July 2018 Purchase Options
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July 2018 Issue
Digital Magazine Download $2.49
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DVD Video Options
July 2018 Magazine on DVD
You can now purchase the magazine on DVD video. The DVDs will include both of the layouts with narrated video of the trains, the narrated articles, and still photos. There will be additional content that is not included in the magazine. The image captions will also be narrated in a video slideshow of the images and the how-to project will be included as well. The DVDs will come with two discs. The first disc is the DVD itself, which you can watch on your television using a topset DVD player. The second disc is a data disc that will have the magazine on it and high definition videos if you want to watch them on your computer.
DVD 2 Disc Set $24.99 USD
Retail $32.99 USD
Disc One for DVD Player:
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.
DVD Run Time: About 115 Minutes
All video is accompanied with narration except cab ride features, which have actual layout sound.
Audio: 5.1 Dolby Digital
Appropriate for All Ages
DVD Specs: Format 480/30p for Topset DVD Players
Produced by Trackside Model Railroading™
Disc Two for Computer:
PDF of Magazine
360 Images & Video
Railfan & Cab Ride Videos (No narration)
For the best rate on the DVDs, you can subscribe here to receive them every month. They will ship in the middle of each month and shipping is free in the U.S.
Layouts in the July 2018 Issue
Port Columbia & Eastern Railroad in HO Scale
The freelanced Port Columbia & Eastern Railroad connects the town of Port Columbia on the Columbia River with Waitsburg and Orchard on the east side of Washington. The railroad’s route crosses White Pass. It hauls logs and ore down from the mountains and a variety of other freight along the route. You will see the Port Columbia & Eastern’s own custom-painted locomotives in its striking black and yellow paint scheme as well as other power on the layout. Some of the other railroads we include in our feature are the Milwaukee Road, the Union Pacific, and the Great Northern. We think you will enjoy the scenic layout, which includes an interesting wharf, lots of industry in the cities, and the rivers and forests up in the mountains where the logging line and mines operate. We include photographs, video, and a story of the PC&E.
Pacific Rail & Transportation in N Scale
See Mike Bucy’s Pacific Rail & Transportation in operation. The N scale layout is a freelanced shortline built on a door with an extension. Mike is predominately interested in operations, so he has included seven industries for the railroad to serve and an elevated branch line. The Class III railroad also interchanges with the BNSF. The railroad is nicknamed the PacRaT and has a long history in the fictional Pacific Northwestern town of West Creston. It runs older secondhand power, mostly GP9s and GP38s. We include a short video of the layout along with the photos and the story.
Build a Scratch-Built Shop: Part 1
In this two-part project, we will construct an industrial shop from scratch. The measurements are given in scale feet, so though we build our shop in HO scale it could easily be constructed in another scale.