TRACK TALK LIVE: September 2017

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.

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14 Responses to “TRACK TALK LIVE: September 2017”

  1. Dave

    Is all track interchangeable i.e. LGB track will Mach-up to Astrocraft track etc. and is there anything special with the new Bachmann track that I’m finding it much more expensive ? Thanks

  2. David

    I am completing a HO DCC layout with a couple of reversing loops. I have a Digitrax AR1 to reverse the signal but I am still running into dead spots in the loop. Any ideas what may be going on? I have talked with Digitrax but none of their suggestions have fixed it.

  3. Lou

    I have several PFM engines that are equipped with PFM sound components and speakers. I also have a few PFM-2 sound transformers and tape decks. I love this old system because many of the sounds, whistle/bell, etc., are terrific to my ear. The engines and all the other equipment have held up great over the years. I would appreciate any comments you might offer about this system – Good/Bad, available tech help, etc. I appreciate any of your thoughts. I run the HO PFM engines right along with My O scale MTH stuff. The separate RF signals don’t seem to conflict.

    You guys are terrific, keep up your informative and entertaining work. Best regards, Lou

  4. John Charles Filoon
    John Charles Filoon

    Can you suggest a mini or micro cam to record train from engineers view, something that would fit on a flatbed car preceding the engine, thanks If this question does not get answered today live, could you email the info thanks again

  5. Gerell McCann
    Gerell McCann

    Truly a beginner at age 73. Trying to set up first layout and overwhelmed. It’s a 12’x8′ in a @#’ x 12′ room. Scale is HO.
    But I. I’m determined. Gerell in DFW

    • Customer Service
      Customer Service

      Hello Huston,

      You could you wanted to use photo sensors. Personally, I would use a DCC reverser. They operate great. Hook β€˜em up and forget them!

      Hope this helps,

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