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Grand Scales University features informative seminars that are beneficial for the hobbiest and highly profitable for those with commercial operations. Much of the information found in these DVDs can not be found anywhere else. And rarely will you find a group of experienced railroaders in one place, at one time, willing to share their valuable and vast knowledge with anyone who will listen. This truly is an educational course in the building and running of Grand Scale railroads.

Grand Scales University vol. 1
Laying Track —Sean Bautista
Shop Work –Ed Yungling
Railroad Insurance –Mike Deeble
Fluid Drive Systems –Paul Garin
Cagney Locomotives –Don Micheletti
$50 (2 DVD set) plus shipping


 

 Grand Scales University volume 2
Commercial Operations–Robert Frank
History & Operation of the Swanton Pacific –Ed Carnegie
The Wabash Frisco & Pacific –Fred Kiesel
Boilers –Paul Boschan
Sheet Metal Forming –Jack Bodenmann
Switch Construction –Sean Bautista
$50 (2 DVD set) plus shipping

 Grand Scales University volume 3
The Redwood Valley Railway –Ellen Thomsen
Automatic Air Brakes –Sean Beautista
The Basic 0-4-0 –Chris Allen
The History of MTC –L. Andrew Jugle
Destroying Trains –Jack Sessums
$50 (2 DVD set) plus shipping


Each two DVD set will have 4 to 5
hours of valuable instruction.

These Grand Scales University seminars were presented at the Grand Scales Convention in Reedley, California. Most of these seminars deal with grand scale railroads but the information is valuable to all in the railroad hobby. Regardless if you build your own equipment, buy from vendors, operate a private or a public enterprise, or are just an armchair hobbiest, you will be well educated and entertained by these DVDs. Order your copies today.

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TRAIN MOUNTAIN REVISITED
The 2006 TM Triennial was even larger and more spectacular than in years past. This program takes us back to Train Mountain to enjoy this world class event. Surprise footage features the world record setting operations! DVD $29.95 plus shipping

 

CIVIL ENGINEERING
Whether you’re planning a backyard railroad or replacing a section of narrow gauge track, you need to take the guess work out of radius calculations, drainage issues and dozens of other civil engineering challenges. Learn sound engineering techniques used by real railroads for over 150 years. Design or improve your railroad for reduced maintenance, extended life, and an enhanced riding experience.
200 pages. 11" x 8.2" x 0.4", paperback. $23.95 plus shipping


 

TRAIN MOUNTAIN TRIENNIAL 2003
Enjoy one of the largest 7.5” live steam meets ever held in the world. See the superpower double and triple headers! Learn from interviews with those who have built Train Mountain.
Trace the development of Train Mountain into the largest miniature railroad in the world. Trains, trains, and more trains! DVD: $29.95 plus shipping

 

BIG LITTLE RAILWAYS CONTINUED

Features updates of the 11 railroads on the original BLR, as well as full features on the Orland Newville & Pacific, the exclusive Hetch Hetchy & Yosemite Valleys, the beautiful and private Paradise RR and the pristine Michigan AuSable Valley Railway. Over 70 minutes. DVD $29.95 plus shipping

 

 

RIDING RAILWAY UNIVERSITY
Volume 1
contains information on track panel construction, the designing and building of the world’s largest hobby RR, hydraulic drive design, brakes, injectors, switching, and steam engine design. 2 DVD set. $39.95 plus shipping


SAVE $10! Buy Vol 1 and 2 together now and save $10.00

 

THE MAGIC OF GRAND SCALE RAILROADING Features the Whiskey River Railway at Little A-Merrick-A (16”, Marshall, Wisconsin), the Milwaukee Zoo (15”, Milwaukee, Wisconsin), the Hesston Steam Museum (14”, Hesston, Indiana) and Jack Sessums’ Live Oak Canyon Railroad (15”, Redlands, California). (DVD) $29.95 plus shipping


 

RIDING RAILWAY UNIVERSITY
Volume 2
includes information on switch building, steel caboose building, surveying, steam theory, electric drive design, cylinder oil, and boiler design and maintenance. 2 DVD set, over 5 hours of instruction. $39.95 plus shipping.

 

SAVE $10! Buy Vol 1 and 2 together now and save $10.00

 

PACIFIC COAST
RAILROAD ROUND UP
The Pacific Coast is a private railroad on the Central California coast. It is opened to the public only once each year, as a fund raiser for the San Luis Obispo Railway Museum. This DAD takes you aboard the charming narrow gauge train. It features vintage steam engines (including the one that was in the opening shots of Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman TV show with Jane Seymour). The coaches are genuine Disney coaches - the first coaches to be used in service at Disneyland. Great for railfans, narrow gaugers, families, Disney enthusiasts and anyone else who would just enjoy a good show. Approx. 1 hour with bonus features. DVD $19.95 plus shipping

 

 

RIDING RAILWAY UNIVERSITY 3

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Volume 3:
The Fine Art of Laying Track –Mark Flitton
ABC’s of Tender Building –Don Orr
Proposed North American Safety Standards –Quentin Breen
Stability Problems & Solutions –Bill Donovan
The Sum of Parts –Paul Lavacot
RGS 20 Project: Three Years Later –Tom Artzberger
Boiler Inspection - Pat Durand
(2 disk set - over 5 hours of instruction) $39.95 plus shipping.


 

STEAM ON THE MOUNTAIN DVD
There aren't many places left where a steam engine can be seen working on the very rails it did when it was brand new. In Steam on the Mountain you'll see a 1914 Baldwin Mikado working the same grades in the shadow of the same mountain it saw over ninety years ago. You'll ride in the cab with the engineer and the fireman as they reign in the power of a loud, bucking "iron horse". You'll see close-up shots of the powerful drive rods and steel wheels. You'll enjoy the dramatic scenery and hearing the engineer describe what it's like to run a steam engine over a railroad he has worked on for decades. And there is no sound in the world like a lonesome steam whistle echoing through the pine trees.
DVD $19.95 plus shipping

 

 

RIDING RAILWAY UNIVERSITY 4

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Volume 4:
“Curves You Can Bank On” –Glenn Peterson
Steel Car Construction –Paul Vernon
Machine Shop Tips –Jim Boyer
Updated Operations at TM –Russ Wood
Details Details –From On30 to 2.5” Scale –Peter Moseley
Building a K-27 –Kevin Doe
How to Cripple Your Locomotive –Cal Tinkham
(2 disk set - over 5 hours of instruction)
$39.95 plus shipping



 

STEAM ON THE MOUNTAIN
Companion Audio CD Pop this CD in your stereo and it will take you back to a time when steam locomotives were common on the rails. All modern sounds have been edited out. You will hear the train, the signals, and nature. A favorite CD of our children. $9.95
plus shipping

 

 

TEXAS LIVE STEAM DAD
Come on y’all and visit three of the nicest 7.5” gauge railroads in the glorious state of Texas! You’ll be impressed with the size and quality of Nick Edward’s newly built Wimberley Blanco & Southern. You’ll learn about large scale Operations at Roy Pickard’s down-home Comanche & Indian Gap. And you’ll really enjoy the welcoming atmosphere at Terry McGrath’s Annetta Valley & Western. A must for Texans and for anyone interested in seeing how live steam railroading should be done. DVD $29.95 plus shipping

 

 

HOW TO FIRE A STEAM LOCOMOTIVE Vol 1

Learn to fire a steam locomotive from a pro! This 40+ minute video shows you step-by-step how to prepare and fire an engine as Mike Venezia, a 15+ year steam locomotive builder and operator, owner of Iron Acres Railroad and owner of Little Engines of New Jersey, takes you through the process in this instructional video. A great gift for the experienced live steamer to add to his collection or a valuable training video for novices. DVD $19.95 plus shipping

 

 

Grand Scales Quarterly mugs

These attractive ceramic mugs are just the thing you need! Grab a few to use while sitting around the engine and sharing railroad stories with your buddies. Maroon with a tasteful white design. $5.00 plus shipping

 

 

HOW TO FIRE A STEAM LOCOMOTIVE Vol 2

Part two teaches you more about operating a steam engine including how to maintain a fire and keep a full head of steam. DVD $19.95 plus shipping

 

 

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LITTLE RAILWAYS OF THE WORLD

Book by F. Shaw This fine reprinted edition has all the interesting information and photographs found in the original . . . at half the price that old ones are selling for. Written by Frederic Shaw in 1958, and still considered the "bible" of Grand Scale railroading. Whether you've never been able to find your own copy, or whether your original copy is tattered from being read so many times, you'll want to get this one today. $30.00 plus shipping

 

 

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CAGNEY'S LOCOMOTIVE WORKS
Well produced reprint of an early Cagney Brothers catalog. Includes lots of good photos, information on the Cagney products and more. A good book for train enthusiasts. $14.00 plus shipping.

 

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SAGA OF THE OVERFAIR RWY PACIFICS
This 30 page booklet is filled with color and b/w photos, and give a detailed history of the 19" gauge MacDermot equipment built for the 1915 Panama Pacific World Expo in San Francisco. Follow these spectacular trains from fame to obscurity, then back to fame. $9.00 plus shipping

 

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LOCOMOTIVE HAT PIN

Beautiful pins that are perfect for your hat (or shirt or bag or???) A small gift that is appropriate for all of your train buddies! (Even the wives like these!) $5.00

  

7+RAILROADER HAT PIN

Show your support for live steam railroading! These pins that are perfect for your hat. A small gift that is appropriate for all of your train buddies! $5.00

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ENGINEERING HANDBOOK
Excellent handbook containing information on many aspects of railroad construction. Includes railroad operations, track constructions, wheel standards, truck and brake design and much more. Focuses more on 7.5" railroads but useful for Grand Scalers as well. $12.00 plus shipping