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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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TrackPlans & Layout

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Starter Track Plans for Model Railroaders

Starter Track Plans for Model Railroaders

Ref: 12466


Price: 15.00

Simple, affordable, straightforward the track plans in Starter Track Plans for Model Railroaders have one thing in common they're eminently buildable. Perfect for small spaces and beginner layouts, this mix of HO and N scale track plans emphasizes simplicity, flexibility and interesting operation.

Softcover; 8 1/4 x 10 3/4; 64 pages; 50 color photos;

45 Original Track PLans

45 Original Track PLans

Ref: 12496


Price: 19.00

This book features 45 original track plans created by respected author Bernard Kempinski. None of these track plans have been published before, so modelers will get an exclusive look at all-new material. Plans include:

* A variety of scales, including HO, N, S, and O.

* A variety of portrayed locations, with many from the east coast of the United States.

* Room-sized plans to those that fill a basement or garage.

Author: Bernard Kempinski

Size: 8.25x10.75

Pages: 96

Color Photos: 60

Realistic Model Railroad Operation, Second Edition

Realistic Model Railroad Operation, Second Edition

Ref: 12480


Price: 18.00

by Tony Koester

Respected expert Tony Koester teaches modelers how real railroads operate trains and how to apply those methods to their own model railroads in this extensively updated edition. Learning about timetable-and-train-order operation, as well as how cars are switched, how yards function, how signals work, and more, provides an added dimension of realism and fun for modelers, keeping the hobby fresh and exciting.

Softcover; 8 1/4 x 10 3/4; 96 pages;

Basic Model Railroad Track Plans: Small Starter Layouts You Can Build

Basic Model Railroad Track Plans: Small Starter Layouts You Can Build

Ref: 0890246139


Price: 8.00

Straight from the pages of Model Railroader, these simple layout designs are ideal for beginners who are building their first layout. Features full-color plans for HO and N scale starter layouts, additional watercolor sketches, and general construction techniques.

Model Railroading in Small Spaces, 2nd Edition

Model Railroading in Small Spaces, 2nd Edition

Ref: 12442


Price: 19.00

By Mat Chibbaro

If you have a limited space for your layout, here’s the answer! This completely revised edition of Model Railroading in Small Spaces provides a variety of creative approaches for building compact layouts. It covers how to build seven different layouts encompassing portable, shelf, coffee table, and fold-up styles. Three of the layouts are new, plus the book includes a new chapter on advanced techniques. N and HO scale railroads are modeled, as is one O scale shelf layout.

Softcover; 8 1/4 x 10 3/4; 96 pages; 125 color photos;

101 More Track Plans for Model Railroaders

101 More Track Plans for Model Railroaders

Ref: 12443


Price: 16.00

Featuring plans from Model Railroader magazine from three decades, each of the 101 track plans has a newly written, informational description of the design. The track plans range in size from simple 4 x 8 foot and smaller layouts to room- and garage-sized showpieces, with the majority focusing on mid-size layouts. Softcover; 8.25 x 5.5; 88 pages; 101 illustrations;

Shelf Layouts for Model Railroads

Shelf Layouts for Model Railroads

Ref: 12419


Price: 17.00

By Iain Rice

Learn how to build a shelf layout by exploring the possibilities, practicalities, and challenges of linear layout design in a variety of layouts with construction details.

Softcover; 8.25 x 10.75; 80 pages;

Mid-Size Track Plans for Realistic Layouts

Mid-Size Track Plans for Realistic Layouts

Ref: 12424


Price: 19.00

Features 26 innovative model railroad track plans in Z, N, HO, O, and G Scales and fit spaces from 8'x10' to a 20'x20' G Scale garage layout. Based on such interesting prototype lines as Western Maryland - Thomas Subdivision, White Pass & Yukon, Norfolk Southern's Shirley Industiral Park, Chesapeake & Ohio's Chicago Diviso, Denver & Rio Grande Western's Craig Branch, Erie/LTV Mining Railroad, Utah Railway, and New York City's Bush Terminal.

Softcover; 8.25 x 10.75; 112 pages; 100 color photos; 50 b&w photos; 14 illustrations;

Modeling the '50s - The Glory Years of Rail

Modeling the '50s - The Glory Years of Rail

Ref: 12456


Price: 17.00

Take in historical information and photos covering locomotives, passenger equipment, freight cars, and trackside details. Featured layouts in a variety of scales show you how to model Chicago's Dearborn Station, move coal in the Appalachians, carry produce, and recreate Los Angeles of the 1950s.

Softcover; 8.25 x 10.75; 88 pages; 116 color photos; 23 b&w photos; 16 illustrations;

101 Track Plans for Model Railroaders

101 Track Plans for Model Railroaders

Ref: 12012


Price: 16.00

Easy-to-use plans in every size, shape and scale -- from tiny card-table layouts to giant garage-size railroads. Demonstrates how to design a railroad to fit any space, shows how to convert plans to N, HO, S, and O scales.

Author: Linn H. Westcott

Size: 8 1/4 x 11 1/4, Pages: 72, Illustrations: 118

Track Planning for Realistic Operation, Third Edition

Track Planning for Realistic Operation, Third Edition

Ref: 12148


Price: 19.00

Provides step-by-step design techniques and track planning tips to save model railroaders time, money, and headaches. This must-have book also covers aspect of prototype freight and passenger operations, route design, and contemporary railroading.

By John Armstrong. 8.25 x 10.75; 144 pages; 45 b&w photos; 120 illus.; softcover.

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