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So what's a good video/dvd etc. on model railroading to watch?
« on: September 07, 2017, 08:03:24 PM »
Hi all,
So most of us are old enough to remember some of the first videos on model railroading.

I think somewhere in the early 80's if that's right?

It was so cool to see layouts & the person's who built them in a live moving context.

Since then till now, there are countless videos (i.e. DvD's, Blu-ray's etc.) made on even more countless subjects of modeling. All even more awesome than the last.

So what is the one or two that stick out the most to you & why?

I know it's hard to choose a favorite, but we do it everyday at the grocery or online with website search engines etc.

So it can be done.

For me! Not sure as to why, but I liked the first quick 10 minute layouts series with (6 at a time) tours from model railroader hosted by Allen Keller.

I just like to see so many quick interviews and layout tours which I read about for so many years prior.

And then later the pentrex series with the NdeM copper canyon footage was a staple.

But My most favorite was the pentrex Lemassa club 1 hour tour was the one that did it for me.     Thanx Thom...

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Re: So what's a good video/dvd etc. on model railroading to watch?
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2017, 08:53:05 PM »
Hmmm, interesting question. 


I think the one I learned the most from was Troels Kirk's video.  But that's not a beginner's video!  I also like Dave Frary's video series for construction and scenery.  Al Westerfield's video on assembling resin kits has lots of information but the delivery puts me to sleep (literally!  I've fallen asleep watching it twice over the years.)


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Re: So what's a good video/dvd etc. on model railroading to watch?
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2017, 07:39:36 AM »
My two favorites (I'm cheating a little bit here) are any of the Allan Keller videos featuring the layouts of George Sellios or Howard Zane.  Okay, technically that's more than two since he did multiples of each but I warned you I was cheating.   ;)  I've loved these videos since the first time I viewed them.  I've also had the tremendous pleasure of meeting both and viewing the layouts in person.  You know how they say you should never meet your heroes?  That's definitely not true in this case.  I really enjoyed meeting both George and Howard.

Honorable mention would go to line of videos put out by Dave Frary and the late Paul Scoles.
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Re: So what's a good video/dvd etc. on model railroading to watch?
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2017, 08:02:00 AM »
Can't speak of the "classics" as I haven't seen any of them.
If you cherry pick the current list of videos available, I'd say there's a lot of good info coming from Trainmaster series from Model Railroad Hobbyist. Ken Patterson also does some interesting work in his YouTube series "What's Neat". I've also come in contact with Bill Fagan, a videographer from the Mideastern NMRA region who has a lot of current layout tours on YouTube.
But then,, what do I know?
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Re: So what's a good video/dvd etc. on model railroading to watch?
« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2017, 10:36:51 AM »
Well, like Reading Bob, I'll cheat here as well. In addition to Howard Zane and George Sellios, I had the pleasure of visiting  and meeting Cliff Powers and his Magnolia Route.

All three of these layouts are available on Allen Keller's DVDs/videos.

http://www.magnoliaroute.com/

I'll just add a small note here: I've never met a train DVD I didn't like.

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Re: So what's a good video/dvd etc. on model railroading to watch?
« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2017, 06:22:08 PM »
Here's a web site I came across featuring Allen Keller's videos plus a whole bunch of other info.

https://www.modelrailroadacademy.com

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