January 2017 Purchase Options
January 2017 Digital Magazine
Download Only $2.49USD
January 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 preorder 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 45 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
Produced by Trackside Model Railroading™
Great Northern in Stevens Pass
Larry Kennedy models the electric and steam lines of the Great Northern Railway route from Wenatchee in central Washington State west through the Cascade Mountains and over Stevens Pass. The large HO scale layout is based in 1950 and is exquisitely modeled. Larry’s love for building scenery and structures shows in the quality of his work. You will enjoy wide, picturesque scenes of this layout with both photographs and video. We also include an article about the layout in our feature. Larry’s layout was featured in the NMRA Portland Daylight Express tour in 2015.
West Coast Lumber Company
Chris Jacobs models the West Coast Lumber Company in HO scale on his small garage layout. Chris enjoys modeling detailed scenes and has managed to fit many storytelling mini scenes on the layout. The lumber company operates in the small town of Cascade Junction, based in the Pacific Northwest in the 1950s. It has recently acquired new equipment from a former logging operation in the area and is moving much of that equipment into town by rail. Chris runs both steam and diesel locomotives on the layout. The West Coast Lumber Company feature also includes photos, video, and an article.
Build a Construction Garbage Load for a Gondola Car
Use household materials to build a covered construction scrap load. You will need a variety of readily-available materials to complete this project. It is simple enough for newer modelers to complete and should not cost you anything. We make the load easily removable so that you can include it in your operating sessions. It can be completed in any scale.