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Trackwork & Wiring Essentials 5-Download Set

5-Download Set: Trackwork & Wiring Essentials Your railroad track and wiring are at the foundation of any layout you create in this great hobby. Decisions you make will be reflected in your final result. To help you make the process easier, and your end result better, we’ve assembled this 5-Download set with over 5 hours…

Trackwork & Wiring Essentials 5-DVD Set

5-DVD Set: Trackwork & Wiring Essentials Your railroad track and wiring are at the foundation of any layout you create in this great hobby. Decisions you make will be reflected in your final result. To help you make the process easier, and your end result better, we’ve assembled this 5-DVD set with over 5 hours…

Buildings and DCC on the Seneca Valley Lines

Bob Hogarth has been a member of the Rochester Model Railroad Club since 1990. His interest is in building buildings around the Seneca Valley Lines, when it was in existence. The club gets a lot of information from books, like a book titled the Lehigh Valley Railroad in Western New York. They have been able…

Creating Control Bus Wires When Wiring Your Layout

Before diving into the process of wiring your layout, be sure to check out this video on DCC Command Stations and Throttles! Now that you’ve seen exactly what you need in regards to equipment for a DCC equipped layout, it’s time to start wiring all of the pieces together! DCC expert and modeler Steve Barkley…

Wiring Your Layout: Installing Panel Connectors

Allow Steve Barkley be your go-to guy for anything DCC related. As both a modeler and an expert in the sphere of DCC, he offers excellent tips and advice for installing DCC. In this video, Steve demonstrates how to install panel connectors, which will ultimately allow for the use of throttles on your layout. Installing…

TRACK TALK LIVE: January 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…

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Computerized Signals on the Conrail Railroad

Ken McCorry of the Conrail railroad came into Paul Maynard’s hobby shop one day and asked for a signaling system. Knowing that Paul Ziembicki was building an N scale layout and had a great signaling system, he had the idea to get them together. Ken’s layout is now fully functionally signaled using the TDP product.…

TRACK TALK LIVE: January 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…

Wiring Your Layout for Digital Command Control

There are plenty of resources available if you are new to the world of digital railway operation. Digital command control systems require wiring your layout and there is plenty to consider before jumping in. To gain a better understanding, you can reach out to the model railroad community, browse user groups online, or read literature…

How to Use Panel Connectors on Your Layout

Once you’ve wired the trackage on your model railroad layout and programmed your locomotives with onboard decoders, it’s time to hook up throttles to the digital command control (DCC). To do so, you’ll need to install panel connectors, which are available in a few basic types, and the type you choose dictates the kind of…