July 2018 Purchase Options
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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 120 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
Cascade County Narrow Gauge in On3
Visit Dave Clune's proto-freelanced layout based on the Nevada County Narrow Gauge but set in Oregon from 1925-1932. His Cascade County Narrow Gauge is in On3 and is beautifully scenicked. Dave focuses on mining on his pike, which features detailed, scratch-built structures and interesting operations. His steam locomotives are modeled after many of the NCNG's locomotives and the mines and stamp mill are based on prototypical structures from the time period. We think you will enjoy seeing the operations of this impressive layout.
Modoc-Southern Pacific Line in HO Scale
Southern Pacific fans should enjoy Chuck Clark's freelanced Modoc-Southern Pacific Line in HO scale. The layout connects Klamath Falls, Oregon with Winnemucca, Nevada, travelling through much of California. Chuck runs long trains, hauling all sorts of freight and serving various industries on his double-deck layout. The Modoc has an extensive main line and four branch lines, so there are lots of options for switching during operations. The impressive scenery on the Modoc features mountains, forests, and desert along the route as the trains travel the east-west route.
Build a Scratch-Built Shop: Part 2
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. We provide a printable pdf of the roof image and some signs you can use on your shop if you wish. (The printable pdf is in HO scale.)