Horizon Hobbies visits NAPM during Trainfest
2011 in Milwaukee.
Video Includes scenes around the layout with a
narration of how NAPM started, the members , and of
course the layout itself.
Episode #703 of “Tracks-Ahead” was released
for broadcast in 2009. See this episode here.
On January 3,
2007 the “Tracks-Ahead” video crew from
Milwaukee’s Channels 10/36 visited NAPM for an
all-day session to record the club’s layout.
The busy day included interviews of members
narrating club history and operations followed by
hours of carefully choreographed train
movements. Most of the run-bys and meets
were repeated several times for maximum sound and
visual effects. Still, despite the long
hours of work, the segment we’ll enjoy on the show
will likely be less than five minutes in duration!
Our segment is not expected to show until the 2008
season. Check out the photos below!
shouted T-A Producer David Baule, and the camera
was on the move. The Channel 10 crew
brought their own rail of sorts with them -- an
ingenious pair of collapsible aluminum tubes
that usher the camera platform smoothly along
with the trains. Here Empire Builder
engineer Mike Beckemeier takes his queue to roll
as onlookers fall silent.
NAPM President Al
Houtz readies the next train to go as Great
Northern pilot Mike Beckemeier eases his “Builder”
onto the westbound main under the tight scrutiny
of the camera. Meanwhile the “sound lady”
with recording equipment strapped around her waist
faithfully guides her microphone along with the
growling engines as they accelerate.