TRACK TALK LIVE ON THE ROAD: September 2016

Taking Track Talk Live on the road again, Model Railroad Academy’s Doug Hodgdon (“Clickety”) and Steve Doyle (“Clack”) visited the 129-year old St. Louis Park Depot in Minnesota, which once served the Milwaukee Road, and learned more about its preservation as a National Register of Historic Places site. In the monthly live event, they also fielded more than 30 questions from beginner-to-intermediate level-viewers in all scales on topics ranging from wiring, building mock-ups and crossover track wiring to glues, DCC operations, and a host of other model railway topics.

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13 Responses to “TRACK TALK LIVE ON THE ROAD: September 2016”
  1. Bob

    Any suggestions on how to remove dust from scenery. I have used an old nylon stocking over a vacuum but it is still too powerful for fragile scenery, trees,etc.

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    • Customer Service

      Hi, Bob. My method is to use a fine spray of wetted water and “wash” off the dust. I just let the dust wash into the scenery.

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  2. Angelo

    I have 1 loco out of five that seams to have a power drop in 1 spot the others don’t have that problem what is your take on it

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    • Customer Service

      Hi, Angelo. The number of pick up wheels, and the method of electrical pickup varies between brand and types of locomotives. Make sure the track is clean, then make sure the wheels and power pickups are clean.

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  3. FJ

    7pm your time is midnight in the UK. Most sensible railroaders are long since asleep by then. Not really a time for UK subscribers. Though I can’t figure out a solution.

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  4. Curtis L. Skatvold

    What is the address of the St. Louis Park, Minnesota Depot and is there a HO scale model operating display in this depot? If not, where in St. Louis Park is there a club to visit or see an operating club display…plus the admission fee if any? I live in Kansas City, MO but do make it up to the Twin Cities now and then. Thank you.
    Curtis L. Skatvold

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    • Curtis L. Skatvold

      Hey man!

      A couple of days ago I wrote you all 2 e mails on the St. Louis Park, MN address and HO RR Club layouts. Nothing has come back to me and was wondering why??? Please respond to this e mail note, thank you.

      Curtis L. Skatvold

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    • Customer Service

      Hi, Curtis. The St. Louis Park depot is located at 36th St. and Brunswick Avenue. There is no layout and no admission fee. Our SLP railroad historical society meet once a month and you are welcome. You can contact me at dglsdsgns@visi.com for info. Saint Louis Park was served by the Minneapolis & St. Louis, the Milwaukee Road, the Great Northern, and the Minneapolis, Northfield, and Southern railroads. We also had a creosote plant that had a 2’ gauge rail line. Thanks for the interest.

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  5. Marv Samuelson

    I am new to rail roaring. My three daughters bought a set fo me when I could not function in mr wood shop. Now, three years later I can function much better. My wife allowed me 16′ x14′ off the living room. My daughtor that lives close helped my wife and I build 5 tables to start with. I have a small comunity on the one big 4 x 8 table. Now
    I have to expand to other tables. I in “0” scale.

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