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
    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

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  2. David
    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.

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  3. Lou
    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 โ€“ 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 donโ€™t seem to conflict.

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

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  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

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  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

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    • 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 โ€˜em up and forget them!

      Hope this helps,

      Douglas
      Model Railroad Academy Video Membership

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