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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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Detailing

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Piggyback & Container Traffic

Piggyback & Container Traffic

Ref: 12804


Price: 21.00

By Jeff Wilson

This all-new book, Piggyback & Container Traffic, is a comprehensive prototype guide to railroad intermodal equipment and operations, tracing the development of piggyback (trailer-on-flatcar) and container traffic from the steam era to today.

Modelers will learn:

What equipment and operations are appropriate for the era they're modeling.

How trailers and containers have been loaded onto railcars, evolving from end-ramp loading to today's overhead cranes.

How piggyback yards and terminals work, and much more!

Softcover * 128 pages * 200 color photos * 8 1/4 × 10 3/4

Available now!

25 Freight Car Projects

25 Freight Car Projects

Ref: 12498


Price: 19.00

This book contains all-new material from a star-studded roster of Model Railroader authors - Tony Koester, Mont Switzer, Cody Grivno, Jeff Wilson, James McNab, Keith Kohlmann. In 25 Freight Car Projects, modelers will find a wide variety of modeling techniques and ideas. With a focus on HO and N scales, this book provides step-by-step photos and instructions to show readers how to model a range of freight cars.

It features:

-25 all-new projects

-6 well-known model railroading authors - Tony Koester, Mont Switzer, Cody Grivno, Jeff Wilson, James McNab, Keith Kohlmann

-Projects for boxcars, flatcars, hoppers, gondolas, and other freight cars

£ 18.00 FREE UK p&p

Freight Cars of the '40s and '50s

Freight Cars of the '40s and '50s

Ref: 12489


Price: 19.00

By Jeff Wilson's

Jeff Wilson's latest release is a guide to railroad cars operated during one of the most popular eras to model. You can use the book's highly detailed historical information as inspiration for your layout. You'll find background on loads carried by freight cars, information on putting together a realistic freight car fleet, as well as prototype paint schemes and detailing.

Author: Jeff Wilson

ISBN: 1627001441

Size: 8 1/4 x 10 3/4

Pages: 96

Color Photos: 200

50 Ways to a Better-Looking Layout

50 Ways to a Better-Looking Layout

Ref: 12465


Price: 17.00

New detailing projects from Jeff Wilson, plus favorites from the pages of Model Railroader, help modelers add the finishing touches to their layouts and create a higher level of interest and realism. Projects range from adding weeds to creating signs and billboards, and all can be completed easily in an evening or weekend. Key areas covered include structures, scenery, vehicles, locomotives and rolling stock, and more. * 50 detailing projects with step-by-step instructions * Simple to complex techniques cover all skill levels * Practical application, illustrations, and finished photos for each technique

Author: Jeff Wilson

Softcover * 96 pages * 250 color photos * 8 1/4 × 10 3/4

Detailing Projects for Freight Cars & Locomotives

Detailing Projects for Freight Cars & Locomotives

Ref: 0890249437


Price: 15.95

Enthusiastic modelers know they can rely on Pelle Søeborg's dependable, step-by-step instructions to help them improve their layouts. His new book offers simple weathering and finishing techniques that are easy to complete yet deliver a greater degree of realism to locomotives and rolling stock. Hobbyists will appreciate more than 300 how-to and prototypical photos that guide them from project to project. * Well-known author, modeler, and contributor to Model Railroader magazine * All-new, easy-to-follow projects address a popular area of the hobby * Extremely detailed, step-by-step photos provide excellent visual reference

Softcover * 88 pages * 300 color photos * 8.25 × 10.75

Realistic Animation, Lighting & Sound, 2nd Edition

Realistic Animation, Lighting & Sound, 2nd Edition

Ref: 12471


Price: 17.00

This completely redesigned edition helps modelers use today’s technology to add interest and action to their model railroad layouts. Enthusiasts learn how to install streetlights and building lights, use fiber optics, and simulate neon sign lighting. A working coal tipple, a spinning windmill, and a wig-wag crossing signal are just a few of the projects included. *The only book available on animation, lighting, and sound for model railroaders *Features more than 20 modeling projects *Includes adding moving vehicles, a working track scale, and a scrapyard

Softcover * 96 pages * 140 color photos * 8.25/10.75

Model Railroader's Guide to Mountain Railroading

Model Railroader's Guide to Mountain Railroading

Ref: 12462


Price: 19.00

Tony Koester

With its dramatic scenery and challenging operations, mountain railroading is an appealing theme that crosses many regions and all eras. Respected author Tony Koester offers insight into layout and track planning, and compares narrow gauge with standard gauge railroads. Essential advice on achieving realistic mountain operation is included, along with tips for working relevant scenery into the layout.

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

Done in a Day

Done in a Day

Ref: 12458


Price: 17.00

More than a dozen easy weathering and detailing projects will show you how to add realism to rolling stock and locomotives. Well-illustrated, easy-to-follow instructions make this book suitable for beginning model railroaders.

Softcover; 8.25 x 10.75; 88 pages;


How to Use an Airbrush, Second Edition

How to Use an Airbrush, Second Edition

Ref: 0890247068


Price: 15.50

By Robert Downie

Included are 11 projects covering common problem areas and applications such as detailing a simple snap-together kit, mastering a factory-fresh automotive surface, drawing camouflage patterns, adding dirt and rust, adding complex color schemes, and more.

Softcover; 8.25 x 10.75; 96 pages; 240 color photos;

Detailing Diesel Locomotives

Detailing Diesel Locomotives

Ref: 0890247006


Price: 14.50

By Jeff Wilson

A companion to Detailing Freight Cars. Shows model railroaders how to improve the appearance of their diesel locomotives and the realism of their layouts.

Softcover; 8.25 x 10.75; 88 pages; 175 color photos; 25 b&w photos; 2 illustrations

How to Use an Airbrush

How to Use an Airbrush

Ref: 0890242879


Price: 15.50

Learn how to achieve special airbrushing effects on a variety of plastic models. Eleven projects teach the basics of realistic finishes, camouflage, weathering, and other special effects for scale plastic modeling. By Robert Downie. 81?4 x 103?4; 96 pgs.; 215 color photos; softcover

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