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Great Trains East

Great Trains East

13.00

Rediscover the golden age of railroad travel in America's busiest region: the East. This 124-page collectors edition recalls an era of optimism when luxurious trains transported passengers to the country's leading cities including Boston, New York, Chicago, and Washington, D.C. Featured trains include Baltimore & Ohio's Royal Blue, Norfolk & Western's Powhatan Arrow, Boston & Maine's Flying Yankee, Jersey Central's Blue Comet, and more!

Timeless stories - penned by the best authors in the field - cover the following great trains:

* 20th Century Limited - Considered the most luxurious passenger train in America, this New York to Chicago train was New York Central's crown jewel.

* Broadway Limited - Operated by Pennsylvania Railroad, this all-Pullman train was the Century's chief rival.

* Champion and Silver Meteor - These two stainless-steel streamliners whisked vacationers from the wintery Northeast to sunny Florida.

* Merchants Limited - An all first-class train between two of America's greatest cities - New York and Boston.

And many more! £ 13.00 + £1 UK p&p
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Great Trains West

Great Trains West

12.00

Popular passenger trains of the West

Explore the great passenger trains that roamed the vast lands west of Chicago, St. Louis, and New Orleans. This 124-page, large-format collectors edition recalls the era when fleets of colorful streamliners dashed across the plains and snaked through the mountains of the American West.

The stories include:

Saga of the UP Streamliners

To Los Angeles on the Sunset

Scheduled for Scenery

The North Coast Makes Up Time

The Clean Window Train

Story of the Super Chief

Plus, SP's Daylights, the Rocky Mountain Rocket, and more!
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Norfolk Southern's Chicago Line Vol.1

Norfolk Southern's Chicago Line Vol.1

21.00

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

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

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

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

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

CALUMET RAILS Volume 2

21.00

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

* Running Time 2 hours * WIDESCREEN DVD

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

DVD Regular Price £22

NEW RELEASE OFFER £21 INTRODUCTORY PRICES ONLY UNTIL 17th March 2017
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Canada's FRASER CANYON

Canada's FRASER CANYON

21.00

Travel with 7idea Productions to beautiful British Columbia, Canada where both Canadian Pacific and Canadian National traverse the rugged Fraser Canyon. Cutting a deep swath through the Cascade Range, this is an important link in the trans-Canada rail network connecting Vancouver with Montreal.

This program follows each line's course along opposite banks of the Fraser River between Hope and the confluence with the Thompson River at Lytton. These competing railways operate jointly in the canyon. Eastbounds use Canadian Pacific's Cascade and Thompson Subdivisions, while westbounds travel over Canadian National's Ashcroft and Yale Subs.

One of the many highlights of the canyon are the Cisco Bridges where both railways cross the river with the CN flying over the CP. Our summer and winter visits reveal the grand seasonal contrast of the canyon's appearance. Add to that a great variety of trains from hot shot intermodals, to coal, grain, potash, mixed merchandise, and the Rocky Mountaineer and you will know why railfans the world over love visiting Canada's Fraser Canyon! This program was shot between July 2016 and January 2017.

1 Hour 37 Minutes * WIDESCREEN DVD

By 7idea Productions Ref D508

DVD Regular Price £22 NEW RELEASE OFFER £21

INTRODUCTORY PRICES ONLY UNTIL 19th May 2017
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CHICAGO DVD, America's Railroad Capital

CHICAGO DVD, America's Railroad Capital

21.00

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

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

Approximate running time: 60 minutes

By Kalmbach DVD Regular Price £22

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

Comprehensive Railroad Atlas - Great Lakes East

15.95

83 maps

Covers Ohio, Indiana and Lower Michigan.

New Revised edition incl. interurban lines available Jan 05

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

BOTH CALUMET Vols 1 & 2 for 40 only

BOTH Chicago DVD & Special Issue Magazine

BOTH Chicago DVD & Special Issue Magazine

Canada's FRASER CANYON

Canada's FRASER CANYON

22.00

Travel with 7idea Productions to beautiful British Columbia, Canada where both Canadian Pacific and Canadian National traverse the rugged Fraser Canyon. Cutting a deep swath through the Cascade Range, this is an important link in the trans-Canada rail network connecting Vancouver with Montreal.

This program follows each line's course along opposite banks of the Fraser River between Hope and the confluence with the Thompson River at Lytton. These competing railways operate jointly in the canyon. Eastbounds use Canadian Pacific's Cascade and Thompson Subdivisions, while westbounds travel over Canadian National's Ashcroft and Yale Subs.

One of the many highlights of the canyon are the Cisco Bridges where both railways cross the river with the CN flying over the CP. Our summer and winter visits reveal the grand seasonal contrast of the canyon's appearance. Add to that a great variety of trains from hot shot intermodals, to coal, grain, potash, mixed merchandise, and the Rocky Mountaineer and you will know why railfans the world over love visiting Canada's Fraser Canyon! This program was shot between July 2016 and January 2017.

1 Hour 37 Minutes * WIDESCREEN DVD

By 7idea Productions
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Space-Saving Industries for Your Layout

Space-Saving Industries for Your Layout

Ref: SPACE


Price: 22.00

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: 1627002295


Price: 18.00

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: 0890249963


Price: 16.50

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: 1627001502


Price: 19.95

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: 0890248690


Price: 15.00

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: 0890248171


Price: 14.50

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: 0890247709


Price: 15.50

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: 0890247419


Price: 14.50

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: 890246688


Price: 14.50

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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