TRACK TALK LIVE: January 2018

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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26 Responses to “TRACK TALK LIVE: January 2018”

  1. Ron Williams

    Anyone needs help with there layout HO, O and N scales feel free to relay back I'm also good at building telephones poles and lamps poles as well.

  2. Ronald Williams

    Anyone needs help with lay out ideas ho, n, or o scale Gmail me I'm also good with building telephones and lamp poles to.

  3. David Sr.

    I'm currently planning an HO train layout but am having difficulty with determining riser height so trains will not have too much difficulty with climbing the grades. Is there a process to follow when determining grades and placing risers ?

  4. John Yasenchak

    the line is E Z Line stretch line

  5. Larry

    Where does look to get specific info for installing full functioning crossing gates (lights, sound and action) in a HO DCC environment ???

  6. Bill Giolma

    I will never run more than 2 trains at at time and then not often. What NCE should I start out with for H.O.???

  7. Jeff

    I plan to use Tortoise switch machines for the 31 turnouts on my HO layout. The power supply says it will power 30 machines. Will 31 machines fail if I use the power supply for one more than the number listed?

  8. John Pritchard

    You are encouraging me to get into DCC. What do you suggest as a starter for a small HO layout and what is the range for a total cost?

  9. Brian Ashworth

    Is the IPhone speaker small enough to use in N scale?

  10. J. HARRY

    Any ballpark hourly price range professional layout designers charge?