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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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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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Journey to Promontory

Journey to Promontory

21.00

The first transcontinental railroad was a wonder when it was built in 1869. Stretching 1,776 miles between Omaha, Neb., and Sacramento, Calif., it linked the nation. Join us for this look at the railroad that Abraham Lincoln launched; the difficult construction project through mountains and across plains that thousands of Chinese and Irish immigrants built; and the immense task that was marked on May 10, 1869 with a Golden Spike driven at a lonely place in the Utah desert called Promontory and celebrations around the country following a simple telegraph message - Done!

Running Time 75 minutes,16:9 Widescreen

by Trains

Regular Price £22

NEW RELEASE OFFER £21 UNTIL 18th January 2019
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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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SD40-2 Survivors Vol 4

SD40-2 Survivors Vol 4

21.00

In January 1972, EMD introduced the SD40-2. This locomotive 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 Class One service from the years 2017 to 2018.

Volume 4 includes all new footage of Union Pacific 40's in both transfer and main line service. We even catch one of Canadian Pacific's rebuilt 40's along with a couple trains led with CSX and NS SD40-2's. Canadian National gave us some great opportunities in this time period with both their SD40-2 and SD40-2W's. The star of the show is BNSF, as they continued to run nine of their 40's on the main lines in Minnesota. On several occasions, BNSF added a cabless GP38-2B in between a pair of 40's for a rare A-B-A consist! On a couple other occasions, BNSF pulled a train with 4 SD40-2's!

If you enjoy seeing these old timers still pulling high speed trains on class one rails, this video will keep you entertained for years to come! SD40-2 Survivors, Volume 4 continues the series of awesome EMD action!

Running Time 2 hours 10 minutes, Narration on/off feature

By CVision

Regular Price £22

NEW RELEASE OFFER £21 UNTIL 18th January 2019
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Model Railroader 2019 Calendar

Model Railroader 2019 Calendar

15.00

Model Railroader's 2019 Calendar includes 12 spectacular layouts recently showcased in Model Railroader magazine or Great Model Railroads. A bonus spread in the back features Milwaukee Road's Beer Line, including:

The staff-built layout (2009) and addition (2017).

Detailed track plans.

A look at how tow projects were built.

Size: 13 x 10.5
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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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Along PUGET SOUND

Along PUGET SOUND

23.00

BNSF's Scenic and Bellingham Subdivisions

Journey to northwestern Washington State where the BNSF main line reveals the beauty of Puget Sound. Running between Seattle and the Canadian border at Blaine, trains traverse the western portion of the Scenic Subdivision and the entire Bellingham Sub.

Visit the Seattle waterfront and busy yard at Interbay. Follow the shoreline of Puget Sound while viewing several hot spots including Carkeek Park, Richmond Beach, Edmonds, Mukilteo, and Everett.

The scenic shoreline transitions to lush farmland, wild rivers, and secluded coves while passing the charming communities of Stanwood, Mt. Vernon, Burlington, and Bellingham.

Unit coal, crude oil trains, and hot shot intermodals draw the latest high tech diesels, while several locals still sport vintage four axle EMD's. Besides freight, Amtrak's Empire Builder, Cascades Talgo sets, and Sounders are everywhere shuffling passengers between busy stations along the line.

This is modern day railroading in the heart of the Pacific Northwest!

Shot in the summer and fall of 2018.

Run Time: 2 Hours 31 Minutes * WIDESCREEN DVD

By 7idea Productions
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Along PUGET SOUND

Along PUGET SOUND

22.00

BNSF's Scenic and Bellingham Subdivisions

Journey to northwestern Washington State where the BNSF main line reveals the beauty of Puget Sound. Running between Seattle and the Canadian border at Blaine, trains traverse the western portion of the Scenic Subdivision and the entire Bellingham Sub.

Visit the Seattle waterfront and busy yard at Interbay. Follow the shoreline of Puget Sound while viewing several hot spots including Carkeek Park, Richmond Beach, Edmonds, Mukilteo, and Everett.

The scenic shoreline transitions to lush farmland, wild rivers, and secluded coves while passing the charming communities of Stanwood, Mt. Vernon, Burlington, and Bellingham.

Unit coal, crude oil trains, and hot shot intermodals draw the latest high tech diesels, while several locals still sport vintage four axle EMD's. Besides freight, Amtrak's Empire Builder, Cascades Talgo sets, and Sounders are everywhere shuffling passengers between busy stations along the line.

This is modern day railroading in the heart of the Pacific Northwest!

Shot in the summer and fall of 2018.

Run Time: 2 Hours 31 Minutes * WIDESCREEN DVD

By 7idea Productions

Regular Price £23

NEW RELEASE OFFER £22 UNTIL 18th January 2019
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Trains Across America 2019 Calendar

Trains Across America 2019 Calendar

15.00

The Trains Across America 2019 Calendar captures a variety of moving trains in breathtaking scenes across the country. Curated from the pages of Trains magazine, the bonus section highlights the restoration of two Civil War icons featuring:

The General and the Texas.

Two moments in their restoration histories.

The location of each locomotive today.

Size: 13 x 10.5
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Scenery

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The Model Railroader's Guide to Logging Railroads

The Model Railroader's Guide to Logging Railroads

Ref: 12423


Price: 16.00

Matt Coleman explains the business of logging railroads and shows prototype operations by region. Photos of locomotives and other logging-line equipment and structures set the stage for modeling logging scenes and designing a logging layout.

Railroads and the logging industry have been tied together since the mid-1 800s. For more than 100 years, railroads dedicated strictly to logging snaked into forests from the Pacific Northwest to New England and the Deep South, hauling logs from temporary camps to sawmills along rivers and coastlines.

The Model Railroaders Guide to Logging Railroads traces the history of the timber industry and its railroads, following advances in logging methods and equipment, specialized rolling stock, and the development of geared steam locomotives, including the Shay, Climax, and Heisler designs.

This book includes information and tips about:

* Logging camps and structures * Sawmills and log ponds

* Skeleton cars, log bunks, and other rolling stock * Loading and unloading log trains

* Track planning for logging lines * Geared steam locomotives

Softcover; 8.25 x 10.75; 80 pages; 75 color photos; 75 b&w photos; 5 illustrations;

Waterfront Terminals and Operations

Waterfront Terminals and Operations

Ref: 12497


Price: 22.00

By Bernard Kempinski

Rail-marine operations are a vital aspect of modern transportation, and Waterfront Terminals and Operations explores this trend topic in model railroading.

This book includes:

A historical overview of the railroad-marine interface - the terminal where railroad tracks meet lakes or sea, from a modeler's perspective.

Chapters on break bulk piers and terminals, grain terminals, mineral terminals, railroad ferries and car float terminals, container terminals, barge terminals, ship building, and modeling water and wharves.

Prototype information along with buildable track plans and modeling tips.

Softcover * 96 pages * 175 color photos * 8 1/4 × 10 3/4

Scenery by the Seasons

Scenery by the Seasons

Ref: 0890247174


Price: 15.50

With its seasonal approach, this book offers a unique look at scenery. Designed for all model railroaders, the book is especially valuable for those who are in the planning stages of their layouts or for those looking to refresh their layouts through a change of seasons. Written by a who's who of scenery experts, the book features a range of season-specific projects that incorporate the latest scenery construction tips and techniques. Appropriate for all levels of model railroaders Shows how to model trees, crops, and water in different seasons Features the short-cuts and innovations from a panel of scenery experts

Softcover; 8 1/4 x 10 3/4; 96 pages; 200 color photos;


Easy Model Railroad Scenery Projects

Easy Model Railroad Scenery Projects

Ref: 12499


Price: 19.00

By Jeff Wilson

This project-oriented book covers all areas of building model railroad scenery, including landforms, terrain, water, rockwork, trees, and more. The book's step-by-step photos and instructions make it easy for modelers to learn how to create realistic scenes.

It includes:

* A wide variety of scenery techniques from noted authors.

* Projects using traditional materials as well as newer products.

* Advice that applicable to many layouts regardless of scale.

Author: Jeff Wilson * Size: 8.25 x 10.75 * Pages: 112

Color Photos: 240

£ 18.00 FREE UK p&p

How to Build and Detail Model Railroad Scenes, Vol. 2

How to Build and Detail Model Railroad Scenes, Vol. 2

Ref: DETAILMRSCENE2


Price: 14.50

By Lou Sassi

Learn how to realistically model a main street firehouse, an implement dealership, and an entire Northeastern town. Included are historical backgrounds and period details.

Softcover; 8.25 x 10.75; 80 pages;

Painting Backdrops for Your Model Railroad

Painting Backdrops for Your Model Railroad

Ref: 12425


Price: 16.50

By Mike Danneman

This book shows you how easy it can be to add backdrops to your layouts by explaining why you need one, how to build and paint one, how to add clouds, how to blend with layout scenery, and more. Other techniques such as using photos and commercial backdrops are also included.

Softcover; 8.25 x 10.75; 80 pages; 160 color photos;


Planning Scenery for Your Model Railroad

Planning Scenery for Your Model Railroad

Ref: 12410


Price: 15.00

By Tony Koester

This volume shows modelers how to turn to the real thing - natural land forms, crops, forests, water features, and even the seasons, to get better results on their model railroad layouts. What are the critical - and "model-able" - differences between the Rockies and the Appalachian Mountains, for example, and what resources can help modelers achieve a natural-looking scene from each area? Examples of incorporating realistic natural effects including rock strata, water forms, field crops, and space-saving industries. Softcover; 8.25 x 10.75; 96 pages; 175 color photos; 25 b&w photos; 10 illustrations;

How to Build Realistic Model Railroad Scenery 3rd Edition

How to Build Realistic Model Railroad Scenery 3rd Edition

Ref: 12216


Price: 21.00

By Dave Frary

One of model railroading's best-known scenery modelers offers new techniques for adding realism to a layout of any size or scale. Featuring today's newest products and equipment, this third edition of one of Kalmbach's top-sellers will attract modelers with contemporary images of diesel locomotives and urban settings, plus updates to Dave's trademark scenery "recipes." Hundreds of photographs bring the techniques to life and make it easy for modelers to get started quickly. * Includes new chapters on Western scenery and desert modeling, and city scenery and urban settings * Ideal for beginning, intermediate, and advanced modelers planning a layout

Softcover; 8 1/4 x 10 3/4; 144 pages; 300 color photos; 150 b&w photos; 20 illustrations;

How to Build & Detail Model Railroad Scenes

How to Build & Detail Model Railroad Scenes

Ref: 0890245770


Price: 15.50

By Lou Sassi

This practical, photo-driven guide covers the principles and techniques of designing and constructing detailed, realistic model railroad scenes. The various projects include structure, scenery, and detailing techniques for both urban and rural settings. It's the essential information modelers need to make a good layout look great!

Softcover; 8.25 x 10.75; 88 pages; 225 color photos; 20 illustrations;

Trackside Scenes You Can Model

Trackside Scenes You Can Model

Ref: 089024235


Price: 14.00

Model your favorite prototype railroad

Historic color and black-and-white photographs capture intriguing prototype railroad settings from all over the U.S. The author details how you can realistically model each prototype scene on your own layout. Each chapter features a description of the scene including trackage, structures, and operating environment, and a suggested track plan

* Perfect for adding realism to a layout

8.25 x 10.75; 80 pgs.; 80 color and 20 b&w photos; 25 illus.; softcover.

Scenery for Your Model Railroad

Scenery for Your Model Railroad

Ref: 0890243239


Price: 14.00

by Mike Dannerman

from Backdrop to Tabletop

Learn how to give model railroad scenery character and life!

Create a more realistic scene behind and around your model railroad! This book shows you how, from ground cover and rockwork, to trees, water, and more. Learn the finishing touches that give a railroad character.

* Features a comprehensive approach to scenery, including instructions for integrating a backdrop with layout scenery

* Includes photos of models and prototype scenes for inspiration

* Perfect for the beginning/intermediate modeler preparing to build a layout

8.25 x 10.75; 80 pgs.; 150 color and 25 b&w photos; 10 illus.; softcover.

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