Volume 2: Tony Koester's Nickel Plate Road - Blu-ray & DVD

Item #84132

In this second volume in Forrest Nace's The Art of Model Railroading Video Series™, go back in time to October of 1954 between Frankfort, Indiana and Charleston, Illinois on The Third Subdivision, of the St. Louis Division, of the Clover Leaf District, of the Nickel Plate Road.
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Award winning videographer Forrest Nace takes you to Tony Koester's Nickel Plate Road, where you will witness locomotives being serviced and assigned to trains at massive facilities and yards, switching operations, as well as passenger operations.  

This program has been bestowed 10 total awards for lighting, documentary, editing, videography/cinematography, and audio/sound design from The Telly Awards, Hermès Awards, and Communicator awards.  You won't want to miss this stunning experience from Nace's Videography.


  • Complete operation of the layout
  • In-depth interview with Tony Koester
  • Panoramic overview of the layout room, showing overall views of this 24'6" by 60'6" masterpiece
  • Scenes of inspiration, where Tony explains his personal connections to locations and structures

How To & Specialty Segments on the Bonus Disc include:

  • Blending backdrops into the benchwork scenery
  • Weathering rolling stock with Panpastels
  • Creating soy bean crops
  • Incorporating fusees during operation
  • Staging the layout for an operating session
  • Observing and following the crews during an operating session

Formats included: Blu-ray & DVD

Approximate running time: 2 hours, 40 minutes


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