MRA LIVE May 30 2017

Join us for our monthly Track Talk Live with model railroad experts and long-time train enthusiasts Steve Doyle and Doug Hodgdon on Tuesday, May 30th at 7:00 p.m. CST. Steve and Doug will be answering your model railroad questions live on the air in this fun, interactive, and informative Q&A!Feel free to submit questions during… Read more »

MRA LIVE! April 25 2017

Join us for our monthly Track Talk Live with model railroad experts and long-time train enthusiasts Steve Doyle and Doug Hodgdon on Tuesday, April 25th at 7:00 p.m. CST. Steve and Doug will be answering your model railroad questions live on the air in this fun, interactive, and informative Q&A. Feel free to submit questions… Read more »

MRA Live! March 28 2017

The March edition of Track Talk Live saw MRA’s Doug Hodgdon and Steve Doyle fielding a wide range of model railing topics in various scales. How to keep tracks clean, preferences in building lift-outs or swing gates, leaving gaps in track sections versus soldering joints, adding smoke to steamers, and several questions about getting started… Read more »

Creative Ideas for Model Railroad Structures

Photo by Doug Hodgdon Model railroad structures are important in many ways, and by “structures” I’m including bridges and other man-made, primarily fixed elements that we include in our layouts. Structures can be assembled from combinations of wood, stone, concrete, or steel. They can be loading docks, a wooden pony truss bridge, a stone retaining… Read more »

MRA LIVE! January 25 2017

Model Railroad Academy’s Clickety and Clack (Doug and Steve) fielded a wide variety of live questions from viewers on the latest edition of Track Talk Live. Among the topics discussed are DCC (use it!), flower foam for scenery (don’t!), creating smooth transitions for inclines (cookie cutter method), making basic turnouts DCC-ready (cut gaps), replacements for… Read more »