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"Managing Value-Based Organizations" argues that those who fail to understand management history are destined to repeat it. Research has shown that despite the prodigious output of management books, managers still have little idea why there is so much change in the world of work or what they can do about it. Most, it seems, are still waiting for the dust to settle, expecting instead that in the near future they will be able to go back to doing things the way they have always done them.
Discover iconic railroad structures and their importance to the industry; then learn to model them! Filled with historical photos, this book from Jeff Wilson describes the design and operation of various types and styles of depots, passenger stations, and freight houses. It also covers the smaller structures and details found along railroad rights-of-way such as interlocking towers, maintenance sheds, crossing shanties and gates, signs, and communication lines. Water towers, icing platforms, scales, and other service structures are also included.
Provides the construction steps for building a walkaround 4 x 8 layout. Photographs, diagrams, and helful instructions show how to construct benchwork and scenery, lay track, build detailed structures, weather freight cars, and more.
Step-by-step instructions and an illustrated teaching method take the mystery out of constructing model railroad benchwork. Covers the materials and tools necessary and the rudimentary skills required to make sturdy benchwork for any size or scale layout.
Shows how to build an N scale railroad in a few easy steps. Includes instructions on constructing framework, laying track, building scenery, and assembling structures that result in an outstanding layout. Author: Kent Wood, Ric LaBan Perfect-bound softcover; 8 1/4 x 10 3/4; 96 pages; 150 black and white photos; 35 color photos; 30 illustrations; TCA Grade: C-10,
Realistic Model Railroad Design: Your Step-By-Step Guide to Creating a Unique Operating Layout (Model Railroader)
Using photos, illustrations, and a straightforward style, notable Model Railroader magazine author Tony Koester shows you how to make creative, plausible choices for the concept and construction of your next model railroad. Covers key topics like developing an entire model railroad theme, choosing a scale, integrating signature design elements into your track plan, and much more.
These outstanding track plans are designed to work in any amount of space or scale preference, including HO (HOn21/2 and HOn3), O, S, N, and Z scale. Includes photographs, diagrams and materials listed for plans ranging from small modules to room-size layouts from MODEL RAILROADER Magazine.
Teaches how to get old Lionel trains running again! Shows how to repair and maintain Lionel O gauge trains built from the turn of the century through the 1970s. Gives detailed explanations with photos and diagrams illustrating easy repair, lubrication, and maintenance tips and techiques.
Logging to the Salt Chuck: Over 100 Years of Railroad Logging in Mason County Washington (Logging Railroads of Washington State Series)
The pictorial history of Simpson Timber Company associated logging railroad operations including the Arcata & Mad River Railroad. Over 100 years of railroad logging in Mason County, Washington.
In pioneer America, the Michigan Central Railroad (MCRR) became the major route between east and west, linking older states and their restless populations to young cities like Detroit and Chicago, and to the wide open spaces beyond. Now, for the first time in book form, historian Nick Marsh systematically relates the colorful story of this legendary enterprise, drawing on numerous archival records, photographs, and artifacts. The MCRR story is a story of toil, triumph, and tragedy. Marsh includes chapters on the railroad's construction, its conversion from a state-owned to a private enterprise, the sad ending to a Michigan farmers' rebellion, the involvement of William H. Vanderbilt, and the empire building of the visionary James F. Joy. Eagerly anticipated by many, the appearance of Marsh's comprehensive account will bring joy to legions of rail fans, history buffs, and connoisseurs of Americana.
Basic DCC Wiring for Your Model Railroad: A Beginner's Guide to Decoders, DCC Systems, and Layout Wiring
Get started with Digital Command Control (DCC)! This how-to guide covers the basics, with an overview of DCC, track wiring, cab bus wiring, and converting an existing layout to DCC. Written by Mike Polsgrove, Model Railroader s columnist on DCC.
From the novels of Anne Rice to The Lost Boys, from The Terminator to cyberpunk science fiction, vampires and cyborgs have become strikingly visible figures within American popular culture, especially youth culture. In Consuming Youth, Rob Latham explains why, showing how fiction, film, and other media deploy these ambiguous monsters to embody and work through the implications of a capitalist system in which youth both consume and are consumed.Inspired by Marx's use of the cyborg vampire as a metaphor for the objectification of physical labor in the factory, Latham shows how contemporary images of vampires and cyborgs illuminate the contradictory processes of empowerment and exploitation that characterize the youth-consumer system. While the vampire is a voracious consumer driven by a hunger for perpetual youth, the cyborg has incorporated the machineries of consumption into its own flesh. Powerful fusions of technology and desire, these paired images symbolize the forms of labor and leisure that American society has staked out for contemporary youth.A startling look at youth in our time, Consuming Youth will interest anyone concerned with film, television, and popular culture.
Since it was first published in 1996, Official Guide to Texas State Parks and Historic Sites has become Texans' one-stop source for information on great places to view scenic landscapes, tour historical sites, camp, fish, hike, backpack, swim, ride horseback, go rock climbing, and enjoy almost any other outdoor recreation.This revised edition includes five new state parks and historical sites, completely updated information for every park, and many beautiful new photographs. The book is organized by geographical regions to help you plan your trips around the state. For every park, Laurence Parent provides all of the essential information:The natural or historical attractions of the parkTypes of recreation offeredCamping and lodging facilitiesAddresses and phone numbersA locator mapMagnificent color photographsSo if you want to watch the sun set over Enchanted Rock, fish in the surf on the beach at Galveston, or listen for a ghostly bugle among the ruins of Fort Lancaster, let this book be your complete guide. Don't take a trip in Texas without it.
Florence & Cripple Creek Railroad: Forty miles to fortune : a history of the fabulous narrow-gauge Florence & Cripple Creek Railroad and America's ... region...the amazing Cripple Creek District
This is the story of Bob Womack, who discovered gold along Cripple Creek, and the evolution that took place in the rich mining district that developed.