Check out the recap of our monthly Track Talk Live with model railroad expert and long-time train enthusiast Doug Hodgdon. Doug answers your model railroad questions live on the air in this fun, interactive, and informative Q&A.
TRACK TALK LIVE: November 2017
I was going to go out tonight
were to buy a good train set the size you have in background on your show…Also what size is that.
hi my name is peter and iam 71years old and I have just started railways I wish to do ho scale my problem is I have no idea on where to start I do have lots of books and I do not wish to start with a training set
Bring back the duo with Steve,or get a reader who knows about Model Railroading
Do you do anything with German—Austrian—Italian rail circa 1920 to 1945
Sorry for the criticism, I really think Doug needs to work on his speaking. IE his major pauses and the overuse of UAH.
I have an O scale layout and I’m using an MTH TIU and hand held DCS remote controller. There are 3 separate transformers running three loops that connect to each other via switch tracks. All wiring works great, usually, but now and then I get shorts when passing from loop to loop. This seems to happen only when I have too many engines on the tracks. Any thoughts on my issue will be appreciated?
At what distance should feeders be put in around the layout that connect the the bus wires?
How far apart should dropper wires on any scale 48 feet length
recently I dismantled my Ho scale, now in progress to rebuild , what would be the correct height for my baseboard, I am 5′ 7 inheight
S-scale , what to use for split rail fence
On which side of the track should signals be located? How about if located near a siding?
When joining track in any gauge should you leave a gap due to weather changes causing expansion or contraction?
Just here to watch
I model in HO scale and I have a bunch of tyco cars and was wondering what type of couplers were used on the cars and how do I replace them if needed?
I have a Weaver car (O scale) and the trucks are broken. Were can I get new trucks that will work with this car?
What do you the coffee battery power for a layout?
Hi Mr Hodgdon my name is Eric Landry from Montreal.(you have to excuse my poor english cause I’m a frenchy canadian) I just have a simple question. I’m looking for an electric system because I want to install some lights (in homes, the street etc… I’ve looked and there is a lot of different system. Is there one better than the others, what would you suggest me ? Thank’s
Does Model Railroad Academy have any articles / DVD presentations on recommended practices for building a HO gauge helix?
I am looking for the minimum / maximum percent of grade, helix diameters, clearances between parallel tracks in the helix, and the inside – outside supports.
Is there any recommended distance between the layers on a multi-layer layout?
is there a way to connect with other modelers who are asking questions on the show?