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Great Toy Train Layouts of America, Parts 1-6

Great Toy Train Layouts of America, Parts 1-6

The Great Toy Train Layouts of America, Part 1 Three fascinating toy train tours: Ward Kimball's multi-gauge layout and collection, which spans the history of toy trains from 1870 to 1940, Ralph Johnson's O gauge layout, which features a 40-foot long mountain range, and Michael Primack's O gauge, where toy trains are maneuvered and switched just like real trains. The Great Toy Train Layouts of America, Part 2 Part 2 was named by People Magazine as one of the Top Ten Videos of the year. Featured are Stan Roy's amazing O gauge layout and Chuck Brasher's Standard Gauge. Stan operates 32 Lionel Postwar Lionel trains, many of which are rare and valuable, simultaneously on three levels - a world's record performance. Chuck Brasher has probably the finest Classic Period (1925-1935) layout in the world. He operates a Standard Gauge Hall of Fame - the Blue Comet, State Set, President's Special, the Olympian, and many more. The Great Toy Train Layouts of America, Part 3 This is the Pennsylvania Suite… two delightful toy train layouts in the beautiful state of Pennsylvania, the heart of toy train collecting in the United States. The layouts belong to Phil Klopp of Easton, who operates Lionel Postwar and Modern Era, and Bruce Manson of Lancaster, who is strictly American Flyer S Gauge. Both have so many vignettes of mountains and bridges, villages and cities, work places and play sites that it will take repeated viewing to enjoy the wonder and whimsy of it all. One of the highlights of Phil's layout is an amazing replica of the famous Horseshoe Curve in Altoona, PA. And, of course, there are the lovely trains…running through tunnels, over trestles, around mountains, by towns, and into stations. The Great Toy Train Layouts of America, Part 4 Barry Leonard's postwar O-gauge layout spotlights Lionel's scale Hudson heading a sleek, red line of Rail Chief cars, the impressive Williams' Big Boy, a marvelous circus and carnival, animations, loads of accessories in action, and a brilliantly photographed segment on Lionel's space and military trains and accessories. Plus Brad Nelson's American Flyer S-Gauge - an exquisite, scale-detailed layout with realistic scenery, both Lionel and Flyer accessories, and those lovely, long American Flyer passenger trains winding through curves, mountains, and over bridges. Great Toy Train Layouts of America, Part 5 To build his dream, Doug DuBay of Des Moines, IA commissioned two-time Tony nominee Clarke Dunham, creator of the fabulous Citibank Station layout in Manhattan. Dunham has combined his two great loves - the Broadway stage and O Gauge model railroading - to fashion a four-level, multi-train operation which lifts layout building to an art form. Giant backdrops, theatrical lighting, and stagecraft come together to create scenes, which, until now, have existed only in our imagination. It's fanciful. It's magical. It's toy trains on Broadway! Ron Zweig combines scale scenery, structures, animations, and exquisite stonework with state-of-the-art O gauge trains to create a miniature world as realistic as you will find in any gauge. Highlight of the layout is a scratch-built, prototypically operating centenary system, which powers GG-1 and EP-5 electrics over bridges, through mountains, and around sweeping curves. Great Toy Train Layouts of America, Part 6 Frank Petruzzo has both a fine Lionel Classic Period Standard gauge collection and layout. The collection is displayed beautifully and features eleven different State Sets and eleven different Blue Comet sets. Highlights of the layout includes just about every Lionel prewar accessory ever made plus the Petruzzo Special Coal Train - 25 coal

Carl Arendt's Small Layout Scrapbook

Carl Arendt's Small Layout Scrapbook

Creative approaches, 100 small layouts, a host of modeling tips and tricks, and more ideas for minimum-space model railroading fun than you've ever seen gathered in one place! From the webmaster of the award-winning website "Micro Layouts for Model Railroads" at www.carendt.us.

Discoveries...America Michigan

Discoveries...America Michigan

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.

Lionel the Movie I, New Special Edition

Lionel the Movie I, New Special Edition

See Lionel F-3s, Electrics, the Hudson and Irvington Cars, UP Anniversary Set, 6464 boxcars, culvert loader, saw mill, log loaders, Congressional Set, and gorgeous night scenes. Also included: Bloopers! Also: Iron Ponies, filmed in 1949.

Too Big to Fail: Policies and Practices in Government Bailouts

Too Big to Fail: Policies and Practices in Government Bailouts

Usually associated with large bank failures, the phrase too big to fail, which is a particular form of government bailout, actually applies to a wide range of industries, as this volume makes clear. Examples range from Chrysler to Lockheed Aircraft and from New York City to Penn Central Railroad. Generally speaking, when a corporation, an organization, or an industry sector is considered by the government to be too important to the overall health of the economy, it will not be allowed to fail. Government bailouts are not new, nor are they limited to the United States. This book presents the views of academics, practitioners, and regulators from around the world (e.g., Australia, Hungary, Japan, Europe, and Latin America) on the implications and consequences of government bailouts.

Toy Trains & Christmas, Parts 1, 2, 3

Toy Trains & Christmas, Parts 1, 2, 3

Toy Trains & Christmas Part 1 Toy trains have been synonymous with Christmas ever since a crudely built toy locomotive was placed under some lucky kid's Christmas tree in the mid-1800s. (55 minutes.) And that's what this video is about - Christmas and toy trains. You will see elaborate Christmas layouts featuring Lionel, American Flyer, Ives and Marx toy trains. You will visit the Christmas layout at the Henry Ford Museum, tour displays featuring Department 56 buildings, the Christmas layout at the Hancock Building in Chicago and the $36,000 layout featured on the cover of Hammachers Schlemmer's Christmas catalog. There's also a fun Christmas layout starring Santa, Mickey and Pinocchio handcars plus the Mickey Mouse Circus Train. We also visit the Christmas layout at the Lionel Visitors Center and los of other Christmas layouts, both big and small. Rail action includes trains and accessories from every era and almost every manufacturer. Mixed throughout is happy Christmas music, some original, some traditional and some old favorites with new lyrics. This is truly a marvelous video for anyone who loves toy trains and Christmas. Toy Trains & Christmas Part 2 Angela Thomas, the Georgia O'Keefe of toy trains, has created a marvelous Christmas layout as part of her 50s style hobby shop/train room. Highlights include Lionel trains and accessories, Dept. 56 Snow Village vignettes, and life-size mural painted by Angela. Angela talks about her paintings and layout - both of which capture perfectly the joys of toy trains and Christmas. Oh, by the way, Angela's husband Bob helped too. Terry Dyer's S-gauge Christmas layout combines American Flyer trains and accessories with Dept. 56 and Plasticville buildings. Great winter scenery, a scratch-built roundhouse and lots of AF postwar legends dashing through the snow. Also included is more original Christmas music by Jim Coffey, the star of the first Toy Trains & Christmas. Jim's music is combined with Lionel trains operating on gorgeous Christmas layouts. Toy Trains & Christmas, Part 3 A delightful mix of toy trains, Dept. 56 villages and cheery Christmas music. See toy train classics like the Mayflower, Blue Comet, Santa Fe, and Hiawatha dashing through the snow. Other highlights include a huge outdoor display featuring Lionel trains and Bill Kern's fabulous Dept. 56 collection. Award-winning singer Jim Coffey sings both traditional and original Christmas songs. A perfect holiday video for the entire family that can be enjoyed year after year. I Love Christmas A joyous Christmas celebration includes the little train that saved Christmas, handcars operated by Pinocchio, Jiminy Cricket, Mickey Mouse, Popeye and Olive Oil, colorful diesels, steamers puffing smoke, plus the original Christmas music of Jim Coffey, a wonderful recitation of 'Twas The Night Before Christmas and an uproarious version of Jingle Bells. A cheerful, holiday romp guaranteed to delight the entire family. (35 minutes) Total Running time: 2 hours, 50 minutes

101 More Track Plans for Model Railroaders

101 More Track Plans for Model Railroaders

Featuring plans from Model Railroader magazine from three decades, each of the 101 track plans has a newly written, informational description of the design. The track plans range in size from simple 4 x 8 foot and smaller layouts to room- and garage-sized showpieces, with the majority focusing on mid-size layouts.

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.

Run Your Trains! with Lou Kovach, Owner of IC Controls

Run Your Trains! with Lou Kovach, Owner of IC Controls

Explains each product in detail and shows you how to use it. Gives many ideas on making your railroad empire come alive.

Seepage, Drainage, and Flow Nets

Seepage, Drainage, and Flow Nets

The definitive practical guide to understanding and solving seepage and drainage problems Now in its third edition, this unique resource offers simple methods for analyzing and designing seepage and groundwater control systems for all major types of civil engineering works. Complete with solid coverage of seepage principles and flow net construction, this book is an invaluable aid to engineering professionals and students in mastering this vital subject. Seepage, Drainage, and Flow Nets, Third Edition, features: Clear explanations of Darcy's law, permeability, and other core concepts Seepage analyses and drainage designs for earth dams, levees, foundations, earth slopes, roads, airfields, streets, parking lots, and more Information on contemporary topics, including "wick" drains, "fin" drains, and the protection of groundwaters from contamination An assessment of computer solutions to seepage and drainage problems Over 100 examples of flow nets, ranging from the simple to the complex --accompanied by step-by-step instructions Useful chapter references to facilitate further study.

Lionel Lionelville Destination: Adventure

Lionel Lionelville Destination: Adventure

6-35526 Features: -Material: Plastic and metal.-Rich heritage of Lionel Trains comes to vivid life for the very first time.-Computer-generated animation and a thrilling, heartwarming tale for the whole family.-Capture the magic of the American legend.-Adventure.-DVD. Assembly Instructions: -Assembly required. Warranty: -1 year warranty.

Railroad Signaling

Railroad Signaling

This complete and illustrated guide to railroad signaling in the U.S. simplifies and presents the utterly bewildering array of mechanisms, procedures, and rules that have evolved since the 1830s to promote safety, impose control, and disseminate information on America's railways. In addition to providing a brief history of North American signaling from the nineteenth century onward, Brian Solomon provides photos of equipment and explanations of not only how it works, but how it is used and what it all means. Solomon also explains how trains on the same route are given "precedence" or placed in pecking orders and how routes are broken down into digestible segments called "blocks" that help dictate the speed and manner in which a train is driven. The result is a fascinating look at the development of communication on the rails, from the days when slips of paper describing an engineer's track orders were held on a metal hook for him to grab on the fly, to today, when instructions are transmitted via computer. Major manufacturers of signaling equipment are represented.

Lionelville- All Aboard - Lionel's First Ever Family Adventure - Destination: Adventure!

Lionelville- All Aboard - Lionel's First Ever Family Adventure - Destination: Adventure!

The rich heritage of Lionel Trains comes to vivid life for the very first time through stunning, computer-generated animation and a thrilling, heartwarming tale for the whole family. On the eve of Lionel's annual Christmas display, a fiendish plot to steal the company's breakthrough technology goes awry, ripping a hole in the fabric of time and space. Years later, teenage twins nancy and Bobby Pullmor seek to uncover what happened that night, embarking on a perilous journey to an enchanted world where Lionel's spectacular displays have literally come to life. It's full steam to adventure in this first-ever animated feature to capture the magic of the American legend that is Lionel Trains.

Twenty Custom Designed Track Plans (Model Railroad Handbook)

Twenty Custom Designed Track Plans (Model Railroad Handbook)

Great ideas for building a dream model railroad! Covers all popular model railroading scales, and includes inspirational photographs, diagrams, and layout explanations.

Standard Catalog Of Lionel Trains, 1970-2000

Standard Catalog Of Lionel Trains, 1970-2000

All the details Lionel Train collectors needs to enjoy their hobby to the fullest are delivered in this illustrated and extensively informative guide, illustrated and extensively informative guide, which features more than one thousand color photographs of items produced from 1970 to 2000, current collector prices and rarity ratings, and tips for operating, maintaining, and repairing trains.