colour * hifi sound * narrated

This is the programme that must surely become an archive classic. Made largely from long abandoned and forgotten film that was rescued just as it was being thrown away. The Glory Machines tracks 31 railroads, some to a greater, some to a lesser degree and a few just as brief cameos. This is more professional than just an amateur's film shots, and is truly a unique and superb record of American railroading from the 1920s to the 1950s. Too much to detail fully, we list all railroads covered and give some idea of the contents.

NEW YORK CENTRAL: Streamlined and conventional Hudsons and 3rd rail electrics at Harmon. MAINE CENTRAL: 'Flying Yankie' streamliner, (Sister of PioneerZephyr). LEHIGH & NEW ENGLAND: A fleeting glimpse of a camelback and a look at an L1 mikado and its WWII troop train. PENNSYLVANIA: A fascinating look at K4 pacifics on passenger and 4-8-2 M1s and 2-10-0s on freights (incl. the unusual clearance car) pounding around Horseshoe Curve. NEW YORK - NEW HAVEN & HARTFORD: Old and new GE double ended electrics passing by on passenger trains. DELAWARE - LACKAWANNA & WESTERN: Fast moving Hudsons and 4-84s hauling varnish across the Delaware River Viaduct in spring and winter snow - delightful smoke affects. READING: Scenes of a variety of locos incl. the rare 2-8-8-0 helper engines. CENTRAL RAILROAD OF NEW JERSEY: T1 class 800 series heavy pacifics. ERIE: A snowy railroad Christmas card scene. CHESAPEAKE & OHIO: A&F15 pacifics and a heavy K3a mikado. LOUISVILLE & NAHVILLE: J4a mikado and K5 pacific. NORFOLK & WESTERN: Y class locos in the Blue Ridge mountains. VIRGINIAN: Treble headed side rod electrics. EAST BROAD TOP (ng): Doodlebug and mikado. EASTERN TENNESSEE & WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA (ng) (TWEETSIE): On engine and in caboose as a train winds through the countryside. SOUTHERN: PS2 pacific, TS1 mountain PS4 heavy pacific. PERE MARQUETTE: Brief shot of a freight. MILWAUKEE: A three coach local. CHICAGO & NORTH WESTERN: Baldwin 4-8-4. CHICAGO BURLINGTON & QUINCY: Pioneer Zephyr leaving Kansas city. MISSOURI PACIFIC: 10 wheeler on a passenger train. MISSOURI KANSAS & TEXAS (KATY): 2-8-0 and pacifics. ROCK ISLAND: Whale backed tender pacific on passenger and a heavy mikado on freight. SOUTHERN PACIFIC: 4-8-2, GS, and particularly Cab Forwards on freights. DENVER & SALT LAKE: 10 wheeler on a local passenger. DENVER RIO GRANDE & WESTERN: Massive 2-8-8-2s on freight. RIO GRANDE & SOUTHERN (ng): 10 wheelers in the roundhouse plus a Galloping Goose. ATCHISON TOPEKA & SANTA FE: A 4-8-4 with test equipment. 2-10-2s & 2-10-4s on passenger and freights, several doubleheaded. VIRGINIA & TRUCKEE (ng): 10 wheeler shunting. ST LOUIS & SAN FRANCISCO: 4-8-2s and 2-8-2s on passenger and freight. UNION PACIFIC: 2-8-0, 2-8-8-0, 4-12-2 Challengers and Big Boys on freight and passenger trains. Also, a rare shot of M10000 City of Salina passing at speed.
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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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BOSTON & MAINE IN THE FOUR SEASONS

BOSTON & MAINE IN THE FOUR SEASONS

19.00

by Herron Rail combined 92 mins * colour * narrated * PAL

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! DOUBLE FEATURE!!

Volume 1 - Summer & Fall

Views of commuter and mainline passenger and freight trains, plus supporting scenes of stations, yards and track repairs.

Here we have continuous action as Pacifics, Moguls, Atlantics, and first generation E7 diesels work passenger trains in main line and commuter service in the Boston suburban area. Train consists include "The Kennebec", "The Gull", "The Flying Yankee" and "The Mountaineer". Also 2-8-0 hauled local freight.

A fascinating story is told of track repairs conducted with a mix of 1950 era mechanised and hand tools.

All in the renowned beautiful summer and fall New England countryside, Massachusetts locations include Wakefield Jct, Reading, Greenwood, Wilmington, Ballardville, Melrose, Lowell Jct. Also Intervale & Somersworth, New Hampshire. 45 mins

Volume 2 - Winter & Spring (T21)

Spectacular views of fast paced action with steam and some diesel trains bucking snow drifts as workers shovel station platforms. Steam was never more dramatic!

As spring plumage arrives on the trees and the winter cold is shaken off, follow more passenger trains and a local freight mainly in the warm sun.

The "players" in this all action programme include Atlantics, Pacifics, Mountains, Moguls, Switchers and Consolidations, plus diesel switchers and E7s hauling named trains such as the "Gull", "Kennebec", Ambassador", "Mountaineer" plus the Rockingham Park Specials, commuter trains in profusion and the "High Car" local freight.

Added to all this drama is a North Station extravaganza of fascinating action as a wide variety of trains come and go. 52 mins

2 Great Videos - 1 Fantastic DVD
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Pocahontas Glory Volume 7

Pocahontas Glory Volume 7

21.00

N&W Steam 1956-1958

o Cincinnati, Portsmouth in 1956-1958

o 2-6-6-4 A Class Breakdown!

o Rainy Day at Bonsack, VA in 1956 with Live Sound including A's, Y's Turbine Jawn Henry + J's & K2's!

o Pigeon Creek Shifter Chase with Y 6a 2136 in November, 1958!

All scenes with real N&W audio, much of it recorded when filmed!

Locomotive classes include:-

J Class 4-8-4's, K1 and K2 Class 4-8-2's,

A Class 2-6-6-4's, Y Class 2-8-8-2's,

Z Class 2-6-6-2's and S1a Class 0-8-0's.

by Herron Rail Video 78 minutes + Previews o Colour o Narration
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Canada's THOMPSON CANYON

Canada's THOMPSON CANYON

22.00

The Thompson River cuts through the rugged country of south central British Columbia, Canada. Its wild and scenic course proved to be the best route for building a transcontinental railway and today is used by both the Canadian Pacific and Canadian National.

Continuing the journey that began in Canada's Fraser Canyon, we follow the Thompson River for 95 miles between Lytton and Kamloops. Both railways operate jointly over much of the territory with eastbounds using Canadian Pacific's Thompson Subdivision and westbounds using Canadian National's Ashcroft Sub.

Shot in both summer and winter, the stunning scenery and stark seasonal contrast is enhanced by the sight and sound of heavy main line trains. Massive coal, grain, and potash trains share the rails with long double stacks and mixed manifests. Canada's Rocky Mountaineer adds to the wide variety of trains. CN's new Tier 4 GE's are viewed working along side classic cowl bodied C-40-8M's! Illinois Central and BC Rail units create an interesting assortment of motive power along with Canadian Pacific's fleet of modern GE's. This is your front row seat to Canada's Thompson Canyon!

This program was shot between July 2016 and January 2017.

1 Hour 48 Minutes * WIDESCREEN DVD By 7idea Productions
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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 THOMPSON CANYON

Canada's THOMPSON CANYON

21.00

The Thompson River cuts through the rugged country of south central British Columbia, Canada. Its wild and scenic course proved to be the best route for building a transcontinental railway and today is used by both the Canadian Pacific and Canadian National.

Continuing the journey that began in Canada's Fraser Canyon, we follow the Thompson River for 95 miles between Lytton and Kamloops. Both railways operate jointly over much of the territory with eastbounds using Canadian Pacific's Thompson Subdivision and westbounds using Canadian National's Ashcroft Sub.

Shot in both summer and winter, the stunning scenery and stark seasonal contrast is enhanced by the sight and sound of heavy main line trains. Massive coal, grain, and potash trains share the rails with long double stacks and mixed manifests. Canada's Rocky Mountaineer adds to the wide variety of trains. CN's new Tier 4 GE's are viewed working along side classic cowl bodied C-40-8M's! Illinois Central and BC Rail units create an interesting assortment of motive power along with Canadian Pacific's fleet of modern GE's. This is your front row seat to Canada's Thompson Canyon!

This program was shot between July 2016 and January 2017.

1 Hour 48 Minutes * WIDESCREEN DVD By 7idea Productions
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Building a Sectional Layout

Building a Sectional Layout

Ref: 12803


Price: 19.00

By Pelle Søeborg

Well-known author and modeling expert, Pelle Søeborg, introduces the sectional model railroad layout in his all-new book, Building a Sectional Layout. If you're building for a specific spot in your overall layout, Pelle offers how-to advice for modeling sections, building benchwork, and laying track.

Using his Midwest layout, Pelle shares new techniques that can be applied to both sectional and stationary layouts, from design to final details. His addition of a grain elevator demonstrates why every layout should have a "signature" structure - a "wow" factor.

The book covers:

*Planning and designing a sectional layout.

*Building benchwork and laying track.

*How-to advice for creating realistic scenery and structures (a bridge, farm fields, streets, highways, and more).

*The importance of building a "signature" structure, using Pelle's grain elevator as an example.

96 pages

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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