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Gilbert American Flyer S Gauge Operating and Repair Guide (Volume 1)

Gilbert American Flyer S Gauge Operating and Repair Guide (Volume 1)

Tom Barker's best selling guide to the repair and restoration of Gilbert American Flyer S Gauge trains is available in print once more. Now in its 40th Anniversary, Third Edition it is packed full of new information including a new chapter on cosmetic restoration and an expanded chapter on accessories. Tom includes a handy checklist that gives you the step-by-step procedures for servicing a steam or diesel engine when it comes into your roundhouse. The book's footprint has been made smaller so more precious space on a workbench is available. At the same time, the type has been made larger and all the Gilbert hook-up instructions have been reset for easier reading. The famous trouble shooting flow diagram has been redrawn and 85 new photographs have been added for a total of 120 close-up, detailed visual insights into how these prized model trains are assembled and serviced. If you are new to American Flyer S Gauge operating and collecting, this is a "must have guide" to your hobby. If you have a previous copy of Tom's book, you will certainly want to get this new version!

Modern Toy Train Repair & Maintenance (Classic Toy Trains Books)

Modern Toy Train Repair & Maintenance (Classic Toy Trains Books)

Modern Toy Train Repair & MaintenanceKalmbachPart KAL108327

Rebuilding a Layout from A to Z (Model Railroader's How-To Guide)

Rebuilding a Layout from A to Z (Model Railroader's How-To Guide)

Follow Pelle Søeborg as he completely rebuilds his Daneville model railroad. He takes all the lessons learned from his first layout and applies them to this project. Using the latest materials and technology, modelers will learn valuable new techniques for benchwork, scenery, structures, and more from this popular expert.

Lionel Trains: A Pictorial History of Trains and Their Collectors

Lionel Trains: A Pictorial History of Trains and Their Collectors

Lionel Trains: A Pictorial History of Trains and Their Collectors allows a unique look at the history of Lionel from a collector's point of view and includes hundreds of photos of individual train layouts, locomotives, rolling stock, and accessories, in addition to engaging stories from Lionel enthusiasts nationwide. Includes a special interview with Richard Kughn, past president of Lionel and renowned collector of toy trains, and gives an interesting glimpse into his one-of-a-kind collection. Includes thousands of full-color and historic photos, as well as the ongoing history of Lionel trains.

Essential Model Railroad Scenery Techniques (Model Railroader's How-To Guide)

Essential Model Railroad Scenery Techniques (Model Railroader's How-To Guide)

A comprehensive how-to guide for constructing the most common forms of scenery: mountains, deserts, lakes and streams, and rural and town scenes.

Train of Life

Train of Life

In the tradition of Life Is Beautiful comes a captivating comic adventure that the hearts of moviegoers around the world. The year is 1941, and a tiny Jewish community is France is faced with some shocking news: the Nazis are coming. But Shlomo, the not-so-foolish village idiot, has a plan: before the Germans can dispatch them to camps, the townspeople will "deport" themselves - to freedom. In a daring race against time, they build their own train and, masquerading as Nazis and their prisoners, attempt on of the great escapes in history. With tenderness, suspense and hilarity, Train of Life is a stirring tribute to the strength of the human spirit.

DCC Projects & Applications: Digital Command Control for Your Model Railroad (Model Railroader)

DCC Projects & Applications: Digital Command Control for Your Model Railroad (Model Railroader)

DCC Projects & Applications Vol. 2 answers questions about starting with or upgrading Digital Command Control equipment, selecting state-of-the-art gear, and installing and operating these new electronics. Based on the popular Model Railroader magazine column, DCC Corner, this volume focuses on actual readers problems and gives real-world solutions that apply to commonly available contemporary equipment.

Walt and the Promise of Progress City

Walt and the Promise of Progress City

In the middle of Central Florida swamplands and ranch property, Walt Disney aspired to build the greatest American city ever conceived--EPCOT.  While Disney would die before realizing this epic achievement, he still left behind the blueprint for one of the boldest and most unique projects ever proposed on American soil.Walt and the Promise of Progress City is an amazing new book that explores how Walt Disney--the master of fiction--was determined to bring new life to the non-fiction world of city design and development and, in doing so, fundamentally improve the Great American way of life.This 374-page paperback by Sam Gennawey explores Walt Disney's vision for a city of tomorrow, EPCOT, and how this great city would be a way for American corporations to demonstrate how technology, creative thinking, and hard work could change the world. Quite simply, Disney saw this project as a way to influence the public's expectations about city life, in the same way his earlier work had redefined what it meant to watch an animated film or visit an amusement park.Gennawey, a professional planner and highly-respected theme park and attractions industry expert, also breaks new ground in detailing the process through which meaningful and functional spaces have been created by Walt Disney and his artists as well as how guests understand and experience those spaces.Gennawey has spent years researching the history of EPCOT and Walt Disney's love for city planning while interviewing a wide variety of key players familiar with Walt and his vision for EPCOT. Disney Legend Marty Sklar says;"[Sam has] captured much of the attitude and events of the times, and hit on much of Walt's drive and inspiration. [His] research into materials and people who were important in one way or ano the r is exemplary. The notes from Buzz Price, John Hench and Marvin Davis, for example... the apparent influence of Victor Gruen's theories...a relationship that developed with James Rouse - all insightful. It is clear, well researched and useful and thoughtful to anyone studying urban planning."

Escape from North Korea: The Untold Story of Asia's Underground Railroad

Escape from North Korea: The Untold Story of Asia's Underground Railroad

From the world’s most repressive state comes rare good news: the escape to freedom of a small number of its people. It is a crime to leave North Korea. Yet increasing numbers of North Koreans dare to flee. They go first to neighboring China, which rejects them as criminals, then on to Southeast Asia or Mongolia, and finally to South Korea, the United States, and other free countries. They travel along a secret route known as the new underground railroad.With a journalist’s grasp of events and a novelist’s ear for narrative, Melanie Kirkpatrick tells the story of the North Koreans’ quest for liberty. Travelers on the new underground railroad include women bound to Chinese men who purchased them as brides, defectors carrying state secrets, and POWs from the Korean War held captive in the North for more than half a century. Their conductors are brokers who are in it for the money as well as Christians who are in it to serve God. The Christians see their mission as the liberation of North Korea one person at a time.Just as escaped slaves from the American South educated Americans about the evils of slavery, the North Korean fugitives are informing the world about the secretive country they fled. Escape from North Korea describes how they also are sowing the seeds for change within North Korea itself. Once they reach sanctuary, the escapees channel news back to those they left behind. In doing so, they are helping to open their information-starved homeland, exposing their countrymen to liberal ideas, and laying the intellectual groundwork for the transformation of the totalitarian regime that keeps their fellow citizens in chains.

The Railroad

The Railroad

This book was originally published prior to 1923, and represents a reproduction of an important historical work, maintaining the same format as the original work. While some publishers have opted to apply OCR (optical character recognition) technology to the process, we believe this leads to sub-optimal results (frequent typographical errors, strange characters and confusing formatting) and does not adequately preserve the historical character of the original artifact. We believe this work is culturally important in its original archival form. While we strive to adequately clean and digitally enhance the original work, there are occasionally instances where imperfections such as blurred or missing pages, poor pictures or errant marks may have been introduced due to either the quality of the original work or the scanning process itself. Despite these occasional imperfections, we have brought it back into print as part of our ongoing global book preservation commitment, providing customers with access to the best possible historical reprints. We appreciate your understanding of these occasional imperfections, and sincerely hope you enjoy seeing the book in a format as close as possible to that intended by the original publisher.

Lionel Nation, Part 6

Lionel Nation, Part 6

We open with Lionel's classic steam switchers from the scale and semi-scale switchers of the Prewar Era to the high-tech models of the Modern Era. We check out Lionel's irresistible operating and action cars the Milk and Cattle Cars, the Merchandise Car, Poultry Dispatch, and more. Lionel's iconic F3 in different color combinations, including some never produced. We also show what trains and accessories would have looked like had they been produced as pictured in the catalog. See Steve Strauss' sensational Lionel Postwar layout built from beginning to end, and Wayne Koebel's extensive Postwar and Prewar collection and layout. The latest Lionel Vision and Classics Line locomotives in action, plus operating tips and more. Another jam-packed issue filled with the exciting wall-to-wall Lionel train action you've come to expect from TM's Lionel Nation series. Bonus Featurette, Part 2 Original 16mm color film shot in the 50s of the layouts and collections of TCA charter members.

Stories of the Railroad

Stories of the Railroad

This book was originally published prior to 1923, and represents a reproduction of an important historical work, maintaining the same format as the original work. While some publishers have opted to apply OCR (optical character recognition) technology to the process, we believe this leads to sub-optimal results (frequent typographical errors, strange characters and confusing formatting) and does not adequately preserve the historical character of the original artifact. We believe this work is culturally important in its original archival form. While we strive to adequately clean and digitally enhance the original work, there are occasionally instances where imperfections such as blurred or missing pages, poor pictures or errant marks may have been introduced due to either the quality of the original work or the scanning process itself. Despite these occasional imperfections, we have brought it back into print as part of our ongoing global book preservation commitment, providing customers with access to the best possible historical reprints. We appreciate your understanding of these occasional imperfections, and sincerely hope you enjoy seeing the book in a format as close as possible to that intended by the original publisher.

The Magic of Lionel, Part 4

The Magic of Lionel, Part 4

The Magic of Lionel, Part 4 Lionel trains have endured for almost 100 years. Why? For the answer, Tom McComas visited a number of Lionel layouts and talked with the builders. Each told a storey filled with nostalgia, tips and great train action. Boyd Manson's Hazlet Train Shop & Museum - Boyd is one of the most knowledgeable and colorful collector's in the country. He operates both Postwar and Modern Lionel and his layout features four mainline and an operating centenary system. Stu Shuster, Birmingham, MI - Action includes a Pride Lines UP M 10,000 and Lionel classics like the 763 Hudson, 0-6-0 switcher, 225 steamers and more - all controlled by Magic Electrol, just like they were in the 30's. 50 min.

SubTerrain Manual - Constructing a Lightweight Model Layout the Woodland Scenics Way

SubTerrain Manual - Constructing a Lightweight Model Layout the Woodland Scenics Way

In just five easy steps, you'll learn how to build a realistic model railroad layout with mountains, valleys, creeks and low-lying areas. The SubTerrain Lightweight Layout System makes it all possible without the need for power tools or complicated calculations. It's fast and there's no mess to clean up. These 101 pages with 43 illustrations and 160 photos give you all the basics plus the advanced techniques on using SubTerrain's high density foam components. It's fun and anyone can do it anywhere!