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January 09, 2008

Welcoming A New Sponsor - Toy Trains On Tracks

BdrwI'm very happy to announce a new OGaugeWatch sponsor, Toy Trains On Tracks.  The owner of Toy Trains On Tracks, Rich Battista, recently produced a DVD featuring his beautiful 32' x 12' multi level basement layout named the Black Diamond Railway.   The DVD was recorded in wide screen format and features 73 minutes of great video of trains running on the Black Diamond Railway and very helpful "how-to" segments where Rich shows you how he built his hi-rail layout.  Rich's layout was also featured on the cover of O Gauge Railroading magazine.  The DVD sells for $19.95 plus shipping.  Read my review of the DVD here.

I had the pleasure of meeting Rich and his wife at the October '07 York meet and they are good people.  Rich is a true O Gauge railroad fanatic and his wife is very supportive of his hobby and his Toy Trains On Tracks endeavor.

As OGaugeWatch readers know, I love to give away products from my sponsors.  Toy Trains On Tracks has agreed to supply me with 3 copies of the Black Diamond Railway DVD so stay tuned for details about the  giveaway.

Visit the Toy Trains On Tracks website where you'll find details and photos of the Black Diamond Railway, a preview of the video and details how to purchase a copy of the DVD.  I want to thank Toy Trains On Tracks and Rich Battista for becoming the latest sponsor of

September 26, 2007

"Toy Trains On Tracks" DVD

Those of you who subscribe to O Gauge Railroading Magazine may remember the Black Diamond Railway when it was featured as the cover story for the October/November 2006 issue.  Well, Rich Battista, the owner of the Black Diamond Railway, has just released a DVD featuring trains in action on his beautiful layout.  The DVD also features construction techniques used to build the layout.  The previews look great and for a price of $19.95 plus shipping you get 73 minutes of video in wide screen format.  View the previews and read more about the DVD here.

Thanks for the tip John.

July 05, 2007

All About Toy Trains For Kids - A Review by Erol Gurcan

Allabouttrains TM Books and Video® released its “All about Trains for Kids” DVD in March. This DVD was delayed in the pipeline several times because the company focused on cowboy and tractor videos during last couple of years, except for the Lionel® FasTrackTM video released last fall. “TM had great success with its John Deere tractor videos, but they took longer to produce than we anticipated,” company founder and President Tom McComas said. “We wanted to get back to our roots with the train videos.” This new DVD picks up where TM’s “I Love Toy Trains” series left off.

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March 20, 2007

Railway Journeys, The Vanishing Age of Steam

Railwayjourneys As I become more and more interested in O Gauge model railroading I find myself wanting to find out more about the prototypical versions of the trains I drool over in the O Gauge catalogs.  I paid a visit to Best Buy this weekend and while wandering through the movie section I came across a box set of DVDs entitled "Railway Journeys, The Vanishing Age Of Steam."   I was very surprised to find a documentary about trains at Best Buy and even more surprised that the 5 DVD set cost only $14.99!.  For that price I couldn't resist, so I bought it and I'm very glad I did.

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