Model Railroading, Toy Trains, Live Steam CatalogNo SubjectCode-Primary SubjectCode-2nd SubjectCode-3rd Title Producer RunTime Description 11 MR Airbrushing for Model Railroaders Kalmbach 40 Learn airbrushing techniques by video. After an explanation of how an airbrush works, you'll see tips on painting and weathering, preparation of models and a complete demonstration on a model. 21 MR Basics of Model Railroading Kalmbach 54 Learn the techniques you need to build your first model railroad. Benchwork, scenery & smooth operation - it's all here as the experts take you step-by-step through each phase of layout construction. 32 MR Building Reliable Model Railroad Track Kalmbach 52 Avoid Basement derailments! This entertaining show reallygoes into detail, with basic instructions andterrific tips on weathering, turnouts, hand laidtrack, and more. 99 MR Model Railroad Layout Tour #1 Kalmbach 60 Visit five of the finest model railroad layouts in the country, watch them in operation, and hear their builders discuss the fine points of model railroading, general and particular. 100 MR Model Railroad Layout Tour #2 Kalmbach 60 Visit David Barrow's Cat Mountain & Santa Fe; Don and John Santel's Ohio, Michigan & South Shore; Herb & Mike Danneman's HOn3 Denver & Rio Grande Western; Allen McClelland's Virginian & Ohio; Doug Taylor's East Broad Top; and Chuck Hitchcock's AT&SF. 101 MR Model Railroad Video Layout Tour #3 Kalmbach 60 Journey to the Union, Hoboken & Overland of the New York Society of Model Engineers, and the layouts of Earl Smallshaw, Al Kalbfleisch, Don Clerke and the Rensselaer Model Railroad Club. 258 MR Lionel: The Movie TM Books 30 Here's a treat for anyone who appreciates the postwar Lionel classics. You'll see Hudsons, F3s, GG-1s and more, plus tons of Lionel rolling stock and accessories in action. Also, contains the B&W short film „Iron Ponies'. 302 MR Basics Of Model Railroad Wiring Kalmbach 53 Take the mystery out of wiring reverse loops, wyes, switch machines & turntables with this useful and entertaining show. Expert Bruce Chubb explains the complexities of multi-train operation. 316 MR Weathering Model Railroad Models Kalmbach 49 All you need to know about weathering rolling stock, structures, locomotives and scenery - Step by step instructions. 326 MR Model Railroad Video Layout Tour No. 4 Kalmbach 60 Six outstanding model railroad layouts are featured; video and content are up to Kalmbach's usual high standards. 340 MR Building Model Railroad Wood Structures Kalmbach 40 Selecting tools. preparing & sanding wood, dry brushing and many other techniques are taught in this fine tape for the serious modeler. 359 MR Great Model Railroads, Vol. 2 Hopewell 60 "George Sellios's magnificent ""Franklin & South Manchester"" is featured in this fine show, which uses Hopewell's ""micro-cam"" to great advantage." 422 MR Great Model Railroads, Vol. 3 Hopewell 56 Dean Freytag's South Ridge Lines and C.J. Riley's Kanawha & Western Allegheny are featured in this captivating video, and Hopewell's microcam puts you at track level for the guided tour. 478 MR Lionel Repair, Vol. 1 Act Video 60 A detailed guide for today's Lionel train collector with step-by-step repair techniques covering commonly encountered problems; how to achieve peak operating performance Whistling tenders, smoke units, trucks, etc. 505 MR History Of Lionel Trains, The Lionel Video 44 This program recounts the first 89 years of Lionel trains, how the name grew to become an American tradition, and serves as an ongoing tribute to the spirit of American invention and enterprise. 529 MR Sierra Pacific Lines Pentrex 60 A visit to the gigantic HO layout built and operated by the Pasadena Model Railroad Club. This pike boasts 10,000 feet of hand laid track and a train that takes about an hour to traverse its 1750 foot long main. Recommended. 617 MR Iver Jacobsen's Santa Fe Railroad Jacobsen, Iver 110 This 578 square foot layout has almost 1/10 mile of mainline, & you'll see 100-car trains in action as well as a multitude of structures and scenery. Grest layout, fine entertainment. 631 MR Great Model Railroads, Vol. 4 Keller, A 54 The Utah Midland of Al Lindop This layout features beautifully detailed steam engines and first generation diesels pulling coal trains through exciting canyon scenery. 632 MR Great Model Railroads, Vol. 5 Keller, A 60 This program focuses on Don Cassler's M&K Division of the B&O Railroad, with its working signal system, mountain grades & incredible detail throughout Creative camera work adds excitement. 633 MR Great Model Railroads, Vol. 6 A. Keller 60 Dick Elwell's Hoosac Valley is a bridge route that interchanges with the Boston & Albany, the D&H, the New Haven and the NYC. Top rate modeling is everywhere in evidence on this 40x26 ft. layout, and early diesels are the main power. 707 MR ALP Way Freight Carstens 30 A visit to Whit Tower's HO gauge Alteras & Lone Pine RR. We follow a freight around the layout, setting out & picking up loads with an ingenious system of waybills, tending realism to the operations. 741 MR Great Toy Train Layouts Of America, Part I TM Video 45 1) Ward Kimball's collection, with its many classic pieces 2), Ralph Johnson's O-gauge, featuring a 40-foot mountain range, and 3), Michael Prinack's O-gauge layout, with the spotlight on realistic operation. 742 MR Great Toy Train Layouts Of America, Part IITM Video 60 Visit the layouts of Stan Ray, with 32 trains on three levels, and Chuck Brasher with his outstanding Classic Period standard gauge trains: the Blue Comet, State Set, and Presidents' Special. 743 MR Great Toy Train Layouts Of America, Part III TM Video 60 Two Pennsylvania layouts. Phil Klopp's in Easton, with Lionel trains and Bruce Manson's in Lancaster, with American Flyer. Amazing detail in both these excellent pikes. 744 MR Lionel Classic Locomotives: The Fairbanks-Morse Train Master Waller Bros. 35 All nine varieties of this most collectible production of the Lionel Co. are covered in this well-done video, which is as entertaining as it is useful and informative. 745 MR Making Of The Scale Hudson, The TM Books & Video 44 The Making of the Scale Hudson (Lionel/TM Productions) MR 44 min. - Step-by-step coverage of the creation of this Lionel classic, from concept to reproduction. Full of fascinating details and well edited, this program will hold your interest from start to finish 785 MR Toy Trains In Action Toy Train Video '85 60 Toy Fair promotions, 1950's TV programs and commercials, plus theater intermission contests and short subjects. An entertaining show with a wide variety of S and O-gauge trains in contemporary settings. 817 MR San Diego Model Railroad Museum Pentrex '92 30 Visit the largest indoor model railroad exhibit in the US. Four big layouts are showcased in this engrossing program, it features both completed and un-completed segments & reveals the craftsmanship & detail in spectacular closeups. 892 MR Iver Jacobsen's Santa Fe Railroad, Vol. 3, Wheel Test I. Jacobsen 33 When Iver installed KD-520 wheelsets on his freightcar friction and derailment problems ensued. Watch as this advanced HO modeler experiments with various rolling stock and gets his 100-car trains rolling smoothly again. 906 MR Toy Train Revue No. 5, Spring 1992 TM Books 60 Trainland USA; Lionel's Showroom Layout; Lionel Super Train, and more. Plenty of action and variety in this entertaining hour for Lionel fans. 975 MR Toy Train Revue No. 6 TM Books 60 1.) 1993 Lionel in action on the new Lionel showroom layout. 2.) A nifty 2500 sq. ft. G-gauge garden railroad. 3.) Oscar Fox's toy train collection. 4.) Scenery, structures & accessories on Lionel's showroom layout. 5.) Marx - a top-notch 1949 Wards set. 976 MR Toy Train Revue No. 7 TM Books 60 1.) Lionel, Book Two, 1993. 2.) Warren Frost's outstanding S-gauge layout. 3) A classic toy train layout around a Christmas tree. 4.) Hesston Steam Museum. 5.) Variations of Lionel 6464-150 Missouri Pacific 977 MR Toy Train Revue No. 8 TM Books 60 "TOY"" TRAIN REVUE is a snappy 60-minute video quarterly devoted to every aspect of model trains. Each hour-long program features interviews, layouts, tips on operating and collecting, new products, and more. Welcome to our eighth show. CHUCK ROEHM has two layouts. One is 24X36-feet, the other is six miles long. One features Lionel T-rail track and postwar Lionel trains. The other, two 150-ton SW-1200 GM switchers. Chuck, along with his son, is part owner of the Crab Orchard and Egyptian short line railroad. The CO&E operates in Marion, Illinois, handling local freight traffic for the Burlington Northern and Union Pacific. Roehm & Son is a story of daring to dream and then putting rivets in those dreams. JOHN POTTER favors the prewar era, when train makers were concerned less with realism and more with simply making toys which would appeal to kids. ""Lionel created a live art in these trains and the art is really in the colors, in the way they move, the noise they make slammin' down the rails, the clickity clack, and the rattle-trap sounds."" WARREN CHIESA, QSI's man in the midwest, explains how electronics has affected the way today's trains operate and sound. PRODUCT REVIEWS We wanted to get an expierenced operator to review products so we asked Stan Roy, the man who operates 32 trains simultaneously, to give his opinion on some recently produced Lionel engines and accessories. HOWARD SMITH operates an excursion train out of Blissfield, Mi. The train is headed by a GP-9 painted to match the GP-9 which came with the Lionel 90th Anniversary set produced in 1990. Most people's reaction: ""I thought Lionel only made toy trains.""" 989 MR Redwood Valley & Golden Gate Live Steamers Pearson Prod. 45 Fun for the kids - a ride oT another miniature steam train, and a tour of live steamers club Some pretty neat live models here. Then, we take a walk through a fascinating railroad museum (Western RR Museum}. 1160 MR Model Railroads in Action Kalmbach '91 45 1161 MR Building Model Railroad Scenery With The Experts Kalmbach '85 45 1302 MR Great Outdoor Railways Pentrex 60 1461 MR All Aboard - America's Best Model trains Goodtimes Home Video 30 1462 MR Weathering and Aging with Pastels NMRA Video 34 1491 MR Tracks Ahead - Episode #303 Milw. Pub. TV 30 1632 MR Utah Western Model Railroad Gandy Dancer 60 1633 MR LS Big Little Railways Film Service 75 1645 MR Micro Trains Line Factory Tour Micro Trains ? 1705 MR Custom Painting Brass Locomotives Hobby Video ? 1782 MR N-Scale Model Railroading in America Varda '94 30 The layouts of Don Kriegbaum anfd F. Parks 1794 MR Train Mountain Museum Green Frog 45 Live steam on a 200-acre layout 1797 MR Great Layouts You Can Visit, Vol. 1 O-Gauge 60 Four different O-Gauge pikes 1801 MR Great Model Railroads, Vol. 13 Allen Keller 60 The Stoney Creek & Western 1870 MR SDXX Test Iver Jacobsen Watch realistic HO gauge freight operations on Iver Jacobsen's large Santa Fe Railroad. The videography is good, with dramatic closeups, and HO gauge modellers will find the detail top notch. 1871 MR Atlas U36-C Locomotive Iver Jacobsen A well-made amateur tape showing a precisely tuned HO gauge locomotive doing switching chores, making up a train, and then pulling a very long train, all at scale speeds. Pretty impressive! 1873 MR Wiring For Command Control Green Frog '95 30 No. 5 of the 'Building A Model Railroad' Series, this tape shows how to install decoders in Atlas, KATO, Proto 2000 and Walthers locomotives. Wiring a reversing loop is covered, ground throws for turnouts, etc. 1874 MR Calvert's HO Scale Model Railroad Tour, Vol. 1 MVP '99 90 Featuring the best sound system ever heard, a terrific collection of Southern Pacific locos and passenger cars, all highly detailed, closeups, explanations, etc. -- a great model railroad video. 1875 MR Calvert's HO Scale Model Railroad Tour, Vol. 2 MVP '99 80 Another great video from one of the best HO scale layouts in the world. Benchwork details, scenery, Tehachapi Loop, 1950s roundhouse, tunnels, bridges, and the best sound system you ever heard. 1876 MR Secrets of Model Railroad Sound Systems MVP '99 60 All the information you need to put together audio components from Radio Shack, IRC, etc., to make sound systems with real sounds at price levels you can afford. An excellent how-to video. 1885 MR Toy Train Accessories, Pt. One McComas '98 55 Lionel coal and lumber accessories, Lionel bridges and Lionel cranes; all new footage of each accessory in action along with original boxes and tips on operation. 1900 MR M.T.H. Electric Trains M.T.H. '98 1998 product video from this maker of high quality O-gauge electric trains. 1901 MR Toys Of The Past - The William Furnish Collection TM Books & Video '98 55 Trains, planes, cars, boats, games, banks, toy soldiers -- this may be the world's best collection of antique toys. Visit it with acclaimed videographer Tom McComas. 1954 MR Adventures In Scale Modeling, Vol. 1 Testors Corp. 120 Four complete 30-minute programs: the Dodge Daytona Turbo, the space shuttle, a diesel tug boat, and Richard Petty's NASCAR Pontiac. Step by step progress through each model. 1955 MR Adventures In Scale Modeling, Vol. 2 Testors Corp. "The F-14 Tomcat (seam firtting, sanding, painting); USS Yorktown (masking and sub- assembly); Truss Railroad Bridge (alignment and design); Stephenson's ""Rocket"" steam locomotive." 1956 MR Adventures In Scale Modeling, Vol. 3 Testors Corp. Modeling projects covered: an airport terminal, a commercial jet aircraft, a '32 Ford Vicky, and the Star Trek Enterprise. Step by step tips with interesting sidelights. 1981 MR Re-making Of The 1949 Lionel Showroom Layout TM Videos 50 Tom McComas, producer of over 30 books and videos about toy trains, brings this famous layout back to life and tells the story of how it was duplicated right down to the smallest detail. 1982 MR Great Lionel Layouts, Pt. 1 TM Videos 55 Fritz Von Tagen's Lionel Hudsons, Merle Levitt's multi-gauge, multi-level layout, and high lights from the Tom Snyder-Tom McComas CBS Christmas special. 1983 MR Fun With Lifelike Jacobsen, Iver (A) 60 Not yet reviewed 2061 MR JU I Love Toy Trains 7 TM Books & Video '00 30 Kid vid for the little train lover in your household, featuring the great streamliners of the '30s, Big Boy steamers, Lego layouts and much more. Exciting toy train action throughout. 2062 MR Classic TV Train Commercials of the 50's and 60's Alpha '93 30 Original, uncut TV commercials featuring the toy trains we grew up with: Lionel, American Flyer, etc. Many of the items shown are now desireable collectors' items. Great nostalgia tape! 2075 MR Station At Citicorp Center, The TM Books & Video 40 An enthralling visit to a really neat exhibit: 25 electric trains operating on three levels against 12-foot backdrops, with 17 animated scenes, 200 buildings, 5000 trees and shrubs, 17 bridges and 2 skating dogs. Kids and adults alike will love it! 2078 MR Painting Backdrops Green Frog '96 80 Many tips are provided here, from selecting brushes and paints, preparing the surface, choosing colors, preliminary washes, to how to paint trees sky, clouds and buildings. Greg Gray, with 30 years experience, is host to this instructive show. 2082 MR Toy Trains & Christmas TM Books & Video '97 50 Famous Christmas Layouts at the Henry Ford Museum, the Hancock Building, and the Hammacher Schlemmer Christmas catalog layout. We enjoy the Lionel Visitors Center layout and several others, with trains and accessories from every era. 2083 MR Lionel The Movie II TM Books & Video '97 48 'Wonderful World of Trains (1960)', 'Railroad Story (1951', and 'Cavalcade of Trains (1962)', featuring many prototypes and views of the Lionel factory and showroom layouts. 2084 MR A Century Of Lionel Trains TM Books & Video '00 120 From Joshua Cowan's first train -- a crude wooden gondola made in 1900 -- to today's awesome scale models, Lionel has provided generations of toy train lovers with enjoyment. This two hour tribute does justice to Lionel's Magnificent contribution. 2122 MR Railroading in a Land of Giants - 20th Century Steam Paragon Productions 60 "A full hour of live steam, the ""giants"" being the operators of beautifully finished, fire-breathing model steam locomotives. This is an enjoyable program for all railfans, but the live-steam enthusiast will really love it." 2132 MR Lionel - The Movie III TM Books '97 50 Here's a toy train video that features footage of the scale Dreyfuss, Hiawatha, Rail Chief, Shay, Turbine, the Commodore Vanderbilt, and more. In addition there are out-takes and commercials. The whole family will love it. 2162 MR MS Tracks Ahead, Vol. VII PBS/Pentrex '00 180 Six episodes on two cassettes of the popular PBS series, with many interesting segmants including 6 or 7 on model railroading. You'll also visit the Yosemite Sugar Pine Railroad, Union Tank Car Co., Steamtown, White Pass & Yukon, and other attractions. 2163 MR Tracks Ahead, Vol. VIII PBS/Pentrex 210 Seven action- packed episodes on two cassettes from the 4th season of America's favorite PBS series on railroading. 28 different segments for a full 3-1/2 hours of entertainment. 2189 MR A Lionel Christmas TM Books '95 55 A great mix of stories, toy train action, and beautiful Christmas music that will help you relive those magical Christmas mornings when there were Lionel trains under the tree. Very enjoyable! 2202 MR Welcome to TRAIN MOUNTAIN Pearson Prod. '02 55 "A visit to the incredible 7-1/2"" gauge railway at Chiloqin, OR with a ride on Dick Bartel's KCC engine over the entire 23 miles of track. Garden railway fans will marvel at this fastidiously manicured layout, with its many beautiful little locomotives." 2229 MR Train Mountain 2002 - Chiloquin Oregon Bartel Thomsen 61 The films of Jack Pearson with a good narration make this a great program on the amazing 20-mile outdoor railroad. You'll enjoy a complete trip around this amazing pike, which is said to be the largest of its kind in the world. 2345 MR Virginian & Ohio Afton Division Finale Pentrex 2001 76 One of the most famous model railroads – the Afton Division of Allen McClelland‟s Virginian & Ohio – is now gone, but before this HO layout was dismantled, Allen invited Pentrex to videotape the last days of its existence. Using special lenses and real, prototype sound effects we transport you into the amazing lifelike world of the V&O for an absolutely incredible viewing experience. Railfanning the line as if it were a real railroad, we travel to scenic locations to catch the action during a typical day on this Appalachian coal hauler. Heavy trains with rear end helpers slug it out on mountain grades. A local freight stops to switch a coal mine. Perishable freights, junk freights, foreign power, and Amtrak are seen from the best “photo op” locales. The V&O operated realistically, complete with commercial, geographical, and logistical concerns. Allen McClelland describes how he created this “beyond the basement” approach to model railroading and takes us on a tour of the road many have never viewed. CatalogNo SubjectCode-Primary SubjectCode-2nd SubjectCode-3rd Title Producer RunTime Description-1st Description-2nd Copies owned 2299 MR JOHN ALLEN‟S GORRE & DAPHETID Sunday River 36 Two weeks after John Allen‟s death in 1972, fire destroyed his model railroading masterpiece – a project to which he had devoted almost his entire life. It was believed that only Allen‟s slides had survived the fire, and that the films taken by Richard Reynolds and Glenn Beier had been destroyed. Thanks to the recent discovery of these films, this video offers you the ultimate display of model railroading: a vast network of standard, narrow and mixed gauges – even a trolley line. More than 100 bridges, no two alike, some soaring more than five feet above the floor, others crawling the labyrinthine canyons of the Akinback Mountain Range, complete with working cable cars and water wheels. John‟s own slides are used to magnify the exquisite detail, from snow capped peak to ocean car ferry, and bring to life the thousands of miniature people and working railroad artifacts that surprised and delighted so many. 2343 MR "Introduction to 1"" Scale Railroading, An" Iron Pony Here is a very entertaining garden railroading video produced by Iron Pony before it was purchased by Riding Railkits Inc, The program is loaded with informative narrative on the scale models, which we explore inside and out. These RTR or build-it-yourself kits are an excellent option for the beginning garden railway modeler. Here we visit several working layouts, with close looks at the rolling stock and video tours of the layouts, including “cab rides”, i.e., footage shot from the moving trains..We also interview the owners who detail the history of their layouts. Run time undetermined. 2344 MR Great Model Railroads, Vol. 32 Allen Keller, 1999 60 THE Model Railroad Club of Union, NJ is a legend in the hobby and has provided 50 years of innovation and enjoyment for its members and the public. The HO railroad is probably the largest club layout in the country. When the expansions are finished the layout will be 70 x 140 feet with 500 locomotives. The current HO layout is 40 x 40 feet and is based on railroads that served the industries and commuters of New Jersey. The main railroad is the Hudson Delaware and Ohio. It interchanges with the Rahway River Railroad and the Trenton Northern, an electric interurban. A smaller N scale layout is under construction. Paul Mallory, one of the hobby‟s pioneers, created the original concept of the club‟s layout in his basement. Paul, a prolific model railroad author, reminisces about the early days of the hobby and the club.. 2379 MR MODEL RAILROAD OPERATIONS VOL. 1: INTERCHANGE Digital Image Works, 1996 40 "Your hosts in this video are model railroad operators Jim Hertzog, Lehigh New England Railroad; Bill Gruber, Reading Lines; and Ken McCorry, Pennsylvania Railroad. These masters of operations show how on and off line ""Interchange"" traffic is generated. You will follow specific cars across each layout as they are prototypically interchanged between model railroads. Hear each host explain realistic operations using car cards, crew assignments, Digital Command Control and dispatching. All color, graphics, narration, prototype sound." 2397 MR GREAT MODEL RAILROADS VOL. 10 Allen Keller Productions, 1992 60 The Cumberland Valley System of Bill and Wayne Reid is undoubtedly the most famous N scale layout ever built. The Reid brothers have taken a 22x40 foot area and built a railroad that not only looks fabulous but runs with the reliability of the larger scales. You'll learn some of their methods for obtaining this level of performance. The CVS is actually a system of 5 railroads-the Western Maryland, the Pennsylvania, the Norfolk & Western, the Reading and the B&O. Only the WM and the Pennsy are fully modeled, the other roads provide interchange traffic and operating interest. Bill and Wayne have designed the layout so the scenery dominates the trains thus creating a feeling of distance. They'll show you tips for tracklaying, rock carving, and kitbashing stuctures. Bill and Wayne enjoy working on and sharing this layout with others. The two brothers are prophetic proponents for the ongoing improvements in N scale. The Reids have modified the layout over the years to improve operation. They've never been afraid to use new techniques or to rip out completed sections. In the process they've created a Great Model Railroad. 2398 MR GREAT MODEL RAILROADS VOL. 14 Allen Keller Productions, 1993 60 "The Allegheny Midland of Tony Koester is an operations oriented railroad that hauls coal through Virginia and West Virginia. Although based on the Nickel Plate and the C&O, Tony refers to his style as prototype freelancing. The HO scale AM has changed era at least five times. Tony has now settled on 1958 while steam still reigns in the mountains. Elaborately painted first generation diesels are making inroads. This careful attention to history is evident throughout the layout because Tony really enjoys historical research. He has succeeded in making the Allegheny Midland a believable railroad that follows standard prototype operating rules. An Appalachian railroad needs thousands of trees and lots of tunnels. Tony will show you how to make these elements quickly and realistically. He will also explain methods of modifying common plastic kits into one-of-a-kind structures. The Allegheny Midland is a Great Model Railroad because of the ""Trains of Thought"" that its builder has put into it. Tony, the former editor of Railroad Model Craftsman, champions an intellectual approach to the hobby." 2399 MR GREAT MODEL RAILROADS VOL. 11 Allen Keller Productions, 1992 60 The Virginian & Ohio of W. Allen McClelland needs little introduction to long-time model railroaders. This world-class HO railroad is always included in the list of legendary layouts. Careful planning and fidelity to the prototype are two of the reasons for its fame. This Master Model Railroader has built more than a Great Model Railroad; he has built a following among fellow modelers because of his innovations - walkaround operation/design, interchange with other railroads beyond the basement, the good-enough philosophy, and pioneering command control work. By listening to Allen, you'll learn that challenging the conventional hobby wisdom of the 1960's was not easy. At times his ideas for prototype design and creating a railroad that did work by actually traveling between two points were considered revolutionary. Allen shows you his weathering and car distressing techniques, and a new method for building open car loads. These techniques stem from his overall philosophy that no facet of the hobby outshines any other. All aspects of the hobby must blend into a cohesive package. Like a real railroad, the 31-year-old V&O stays current. New operating ideas, track arrangements, and time periods are part of the railroad's continuing growth. 2400 MR GREAT MODEL RAILROADS, VOL. 50 Allen Keller Productions, 2005 60 "The Argentine Industrial District Railway of Chuck Hitchcock is his answer to the question ""Is it possible to outgrow a famous 30 year old layout?"" His former Santa Fe Argentine Division was famous as one of the first layouts to be operated in a prototype manner. Yet Chuck and his operators knew there had to be more. The Industrial District began as an idea ten years ago. Since he and his friends really enjoyed switching industries, he decided a layout could be built without a mainline. And so Chuck again became a pioneer in operation. The 54 x 26 foot HO railroad represents a Santa Fe line around Kansas City in 1963. All trains are operated within yard limits, and work without a dispatcher. This fiftieth volume in the series is a return to Chuck's work that Allen first recorded 22 years earlier. In a way the work of preserving Great Model Railroads has come full circle. Many of the layouts in the series no longer exist except on video. Chuck has found that this new HO railroad has renewed his interest in the hobby, and made upkeep of the layout easier as he ages. He will show you how to lay track without spikes or nails, add signs to urban buildings, and create switch lists from waybills. The Argentine Industrial District Railway is a Great Model Railroad because Chuck has never been afraid to change things while seeking innovative solutions." 2509 MR Re-Making of the 1949 Lionel Showroom Layout TM Books & Video, 1994 50 "Baseball has Babe Ruth. Art has Van Gogh. Lionel enthusiasts have the 1949 Lionel Showroom Layout. The Jackson, Mississippi Society of Model Engineers, in association with Lovebilt Inc., a division of the Ronald McDonald House of Mississippi, attempted to recreate the 1949 Lionel Showroom layout, whose memory is still revered and treasured by an entire generation of train buffs. Lee Price of Cincinnati, Ohio, worked for Lionel in 1949 and saw the original showroom layout many times. Recently, he saw the new version. His reaction: ""It was as if I just came out of a time machine. Suddenly I was 22 again and I was in the Lionel's New York Showroom. There was the 115 Station above the ten red-roofed 156 passenger stations. Before I could blink, two GG1‟s pulling Madison cars roared past below. I could see the control panel and JLC's factory. The roundhouse. The double-reverse loops on the top level. Everything was just as I remembered. The Turbine. Those gorgeous green passenger cars. The Santa Fe freight. All the bridges and accessories. These guys did a magnificent job. This layout is a dead-ringer for the original. I expected Josh Cowan to walk in any moment."" Tom McComas, producer of over 30 books and videos about toy trains, brings the 1949 Lionel Showroom layout to life and tells the story of how it was duplicated right down to the smallest detail. You've seen the photographs. Now see all the action live and in color - the GG1, Santa Fe F-3 and 726 Berkshire roaring down the rails, whistles and horns blaring, plus all the other sights and sounds of the most famous Lionel layout of them all." 2534 MR I Love Lionel TM Books Video, 2000 30 A tribute to Lionel's® 100th Anniversary. Features the same sweet spirit as our I Love Toy Trains series, but with all Lionel trains and accessories. See Lionel classics in action including the new Century Club Hudson, Flying Yankee, Big Boy, Spirit of the Century set and many more. We say it's for kids but we know it will be enjoyed by you older kids, too., Includes sensational new special effects. See Jeff in the cab of a Santa Fe F-3 as it rumbles down the track. You'll also meet Lenny the Lionel Lion, the first animated character ever in a toy train video. Jeff and Lenny mix it up with log loaders, coal loaders, and the gateman. Great fun combined with exciting train action, bloopers, educational segments and five new songs by Jim Coffey. Prepare to be amazed.