Great Model Railroads 30-Year Archive DVD-ROM

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30 Complete Issues on 1 Must-Have DVD-ROM!

Enjoy 283 full-length articles, each with large, detailed track plans, from the best builders in HO, N, and O scales.

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Description

Complete your collection with the Great Model Railroads 30-Year Archive DVD-ROM!

Enjoy 283 full-length articles, each with large, detailed track plans, from the best builders in HO, N, and O scales. Don’t miss out on 30 years of issues including:

  • All issues from the very first issue of Great Model Railroads in 1991 through 2020, including many no longer available in print!
  • Expert advice and how-to tips from well-known modelers including Paul Dolkos, Lou Sassi, Lance Mindheim, Mark Dance, Doug Tagsold, Gerry Leone, Clark Propst, and many more!
  • Modeling ideas and information you can use! Whether starting a new layout or adding to your existing layout, this DVD-ROM is full of ideas and information to use on your next project.
  • Easily search each issue, view, zoom in, and bookmark every informative article on your laptop or computer.

 

*The DVD-ROM discs will not play on stand-alone DVD players. For use in a computer DVD drive only.

Computer Requirements:

Windows

• Microsoft® Windows® XP, Vista, 7, 8 or 10

• Pentium 4 or higher

•1GB RAM

• DVD-ROM drive

• 800x600 minimum screen resolution (1024x768 recommended)

• Requires Adobe® Acrobat® Reader 9 or later

Mac

• Mac OSX® 10.4.11 or higher

• Power PC G5 or faster processor

•1GBRAM

• DVD-ROM drive

• 800x600 minimum screen resolution (1024x768 recommended)

• Requires Adobe® Acrobat® Reader 9 or later

 
Reviews

For 30 years, Kalmbach has published the magazine Great Model Railroads, featuring a wealth of model layout information (283 different model layouts), and this DVD-ROM archive from 1991-2020 captures all that material in one convenient package.

Within the pages of Great Model Railroads, some of the best authors in the model railroad field have contributed to these once-a-year issues including Jim Hediger, Allen McClelland, Bob Hayden, Andy Sperandeo, Tony Koester and Jim Kelly. “An excellent variety” of layouts in all scales is the goal of these special issues, including new product news and some additional modeling features, say the editors.

In the premier issue in 1991, seven layouts were featured, all in color, of HO, N and O gauge pikes. Some of the features through the later issues included an HO layout that typified the running of 16 various Santa Fe passenger trains from the 1950s-era, the HO scale Chesapeake & Ohio Allegheny Division modeled in a spare bedroom, a 4 x 8' N scale Pennsylvania RR layout, the 21 x 27-foot Coon Creek Lumber On3 layout modeling the Pacific Northwest during the 1920s, and the main line 25 x 41-ft HO layout of the Burlington Northern and Union Pacific railroads in Nebraska.

The 1998 issue of the magazine presented nine dream layouts in HO, N, O and S, including the  superb 20 x 30-ft S scale layout of Roger Nulton who models the Monon Railroad in 1948. Another layout shown is the Union Pacific’s Wyoming Division in HO scale, featuring a large, captivating color photo of HO UP steam locomotives, UP turbines and diesels in a typical railroad yard setting. And a 2001 issue detailed the 12 x 20-ft HO scale Green Mountain Division of the Boston & Maine in 1958 where first generation diesels such as RS-1s and RS-3s prevailed, along with GP-9s.

In all there are numerous articles with many valuable hints and tips, layout track plans with dimensions, large, exciting color photos and worthwhile modeling ideas presented in these issues of the magazine. Modelers in all scales would benefit from having all this material on one handy DVD. Note that the DVD ROM disc provided will not play on a stand-alone DVD player and can only be used in a computer DVD drive.

—By Don Heimburger, Heimburger House Publishing Company

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