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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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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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TRAIN WRECKS V2

TRAIN WRECKS V2

9.00

From Trains magazine, Train Wrecks Vol. 2 takes a revealing look at several major derailments that changed railroading as we know it.

From train crossing accidents and floods, to horrific crashes and evacuations, this 100-page special issue covers historic disasters that caused sweeping changes in the railroad industry. Also, discover the new technologies that emerged from catastrophic events.

Featured Stories:

* Explore the horrifying crash in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, Canada that led to critical changes for trains carrying hazardous materials.

* learn how the 1987 crash of Amtrak's Colonial ushered in engineer licensing and sobriety requirements.

* Travel to Chatsworth, California, where a head-on crash with a Metrolink commuter train led Congress to demand PTC (Positive Train Control).

* Look back to November 10, 1979, when a train derailment in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, resulted in the largest peacetime evacuation in North America until Hurricane Katrina.

* And much more!
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GREAT Model Railroads 2018

GREAT Model Railroads 2018

10.00

The 100-page special issue includes a variety of scales (HO, N, and O), locations, and eras - from an O scale depiction of the Colorado Midland Railway in 1897, to a captivating mountain-railroading layout in present-day Europe.

Each story features a completed layout, detailed track plan, how?to tips, and stunning photographs. Whether you're just beginning your layout, or almost finished, you're sure to find inspiration on every page! Ref. GMR18 £ 10.00 + £1 UK p&p
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WINTER ON DONNER PASS

WINTER ON DONNER PASS

23.00

Journey high into California's Sierra Nevada Mountains for a stunning look at winter operations over Donner Pass. As Pacific storms dump heavy snow, Union Pacific battles to keep trains rolling.

Get a taste of what it is like to be trackside in the midst of winter's fury. Long stack trains, heavy manifests, and Amtrak's California Zephyr share the rails with an army of snow fighting equipment including flangers, spreaders, and the mighty rotaries.

Beginning at Colfax, trains climb toward the snow zone at Blue Cañon, then on to Truckee on rails once covered almost completely by snow sheds. Extra time is spent near the summit at Soda Springs and Norden where man and machine are put to the test against the elements. This is mountain railroading and snow fighting rolled into one exciting presentation!

Shot over four separate winters including the big snow of 2011, this is your ticket to "Winter on Donner Pass!"

Run Time: 2 hours 5 minutes * WIDESCREEN DVD

May be viewed with or without narration..

By 7idea Productions
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Conquering The Grade

Conquering The Grade

14.00

If you love railroads, and mountains, "Conquering the Grade" is the show for you. From monster horsepower locomotives pulling trains through mountain passes, to tranquil scenery, C. Vision Productions takes you on a spectacular journey through the Western United States. Videographer Woody Wilson travels to Tehachapi, California to view the Santa Fe and Southern Pacific, then off to Colorado and Utah to watch Southern Pacific, Union Pacific and the Utah Railway on Soldier Summit. He then travels to Montana to view the Montana Rail Link in and around Bozeman and Mullen Pass.

Huge trains, fallen flag railroads, awesome horsepower and great mountain scenery make this show truly unique. From Rio Grande and Southern Pacific Tunnel Motors to modern Montana Rail Link SD-70 Ace's, this video has all a mountain railroad enthusiast could dream of!

Watch as these railroads Conquer the Grade!

Running time 97 minutes, color, HiFi Stereo Sound.

Narration on/off option

Copyright 2011 C. Vision Productions/Woody Wilson

Regular Price: £21.00

SPECIAL OFFER £14
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Comprehensive Railroad Atlas - ONTARIO

Comprehensive Railroad Atlas - ONTARIO

16.50

The Atlas shows all currently operated common carrier, tourist and major industrial railroads along with abandoned routes.

PUBLICATION DATE 2008
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QUEBEC & LABRADOR + NEWFOUNDLAND

QUEBEC & LABRADOR + NEWFOUNDLAND

16.50

This the third of four volumes of SPV's COMPREHENSIVE RAILROAD ATLAS OF NORTH AMERICA covering Canada and includes the provinces of Quebec and Newfoundland & Labrador.

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. It should be noted that some lines shown as "in service" may see very infrequent use whilst some "abandoned" lines may, if the tracks remain in place, be reactivated for a special movement.

Every effort has been made to show all current operating locations as defined in railroad operating timetables.
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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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Great Model Railroads 2017

Great Model Railroads 2017

10.00

In Great Model Railroads 2017, you'll find 10 of the very best layouts you'll ever see.

This special issue - the only magazine that focuses on cream of the crop model railroads - explores 8 HO layouts, plus N and O layouts covering a variety of locations.

Stories include:

An HO scale layout depicting a quiet secondary line of the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific RR in Kansas during the Fall of 1969.

An O scale narrow gauge layout modeling the rustic Dolly Varden mining railroad on the coast of British Columbia as it looked in the early years of the 20th century.

A small, gallery-style N scale layout depicting the CSX RR's operations in the "Bone Valley" phosphate-mining region east of Tampa, Fla., in the 1980s.

A Baltimore & Ohio RR model layout that spans two bedrooms, a laundry room, and a closet.

And much more!
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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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