Two programs on one disc! Both feature the layout and modeling of Bob Calvert. Bob and family model the Midwest and primarily the Southern Pacific, though we'll see lots of '"foreign'" power. The first program is a layout tour, made to be a '"railfan experience'" of the layout.
The second program highlights the equipment and techniques used to bring the models to life. The focus here is on the equipment. We'll take a look at lighting on locomotives and discuss different techniques for getting the most out of a model. Slow run-bys show the models in operation.
Midwest Video Productions was most active in the mid-to-late 1990s when mergers were happening and flags were falling at a fast clip. This video was shot using professional equipment of the time, but is not up to the clarity of today's high-definition video. It is however an excellent snapshot of an important time in the nation's railroad history.