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Comprehensive Railroad Atlas - Southern States

Comprehensive Railroad Atlas - Southern States

15.95

59 maps

Covers Louisiana, Mississippi & Alabama

PUBLICATION DATE 2001
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Union Pacific Power In Color Volume 4

Union Pacific Power In Color Volume 4

50.00

The final volume of Union Pacific Power coverage. Over 350 color photos of Second-generation, newer C-C, and Larger Power.
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Comprehensive Railroad Atlas - Great Lakes West

Comprehensive Railroad Atlas - Great Lakes West

15.95

75 maps

Includes Upper Michigan, Wisconsin and Illinois, plus Chicago & St.Louis.

PUBLICATION DATE 2005
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Comprehensive Railroad Atlas - Western Canada

Comprehensive Railroad Atlas - Western Canada

16.50

Western Canada, includes Alberta, British Columbia, Northwest Territories and Yukon.

The Atlas shows all currently operated common carrier, tourist and major industrial railroads along with abandoned routes.

PUBLICATION DATE 2006
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Comprehensive Railroad Atlas - Colorado and Utah

Comprehensive Railroad Atlas - Colorado and Utah

16.50

It's nearly 14 years since the last COLORADO & UTAH edition. NEW REVISED Edition in two colours!

Since the last edition was published much has changed following the mergers of Burlington Northern and the Santa Fe and the merger of Southern Pacific into Union Pacific. In addition to general updating, this new edition has been expanded with additional enlargements to show complex areas in greater detail and includes for the first time the interurban electric lines, light rail and principal logging railroads. Also shown are proposed extensions to the Denver and Salt Lake City light rail systems.

The Atlas shows all currently operated common carriers, tourist and major industrial railroads along with abandoned routes.

PUBLICATION DATE 2008
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Comprehensive Railroad Atlas - Manitoba & Saskatchewan

Comprehensive Railroad Atlas - Manitoba & Saskatchewan

16.50

This the final volume of SPV’s COMPREHENSIVE RAILROAD ATLAS OF NORTH AMERICA covering Canada and includes the provinces of Manitoba and Saskatchewan.

The Atlas shows all currently operated common carrier, tourist and major industrial railroads along with abandoned routes. Lines shown as electrified or narrow gauge are shown only as such when they are currently so equipped or were at abandonment. Lines built as narrow or broad gauge and subsequently regauged are shown as standard gauge.
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Comprehensive Railroad Atlas - ONTARIO

Comprehensive Railroad Atlas - ONTARIO

16.50

The Atlas shows all currently operated common carrier, tourist and major industrial railroads along with abandoned routes.

PUBLICATION DATE 2008
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QUEBEC & LABRADOR + NEWFOUNDLAND

QUEBEC & LABRADOR + NEWFOUNDLAND

16.50

This the third of four volumes of SPV's COMPREHENSIVE RAILROAD ATLAS OF NORTH AMERICA covering Canada and includes the provinces of Quebec and Newfoundland & Labrador.

The Atlas shows all currently operated common carrier, tourist and major industrial railroads along with abandoned routes. Lines shown as electrified or narrow gauge are shown only as such when they are currently so equipped or were at abandonment. Lines built as narrow or broad gauge and subsequently regauged are shown as standard gauge. It should be noted that some lines shown as "in service" may see very infrequent use whilst some "abandoned" lines may, if the tracks remain in place, be reactivated for a special movement.

Every effort has been made to show all current operating locations as defined in railroad operating timetables.
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Deschutes Daylight: SP 4449 Portland to Bend

Deschutes Daylight: SP 4449 Portland to Bend

23.00

Southern Pacific Daylight Number 4449 is one of the most beautiful and well known steam locomotives in America! Watching her traverse the Pacific Northwest with a colorful consist of vintage passenger cars is always a sight to behold.

7idea and Marcam Productions have teamed up to present a fascinating look at the SP 4449 traveling the BNSF mainline through the Columbia River Gorge and the Deschutes River Canyon. This action-packed program features highlights from steam excursions between Portland and Bend, Oregon from 2006, 2012 and 2017, plus trips to Wishram, Washington in 2011 celebrating 4449's 70th year!

Like a "greatest hits" collection, this carefully crafted program offers fantastic coverage of the route using the best scenes from each excursion. Sit back and enjoy a 500 mile round trip through some of the most scenic country in the western United States!

This program was jointly produced by Marcam Productions and 7idea Productions. Cover photos by Camron Settlemier.

1 Hour 22 Minutes * WIDESCREEN DVD * May be viewed with or without narration..

By 7idea Productions & Marcam Productions
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HOT SPOTS

HOT  SPOTS

9.00

If you want a lifetime of great railroad experiences, here's the essential resource you'll want to carry along. Whether you're planning a family vacation or a day trip, you'll find countless reasons to add train-watching to your itinerary.
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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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