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1 year subscription (6 issues) to Bead & Button Magazine - Bead and Button is your complete beading resource. Every issue gives yo...u informative articles written by experienced jewelry makers, challenging projects with step-by-step photos and... read more

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Thank you for shopping at Appletree. PUBLISHING-Seed Bead Stitching explores the myriad possibilities for creating jewelry with co...lorful seed beads and beautiful accents such as pearls and gemstones. Step-by-step photographs and illustrations guide... read more

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Step-by-step photographs and illustrations guide readers through the basics of classic stitches and inventive variations showing t...hem everything they need to create gorgeous beaded jewelry. read more

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KALMBACH 10-8390 Realistic Modeling for Toy Trains KALZ8390 Kalmbach

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KALMBACH 10-8395 Command Control for Toy Trains 2nd Edition KALZ8395 Kalmbach

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KALMBACH 10-8390 Realistic Modeling for Toy Trains KALZ8390 Kalmbach

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To make a better layout, it s important for modelers to construct buildings and structures that are unique for each project. Jeff ...Wilson s new book shows readers what they ll need to know about:Detailing, painting, and creating signs, making structures appropriate for the era, railroad, and region being modeled, and techniques for building plastic and wood kits, as well as kitbashing and scratchbuilding. read more

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Planning Your Model Railroad is a new book by Tony Koester that tells modelers everything they ll want to consider before starting... a layout. This conversational, idea-driven book shows modelers their options when planning a layout. It expansively covers key topics including: Choosing a railroad and scale, finding prototypes that match modeler interest, and narrowing focus to make efficient decisions. read more

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Model railroaders will learn the history, spotting features, characteristics and operation of diesel locomotives, and how to deter...mine appropriate eras, details and features, and the type of specialized diesel service. read more

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Based on the popular “Collectible Classics” column from Classic Toy Trains magazine, 101 Classic Toy Trains surveys the most colle...ctible toy train accessories, locomotives, and rolling stock. This book is very helpful to those who have found an old train collection and are looking for the value of it, as well as for those who just want a better idea of what they should buy next for their layout. read more

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Appealing to lovers of brain teasers and crossword puzzles, dot-to-dot activity books are poised to make a big splash in the adult... activity book market. Illustrator Adam Turner’s Route 66 designs offer 30 iconic sights from the Mother Road, from The St. Louis Arch to the Cadillac Ranch, in fun-to-solve puzzles. The 500 dots per puzzle are challenging but not impossible, and each puzzle is printed on heavyweight, perforated artist paper that stands up to any drawing medium, even gel pens. read more

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A prolific military modeler and historian, Sheperd Paine shares his tips and techniques for building detailed military models and ...dioramas in this special guide. You'll also find a variety of projects from top armor modelers - all influenced by Shep Paine. read more

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If you have a limited space for your layout, here s the answer! This completely revised edition of Model Railroading in Small Spac...es provides a variety of creative approaches for building compact layouts. It covers how to build seven different layouts encompassing portable, shelf, coffee table, and fold-up styles. Three of the layouts are new, plus the book includes a new chapter on advanced techniques. N and HO scale railroads are modeled, as is one O scale shelf layout. read more

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This informative volume explores six rail industries full of modeling possibilities. Readers will learn how to realistically recre...ate and incorporate industries such as ethanol, cement, canning, and sugar beets into their layouts through prototype photos and modeling suggestions. A history of each industry is also included. read more

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Structures for garden railways are just like structures for other model railroads except they must survive outdoor elements. Build...ing Structures for Your Garden Railway is the first comprehensive guide to creating structures that work in an outdoor setting. This book covers researching, planning and drawing, selecting tools and materials, and construction. It covers everything from bases to roofs including walls, windows, doors, lighting, and painting. Using the instruction of noted expert Jack Verducci, readers will be well on their way to creating the detailed garden railway they ve imagined. read more

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This book features 45 original track plans created by respected author Bernard Kempinski. None of these track plans have been publ...ished before, so modelers will get an exclusive look at all-new material. Plans include: A variety of scales, including HO, N, S, and O, a variety of portrayed locations, with many from the east coast of the United States, and room-sized plans to those that fill a basement or garage. read more

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Fourth in the Realistic Model Railroading series by the same author, this volume shows modelers how to turn to the real thing natu...ral land forms, crops, forests, water features, and even the seasons, to get better results on their model railroad layouts. What are the critical and model-able differences between the Rockies and the Appalachian Mountains, for example, and what resources can help modelers achieve a natural-looking scene from each area? These big ideas are supported by modeling projects as examples of incorporating realistic natural effects including rock strata, water forms, field crops, and space-saving industries. read more

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Respected expert Tony Koester teaches modelers how real railroads operate trains and how to apply those methods to their own model... railroads in this extensively updated edition. Learning about timetable-and-train-order operation, as well as how cars are switched, how yards function, how signals work, and more, provides an added dimension of realism and fun for modelers, keeping the hobby fresh and exciting. read more

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This completely redesigned edition helps modelers use today s technology to add interest and action to their model railroad layout...s. Enthusiasts learn how to install streetlights and building lights, use fiber optics, and simulate neon sign lighting. A working coal tipple, a spinning windmill, and a wig-wag crossing signal are just a few of the projects included. read more

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The title may say “basics,” but this book covers a full range of skills and materials. Beginners building a small table or shelf l...ayout up to experienced modelers assembling the benchwork for a basement empire will find what they need in this comprehensive guide. New color photos and illustrations highlight liftout sections and swinging access gates. read more

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Purchase the most comprehensive introduction to the garden railroad hobby available today. Garden Railways popular columnist Kevin... Strong has updated and compiled ten years of sage advice from the magazine into this must-have reference tool. You will get all the building blocks they need to plan their layout, choose a power source, and construct and maintain a successful backyard empire. Well-respected author of the Garden Railways Basics column in Garden Railways magazine.All the information You will need to get started in garden railroading.Written in a friendly, accessible style that appeals to both beginner and experienced hobbyists. read more

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Keep modelers up to date on the latest scenery products and materials with this freshly updated edition. New material on foam scen...ery and concrete roads as well as many new projects teach modelers how to apply a basic layer of scenery to their layout. Modelers will learn how to form ground terrain, add varieties of ground cover, build trees, and add details such as rocks, dirt and paved roads, water effects, signs, and more. Techniques are geared toward beginner to intermediate modelers. Step-by-step photos and drawings are included for each technique as well as full-color photos of the finished scenes.Lou Sassi is a well-known modeler whose work has appeared in Model Railroader and Great Model Railroads, and has authored several books. read more

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Any modeler who wants to paint, decal, or weather locomotives, rolling stock and structures will find plenty of in-depth, how-to t...echniques in this updated edition! New prototype photos, current manufacturers, and the latest products are featured along with several new projects that include making your own decals with an inkjet printer and a multi-color painting project for a locomotive.Contains basic-through-advanced techniques for airbrushing, brush-painting, decaling, and weathering.Includes tips on how to add graffiti, placards, and other decal details.Features how-to information for using chalks, acrylic paints, and oil colors. read more

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Featuring plans from Model Railroader magazine from three decades, each of the 101 track plans has a newly written, informational ...description of the design. The track plans range in size from simple 4 x 8 foot and smaller layouts to room- and garage-sized showpieces, with the majority focusing on mid-size layouts. read more

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Realistic structures are an essential component of any successful model railroad layout, so hobbyists will appreciate this collect...ion that guides them step by step through various structure modeling processes. They ll learn to complete simple and complex scratchbuilding projects as well as kitbashing, detailing, and painting, discovering many techniques and materials they can apply to their own projects along the way. read more

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Any modeler interested in starting a DCC layout, converting an existing layout to DCC, or wanting more in-depth information to get... the most from their system needs The DCC Guide, 2nd Edition.This updated edition includes cutting-edge information on new control systems and upgrades as well as recent technological advances, especially in sound decoder products and features. From the basics of how DCC works, choosing a DCC system, and installing a DCC decoder in locomotives to more advanced features such as decoder programming and how to control trains with computers, tablets, and other devices, The DCC Guide, 2nd Edition is the modeler s all-inclusive guide to controlling trains. read more

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Includes detailed information on 100 popular postwar Lionel collectibles. You'll get a detailed description of each item including... its history, common variations and buying advice. Full color photos highlight additional features of each product. read more

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Delve into the history of the meat packing industry and trace the role of railroads in hauling livestock and meat products. Livest...ock traffic, stockyard operations, dedicated meat train operations, regulations, and scheduling are just a few of the topics covered. Learn about refrigerator cars and stock, and see rarely published historical photos.Includes 100+ prototype photos, some dating back to the early 1900s.Features charts and maps of stockyard locations.Contains modeling tips, suggestions, and resources included for each chapter. read more

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If model railroaders could own one book about wiring, this would be the best choice. In Wiring Your Model Railroad, Larry Puckett ...provides a helpful overview of all things wiring, including traditional wiring and DCC. This is the first wiring book any modeler should buy, and it s a useful reference guide for experienced modelers. Most importantly, it is the first book any publisher has released on this topic in 15 years. So, it s the most current and reliable source of model railroad wiring information you ll find anywhere. read more

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Get started with Digital Command Control (DCC)! This how-to guide covers the basics, with an overview of DCC, track wiring, cab bu...s wiring, and converting an existing layout to DCC. Written by Mike Polsgrove, Model Railroader s columnist on DCC. read more