Track Talk Live: March 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 with a layout design kept Clickety and Clack on their toes!

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30 Responses to “Track Talk Live: March 2017”

  1. Lou Grasso

    On another occasion I asked a similar question about using pastels to weather engines and could pastel dust cause problems to engine parts.You guys gave me a terrific answer, stating, in general, pastels are not too dangerous to equipment. However, my updated question is; can pastel dust cause problems with the electronics, especially chips and boards used in DCS and DCC environments. In the old PFM sound days, most things were analog, e.g., wires and pots, etc., and we were not as concerned. Love what you guys are doing. Thank you, Lou

  2. Perry

    what type of latex adhesive should I use to fasten down cork and track?

  3. Richard Walker

    Always need for the experts

  4. Willard

    What is the best way (if one exists) to remove 20 year old paint from a plastic model?

  5. Terry Beeler

    just learning

  6. Warren

    Hi Guys Iam finding really difficult to get spares for my Barchman locomotives here in Melbourne Australia, would I need to get to Barchman? if so which Branch either in USA or where should I contact for spares. Thanks

  7. Tom

    Looking forward to learning.

  8. John

    Ballasting HO do you use fine or medium ballast and what is your procedure for laying ballast. I use 70% iso alcohol and woodland cement.

  9. Joseph

    do you use servos for turn outs?

  10. Rolando

    One last question guys: I mostly use KATO locomotives. Maybe my second choice will be Atlas. BUT in rolling stock I am kind of lost. What would be your top brands for it? And more than welcome to Costa Rica guys! Pura Vida.