February 2017 Purchase Options
February 2017 Magazine on DVD and Blu-ray
For those who would like to view the magazine on their televisions, you can now purchase the magazine on DVD or Blu-ray. The DVD and Blu-ray will contain the entire magazine with a video of both layouts that includes photos and video with a narration of the articles. There will also be the option to view the magazine page by page (which can be paused if you wish). The DVD and Blu-ray will play the same way, but the Blu-ray video is higher quality and has a smoother playback due to a higher frame rate.
DVD and Blu-ray orders will ship on the 15th of the month. Orders prior to the 10th of the month will receive a $2.00 pre-order discount. All subscribers and those who have already purchased this month’s magazine will also receive an additional $2.00 off (a potential savings of $4.00 off retail price).
All US orders will include free shipping. International orders will be subject to shipping costs. Our DVDs and Blu-rays are region free and are in NTSC format.
Run Time: About 60 Minutes
Video Includes Photographs and video from both layouts with narrated articles.
Photographs with narration on how-to project.
Playable page view of the digital magazine (option to pause and read).
Audio: 5.1 Dolby Digital
Appropriate for All Ages
Blu-Ray Specs: Format 720/60p for Topset Blu-ray Players
Enjoy fluid playback on your TV with the 60 motion images per second.
DVD Specs: Format 480/30p for Topset DVD Players
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Washoe Valley Connecting Railway
Ron Ippoliti's freelanced Washoe Valley Connecting Railway in HO and HOn3 was inspired by the shortline Virginia & Truckee Railroad in Nevada. You will see Southern Pacific power on the layout along with Ron's own Washoe Valley Connecting Railway and Yacolt Railway. Ron operates in about 1960 and has modeled the layout in a more Pacific Northwest locale. The layout is built for operations and includes a wide variety of industries and several cities.
Kitchen Canyon Railroad
The Kitchen Canyon Railroad is Dan Allen's HO scale freelanced layout built around the Wauconda Quarry, which produces limestone. In addition to serving the quarry, the railroad hauls fruit, lumber, fertilizer, and other goods for the towns of Kitchen Canyon, Amyville, and Wauconda. The layout is based in 1947 and runs only steam locomotives. The quarry is based on the prototypical Wauconda Quarry, which is located in northeastern Washington State.
Make Tall Grass Tufts for Your Layout
We show you how to make tall grass tufts for your layout using animal hair. The project is simple and can easily completed by newer modelers.