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Mountain Thunder

Mountain Thunder

14.00

Incredible steam action on the Heber Valley and Nevada Northern railroads, with 3 engines in action. The Heber Valley's Baldwin Consolidation type 2-8-0, a former Union Pacific freight engine puts on a magnificent display with a photo freight in Utah's snow covered Wasatch Mountains, awesome runby action, all sound and fury! Sunrise to sunset action in superb weather. Next is the Nevada Northern, where we take a step back in time in the engine house, then it's off to lineside for runby action, with recently overhauled passenger 4-6-0 #40 strutting her stuff with a passenger train, including a 124 year old Pullman palace car, and Alco 2-8-0 #93 with a freight train making the valley's echo with her whistle and exhaust. Some magnificent action in Nevada's high country. Not to be missed, a must see program for steam lovers everywhere!.

by Highball Productions * 100 mins + Directors Cuts and Bonus Features. * Colour * Narrated

Ref S121 DVD Regular Price £21

SPECIAL OFFER £14
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EMD's SD60, Volume 2

EMD's SD60, Volume 2

20.00

"Widecabs, Cowls & Rebuilds"

In this volume, we take a look at the wide cab models of this locomotive. Included are SD60M's from BNSF, Union Pacific, Soo Line, Canadian Pacific, CSX and Norfolk Southern. Also included are rebuilt SD60E's from NS and the Cowl design SD60F's from Canadian National.

In a world of high horsepower and high tech locos dominating the rail scene on Class One rails, it is refreshing to see these old workhorses still out doing their thing. Enjoy the sites and sounds of SD60's!

Running Time 145 minutes

Color, HiFi Stereo Sound, Narration on/off Feature, 16:9 Widescreen

©2018 C. Vision Productions

Regular Price £21

NEW RELEASE OFFER £20 UNTIL 7th December 2018
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EMD's SD60, Volume 1

EMD's SD60, Volume 1

20.00

The SD60 is a six-axle diesel locomotive built by the Electro Motive Division of General Motors from 1984 to 1995. Due to the unreliability of the SD50's, EMD's creation of the SD60 was a success as many Class One railroads still roster these locomotives today. The 60's all have a 3,800 horsepower 16-cylinder 710G series EMD prime mover. This was an improvement to the 3,000 horsepower 645's that were found in the SD40-2's.

In this volume, we feature trains led with the standard cab SD60's from the Soo Line, Canadian Pacific, Canadian National, Union Pacific, Norfolk Southern and the New York, Susquehanna & Western.

In a world of high horsepower and high tech locomotives dominating the rail scene on Class One rails, it is refreshing to see these old workhorses still out doing their thing. Enjoy the sites and sounds of SD60's!

Running Time 150 minutes

Color, HiFi Stereo Sound, Narration on/off Feature, 16:9 Widescreen

©2018 C. Vision Productions

Regular Price £21

NEW RELEASE OFFER £20 UNTIL 7th December 2018
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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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BNSF's MOJAVE MAIN LINE

BNSF's MOJAVE MAIN LINE

22.00

BNSF's Needles Subdivision travels 170 miles through one of the hottest and driest places in North America: The Mojave Desert.

Between Barstow and Needles, California, the double track main line follows the rough contours of a land that is anything but flat. Modern locomotives fight an age old battle with gravity through several miles of 1.4% grades. The wide open vistas of the desert produce great views of long trains twisting through its many curves. The lonely mile posts pass old ghost towns slowly succumbing to the desert and mysterious station names like Klondike, Siberia and Bagdad.

Highlights include the junction with Union Pacific's Salt Lake City route at Daggett, Ash Hill, the junction with the Arizona & California Railroad at Cadiz, and Goff's Hill.

The high density Southern Transcon sees 80 trains per day, yielding both a wide variety and many perfectly timed meets. From hot and fast Z trains to long, heavy stacks, grain, coal, ethanol and manifest trains, the Needles Subdivision delivers!

This program was shot in March of 2018.This program was shot in March of 2018.

Run Time: 2 hours 20 minutes * WIDESCREEN DVD

By 7idea Productions

DVD Regular Price £23

NEW RELEASE OFFER £22 UNTIL 5th October 2018
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BOTH Montana Rail Link DVDs Vols 1 & 2

BOTH Montana Rail Link DVDs  Vols 1 & 2

UNION PACIFIC'S CIMA SUBDIVISION

UNION PACIFIC'S CIMA SUBDIVISION

22.00

California's Mojave Desert is the driest place in North America. It ranges in elevation from over 11,000 feet in the Spring Mountains, to 282 feet below sea level in Death Valley. Through this seemingly barren land, a mainline railroad charts a course connecting Salt Lake City with the rich ports of Southern California. It is known as Union Pacific's Cima Subdivision.

Covering the western portion of the San Pedro, Los Angeles and Salt Lake Railroad, the Cima Subdivision runs for 173 miles between Yermo, California and Las Vegas, Nevada. Various intermodal trains race between Chicago and Southern California. Coal trains lumber over the steel rails along with heavy manifests for Salt Lake City, North Platte, and West Colton. Auto rack and ethanol tank trains add to the interesting mix of traffic.

Following the Mojave River, the rails pass through the amazing features of Afton Canyon then race across the dunes to the oasis of Kelso. Next comes the stiff 2.2% climb over Cima Hill. Draw bars strain as big diesels dig in for the nineteen mile pull to the summit. Crossing into Nevada, trains leave the lonely desert behind as they roll among the lights of Las Vegas.

This program was shot in March and April of 2018.

Run Time: 1 hour 58 minutes * WIDESCREEN DVD

By 7idea Productions Ref D530

Regular Price £23

NEW RELEASE OFFER £22 UNTIL 7th December 2018
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BNSF's MOJAVE MAIN LINE

BNSF's MOJAVE MAIN LINE

23.00

BNSF's Needles Subdivision travels 170 miles through one of the hottest and driest places in North America: The Mojave Desert.

Between Barstow and Needles, California, the double track main line follows the rough contours of a land that is anything but flat. Modern locomotives fight an age old battle with gravity through several miles of 1.4% grades. The wide open vistas of the desert produce great views of long trains twisting through its many curves. The lonely mile posts pass old ghost towns slowly succumbing to the desert and mysterious station names like Klondike, Siberia and Bagdad.

Highlights include the junction with Union Pacific's Salt Lake City route at Daggett, Ash Hill, the junction with the Arizona & California Railroad at Cadiz, and Goff's Hill.

The high density Southern Transcon sees 80 trains per day, yielding both a wide variety and many perfectly timed meets. From hot and fast Z trains to long, heavy stacks, grain, coal, ethanol and manifest trains, the Needles Subdivision delivers!

This program was shot in March of 2018.This program was shot in March of 2018.

Run Time: 2 hours 20 minutes * WIDESCREEN DVD

By 7idea Productions
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UNION PACIFIC'S CIMA SUBDIVISION

UNION PACIFIC'S CIMA SUBDIVISION

23.00

California's Mojave Desert is the driest place in North America. It ranges in elevation from over 11,000 feet in the Spring Mountains, to 282 feet below sea level in Death Valley. Through this seemingly barren land, a mainline railroad charts a course connecting Salt Lake City with the rich ports of Southern California. It is known as Union Pacific's Cima Subdivision.

Covering the western portion of the San Pedro, Los Angeles and Salt Lake Railroad, the Cima Subdivision runs for 173 miles between Yermo, California and Las Vegas, Nevada. Various intermodal trains race between Chicago and Southern California. Coal trains lumber over the steel rails along with heavy manifests for Salt Lake City, North Platte, and West Colton. Auto rack and ethanol tank trains add to the interesting mix of traffic.

Following the Mojave River, the rails pass through the amazing features of Afton Canyon then race across the dunes to the oasis of Kelso. Next comes the stiff 2.2% climb over Cima Hill. Draw bars strain as big diesels dig in for the nineteen mile pull to the summit. Crossing into Nevada, trains leave the lonely desert behind as they roll among the lights of Las Vegas.

This program was shot in March and April of 2018.

Run Time: 1 hour 58 minutes * WIDESCREEN DVD

By 7idea Productions
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Locomotive 2018

Locomotive 2018

9.00

Locomotive 2018 features 100 pages of compelling photography and information - from modern makeovers to historic locomotives.

The all-new 2018 edition includes:

All-new motive power review: An exclusive listing of every new locomotive built plus major rebuilds in North America.

Updated big six fleets by the numbers: A look at upward and downward trends in comparison to last year.

A locomotive is born: A look back at David P. Morgan's 1962 Trains feature following General Electric's U25B from concept to completion.

BNSF in the Wilds of Wyoming: Explore remote operations in the state's Bighorn Basin.

And much more!

ORDER your copy today! Estimated ship date is 14TH SEPT. 2018
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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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