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A listing of the Dream, Plan, Build DVD series

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A listing of the Dream, Plan, Build DVD series
Posted by cwclark on Friday, February 19, 2010 4:51 PM

 This post is for those that wanted to know what and how many Dream, Plan, Build DVD series there have been so far. I've been getting them since they started the series and this is what I came up with so far. If you have others, please feel free to add them to the list. I do not have a phone # if you want to get them started or restarted but will get it in this thread as soon as another one comes in the mail.  One other note: these are not in the order that they were recieved....chuck

Volumes 1 thru 18 (the "how to" DVD's put on by the MR staff.)     19. Layouts, Tips, & Prototypes: Special Edition     20. Painting Backdrops      21.DCC From Start to Finish   22.Extra Edition   23.Expanding Your Model Railroad Part 1   24.Realistic Layout Operation   25. Paul Dolko's Boston & Maine New Hampshire Division   26.The Sights and Sounds of Sand Patch   27.Bill & Mary Miller's C&O Ohio Creek Division   28.The Pokey: Norfolk Southern Pocahantas Division   29.Railroads and Intermodal   30.Doug Tagsold's D&RGW Silverton Branch   31.Appalacian  Conquest   32.Mojave Mainline   33.Conrail's Chicago Gateway   34.Amazing Alco's   35.Rochelle Illinois Railroad Park    36.Winter on Kicking Horse Pass   37.Roosevelt Road   38.Powder River: The Orin Line   39.F units in Action   40.The Changes in the Tehachapis   41.GM's Geeps   42.Horseshoe Curve   43.Big Power   44.Railroads and Coal   45.Railroads and Steel   46.Highball Over Cajon   47.First Generation Diesels   48.Norfolk Southern - The Middle Division: Enola to Altoona   49.UP's Moffet Line   50.Mississippi River Main Line

Looks like 68 total so far....

 

 

 

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Posted by Aikidomaster on Friday, February 19, 2010 6:36 PM
I bought the first 14 issues of Dream, Plan, Build. When they sent Issue #15, I did not like it and sent it back. They sent Issue #16 and again, I did not buy it. I was NEVER sent another issue! There was no contact number. Frankly, I thought that the series had been discontinued. I am very disappointed at Kalmbach Publishing for not at least sending a letter or e-mail or other communication with respect to the newer DVD's. I really like Allen Keller's Great Model Railroad video series, but I don't buy them all. Yet, Allen sends me both an e-mail and a card in the mail about his last DVD. I continue to purchase some of them. Kalmbach should take a similar approach.

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Posted by samgolden on Saturday, February 20, 2010 2:42 PM

 Hi:    I had a similar experance.  I didn't like the ones that were all real train videos, and I sent 2 of them back and never got anymore.

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Posted by markpierce on Saturday, February 20, 2010 3:26 PM

Several years ago Kalmbach sent me one gratis but I nevertheless returned it.  The results were as hoped: I didn't receive any more.

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Posted by rclanger on Saturday, February 20, 2010 8:46 PM

Got another one today after having returned the last three or four.  But I have purchased about five or so.  Judging by others experiences, I am not sure they have a set rule.

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Posted by GARYIG on Sunday, February 21, 2010 11:26 AM

Thanks for the listing, I too have had the same issue twice before.  Just sent the publishers an email now after seeing your post, suggeting to list on the site the  DVD's avaliable so that we may purchase the ones of intrest instead of the mail-out thing.  Seems that a is not working for a lot of us since this is not the first time this type of post has been done and with very similar replys.

Thanks again the list is a great start.

Gary

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Posted by ozzy01 on Sunday, February 21, 2010 12:38 PM

You can add dpb vol19-21 and Winter on Tennessee Pass.

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Posted by cwclark on Monday, February 22, 2010 9:25 AM

That's strange, I have not gotten volumes 19-21 nor winter on Tenessee Pass. Now I'm  wondering  how they do their business.....chuck

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Posted by cudaken on Monday, February 22, 2010 9:34 AM

 I would love to have some more to watch. My LHS has 1 through 8, but that is it. Are they still $25.00 each?

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Posted by kenkal on Monday, February 22, 2010 10:16 AM

cwclark
This post is for those that wanted to know what and how many Dream, Plan, Build DVD series there have been so far. I've been getting them since they started the series and this is what I came up with so far.

Thanks for the interesting list CW.  I must have about 20 of these da** things, but the last was about August of last year -- Expanding your Model Railroad part 1, which I returned as I thought, to put it nicely, for me it wasn't one of their better ones and gave them some good and bad comments.  And that was it.

The numbering of your list differs a little from mine after #19, but except for #'s 25, 27 and 30, they now seem to be basically old videos of the prototype.  That is not what I expected when I signed up with the very first one quite some time ago.  I started getting these because I thought they would be MODEL railroads related, with MODELING ideas, hints, tips, planning, techniques, problem solving, etc. not just more old videos of prototype railroads. Yes, I do realize the prototype has much value for our modeling, it's just not my preference at this stage of life and modeling, to say nothing of the time involved to watch them.  Sigh.  I guess that's what you folks really want, which is fine for you, otherwise they wouldn't have gone that route.

So, after reviewing your quite helpful list, rather than calling to restart the mailings, I decided against it as I likely would just get the prototype videos and have to return them.  Wish they would go back to modeling, at least once in a while, and with original content rather than just rehashes.

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Posted by Pruitt on Tuesday, February 23, 2010 6:44 AM

Aikidomaster
There was no contact number.

Every bill has the contact number (toll free number) on it at the top. I'd list it here, but I don't have it with me.

All you need to do is call if you want to receive more of the DVDs. When I got the first modern diesel special, I returned it and called them to let them know I didn't want any more like that. I still get the others.

After you return a few, you come off their list. A free phone call will put you back on, if you want.

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Posted by Trainman Sam on Wednesday, February 24, 2010 4:18 PM

 

Can someone please post the number? I do not have it... Thanks!  I have searched and searched, but to no avail, I am unable to locate the bill I received for the first DVD.  I only ever received the first DVD from them, TWICE... sent the second one back, and they haven't sent one since.

Sam

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Posted by dhayesmo on Wednesday, February 24, 2010 6:15 PM
Their number is:   1-800-339-0964
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Posted by jjsmith on Saturday, February 27, 2010 8:07 PM

 

Boy, I have been getting these videos regularly from the start and cwclark has several listed that I did not get!  Some of which I would like to have.  I will be givig them a call on Monday and hope that I can get the ones I somehow missed.

 When was the UP Moffat Line sent out?  I am missing 8 others!

 

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Posted by cwclark on Wednesday, March 3, 2010 4:00 PM

jjsmith

 

Boy, I have been getting these videos regularly from the start and cwclark has several listed that I did not get!  Some of which I would like to have.  I will be givig them a call on Monday and hope that I can get the ones I somehow missed.

 When was the UP Moffat Line sent out?  I am missing 8 others!

 

JSmith

The Moffat Line was sent out in early January.  Anyway I promised to put up the customer service phone number that was included with  Volume 19 I recieved today but see I was beaten to the punch from dhaysmo's earlier post.   (Freak'in pack rat! ..you must save everything!)....LOL   Anyway it's a few weeks later since I posted this thread so here it is again if you still want to get the DPB DVD's started or restarted again....1-800-339-0964.....chuck

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Posted by ozzy01 on Thursday, March 4, 2010 1:41 PM

I'm missing a few from cwclark's list. Winter On Tennessee Pass I got about 3 weeks ago. About time for a new one.

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Posted by novicerr on Thursday, March 4, 2010 2:30 PM

 I received Expanding Your Model Railroad Part 2 maybe 3 or 4 weeks ago.

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Posted by john galt on Thursday, March 4, 2010 6:47 PM

 I have about the first 12 to 15 and had to stop when i got laid off and couldnt afford them.  Rather disappointing series to say the least.  I realize that cuts have been made across the board in every industry but it seems to me that if a quality product were made it would be supported.  I would have been more aggressive about retaining my subscription if they were more than "surface scratcher's" and the real trains were not what i enjoyed.  I like real trains but prefer the videos on RFD when we had "pay tv"

o well a communications electrician/ low voltage tech cant be out of work for  2 years can he??

11 months off since jan 31 2008, Yes i found out new years eve while on vacation that i was laid off.

 

 

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Posted by skippygp123 on Wednesday, January 26, 2011 8:20 PM

Are DVDs 1-18 just called "Volume ___"?  As in "Volume 1" and "Volume 2" and so forth? 

We just started getting them last year and already have 9 or 10 of them, I think.  At $25 a pop, it's pretty expensive!  If there are 68 videos, that's $1700! 

We've been thinking about cancelling the things but some of them that deal with "how to" are pretty interesting even though we probably will never do any of that stuff (we have 2 4x8 sheets of plywood covered with green felt...)

Anyone have any favorites from this list?  If so, why do you like that particular DVD?

 

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A listing of the Dream, Plan, Build DVD series
Posted by skippygp123 on Thursday, January 27, 2011 2:18 PM

You can add "Stevens Pass:  BNSF Conquers the Cascades" to this list.  I have it (don't remember exactly when I got it, but was probably within the last 2-3 months as I just started getting these DVDs.)

Each of the DVDs has a code number on the bottom right of the back of the case.  Does anyone know how these code numbers are assigned?

The DVDs that I have and are named "Volume ___" seem to start with 7300_D. 

Volume 2 is 73003D, Volume 3 is 73004D, etc. The code number is always 1 more than the Volume number of the DVD (I only have Volumes 2-7 so far but it holds true for all of the ones I have....Volume 7 is 73008D.)

The Special Project Edition DVD that I have (Realistic Layout Operations) is number 73102D.

The Real Rails Editions I have start with 7313_D:  Union Pacific's Moffat Line is 73131D.  The Steverns Pass:  BNSF Conquers the Cascades DVD (that I mentioned above) is number 73134D. 

Does anyone have the code numbers and titles for the "Volume" DVDs?  How about the other titled DVDs that have been listed earlier?

Does anyone have any idea about how these DVDs are issued? 

The one that I got first (for a modest $4.95) is 73002D and is titled Layouts, Modeling Tips and Prototype Railroads.  Did everyone get this one first?

Does anyone know which DVD is numbered 73001D? (Which, presumably, should be the first video in the series?)

Thanks for any help you can give me on this.

Ed

 

 

 

 

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Posted by kenkal on Thursday, January 27, 2011 4:02 PM

Ed, I talked with the video people today.

The videos are sent to us based on the next available video in the SERIES one is subscribed to. Modeling is a series, prototype is a series, special DVDs are a series, etc.

You will continue getting more videos and more series unless you cancel OR SEND BACK 2 videos in a row!  Even though I told them at the time I got my last video, both on the phone and a note attached to the returned video, that I only wanted modeling DVDs and did not want any DVS of the prototype videos, they ignored the comments and cancelled me from all series because I returned 2 prototype DVDs in a row.

The telephone lady today said she will start me up again where I left off.  I objected because I did not want any more prototype DVDs and would just end up returning them and being cancelled again.  She said to call if I get cancelled again. Now how stupid is that?  Also, if I recall they never tell you that they cancelled you and the only way you know is if you don't get any more from them.

You'd think after buying about 20 of these at about $25 each, they would be a little more accommodating, wouldn't you.  I guess they just don't care.

As for DVD numbered 73001D, I never got one.  My first and which I assumed was the firstof the series was Layout, Modeling Tips & Prototype Railroads, # 73002D.

Ken

skippygp123

Does anyone have any idea about how these DVDs are issued? 

The one that I got first (for a modest $4.95) is 73002D and is titled Layouts, Modeling Tips and Prototype Railroads.  Did everyone get this one first?

Does anyone know which DVD is numbered 73001D? (Which, presumably, should be the first video in the series?)

Thanks for any help you can give me on this.

Ed

 

 

 

 

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