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Take a trip on the Underground Railroad! Join Eleanor Burns and Sue Bouchard as they guide you through the story of the Underground Railroad. Learn how fifteen quilt blocks may have played a significant role in communication between the slaves and how it helped them on their way to freedom.The book has 168 full color pages with step by step instructions for each of the 15 blocks. There are also directions to make a miniature Underground Railroad quilt. The book contains yardage and cutting charts in addition to fabric identification pages that will assist the quilter in cutting and marking her fabric for this beautiful sampler. "Underground Railroad Sampler" also includes a color page depicting the "Story of the Underground Railroad" that can be photocopied onto Photo Transfer Fabric and included in the quilt.
A cookbook approach to creating scenery like an expert that delivers predictable results every time. Teaches how to design, build, model, and finish backgrounds, mountains, hills, trees, bushes, water, dirt, and much more. Features detailed photos, techniques, and product information.
For the first time in print! A collection of volumes from the popular web serial, RAILROAD! Railroad is a weird western steampunk story of gadgetry, gunplay and grit. Join us as we follow the strange stand-alone train known as the Sleipnir; eight cars of free traveling steam powered might. Able to lay her own tracks, as well as pick them up again, the train is a marvelous feat of engineering, and as an unbound entity she can travel anywhere her master desires. The only trouble is the trouble she attracts. Enter Rodger Dodger, dead-eye marksman and all around vexed soul. At the request of a restless spirit, Dodger takes on the work of security for the train, straps on the biggest guns this side of the Mississippi and soon finds his life will never be the same again. (Which is just fine with him because he didn't like the one he had anyways.) On a train that can go anywhere, anything is bound to happen!
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.
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.
Building an O Gauge Layout - Beginner & Advanced You've got your train set. Why not build a permanent layout? It's fun, creative, and you learn the basics of carpentry, electricity, and making scenery. And you can get your entire family involved. There's something to do for everyone. Lionel's® FasTrack® has emerged as the track of choice among a new generation of layout builders. FasTrack looks realistic, it snaps together, and is flexible enough for any track plan - whether it's a simple figure 8 or an intricate design involving switches, multiple train operation and lots of accessories. TM's new DVD offers step-by-step, easy-to-follow instructions. Whether you're a beginner or a pro, you need this DVD. It brings layout building into the 21st Century. Building the table Installing FasTrack & switches Installing accessories Wiring Scenery Building a mountain Tunnel Portals Installing a block system Plus much more. You can do it. 60 min. Bonus Feature TM's original How to Build a Toy Train Layout From an empty 4'X8' table to a fine scale-detailed layouts using Lionel traditional 3-rail tubular track, trains, and accessories. Digitally re-mastered. 45 min.
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.
Hop on board for a fast-paced, action-packed journey to the world of Lionel. See Prewar, Postwar, and Modern Era layouts built by nationally recognized designers and collectors like Clarke Dunham and Chuck Brasher - plus the California State Railroad Museum's Thomas Sefton layout and exhibit. Hear 75 years of Lionel sounds, from the Chugger in 1933 to the latest from rock legend Neil Young's Railsounds. We visit Lionel's new showroom in Manhattan and the Christmas layouts at Macy's, FAO Schwarz, and Grand Central Terminal. We show how new scale Lionel models of legendary locomotives, like the Hiawatha and GG1, compare with Lionel's original toy versions. Lionel Nation - Great train action, stories, music, and fun. ALL ABOARD! 65 min.
Model Railroader Managing Editor David Popp details the expansion of his N scale Naugatuck Valley Railroad in Building a Model Railroad Step by Step, 2nd edition. Providing an inside look at building a model railroad from start to finish, new chapters highlight the addition of a sizable industrial switching area and delve deeper into operations.
The Magic of Lionel, Part 1 Toys come and go but Lionel trains have endured almost 100 years. Why? What is the magic of Lionel? For the answers, Tom McComas, America's most popular and respected producer of toy train videos, takes you on an action-packed tour of six Lionel layouts and captures the spirit of toys passed from one generation to the next. All Aboard! Our first stop is… Karl Burkhardt, Gettysburg, PA. - In 1950, Karl's dad demonstrated Lionel trains at F.A.O. Schwarz, and Karl has been hooked on Lionel ever since. His 5x10-foot layout illustrates how you can pack lots of action in a small place. Terry Johnson, Lancing, MI. - The layout is in progress but Terry's enthusiasm is complete. Dick Brown, Princeton, IL. - The layout is not big, but oh what dick does with that space. John Stanley, Rockaway, NJ. - John loves cars and trains. His 18 by 28-ft layout features both. Ed Mularz, Cleaveland, OH. - You don't have to be a rocket scientist to operate Lionel trains and accessories, but Ed happens to be one and it helps. Michael Salnick, West Palm Beach, FL. - Mike loves Lionel, has the layout to prove it, and is not shy about expounding on what's right or wrong with out hobby. 50 min. The Magic of Lionel, Part 2 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 story filled with nostalgia, tips and great train action. The Magical World of Lionel, Anywhere, USA. - Harry Turner, the Pied Piper of toy trains, has created the worlds' largest mobile Lionel train display. It's all packed in a big truck and everywhere Harry goes, crowds gather. Roadside America, Sharletville, PA. - 8000 square feet of mountains, animations, figures, vehicles, waterfalls, and Lionel trains - steamers, electrics and diesels. The mix make for a delightful panorama of America as it was when Norman Rockwell was painting covers for the Saturday Evening Post. Choo Choo Barn, Strasburg, PA. - What began in 1961 as a 500-square foot display with six trains and six animations has evolved into a 1700-square-foot display featuring 13 trains and 130 animations. Fun for everyone. Underground Railroad, New Castle, PA. - Meet irrepressible Lou Palumbo, New Castle's King of Toy Trains. Lou has a huge layout and loves to talk about the magic of Lionel (or anything else for that matter). Trainland USA, Colfax, Iowa. - A combination of toy train layout, geography course, and history lesson. The display depicts the development of the railroads in the United States and takes you on a tour from sea to shining sea. 50 min. The Magic of Lionel, Part 3 The New Lionel Showroom Layout - An impressive 16x40-foot layout featuring the newest in Lionel trains and accessories. A "wall of history" highlights Lionel trains from 1900 to the present. Chuck Roehm, Marion IL. - Chuck 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 switchers. Chuck has loved trains ever since he can remember, and his story is one of putting rivets in those dreams. Oscar Fox, PA. - Oscar operates both Lionel O and Standard gauges. Trains run almost everywhere - on the table, under the table, even on the display shelves. He has created a delightful mix of toy trains, buildings, and fun. Dave Pietrowski, Chicago, IL. - Dave wanted today'
In this sequel to My America: Freedom's Wings, Corey Birdsong and his family have escaped slavery and the South and found refuge in Canada. This book is part of the re-launch of the My America series.In Sharon Dennis Wyeth's sequel to My America: Freedom's Wings, Corey and his family have escaped from slavery and the South and are now living in Canada. They own their own land, have made new friends, and Corey gets ready to go to school. But danger still remains across the river in Ohio, where slavecatchers lurk, waiting to capture escaped slaves to bring them back to their former masters. Corey, however, outsmarts them, and brings his friend Mingo to safety in Canada.
Lionel Trains come to life on the pages of this board book -- perfect for the young train lover.
Detroit, Motown and Motor City history, The Henry Ford, Diego Rivera at the Detroit Institute of Arts, Lionel Trains, Hell, Battle Creek, Traverse City cherries, Mackinac Island and Mays fudge creations, Upper Peninsula, Sault St. Marie, Copper Harbor, waterfalls and sleeping Bear Dunes National Park.
Modeling - building, operating, collecting models of all kinds - involves people from many walks of life. From "folk" to highly trained professionals, from skilled artisans to dreamers, modeling is an important means of self-expression and of contact with and understanding of the world. In Remaking the World, James Roy King weaves together strands of thought creating a tapestry that mirrors John Dewey's pragmatism of sufficiencies. King uses the concept of activity sets - relatively stable combinations of activities that characterize every large-scale human enterprise - to explain how modeling can help people make sense of the world around them. The author also looks at working with small sizes and dealing with a variety of technical details, problems related to collecting and displaying models, and their commercial and aesthetic aspects. Appendixes give information about manufacturers of kits and modeling organizations.