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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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Africa

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South African Steam - Narrow Gauge

South African Steam - Narrow Gauge

Ref: AF6


Price: £21.00

Visit the magnificent two foot gauge private railway at Sandstone Estates in South Africa. See NGG13 and NGG16 Beyer-Garratts in action, double headed and solo in superb pre dawn to post sunset light, magnificent action. Catch the only two Lawley 4-4-0's in the world in action, then a rare German ‘Feldbahn’ 0-8-0T and an NG17 2-8-2. Cool fall weather makes for great steam effects. Includes action fom the train and in the cab. Finally, visit the Apple Valley with a Lawley and an NG17.

by Highball Productions - TWO DISC SET 175 mins * colour * narration on/off * Widescreen

South African Steam – Paton’s country Railway

South African Steam – Paton’s country Railway

Ref: AF5


Price: £21.00

Paton's Country Railway operates the second oldest narrow gauge Beyer-Garratt locomotive in service in the world, 2-6-0 0-6-2 #55. Built in 1920, the locomotive worked most of it's life in the area. We'll see the engine being prepared for the days work, see the entire route from the train and see runby's on the way from Ixopo to Carisbrook, in Kwa-Zulu Natal Province, South Africa. The rain starts on the return journey, and we ride the little engine as she struggles up the grade, slipping constantly and leaking steam. Hear the thunderous exhaust as she fights to keep moving.

by Highball Productions 90 mins * colour * narration * Widescreen

South African Steam - Cape Gauge

South African Steam - Cape Gauge

Ref: AF4


Price: £21.00

Fantastic big steam action at Friends of the Rail, with a 15F, 19D and a 24 in action. Then we visit Sistonka Stimela, with a 19D and a massive GMAM Beyer-Garratt. Finally, we visit Reefsteamers and see a 25NC, a 15F and a 12AR in action. Superb pre dawn to post sunset light and engines being worked hard. Hear the exhaust! Crisp fall weather makes for great steam effects.

by Highball Productions

2 Hours * colour * narration on/off * Widescreen

THE TRANS KAROO - An African Rail Adventure

THE TRANS KAROO - An African Rail Adventure

Ref: AF3


Price: £18.00

Take a tour of the Cape Town area, the historic buildings and Table Mountain, and the Cape of Good Hope, including the penguin colony at Boulder Beach. We'll ride one of South Africa's premier express trains, the 'Trans Karoo' from Cape Town to Johannasburg, seeing the wine country, and the desert of the Little Karoo. When we reach Johannasburg, we'll take a safari through the magnificent Kruger National Park. A program the whole family will enjoy!

by Highball, 85 minutes plus previews

Steam Trains in Eritrea

Steam Trains in Eritrea

Ref: AF2


Price: £20.00

In the East African country of Eritrea, there exists one of the more spectacular narrow gauge steam railroads in the world. The railroad travels from the Red Sea port of Massawa and climbs through the high mountain country over stone arch bridges through tunnels, and snakes around massive loops gaining the needed altitude to the capitol city of Asmara whose elevation is 7000 feet. This railroad fete is accomplished behind 0-4-4-0 compound mallet steam locomotives built in Italy in the 1930s. Come with us to discover the enormous diversity hidden within Eritrea. Witness the beauty of its people, the scenic contrasts and experience the many thrills of riding this quaint narrow gauge railway.

by Machines of Iron 55 mins * colour * narration

Regular Price £ 20.00


Steam in South Africa

Steam in South Africa

Ref: AF1


Price: £17.00

The Drakensburg Farewell Rail Tour 1995

South African Railways was perhaps the most extensive narrow gauge system in the world. The steam locomotives that roamed the rails here were big narrow gauge steam. Join Machines of Iron as we go back to 1995 for a photo charter that traveled the rugged railway lines of the Drakensburg region behind garratts, 4-8-2s, a 2-8-4 and an ancient 4-6-0. Then thrill to a run down the mainline with a 4-8-4. This was a great steam train adventure that can not be duplicated today.

by Machines of Iron 75 mins * colour * narration

Regular Price £ 17

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