Building a Model Railroad (3 DVD set)

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From design to operations and all the steps in between, this fun and informative 3-disc program will help you make the most of this wonderful hobby!

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Disc 1
The layout was originally designed by Jim Hediger, Senior Editor at Model Railroader. Much of the DVD will show how the Green Frog staff took Jim’s drawing and made a working plan using Cadrail design program for the construction of the layout. Visit a hobby shop for an introduction to what the beginning modeler might find in the way of kits and supplies
Smooth running trains and believable scenery depend on a good foundation, the benchwork. Shows step by step how to assemble the tried and true method of benchwork known as L-Girder construction.
(Including Branchline) Part 2 continues with the cutting of roadbed and construction of the upper level branch line of the Apple Valley Branch.
(Including Switches) After the layout is designed and the benchwork built, the usual place for modelers to next turn is to the laying of track. This DVD covers many techniques for laying Atlas Code 83 flex track and turnouts for smooth operation.

Disc 2
Begins with introduction to command control and its primary differences with the basic transformer. A. J. Ireland of Digitrax makes it simple with easy to follow steps as he and others show how to install the decoders in several locomotives. Next, wiring of the Apple Valley Branch track is shown complete with a reversing loop.
This DVD is NOT about taking one structure kit and going through each and every step of building a kit. This DVD shows a variety of steps and techniques using BH Models and Walthers Cornerstone series of kits.
Many fine kits of HO scale freight cars are available that take little time to assemble and provide a means to quickly populate a layout. Many of the steps for building different types of cars are shown.

Disc 3
Scenery is not that difficult with Woodland Scenics’ products and this DVD will show you how to easily create scenes that will make your layout come alive.
Many examples of detail are provided on this DVD to give ideas of what can be done to take a scene from plain and ordinary to something that really stands out.
This DVD will show operating possibilities as we discuss how the real railroads would do it.

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