Three DVD Model Railroad CollectionVirginia & Ohio - Afton Divison Finale
The Renowned HO Scale Empire of Allen McClelland
One of the most famous model railroads-the Afton Division of Allen McClelland's Virginian & Ohio-is now gone, but before this HO layout was dismantled, Allen invited Pentrex to videotape the last days of its existence. Using special lenses and real, prototype sound effects we transport you into the amazing, lifelike world of the V&O for an absolutely incredible viewing experience.
Railfanning the line as if it were a real railroad, we travel to scenic locations to catch the action during a typical day on this Appalachian coal hauler. Heavy trains with rear end helpers slug it out on mountain grades. A local freight stops to switch a coal mine. Perishable freights, junk freights, foreign power, and Amtrak are seen from the best "photo op" locales.The V&O is operated realistically, complete with commercial, geographical, and logistical concerns. Allen McClelland describes how he created this "beyond the basement" approach to model railroading and takes us on a tour over part of the road many have never viewed. You'll also meet dedicated crew members, including dispatcher Brad McClelland who demonstrates the line's CTC panel. The realism that made the V&O so special has been uniquely captured in one of the best model railroad shows ever produced: Virginian & Ohio-Afton Division Finale!DVD Special Features:
- Special Cut (a 43-minute all-action version that includes train movements and sound but no narration or interviews).
- Chapter Menu provides instant access to program segments.
In Color with Natural Stereo Sound and Narration Full-screen (4x3) Format. No region code; can be played in any NTSC DVD player worldwide. Packaged in Sturdy Vinyl Clamshell Case. ISBN: 1-56342-097-X. UPC: 7-48268-00380Sierra Pacific Lines - Pasadena Model Railroad
In 1990, Pentrex visited one of America's finest HO Scale model railroads, the "Sierra Pacific Lines" of the Pasadena (California) Model Railroad Club. The superb quality viewers have come to depend on in our railroad shows can be found in our look at this beautifully crafted and realistically operated model railroad.
The "Sierra Pacific Lines" is immense. The railroad occupies a 5000-square-foot room. Thirty thousand feet of code 100 steel rail has been laid on 500,000 crossties totaling over 10,000 feet of hand-laid track.
Twenty-seven people are needed to operate the railroad including ten cab operators.Get lost in the realistic world of model railroading as we follow a unit tank train over the railroad. Along the way there will be meets with many other trains, both freight and passenger, powered by steam or diesel, including a ribbon rail train. At Midway, helpers are added to our train for the two percent climb up Powderhorn. You'll forget this is a model railroad as Pentrex brings you the latest in miniature photography techniques with beautifully photographed scenes from trackside, on the train and pacing alongside.With an emphasis on operations. The high standards set forth by the club are quite evident in the smooth and realistic operation of the trains. Get on board for an exciting hour-long look at one of America's largest and finest model railroads, the "Sierra Pacific Lines" of the Pasadena Model Railroad Club.
1 Hour Beautiful Color, with Hi-Fi Sound and Narration Presented in Standard Definition 4x3 Format No region code; can be played in NTSC DVD players worldwide. Packaged in Sturdy Vinyl Clamshell Case
ISBN: 1-56342-341-3 UPC: 74826800624-1 Produced by Pentrex: 1990, 2013San Diego Model Railroad Museum
The San Diego Model Railroad Museum in Balboa Park houses the largest model railroad exhibit in the United States. Over a million-and-a-half people have visited this non-profit exhibit since its opening in March, 1982.
Four permanent model railroads are on display for the general public to enjoy, each with completed, operating segments and additional segments that are under construction. The four model railroads are the O-Scale Cabrillo and Southwestern, the N-Scale Pacific Desert Lines, the HO-Scale San Diego and Arizona Eastern Railway and the HO-Scale Southern Pacific - Santa Fe Tehachapi Line.
This is your chance to get a detailed look at the craftsmanship and finely detailed work that goes into creating a smooth-running and realistic model railroad. Thousands of hours of labor have been poured into these layouts and the results are being showcased using spectacular camera angles both on and off the trains.
This exciting program brings America's largest model railroad exhibit right into your home, complete with music, narration, and dubbed-in railroad sound effects.
30 Minutes In Color with Live Audio and Narration Packaged in Plain Wrap Produced by Pentrex 1992