Please join our Subscription List if you wish to receive notification of new titles.
Name:


Email:

Location:

Subscribe:

Un-Subscribe:

Best Sellers

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
find out more

100 Greatest Train Movies

100 Greatest Train Movies

3.50

100 Greatest Train Movies, the new special issue from Trains magazine, presents 100 of the best movies featuring trains. Go behind-the-scenes with details from your favorite films; See where Hollywood got it right, and where they didn't ; Get thousands of facts you didn't know about these films and so much more!
find out more

ACROSS the UTAH DESERT

ACROSS the UTAH DESERT

21.00

The Book Cliffs rise above the desert floor of eastern Utah stretching 200 miles between the Wasatch Mountains and Colorado's De Beque Canyon. The towering rock faces set the backdrop for the former Denver and Rio Grande Western's Desert Mainline, known today as Union Pacific's Green River Sub.

Running between Grand Junction, Colorado and Helper, Utah, this lesser known route is often overlooked by railfans, yet it offers great railroading action through some of the most incredible scenery you'll find anywhere!

Join 7idea Productions as we take you on an amazing journey through a land few get to see. Hike into Ruby Canyon and catch Amtrak's California Zephyr rolling beneath giant sandstone cliffs. Watch heavy coal trains climbing the grade at Thompson Cut. The scenic highlight of the trip is our tour of the thirty-seven mile Cane Creek Branch near Moab, Utah between Arches and Canyonlands National Parks. The ageless setting of the American West overshadows any train that runs through here.

Union Pacific, BNSF, Amtrak, and even the Utah Railway make an appearance as we uncover one of the best kept secret railfan locations in the west! Join us as we travel Across the Utah Desert on Union Pacific's Green River Sub.

1 hour 58 minutes * WIDESCREEN DVD * May be viewed with or without narration.
find out more

SD40-2 Survivors Volume 3

SD40-2 Survivors Volume 3

21.00

In January 1972, EMD introduced the SD40-2. 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. Trains featured in this program all have SD40-2's leading in all kinds of service from the years 2013-2017.

Volume 3 includes BNSF, Canadian Pacific, Union Pacific, Canadian National and CSX trains in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, South Dakota, North Dakota and Indiana. In 2016, CP eliminated nearly all of their SD40-2's from their roster. C. Vision was in the right place at the right time to capture 3 of the remaining 40-2's pulling CP trains in Minnesota. Do you love that MRL blue? Montana Rail Link 40-2's made their way east leading BNSF trains and we were there to record those on the Wayzata Sub! Run through power from RCP&E, DM&E and IC&E are captured on CP trains in the Chicago area. Aside from the Class One's, you will also enjoy the sights and sounds of a few short lines and regionals including "Dakota and Iowa", "Rapid City, Pierre and Eastern" and "Indiana Railroad".

The SD40-2 will always be remembered for its reliability! Its prime mover and large platforms gave this engine a signature sound and look. You can always keep the memories of this locomotive forever in SD40-2 Survivors, Volume 3!

Running Time 2 hours, Narration on/off feature

By CVision Ref D513 DVD Regular Price £22

NEW RELEASE OFFER £21 ONLY UNTIL 3rd November 2017
find out more

The Great Eastern

The Great Eastern

8.00

Locomotives of the former Great Eastern Railway at work in Eastern England.

Track One Lineside recordings on the Haverhill - Long Melford Line.

A Journey with a J.15. to Bury-St-Edmunds.

Track Two At Ely Station.

Track Three A journey with a Claud from Newmarket to Kennett.

Track Four At Brundall station and a B.I2. on the Southend line.

Track Five A journey with a Claud from Cantley to Yarmouth.

Track Six At Cambridge Station

Track Seven At South Lynn station.


find out more

ROGERS PASS

ROGERS PASS

22.00

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. Ref D480
find out more

BIG STEAM IS BACK

BIG STEAM IS BACK

24.00

This all-new DVD is a wonderful companion to the 100-page collectors issue, Big Steam is Back. The 90-minute video covers the early years of steam preservation through today's biggest restorations!

See how your favorite big steam locomotives are rebuilt and run - from Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum's Southern Railway 4501, to the big steam story of 2016: the return of Union Pacific 844. This must-see DVD includes dozens of steam locomotives from coast to coast.

What's Included:

UP's Living Legend No. 844 The last of the steam locomotives built for UP. Delivered in 1944 it pulled well known trains such as the Overland Limited, LA Limited, Portland Rose and Challenger.

The engine is widely known among railroad enthusiasts for its excursion runs over UP's Sherman Hill.

Big Boy 4014's story takes you to Cheyenne WY for a look at the restoration project of the century.

Follow the story of Sothern Pacific 484 No. 3751 back to the Sante Fe rails in southern CA.

Legendary Sante Fe 484 No. 2926 nears completion in New Mexico as the restoration grinds through its 17th year.

Running the Southern Pacific 4449 for crowds from coast to coast

Michigan's hardworking Berkshire. Decades after regular service, Pere Marquette No. 1225 is still reeling off the miles.

Milwaukee Road 484 No. 261 is marking 26 years of premium service to customers harkening back to the golden years of passenger trains.

Bringing the Southern Railway 282 No. 4501 back to life

Norfolk & Western 611. The best 484 ever built.

Taming the Beast of the East. Why choose the C & O 2662 no. 1309?

90 minutes, By TRAINS

Regular Price £25 NEW RELEASE OFFER £24 UNTIL 8th September 2017
find out more

How to Model Today's Railroads

How to Model Today's Railroads

10.00

Model modern railroads in any scale!

How to Model Today's Railroads is an 84-page special issue from Model Railroader magazine. It is the only publication on the market that focuses on modeling modern railroads in any scale. Modelers will find expert advice from some of the magazine's best authors such as Pelle Søeborg, Lance Mindheim, Eric Brooman, Matt Snell, and Cody Grivno, covering topics including:

Modern-themed layouts.

Detailing and modifying modern locomotives.

Today's freight cars.

Modeling modern industries.

Present-day passenger service modeling.

Scenery, structures, and roads.
find out more

Trains Across America 2018 Calendar

Trains Across America 2018 Calendar

15.00

This beautiful photographed calendar showcases a variety of hard-working trains, including Class I, shortline, and passenger units, in breathtaking scenes across the country. The calendar includes a bonus feature that highlights 75 must-see train sites.

* South Central Florida Express by Scott Hartley * Canadian Pacific by Mathew Hicks * Norfolk Southern by Clint Renegar * Florida East Coast by Tom Danneman * Norfolk & Western No. 611 by Kevin Burkholder * Union Pacific by Chris Guss * Iowa Pacific by Robert J. Della-Pietra * BNSF by David Lustig * Norfolk Southern by Chase Gunnoe * Union Pacific by Drew Halverson * CSX by Samual Phillips * BNSF by Kit Courter

Size: 13 x 10.5
find out more

LOCOMOTIVE 2017 ANNUAL

LOCOMOTIVE 2017 ANNUAL

9.00

The Locomotive 2017 100-page annual issue takes a comprehensive look at the most powerful locomotives in North America with compelling stories and spectacular photography.

The Motive Power Review includes the latest news, trends, and developments in locomotive technology, as well as an exclusive listing of every new locomotive built and major rebuilds!

This all-new special issue is a wonderful companion to the Locomotive 2017 DVD above.

By TRAINS
find out more

DVDs

Main Section Menu | Model Railroading |  DVDs

Great Structures Vol. 2: Learn to Kitbash

Great Structures Vol. 2: Learn to Kitbash

Ref: M49


Price: 16.00

Once you've mastered the techniques for building kits, the next step is to try your hand at kitbashing.

Once you've mastered the techniques for building kits, the next step is to try your hand at kitbashing - the process of altering kit parts to make something different. On this DVD David Popp takes you through the process of making mock-ups using copies of basic kit parts, then he shows you how to cut and fit those pieces together to make several simple warehouses. Along the way, David will share some great painting and weathering techniques that you can apply to most any structure model.

* Kitbash part 1: From mock-ups to walls * Kitbash part 2: Docks, doors and details

* Kitbash part 3: Masking and painting * Kitbash part 4: Weathering and final details

1 hours 30 minutes running time. By Kalmbach Ref M49

DVD Regular Price £17

NEW RELEASE OFFER £16 UNTIL 6th Jan 2017

Great Structures Vol. 1: Building Basics

Great Structures Vol. 1: Building Basics

Ref: M48


Price: 16.00

Building model structures is easy, especially when you know some basic modeling techniques.

Building model structures is easy, especially when you know some basic modeling techniques. On this DVD, Cody Grivno shares some of his favorite modeling tips and tricks as he builds two different plastic structure kits. Steve Otte shows you how to build a laser-cut wood structure kit. David then shares a few ideas on installing interior lighting in structure models. Before you know it, your layout will be filled with realistic buildings in all shapes and sizes.

* Build a plastic structure kit * Build a low-relief structure

* Build a wood structure kit * Adding lights to the Beer Line

1 hours 15 minutes running time. By Kalmbach Ref M48

DVD Regular Price £17

NEW RELEASE OFFER £16 UNTIL 6th Jan 2017

Mastering scenery basics: Model a river scene

Mastering scenery basics: Model a river scene

Ref: M47


Price: 14.00

Want to learn all the basics of model railroad scenery? This DVD is for you. Follow along as the MR staff shows you how they built a river scene on our HO scale Thin Branch project railroad. Along the way, you'll discover essential techniques for working with plaster, ground foam, static grass, and resin water. By the end of the DVD, you'll be ready to add a river scene to your model railroad.

* Introduction to modeling water scenes 1:00 * Build a river part 1: The Riverbed 10:40 * River part 2: From sand to static grass 17:03 * River part 3: Working with resin 17:00 * River part 4: modeling waves 11:14 * Modeling puffball trees 12:51 * MR Video Plus Promo :30

Approximate Running Time 1:10:00

Ref M47 DVD £14 (FREE UK & EUROPE P&P)

Mastering scenery basics: Foam hills and realistic rocks

Mastering scenery basics: Foam hills and realistic rocks

Ref: M46


Price: 14.00

Foam insulation board is the perfect material for adding scenery to your model railroad - it's lightweight, easy to cut and shape, and you can use it to model almost any geographic region. Follow along as the MR staff shows you how they added hills and rocks to their HO scale Thin Branch project railroad.

* Introduction to model rr scenery 1:00

* Building foam hills 16:25

* Smoothing land forms 12:40

* Make your own rocks from molds 7:11

* Working with plaster rocks 18:22

* Working with foam rocks 11:51

* Painting rocks 14:01

* MR Video Plus Promo :30

Approximate Running Time 1:21:00

Ref M46 DVD £14 (FREE UK & EUROPE P&P)

Mastering scenery basics: Realistic Grass

Mastering scenery basics: Realistic Grass

Ref: M45


Price: 14.00

There are some great new products on the market for modeling a variety of grass-covered scenery. Kent Johnson, Jenny Maaske, and David Popp show you how to use assorted ground foams, static-grasses, and grass mats to produce a number of different realistic scenery effects on railroads from N to O scale. Along the way, you'll also learn how to added etched-metal fencing to complete your meadows and fields. Ref M45 DVD

£14 (FREE UK & EUROPE P&P)

Mastering Scenery Basics: Backdrops

Mastering Scenery Basics: Backdrops

Ref: M44


Price: 14.00

Adding a backdrop to a model railroad goes a long way to bringing realism to your layout. On this DVD you'll learn how to make a backdrop from styrene sheet and simple dimensional lumber. We then show you two different methods for painting hills, trees, clouds, and other scenic features on our Olympia and Thin Branch project railroads. And the best part is you don't have to be an artist to get good results from either technique!

* Building a backdrop 12:00

* Pre for painting 7:00

* Easy trees with an airbrush 10:00

* Brushing painting hazy hills 12:00

* Detailing the hills with distant trees 10:00

* Adding a river 10:00

* Detailed foreground trees 12:00

* Easy clouds 12:00

Approximate Running Time 1:23:00

MR Video Plus Layout Tours vol. 2

MR Video Plus Layout Tours vol. 2

Ref: M43


Price: 14.00

You can learn a lot about model railroading by visiting well-constructed layouts. MR Video Plus Layout Tours vol. 2 takes you five highly detailed layouts in four scales, including Paul Dolkos' HO scale Baltimore & Ohio, David Popp's N scale Naugatuck Valley, Kent Johnson's O scale Canadian Pacific, Russ Larson's garden railroad, and Steve Burdlos' HO Milwaukee Road.

Rehab My Railroad vol. 1

Rehab My Railroad vol. 1

Ref: M41


Price: 14.00

What happens when modeler Chuck Sable lets MR Video Plus into his house? We Rehab His Railroad! Host Drew Halverson, along with Cody Grivno and David Popp, set to work on making improvements and upgrades to Chuck's established HO scale 16 x 25 foot model railroad. This DVD includes the first two episodes of the series covering grade crossings, tree lines, road construction, and a complete tour of Chuck's Chicago & North Western-themed layout. As a bonus, Drew and Chuck take a side trip as they head to the local hobby shop for supplies. It's model railroading, do-overs, and laughs all rolled into one exciting series!

* Episode 1 23:30 * Episode 2 29:30

* Bonus: The Hobby Shop Stop 6:20

Approximate Running Time 0:59:20

Mastering Scenery Basics: Rugged mountain scenery

Mastering Scenery Basics: Rugged mountain scenery

Ref: M40


Price: 14.00

Scenery is one of the key ingredients for making a great model railroad. On this DVD, the MRVP crew shows you a variety of techniques using an assortment of readily available products that can improve most any layout. Learn how to ballast track, install and paint a dramatic cliff face, fill in awkward spaces on your layout, and plant a forest of trees. After learning these tips, you'll be well on your way to building rugged mountain scenery for your next layout.

* Olympia 35: Dirt ballast 11:35

* Olympia 34: Adding trees 14:32

* Olympia 33: Fixing a hillside 17:18

* Olympia 20: Rubber rocks 12:15

* Olympia 21: Sculptamold rocks 10:36

* Olympia 22: Painting rocks 17:16

Approximate Running Time 1:21:00

MR Video Plus: Layout Tours Vol.1

MR Video Plus: Layout Tours Vol.1

Ref: M39


Price: 14.00

Looking for inspiration for your next layout? Visiting established model railroads created by master builders is good place to start. MR Video Plus takes you four impressive layouts in three scales, including Tony Koester's HO scale Nickel Plate Road, Mike Danneman's N scale Rio Grande, Tom Piccirillo's O scale Somerset County Traction System, and Perry Squier's HO scale Shawmut Line. All are some of the best model railroads found anywhere!

* Tony Koester's Nickel Plate Road 20:00

* Mike Danneman's Rio Grande 14:00

* Tom Piccirillo's Somerset County 16:00

* Perry Squire's Shawmut Line 23:00

Approximate Running Time 1:13:00

DCC Programming vol. 2

DCC Programming vol. 2

Ref: M38


Price: 14.00

Dana Kawala is back with more great advice for getting the most out of your Digital Command Control equipped locomotives. In volume 2 of this series, Dana shows you how to program your locomotives for lighting, sound, and weight effects to simulate realistic train control. He also shows you how to reprogram function buttons on your DCC throttle and explains one of Digital Command Controls more complex configuration variables, CV29. You won't want to miss Dana's great programming tips on this DVD.

*Getting the most out of CV 29 12:00

*Programming momentum 13:00

*Better control with function mapping 12:00

*Manual notching for sound locos 14:00

*Lighting effects for your locos 12:30

* Using Back EMF 8:00

Approximate Running Time 1:11:30

DCC Programming vol. 1

DCC Programming vol. 1

Ref: M37


Price: 14.00

Digital Command Control is a great way to run a model railroad, and to get the most enjoyment, you need to learn how to program locomotives. On this DVD, Model Railroader senior editor Dana Kawala walks you through many common DCC programming tasks, and he demonstrates the techniques with systems from several manufacturers. Once you learn Dana's tips, you'll be programming your locomotives like a pro.

* Programming loco addresses 9:00

* Programming mode basics 14:00

* Building locomotive consists 10:00

* Using advanced consists 12:00

* Speed matching locomotives 10:00

* Programming speed tables 16:00

Approximate Running Time 1:01:00

Great Model Railroads Vol. 67

Great Model Railroads Vol. 67

Ref: M36


Price: 25.00

Tom Harris' Lakeside Lines

The Lakeside Lines of Tom Harris runs between Chicago and Norfolk, Virginia in 1979. The modeled portion of this HO scale layout runs through only one Virginia town, North Franklin. The railroad consists of one scale 2.5 mile yard and a scale 2 mile long staging yard. The modeled yard is huge by model railroading standards, but Tom wanted a significant yard so he could have full size trains of 80 cars, big curves and long sidings with no compromises.

by Allen Keller * 60 mins * colour * narration * Regular Format

Regular Price £ 30.00 SPECIAL OFFER £25.00

Great Model Railroads Vol. 66

Great Model Railroads Vol. 66

Ref: M35


Price: 25.00

David Holl's Penn Valley

There are two things to remember about the HO scale Penn Valley of David Holl. First it has helper service on Summit Mountain. And second it's fully signaled. Both are important to David because he wanted a railroad that would be fun to operate. The automatic block signal system took a full year to install. David started the Penn Valley in 2001 and finished it in 2003 with the help of 6 friends.

by Allen Keller * 60 mins * colour * narration * Regular Format

Regular Price £ 30.00 SPECIAL OFFER £25.00

Great Model Railroads Vol. 64

Great Model Railroads Vol. 64

Ref: M33


Price: 25.00

- David Trussell's Greeley Freight Station Museum, Part 1

The Greeley Freight Station Museum in Colorado is the life long goal of David Trussell. The 5,500 square foot Oregon, California, and Eastern with its own 9.600 square foot building is the result of all his preparation. This layout is so large we had to divide it into two shows.

Regular Price £ 30.00 SPECIAL OFFER £25.00

The HO scale OC&E connects Klamath Falls and Lakeview, Oregon in 1975. It hauls freight as a bridge line between these two points using its own motive power and equipment from the Southern Pacific, the Great Northern and the Denver & Rio Grande. The line has 2,000 freight cars and 150 locomotives that require regular maintenance because of the heavy running during public open houses on Saturdays. It takes a train 1 1/2 hours to cover the entire railroad. The building was started in 2003, and construction began on the layout in 2004. By the summer of 2009 the layout was 95% complete.

The layout features huge scenic mountain vistas that are just not possible on a home layout. Some of the mountains are 10 feet tall or more. The layout also has a 40 foot dock scene at Coos Bay with multiple big ships in port. David will show you how a prototype boxcar provided additional storage, how to paint and pour a river and how he makes his mountains look so real. The OC&E was featured in the Dec. 2008 MR.. The OC&E is a Great Model Railroad because David has created the ultimate vision of the kind of layout most of us would build if we had almost unlimited resources. by Allen Keller Productions 1 HOUR * Colour * Narration

Great Model Railroads Vol. 63

Great Model Railroads Vol. 63

Ref: M32


Price: 25.00

- Mike Burgett's Chesapeake & Ohio

Mike Burgett's Chesapeake & Ohio runs along the James River Valley in Virginia in 1965. This HO double deck railroad was built with the prototype always as a guide. The layout is a coal hauling line yet it has no coal mines. The black diamonds are brought to the Clifton Forge Division from subdivisions that serve the mines.

Regular Price £ 30.00 SPECIAL OFFER £25.00

Mike is a professional railroader who knows railroad practices firsthand. He is Signal Supervisor for the Canadian National. He has studied the C&O since he was a child and had as his mentor a retired Signal Supervisor for the C&O. Mike built the railroad's signal system and CTC machine before he even built the railroad. His knowledge of the placement and operation of signals has been applied to this layout and has kept the whole system relatively simple yet prototypical.

Even though he works full time for a railroad, he loves to operate his model railroad as if it were a real railroad. However, he has not short changed the quality of his scenery, rolling stock or locomotives. The mountains, rock castings and trees are all beautifully done.

The layout features a 600 foot mainline in a 24x36 foot basement with two decks. It's based on stories and research that he has gathered from current and retired railroaders and supports his belief that the prototype has the answers for model railroads. The layout is a time machine for Mike and his friends when they run 8 to10 trains during their operating sessions.

Mike will show you how to operate an OS Section, install signal details and place right of way phone poles. The C&O was featured in Kalmbach's GMR 2009 Annual. The C&O is a Great Model Railroad because Mike has followed the prototype of the James River Subdivision using photos and oral history as his guide.

by Allen Keller Productions 1 HOUR * Colour * Narration

Great Model Railroads Vol. 62

Great Model Railroads Vol. 62

Ref: M31


Price: 25.00

- Rochester Model Railroad Club's Lehigh Valley Railroad

The Rochester Model Railroad Club re-creates the Lehigh Valley Railroad in the 1960s. It runs from Jersey City, New Jersey to Buffalo, New York in a 2500 square foot church basement. The HO club layout is called the Seneca Valley Lines because this 70 year old club has used this name since the beginning. During that time the club has moved 7 times. Its current location has been home for 20 years.

A 20 year project takes planning. So the layout is divided into 5 sections with a supervisor in charge of each. That way quality control is maintained and projects are ready to go on weekly meeting nights. Cooperation and compromise are the keys to building a cohesive, artistic model railroad with 50 members who have different opinions.

The club is well known in the area for its public shows and displays at schools and museums. The members are always trying to promote the hobby and especially enjoy teaching young people about the hobby. The double track 350 foot long mainline was originally built for public shows, but has been modified and improved for prototype switching operations. The 40x60 foot layout is a free standing island design with all trains beginning and ending in the massive staging yards that represent the rest of the country.

Club members will show you how to build reliable trackwork, create control panels, build evergreen trees, and duplicate real scenes. The layout was featured in the Sept. '08 MR. The Lehigh Valley is a Great Model Railroad because of its cohesive vision, yet the members are willing to refine the look and operation of the layout when new techniques come along. by Allen Keller Productions 1 HOUR * Colour * Narration

Regular Price £ 30.00 SPECIAL OFFER £25.00

GREAT MODEL RAILROADS VOL. 61

GREAT MODEL RAILROADS VOL. 61

Ref: M30


Price: 25.00

Harold Werthwein's Erie Railroad is one of the largest HO layouts in the country at 85x30 feet. Now he has added a new coal route above the original layout that we documented in Great Model Railroads, Vol. 18. It's the Wyoming Division with three coal branches. This show follows that line from Port Jervis, New York to Lackawaxen, where it interchanges with the Erie's Delaware Divsion. Even though the layout is huge, Harold felt that he needed to add more switching work for his 14 to 18 operators. This group meets monthly and operates about 25 trains on an 8 hour schedule using a

fast clock. He follows prototype practices as much as possible using official railroad documents.

A layout this large requires quite a bit of maintenance. Every week Harold and friends work on the railroad to make adjustments and repair the defects that can prevent successful train operations.

It's hard to believe that this is Harold's first layout. Prior to this project he had been an armchair modeler, but after his retirement 28 years ago he began modeling in a big way. Now at 87 Harold shows few signs of slowing down. In fact the hobby helps him keep his body and mind active, and is a main source of social activity.

Harold will show you his coal mines, how to use prototype paperwork, block trains for operation and operate less than carload freights.

The Wyoming Division is a Great Model Railroad because Harold has captured the feel of the prototype by using official railroad paperwork and by getting help from former railway executives.

by Allen Keller Productions 60 mins * colour * narration

Regular Price £ 30.00 SPECIAL OFFER £25.00

Great Model Railroads Vol. 60

Great Model Railroads Vol. 60

Ref: M28


Price: 25.00

W. Allen McClelland's Virginian & Ohio, Gauley Subdivision

An innovative, pace setting model railroad is no more. W. Allen McClelland's world famous Virginian & Ohio, Gauley Subdivision has come and gone. On March 16th, 2008 Allen held the railroad's last open house. Due to physical limitations Allen and his wife have moved to a retirement home. About 200 V&O fans came to the final viewing to pay tribute to this legendary modeler and his HO layout.

Since the late 1960s Allen and his model railroad have been at the forefront of most of the advancements made in the hobby. He took the hobby from spaghetti bowl style layouts into the world of a complete miniature transportation system. Allen is responsible for most of what we take for granted today...linear design, walkaround control, staging yards, command control usage, weathering, computerized CTC , and his famous "good enough" philosophy.

This final version of the V&O was started in 2002 after the original V&O was torn out, and Allen moved to a new house. The Gauley Sub was planned as an extension of the old railroad.

Although this version of the railroad was never completed, many scenes were finished to a level suitable for photography. However, the ideas illustrated by Allen are worth documenting.

Allen will show you a new way to make a fascia, how to operate a staging yard, and how to make rocks out of pine bark.

The V&O is a Great Model Railroad because Allen believed that the whole of a layout is greater than the sum of its parts, and that we should model a railroad not just railroad models.

Allen Keller Productions 60 mins * colour * narrated

Regular Price £ 30.00 SPECIAL OFFER £25.00

Great Model Railroads Vol. 59

Great Model Railroads Vol. 59

Ref: M27


Price: 25.00

Allen Keller's Bluff City Southern operates throughout the Mid-South in 1950. This HO railroad provides an interchange point in Memphis for the IC, the Frisco, the L&N, the Southern and the Missouri Pacific. Both steam and diesel locomotives serve Tennessee, Mississippi and Arkansas. Passenger trains and Memphis Union Station hold a special place in the operating scheme. Since our last visit in 2001 for Vol. 38, the Tennessee peninsula has been added and the layout is completed.

The entire BCS was planned before the first track was laid in 1997. Allen has remained true to the overall plan, but changed track arrangements when a better idea came along. The 30x44 foot layout features 4 staging yards that represent the outside world- to 3 points of the compass-North, South and West.

Allen considers the Bluff City Southern to be a time machine that re-creates as realistically as possible a simpler time when small town depots were the center of town life and everything moved at a slower pace including the trains.

The layout was designed for viewing and operation. That means the scenery and structures are highly detailed. It also means the trackplan allows for challengingly realistic but not mystifying track arrangements.

Allen will show you some things he's learned after 40 years in the hobby, plus how to make a cotton field, stage urban buildings and build a swamp.

The Bluff City Southern is a Great Model Railroad because Allen has captured the look and feel of the Mid-South with scenery, structures and rolling stock.

Allen Keller Productions 60 mins * colour * narrated

Regular Price £ 30.00 SPECIAL OFFER £25.00

GREAT MODEL RAILROADS VOL. 53

GREAT MODEL RAILROADS VOL. 53

Ref: M13


Price: 25.00

The Conrail New Jersey Division of Matt Snell and Debie Baker packs a lot of railroad into a 40 x 24 foot basement. Matt and Debie have captured the look and the gritty feel of the areas around Newark, the Northeast Corridor, the chemical plants and the high speed commuter lines. In addition to Conrail you'll see trains from Amtrak, New Jersey Transit and the Susquehanna. The railroad is run much like the prototype in every possible way. Matt and Debie follow the Northeast Operating Rules that the railroads of New Jersey use. The layout is controlled by signals and dispatchers and runs with different schedules for day and night. Heavy traffic is one hallmark of New Jersey railroading. An active staging yard is one way to accomplish that. The yard is really a fiddle yard where locomotives and complete consists are changed out during an operating session rather than in between sessions. Matt will show you how to use make-up to weather equipment, add sound, make signs, create a timetable and detail diesels.

by Allen Keller Productions * 60 mins * colour * narrated

Regular Price £ 30.00 SPECIAL OFFER £25.00

Great Model Railroads Volume 52

Great Model Railroads Volume 52

Ref: M12


Price: 25.00

Chuck Ellis' Great Northwestern & Pacific

Chuck Ellis' Great Northwestern & Pacific was inspired by a love of the mountainous Pacific Northwest. Chuck has skillfully captured the look of gaping canyons that touch the floor and towering pinnacles with his masterful use of plaster and paint. His walkaround plan takes the viewer on a journey from Duluth, Minnesota to Seattle, Washington in the 1950s. The layout occupies 1500 square feet.

This HO layout was designed by Chuck without the use of a formal trackplan. He simply built what he saw in his mind. He knew where he wanted mountains, towns and even a small narrow gauge line--all contribute to the overall scenic effect. Because the GN&P owns no equipment the line runs locomotives and cars from many different roads particularly the Great Northern.

Chuck is a master builder of highly detailed structures. He attributes this interest to his familyÕs long history in the construction business. The railroad is full of fabulous craftsman kits.

The layout has been expanded into adjacent areas since work began in 1991. Thirty years of trial and error allow Chuck the freedom to tear out what he doesn't like and then start over.

Chuck will show you how to paint drivers, make river banks, create peeling paint, and build pine trees.

The Great Northwestern & Pacific is a Great Model Railroad because Chuck has created the look and feel of a visit to the Pacific Northwest.

by Allen Keller Productions * 60 mins * colour * narrated

Regular Price £ 30.00 SPECIAL OFFER £25.00

Miniatur Wunderland

Miniatur Wunderland

Ref: M11


Price: 17.95

Miniatur Wunderland Hamburg, the biggest digital model railway in the world - shown on over 100 TV programmes.

For weeks the team of Frank Zarges (EK-Verlag) filmed night after night to produce this outstanding journey through the Miniatur Wunderland.

Featuring:

* The journey through the Miniatur Wunderland: dreamlike pictures, highlights, a lot of details shots and interesting productions show an extensive view on the Miniatur Wunderland, that took over 350.000 working hours to create. (approx. 35 minutes)

* Report about the third construction section on USA Railroading. (approx. 20 minutes)

* The fascinating Car-System with spectacular fire brigade operations. (approx. 13 minutes)

* Thrilling interviews and background information on the construction and running of the installation. (approx. 15 minutes)

* The Grand Finale - a camera ride in the unknown world of Miniatur Wunderland. (approx. 15 minutes)

* Journey through Scandinavia. Breathtaking shots of the newest construction section of Miniatur Wunderland. (appr. 20 minutes)

* Camera ride through Scandinavia. (appr. 10 minutes)

by EK-Verlag * DVD 1 100 mins * DVD 2 30 mins * English/German narration * colour

GREAT MODEL RAILROADS VOL. 51

GREAT MODEL RAILROADS VOL. 51

Ref: M10


Price: 25.00

Ken McCorry's Conrail

The Conrail layout of Ken McCorry is so big it takes a train 45 minutes to run its full length. The mainline of 25 scale miles occupies its own 3300 square foot barn. The steel mill takes up 300 square feet. With 5 decks the railroad is big. The bottom two decks represent staging. The top deck is a branchline, and the middle two decks are the visible parts of the railroad.

The layout follows the route of the old Pennsylvania Railroad from Harrisburg, to Buffalo, New York in 1980 and that means helpers on the 3% grade to Keating Summit.

Ken has 175 locomotives and more than 2,000 pieces of rolling stock. Operating sessions require 17 operators and 3 dispatchers to keep things moving. Operating the railroad has become Ken's main interest, but he also wants to finish all the scenery and install the remaining signals.

He will show you how to cantilever your benchwork, make scenery with plaster gauze, build structures with gator foam, and use operating signals.

The Conrail Railroad is a Great Model Railroad because Ken has created a layout on a grand scale that is easy to maintain and fun to operate.

by Allen Keller Productions 60 mins * colour * narrated

Regular Price £ 30.00 SPECIAL OFFER £25.00

GREAT MODEL RAILROADS Volume 50

GREAT MODEL RAILROADS Volume 50

Ref: M8


Price: 25.00

Chuck Hitchcock's Argentine Industrial District Railway

The Industrial District began as an idea ten years ago. Since he and his friends really enjoyed switching industries, he decided a layout could be built without a mainline. Chuck became a pioneer in operation.

The 54 x 26 foot HO railroad represents a Santa Fe line around Kansas City in 1963. All trains are operated within yard limits, and work without a dispatcher. This 50th volume in the series is a return to Chuck’s work that Allen first recorded 22 years earlier. Chuck has found that this new HO railroad has renewed his interest in the hobby, and made upkeep of the layout easier as he ages. He will show you how to lay track without spikes or nails, add signs to urban buildings, and create switch lists from waybills. The Argentine Industrial District Railway is a Great Model Railroad because Chuck has never been afraid to change things while seeking innovative solutions.

The DVD version contains a special bonus look back at the original Argentine Division

by Allen Keller 60 mins * colour * narrated

Regular Price £ 30.00 SPECIAL OFFER £25.00

Great Model Railroads Volume 48

Great Model Railroads Volume 48

Ref: M6


Price: 25.00

Ed Lorence's Baltimore & Ohio

Ed Lorence's Baltimore & Ohio has some of the best running trains you'll find anywhere. His trackwork is flawless, and his engines and rolling stock are adjusted until 50 car trains with semi-scale wheels run perfectly.

This HO railroad runs through West Virginia in 1954 with late steam and first generation diesels that Ed has detailed and modified. The cars on the layout are beautifully weathered even though he doesn't use an airbrush.

The 22 x 24 foot railroad sits in Ed's basement where he enjoys welcoming fellow hobbyists and operators to share the layout. This railroad was built as a railfan adventure until he decided he had to retro-fit it for prototype operation with his friends.

Ed got interested in the B&O because his father-in-law was a longtime employee with many stories to spark a railfan's interest in Class One railroading. The layout's long passing sidings help to re-create that feeling and the illusion of double track mainline.

This layout is the result of Ed's 50 years in the hobby where he learned from his own mistakes on previous layouts.

Ed will show you how to lay flextrack, make trees from weeds, close-couple freight cars and make inexpensive signals.

The B&O is a Great Model Railroad because Ed has created a layout where the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.

The overall look of this railroad is stunning.

by Allen Keller Productions 60 mins * colour * narrated

Regular Price £ 30.00 SPECIAL OFFER £25.00

GREAT MODEL RAILROADS Volume 46

GREAT MODEL RAILROADS Volume 46

Ref: M4


Price: 25.00

Paul Dolkos' Boston & Maine New Hampshire Division is a visually intriguing railroad featuring seldom modelled winter scenes. Paul's bare trees get as much detailed attention as everything else on the layout. Another scenic device that he uses is forced perspective to create distance in a small space. He also finds the key structures in a scene and then uses them to give the impression that all other buildings are just as authentic.

Even though the HO layout is only 20x20 feet, it has a full blown operating plan using timetable and train orders with a dispatcher, operator and road crews. Paul enjoys seeing his HO railroad operate as much like the prototype as possible rather than just watching the trains roll through a scene.

The Boston & Maine is a freelanced railroad based on the prototype in 1952. This lets Paul change the traffic patterns, the structures and the track arrangements to suit his space. Yet he tries to keep the overall flavour of the B&M.

As one of the hobby's best known model photographers,

Paul carefully arranges his own layout scenes for interesting photos.

He will show you how to take model photos, use staging yards, build winter trees, and get more operation in a small space.

The B&M New Hampshire Division is a Great Model Railroad because Paul can see the essence of a scene, and because he knows how to get the maximum amount of operation in a small space.

Runs 1 hour!

Regular Price £ 30.00 SPECIAL OFFER £25.00

GREAT MODEL RAILROADS Vol 44

GREAT MODEL RAILROADS Vol 44

Ref: M2


Price: 25.00

by Allen Keller Productions

This is Part 2 of Howard Zane's Piermont Division. This HO layout showcases Fifties era Appalachian railroading using equipment from the Clinchfield, Western Maryland, Chesapeake & Ohio and Norfolk & Western. Since we did part 1 in 1992 Howard has increased the layout area by a factor of 4 to 2850 square feet. In this dvd we concentrate on all the new areas.

Howard considers the Piermont to be a painting created with plaster, paper, foam, rocks and dirt where he can bring to life the fabled coal hauling roads of the east. The railroad features spectacular bridges, deep scenes and breathtaking vistas. Howard's whole life revolves around model railroading and he plans to add 2,000 more square feet to the basement.

All his efforts on this railroad are aimed at capturing the feeling of life in the Fifties when railroads and steam were kings. Howard will show you how to build a structure, color a steam locomotive boiler, build scenery without plaster and add a diorama to a layout.

The Piermont Division is a Great Model Railroad because of Howard's artistic talents and because he is always happy to share his love of the hobby with others.

Regular Price £ 30.00 SPECIAL OFFER £25.00

GREAT MODEL RAILROADS Vol 43

GREAT MODEL RAILROADS Vol 43

Ref: M1


Price: 25.00

by Allen Keller Productions

John Pryke's New York, New Haven & Hartford crams a lot of HO scale mileage into a 30 x 20 foot space. The line runs from New York to Boston by looping over itself several times as it works to duplicate the great days of passenger rail travel in the Northeast in 1948. Brass steam engines, many scratchbuilt by John, power the trains.

Besides the locomotives, the track is handmade using custom cut ties and code 83 and 70 rail. Tracks are super-elevated to improve the appearance of trains as they enter and leave curves. John is a big believer in weathering engines, rolling stock and buildings. Everything on the layout looks as though it belongs.

The much publicized urban module, the Union Freight Railroad, provides many fun switching locations.

John has made a special effort to research the New Haven railroad of 1948 and to learn what life was like after World War II. This historical analysis is part of the fun for John. He tries to re-create the feel of a Class 1 operation with heavy running and lots of motive power--27 steam engines, 13 diesels and 9 electrics.

You'll learn from John about: scratch-building techniques, making a low stress timetable, creating a prototype feeling, and weathering a brick building.

Regular Price £ 30.00 SPECIAL OFFER £25.00

Main Section Menu | Model Railroading |  DVDs