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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31 Responses to “TRACK TALK LIVE: March 2018”

  1. willfennessey

    would like to set up a train track it never works when i try

  2. zzmel7

    Hi: I am new here and just made a post. I was looking for some responses from other of what they have written. The problem is I am unable to open the full message which I thought would benefit me if someone else had the same problem. I was wondering if you are in the process of improving this discussion site so as everyone is able to see what questions and even replies that are given. I also noted that there is no way to preview info so as to make corrections before sending it. I have made a couple of them myself. Needless to say that I sent it with a few small errors in my spelling or grammar. That is about it for now. Thanks. Mel

  3. zzmel7

    This is the first time, something like this has surfaced as far as learning to do things via the videos. I am not sure if I am supposed to write in this area but this is the only thing I found. Maybe you can help me. In the place where I live, there is not much room to build anything, especially a layout that I would really like. I have to resort to a portable layout where I can easily set up like on a door size. I think there will be room for "n" scale but it will have to be a means to store it without too much trouble. I have to resort to a flat layout with the exception of small buildings. I realize that it would prevent me to develop the layout I would like to have but at least it will provide me with the fun of building and running the trains. I was thinking of having 2 parallel tracks for a passenger train of the older type like 40 footers so it can easily take the turns. I am thinking about around the trains during the 1940-1950 era. I used to have a nice layout when I was much younger and built my own. Now, I am 79 and I do not have the dexterity I once had and the thinking ability to go along with it. I thought of putting the layout on a front door size that is hollow so I can set it up and put it away with straining myself. The only thing that will work is a hollow door which may be a problem in laying track.and study enough to have the trains stay on the track.. Any help would be appreciated. Above all, I am glad that I found Model RR Academy for expert help. This is the first time I came across something like this web service for help.

  4. John

    Our HO train set up for my boy 25 years ago is now my train layout. IT has come along way Dcc etc,All of the light up houses etc. run on this proper for a train layout? Thank you John from PA.

  5. Ron Miller

    Please send me your free newsletter. Thank you.

  6. mjbird

    RE: Using NCE on battery equipment. JRMI may be the answer.

  7. Stefan

    For battery/DCC integration try the Ring Engineering system

  8. Laddie Wolf

    0 gauge. Is there a problem leaving the Lionel Legacy control plugged in?

  9. Jim

    I am changing over to DCC from dc ,any suggestions for info to put decoders in some of my newer locos?

  10. Laddie Wolf

    Is there any control that allows an engine to go up and down a grade at a constant speed with out boosting or changing the speed input?