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Annuals - On30 (by White River Productions)

 

  • 2017 On30 Annual    

White River Productions  -  The On30 Annual brings you the best models and modelers working in the scale today. From inspiring layouts and fun-to-build track plans, to easy kitbashing, to full-blown scratchbuilding, the On30 Annual has it all

$29.95 plus $5.00 postage (Out of Stock)

 

  • 2016 On30 Annual    

White River Productions  -  The On30 Annual brings you the best models and modelers working in the scale today. From inspiring layouts and fun-to-build track plans, to easy kitbashing, to full-blown scratchbuilding, the On30 Annual has it all

$29.95 plus $5.00 postage 2 in Stock)

 

  • 2015 On30 Annual    

White River Productions  -  The On30 Annual brings you the best models and modelers working in the scale today. From inspiring layouts and fun-to-build track plans, to easy kitbashing, to full-blown scratchbuilding, the On30 Annual has it all

$27.95 plus $5.00 postage (Out of Stock)

 

Carstens Publications -  The On30 Annual brings you the best models and modelers working in the scale today. From inspiring layouts and fun-to-build track plans, to easy kitbashing, to full-blown scratchbuilding, the On30 Annual has it all

$25.95 plus $5.00 postage (Out of Stock)

 

Carstens Publications -  The On30 Annual brings you the best models and modelers working in the scale today. From inspiring layouts and fun-to-build track plans, to easy kitbashing, to full-blown scratchbuilding, the On30 Annual has it all

$25.95 plus $5.00 postage (1 in Stock)

 

Annuals - HOn3 (by White River Productions)

 

  • 2016 HOn3 Annual   

White River Productions - Dedicated to great HO narrow gauge model railroading.

$29.95 plus $5.00 postage (2 In Stock)

 

  • 2015 HOn3 Annual   

White River Productions - Dedicated to great HO narrow gauge model railroading.

$29.95 plus $5.00 postage (2 in stock)

 

  • 2014 HOn3 Annual   

Carstens Publications - Dedicated to great HO narrow gauge model railroading.  

$27.95 plus $5.00 postage (1 in Stock)

 

Carstens Publications - Dedicated to great HO narrow gauge model railroading.  

$25.95 plus $5.00 postage (1 in Stock)

 

  • 2012 HOn3 Annual   

Carstens Publications -  Dedicated to great HO narrow gauge model railroading.  

$25.95 plus $5.00 postage (1 in Stock)

 

Magazines/Periodicals  

Unfortunately we are no longer able to provide the Narrow Gauge & Industrial Review - available by direct Subscription Only - see below

 

RCL Publications.  4 issues per year, Narrow Gauge Industrial Modeling (mainly British prototype) 

Contact Roy C Link via his Web Site for Direct Subscriptions - RCL Publications 

       

Books (In Stock Books Highlighted in Yellow)

  • NEW  Narrow Gauge & Shortline Gazette - 50 Year Collection on DVD   (In Stock)     $199.00

Narrow Gauge & Shortline Gazette DVD Archive - Every page from the first issue in 1975 through to the end of 2014 (239 Issues) and complete collections of the Gazette's predecessors - Finelines (57 issues) and Slim Gauge News (18 issues).  All issues and pages are fully searchable and printable as PDF files.

  • NEW  Silver Rails - The Railroads of Leadville, Colorado     (In Stock)     $110.00

Sierra Grande Press, by Christopher James,  During the last two decades of the 19th Century, Leadville, Colorado, was one of the most famous cities in the world as millions of dollars of silver ore poured from the nearby mines.  But this isn't just the story of railroads, nor is it just about Leadville, it's about the railroads and Leadville. And it's about people. Hardcover. 200 pages, photographs, drawings, diagrams, maps & plans. 

  • NEW  The Degulbeef & Cradding Railroad (with DVD)     (In Stock)     $110.00

Editions LR Presse, by Alexander Zelkin.  The Degulbeef & Cradding Railroad is a fictitious Pacific Northwest mining & logging system in the Roaring twenties. With humour and wittiness, outstanding modeler Alexander Zelkin tells about his layout, and his own life as well, while sharing his techniques in thirty lavishly illustrated tutorials.  Included DVD and has been featured in the Narrow Gauge & Shortline Gazette on may occasions. 

  • Narrow Gauge to No Man's Land    (In Stock)     $95.00

Benchmark Publications, Richard Dunn.  This is the story of the U.S. Army's 60 centimeter (1 foot, 11-5/8") gauge trench railways in France in World War One. Heavily illustrated, with 214 photos, scale drawings of the equipment, and locomotive rosters. First published in 1990.  Hardcover, 212 pages, Plans, Drawings, Diagrams,  Photographs in Black / White and Colour 

  • The South Park Line    (In Stock)     $145.00

Hundman Publishing Inc, Mallory Hope Ferrell.  The story of the first quarter century of operations on the DSP&P and DL&G from its construction in 1874 to the C&S consolidation of 1899. Complete with photos, drawings, maps.  Hardcover, 368 pages,  Photographs in Black &/ White.

  • Narrow Gauge to the San Juans     (In Stock)     $100.00

Narrow Gauge Preservation Foundation, by Sam Furukawa,  It was the great age of railroad expansion in the American west. In 1879 the Denver & Rio Grande Rail-way began building its San Juan Extension. The rails pushed west from Alamosa, Colorado, heading for the rich mining districts of the San Juan Mountains. The goal was Silverton, Colorado, and in all, the route would total 245 miles.. Hardcover. 256 pages, 233 photographs, drawings, diagrams, maps & plans. 

  • The Chili Line III and Santa Fe the City Different     (In Stock)     $105.00

Compiled by Richard L. Dorman.  This Third Edition of the Chili Line includes 16 new pages, featuring photos and information that have come to light since the book was first published in 1996. One of the D&RGW's most beloved branches, the 100-mile-plus Santa Fe Branch connected the New Mexico capital to the Rio Grande's San Juan Extension at Antonito, Colorado, from 1881 until 1941. The book also includes more than 50 pages of historic photos and maps of the D&RGW line from Antonito to Chama, New Mexico. That 64-mile line survives, and now operates as the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad..  Hardcover, 232 pages in full colour. 

  • Extra Narrow Gauge Junction    (In Stock)     $110.00

Benchmark Publications, Dick Andrews.  Charming stories about narrow gauge, with an emphasis on Maine 2-foot railroads by a writer who actually rode on some of them. The book is a great tribute to Dick Andrews and to the inspiration and counsel that he provided to us younger guys for close to 50 years.  Hardcover, 223 pages, Plans, Drawings, Diagrams,  Photographs in Black / White and Colour 

  • Durango & Silverton     (In Stock)     $95..00

Narrow Gauge Preservation Foundation, Sam Furkawa,  Companion Book to the Cumbres & Toltec.  This is Sam's second book - A photographic celebration of America's favorite narrow gauge train ride.  Hardcover, 176 pages in full color. 

  • Cumbres & Toltec     (In Stock)     $95.00

Narrow Gauge Preservation Foundation, Sam Furkawa,  Featuring 237 dramatic photos of America's premier narrow gauge living history museum, this new book is the result of Sam Furukawa's longtime fascination with the C&TS. Hardcover, 176 pages in full color. 

  • Steel Rails & Silver Dreams     (In Stock     $95.00

Benchmark Publications.,  Darryl E. Muralt,  A History of the Dolly Varden Mines and the Narrow Gauge Dolly Varden Mines Railway, Hardcover, 183 pages, photos (B&W), drawings, maps.

  • The Pacific Coast Railway    (In Stock)     $110.00

Benchmark Publications, Kenneth E. Westcott and Curtiss H. Johnson  The story of the 76 mile 3 foot gauge Pacific Coast Railway that ran from Port Hartford on the Central California Coast.  Hardcover, 289 pages, Drawings, Plans, Photographs Black/White

  • Slow Trains Down South Vol 2     (In Stock)     $90.00

Hundman Publishing inc, Mallory Hope Ferrell.  A pictorial study of off-the-beaten path short line steam in Dixie’s "Bible Belt." Volume II covers Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas, and East Texas.  Hardcover, 226 pages in black and white - a few colour. 

  •  A Beginner's Guide to Creative Effects for your Model railroad     (In Stock)     $38.95

J-T Publishing, Paul M Newitt,  Have you always wanted to make creative effects for your model railroad, but didn't know how? Many off-the-shelf items in lighting, animation, and sound are available and are easy to operate.  Learn to make an operating crane by using gear motors and a remote controller, build a working conveyor loader, or an operating turntable that moves at scale speed. Animate a waterfall, create smoke, simulate fire, and project theatrical type lighting. These are only a few of the many items covered in this book.  Learn how to make a working crossing gate with lights, a simple track signal system, or a street system with moving cars and trucks. New ideas and materials are explained to the novice modeler with easy-to-understand instructions, photographs, and diagrams..  Softcover, 200 pages in black and white. 

  • Slim Gauge Cars     (In Stock)     $28.00

Carstens Publications.  Expanded to 130 pages, Slim Gauge Cars, Second Edition contains thoroughly researched photos and plans for more than 70 different pieces of equipment. Each piece of equipment was measured and drawn exclusively for this project, with the latest up to date information available. Perfect for scratchbuilders and researchers alike, this is the definitive reference book to add to your collection

  • Nickel Plate Steam 1957 - 1958    $39.95

The Railroad Press, Robert P Olmsted. A photographic tribute to the Nickel Plate's great S-2 Class Berkshires. All Colour photographs, 48 pages.

  • Railroad Camp     (In Stock)     $29.95

Canadian Caboose Press, Adolf Hungry Wolf,  A tribute to the now-gone place of drama and character in the Northwest woods.  Softcover, 80 pages in black and white. 

  • The Dinky    (In Stock)     $28.50

Marsh Lake Productions, Greg Condon, Robert Felton & James Nickoll.  The C&NW Narrow Gauge in Wisconsin. Softcover, 80 pages, Plans, Drawings, Diagrams, Photographs in Black & White 

  • Clothshell Scenery    (In Stock)     $28.50

Marsh Lake Productions, Greg Condon, Ed.D.  Building a layout without Plaster.  The book is a presentation of 'clothshell scenery' as an alternative to traditional plaster methods.  Softcover, 44 pages, Photographs in Colour 

  •  A Century + Ten of D&RGW Narrow Gauge Freight Cars     (In Stock)     $85.00

BHI Publications and Robert E Sloan. A definitive guide to D&RGW Narrow Gauge Freight Cars from 1871 to 1981.  Softcover, 362 pages in black and white, pictures, drawings, diagrams. 

  • Rio Grande & RGS Passenger Cars of the 20th Century    (In Stock)    $40.00

BHI Publications, Rio Grande & RGS Passenger, Business & Special Cars of the 20th Century.  Blueprints and Folios for Narrow Gauge Passenger Cars, Soft Cover/Binding,  93 pages, Drawings, Plans, Black/White

  • Colorado & Southern Passenger & Freight Equipment    (In Stock)    $40.00

BHI Publications, Colorado & Southern Narrow Gauge Rolling Stock from the 1923 Folios.  Blueprints and Folios for Narrow Gauge Cars, Soft Cover/Binding,  67 pages, Drawings, Plans, Black/White

  • Modeling the Mining Industry: Compressed Air, Its Generation and use in Mining    (In Stock)    $37.00

Western Scale Models, Modeling the Mining Industry, Softcover - Comb-Bound, 75 pages, Drawings, Photos, Black/White 

  • Gold and Silver Stamp Mills: A detailed look at mill interiors    (In Stock)    $30.00

Western Scale Models, Gold & Silver Stamp Mills, Softcover - Comb-Bound, 50 pages, Drawings, Photos, Black/White & Colour

  • Nevada County Narrow Gauge     (Out of Stock)     $79.90

Heimburger House, Gerald M. Best, Story of the Nevada County Narrow Gauge, Hardcover, 215 pages, Maps, Timetables

  • The Billerica and Bedford Railroad    (Out of Stock)     $70.00

Aubrey Publications, Donald L. Ball.  The story of America's first Two Foot gauge Common Carrier between Billerica and Bedford in Massachusetts.  Hardcover, 197 pages, Plans, Drawings, Diagrams,  Photographs in Black / White and Colour 

  • Chama / Cumbres with a little Chilli     (Out of Stock)     $72.00

R.D Publications, Compiled by Richard L. Dorman.  The Third Book by Richard Dorman featuring photos and information on the Chama and Cumbres areas.  Hardcover, 222 pages, Drawings, Plans, Photographs in Black/White and Colour. 

  • The Fabulous Franklin & South Manchester Railroad Vol 1    (Out of Stock)     $29.95

Fine Scale Miniatures, George Sellios.  The story of the HO scale Franklin & South Manchester.  Softcover, 80 pages, Plans, Photographs in Colour 

  • D&RGW Narrow Gauge Work / Box Outfit Cars    (Out of Stock)    $49.50

Steve Swanson & Mike Horner. A comprehensive study covering 151 different D&RGW work / box outfit cars from 1919 to 1981, Soft Cover, Spiral Bound, 154 pages, Drawings, Plans & tables

  • WDLR Album     (Out of Stock)     $90.00

Roy C Link  Publications, by Roy C Link,  A unique record of British 60cm Gauge Railways on the Western Front, March 1918. Hardcover. 256 pages, 212 photographs, drawings, diagrams, maps & plans. 

  • Festiniog Odyssey     (Out of Stock)     $65.00

Roy C Link  Publications, by Nick Welch,  A Model maker's Adventure, The story of Nick Worth's 4mm scale Layout depicting the Festiniog Railway in North Wales in the early Summer of 1926. Softcover. 224 pages, 244 colour photographs, drawings, diagrams, maps. 

  • The Spooner Album - The Festiniog Railway    (Out of Stock)    $79.50

RCL Publications, A collection of photographs in a 'classical' appearance, Stories, and descriptions of the Festiniog Railway,  Hard Cover (in Pocket), 109 pages, Drawings, Photos, Black/White

  • Slate Quarry Album     (Out of Stock)     $49.50

Roy C Link  Publications, by Gordon & Ann Hatherill,  Welsh Slate Tramways & their Equipment,  Second Edition - Revised and Expanded Edition.  Softcover. 200 pages, black and white and colour pictures, drawings, diagrams, maps. 

  • Model Railroading with John Allen     (Out of stock)     $85.00

Benchmark Publications, by Linn H Westcott,  The story of the fabulous HO scale Gorre & Daphetid Railroad, Expanded Edition.  Hardcover. 160 pages, black and white, pictures, drawings, diagrams 

  • Up Clear Creek on the Narrow Gauge     (Out of Stock)     $77.95

Benchmark Publications, by Harry W. Brunk,  Modeling the Colorado & Southern. A collection of 54 Articles reprinted from the Narrow Gauge & Shortline Gazette, January 1980 to January 1989.  Hardcover. 278 pages, black and white, pictures, drawings, diagrams 

  • More Up Clear Creek on the Narrow Gauge     (Out Stock)     $79.95

Benchmark Publications, by Harry W. Brunk,  Modeling the Colorado & Southern. A collection of 88 Articles reprinted from the Narrow Gauge & Shortline Gazette, March 1989 to January 2010.  Hardcover. 302 pages, black and white and colour, pictures, drawings, diagrams 

  • Styrene Modeling     (Out of Stock)     $25.00

Evergreen Scale Models, Compiled by Bob Hayden. How to Build, Paint and Finish Realistic Styrene Models.  Softcover, 89 pages in black and white, pictures, drawings, diagrams. 

  •  D&RGW: Durango to Alamosa and Salida     (Out of Stock)     $65.00

R.D Publications 11, Richard L Dorman and Bob Hayden,  This book tells the story of the narrow gauge routes of the Denver & Rio Grande Western from Durango, Colorado, to Chama, New Mexico and on to Antonia, Alamosa and Salida Colorado.  Hardcover. 174 pages, black & white and color. 

  • Slow Trains Down South Vol 1     (Out of  Stock)     $90.00

Hundman Publishing inc, Mallory Hope Ferrell.  A pictorial study of off-the-beaten path short line steam in Dixie’s "Bible Belt." Volume I covers Virginia, West Virginia, North and South Carolina, Kentucky, and Tennessee. .  Hardcover, 287 pages in black and white - a few colour. 

We have the latest listing from Plateway Press.  A large range of books about Narrow Gauge & Industrial Railways.  

Carstens Publications -  (now available from White River Publications)

  (In-Stock highlighted in Yellow)

  • Scratchbuilding for Model Railroaders     $33.00

Carstens Publications, by Bob Walker. Scratchbuilding for Model Railroaders is a definitive work that covers the thought process, latest tools, techniques and materials used by Bob to create some of his excellent and personal models. With 130 pages of creative content, this latest modeler's book from Carstens Publications will open the door to a new world of model building Craftsman Techniques Made Simple.  Softcover  in black and white, pictures, drawings, diagrams. 

  • Track Design     $20.00

Carstens Publications, Edited by Hal Carstens.   The design and creation of a new model railroad layout requires lots of planning and dreaming. That dream railroad you want to build will be an expression of yourself. It will represent your idea of the ideal model railroad adapted to whatever restriction you may impose. You may opt for Lionel track, sectional track, flexible track, or even track spiked by hand to miniature wooden ties. You can model prairies, mountains, coastal areas, cities, industrial areas, or mining and logging operations. You can model any period in railroad history you like, from the pioneer days of the 1830s to heavy diesel freight operations of today, with Amtrak, VIA, and commuter operations thrown in as an extra. You can fill an entire basement or garage or you can restrict yourself to a narrow shelf in a bedroom. Model railroading has no limits...

  • Building Scenery with Paul Scoles     $29.00

Carstens Publications, by Paul Scoles. From the pages of Railroad Model Craftsman, Building Scenery with Paul Scoles is updated and refreshed with new photos and additional information. This book is an essential new book for any model railroader looking to build realistic scenic effects. From the basics of ground cover to building tall evergreens and detailed deciduous trees, from enhancing track to applying ballast, from creating deep riverbeds and making convincing water, Paul Scoles' methods will make you feel comfortable learning new skills and ideas

  • Bridge & Trestle Handbook     $37.50

Carstens Publications, by Paul Mallery. The Bridge and Trestle Handbook, Fourth Edition, is a valuable reference for all model railroaders, regardless of scale. This book contains 156 pages of detailed prototype information that is profusely illustrated, well organized and easy to find

  • Model Railroad Structures from A to Z     $28.00

Carstens Publications, by Wayne & Mary Cay Wesolowski.  This is the book to show you how to create all kinds of unique original models from wood, paperboard, plastic, plaster, and other inexpensive easy to find materials. Easy step-by-step instructions, plus lots of detailed illustrations and photos help you make professional looking models right from the start. Build a simple drainage bridge, the “Schulz Brothers” ice house, a storage shed, section house, and highway bridge. Learn how to design your own outbuildings, and more!

  • The V & O Story     $33.00

Carstens Publications, This classic book reprints a series of classic articles from the pages of Railroad Model Craftsman where Allen McClelland describes all aspects of the V & O railroad's concept; construction, table work, track, scenery, operation, and equipment, many colour photographs, 104 pages.

  • Locomotive Terminals & Railroad Structures     $27.00

Carstens Publications, Edited by Hal Carstens. Today they have all but disappeared, but if your model railroad operates steam locomotives you should have a proper locomotive engine terminal to service them. And if you have diesels, you should have either a modern diesel-era terminal or a converted roundhouse facility.  Since many of the facilities we model no longer exist, we have dug back into the archives of Railroad Model Craftsman to present a representative collection of railroad structures. Use this book as a guide in planning your next addition, with many photographs and plan drawings to guide you. Learn the functions and history behind many of these traditional designs, and choose the right structures for your model railroad.

  •  Traction Handbook for Model Railroads    $23.00

Carstens Publications, by Paul & Steven Mallery.  The Traction Handbook for Model Railroads is full of information on typical North American practice and how they can be modeled. From power collection systems, to centenary poles and overhead wire systems, to passenger shelters, electric substations, and car shops, to trolley equipment and more

  • Practical Guide to Digital Command Control     $39.95

Carstens Publications, by Larry Puckett.  Just imagine your road engine and a local switcher working together to sort cars and make up a train at a busy industrial lead or small yard on your layout. Even more realistically, locomotives can be joined into consists or as helper engines, then cut out of the consist or train once the grade is topped, without having to touch them. Lights can be turned on or off, horns blown, bells rung, switches thrown and other functions, all controlled from a single hand-held throttle. Railroad signaling, once seen only on the most advanced layouts, can now be easily implemented by any modeler. Plus computer interfacing is made much simpler. And all of this can be accomplished with off-the shelf components, no kits to put together and you don’t have to recruit an electrical engineer for your operating crew just to get it all working... If you have ever wanted to explore the world of DCC, then you need The Practical Guide to Digital Command Control.

  • Modeling The Wild West     $28.00

Carstens Publications, Old mining towns, gold mines, stock yards, railroad buildings of the 1870’s and rare old mining photos. Step by step instructions on modeling old buildings reeking with atmosphere in HO or other scales. Most of them would be equally at home on any eastern or southern pike in a modern setting, 80 pages.

  • Operation Handbook - For Model Railroads    $28.00

Carstens Publications, Paul Mallory. Covers proven methods of duplicating prototype operations on model layouts from smallest to largest. 198 pages.

  • The Overland Route, Union Pacific Railroad   $22.50

Carstens Publications, Ross Grenard and John Krauske. Covers the final 20 years of steam power on the Union Pacific from 1937 to 1957.  A selection of photographs and text from that period,  Black & White photographs, 82 pages.

  • Traction Handbook for Model Railroads (Combo)     $TBA

Carstens Publications, by Paul & Steven Mallery.  Get the classic "Traction Planbook," packed with plans and photos: single truckers, city cars, Birneys, Master Units, PCC's interurbans, non-revenue, locos, rapid transit, etc. Pair it with the updated "Traction Handbook," the perfect introduction to traction modeling, power distribution, trackwork, design of a model traction system, structures, signals, cars and locomotives, electric control and operation. Get them both at one low price!

  • Electrical Handbook  ( Vol 1 )   $TBA

Carstens Publications, by Paul Mallery. Volume 1 contains basic model railroad electrical info for the beginner and advanced modeler. Packed with diagrams and photos! 

  • Electrical Handbook ( Vol 2 )   $TBA

Carstens Publications, by Paul Mallery.  Volume 2 follows up with advanced concepts in walk-around control, DCC, relays, transistors, signaling cab and command control, trouble shooting, and more

  • Electrical Handbook Combo ( Vol 1 & 2)   $TBA

Carstens Publications, by Paul Mallery. Volume 1 contains basic model railroad electrical info for the beginner and advanced modeler. Packed with diagrams and photos! Volume 2 follows up with advanced concepts in walk-around control, DCC, relays, transistors, signaling cab and command control, trouble shooting, and more

 

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