February 2018 Issue
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February 2018 Layouts on Blu-ray & DVD
For those who would like to view the magazine on their televisions, you can now purchase the layouts featured on Blu-ray & DVD. The movie will contain the entire magazine with a video of both layouts that includes photos and video with a narration of the articles.
Blu-ray orders will be processed and ship out within 10 days of ordering. All US orders include free shipping. International orders will be subject to shipping costs. Our Blu-ray & DVDs are region free and are in NTSC format.
Blu-ray/DVD 2 Disc Set $29.99 USD
Retail $32.99 USD
Blu-ray and DVD contain:
Video with Photos, Railfan Video, & Narration
This includes both layouts and the how-to project with new content that is not included in the digital magazine.
Run Time: 121 Minutes
All video is accompanied with narration except cab ride features.
Audio: 5.1 Dolby Digital
Appropriate for All Ages
Blu-ray Specs:Format 720/60p for Blu-ray Players
DVD Specs: Format 480/30p for Topset DVD Players
Produced by Trackside Model Railroading™
Layouts in the February 2018 Issue
Washington Side of the Columbia Gorge Lines in HO Scale
We toured the Oregon side of the Columbia Gorge Lines last April. This month, come see the Washington side of the 60x70 foot layout. In this feature, we focus on the Spokane, Portland & Seattle Railway in the 1950s and have included a creative ride-along story. The SP&S owned the main line on the WA side at that time. For those who enjoy more modern railroads, we include photographs of newer BNSF trains (which owns the main line today) as well as a mixture of other railroads: Northern Pacific, Union Pacific, Amtrak, and a little Southern Pacific and Cotton Belt power. The article includes the ride-along and some information about the club. For more information on the CGMRRC and photos and video of the Oregon side, see our April 2017 issue. (In the magazine, this month's video features the SP&S. The DVD video will include other railroads, too.) 360 degree video is included in the Premium Edition of the magazine.
The Southern Pacific's Natron Cutoff on the Oregon & California Railway in HO
Bill Baker's freelanced Oregon & California Railway models the Southern Pacific's Natron Cutoff through the Cascade Mountains of Oregon. In Bill's world, the O&C owns the line and leases it to the SP. You will see mostly SP steam locomotives along with a few diesels. You will also see a few Spokane, Portland & Seattle locomotives, as the railroad has trackage rights on the O&C's line. Bill's feature is a bit different than our usual tours, as it is a work in progress and shares many behind-the-scenes building ideas. The feature includes photographs, an article (which tells the story of the freelanced railroad as well as building and wiring ideas), and video. Some of the video in the Premium Edition is 360 degree.
Build a Custom Pipe Load: Part 1
We show you how to make your own custom pipe load in a two-part project. Part 1 is in this February's magazine. The project is simple but a bit time consuming, which is why we have split it into two parts. You can build this load for a bulkhead flatcar. We built it for the car we upgraded and weathered in January.