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Model Railroad Planning 2016

Model Railroad Planning 2016

10.00

Inside this 100-page special issue you'll find 14 stories about model railroads in the planning and construction phases. The stories cover layouts in HO, N, and O scales. You'll gain inspiration to plan the perfect layout for your space and operate your railroad with ease.

Some of the featured topics in Model Railroad Planning 2016 include:

- Eight tips for hiding the spot where track disappears into a hidden staging area of another room.

- How Byron Henderson used creative thinking to meet a client's requirements for a railroad set in southern California in the late 1950s and early 1960s.

- Planning ahead when your railroad will traverse one or more long, high bridges.
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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 - Prairies West

Comprehensive Railroad Atlas - Prairies West

15.95

(Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma)

PUBLICATION DATE 2002
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Comprehensive Railroad Atlas - Prairies East & Ozarks

Comprehensive Railroad Atlas - Prairies East & Ozarks

15.95

(Iowa, Arkansas, Missouri)

This fifteenth volume of SPV's COMPREHENSIVE RAILROAD ATLAS OF NORTH AMERICA covers the states of Iowa, Missouri and Arkansas including the nation's second and third busiest hubs, Kansas City and St. Louis.

PUBLICATION DATE 2004
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Penn Central Power In Color Vol. 3: 6000-7499

Penn Central Power In Color Vol. 3: 6000-7499

35.00

by Robert J. Yanosey

The big six axle power of Penn Central is detailed in roster and action photography - SD35's, SD40s, and SD45's through the Alcos and GE's. The versatile GP9's contributed from all three component roads are also covered

was £ 50 - NOW ONLY £ 35 (WHILST STOCKS LAST)
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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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Great Trains Freight

Great Trains Freight

12.00

The Lifeblood of American Railroading

The 124-page special issue, Great Trains Freight, revisits the classic age of railroading when freight trains carried America to unprecedented prosperity. Read about way freights, coal trains, and hotshots on the nation's great railroads, including the Santa Fe, Milwaukee Road, Pennsylvania, Illinois Central, and more.

By TRAINS
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Model Railroad Planning 2018

Model Railroad Planning 2018

9.00

Model Railroad Planning 2018 is back with more creative solutions for modeling your best layout yet. From the publisher of Model Railroader magazine, the 100-page special issue features 15 all-new layout stories in HO, N, and O scale. Learn scenery tricks, track planning, yard construction, and more, from top experts in the field. Featured Stories Include:

Cover story: Doug Tagsold models the narrow gauge lines of the Colorado & Southern with a twist.

Neil Schofield describes the steps he used to model a sprawling furniture plant in an alcove.

Model Railroad Planning editor Tony Koester shares more than a dozen things to avoid.

Paul Dolkos discusses various topics regarding layout height.

Veteran HO modeler David Barrow builds an O scale switching layout.

Byron Henderson is back with a double-deck design.

And much more!
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Steam's Lost Empire

Steam's Lost Empire

11.00

Steam's Lost Empire takes you back to the classic era of railroading when steam locomotives ruled the rails. The 124-page special issue features classic articles from the archives of Trains magazine including riveting inside accounts from railfans and railroaders who worked the trains as well as dramatic black-and-white and color photographs. Featured Stories Include:

* - All-New: Ten Days in March

* - A Day in the Life of an Engineer

* - 90 Miles an Hour Aboard a 4-6-4

* - Camelback to Dunellen

- And Many More!

Experience the world of steam like never before - the grit, the power, and the beauty!
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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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