TRACK TALK LIVE: November 2017

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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20 Responses to “TRACK TALK LIVE: November 2017”

  1. Doanie

    were to buy a good train set the size you have in background on your show…Also what size is that.

  2. PETER

    hi my name is peter and iam 71years old and I have just started railways I wish to do ho scale my problem is I have no idea on where to start I do have lots of books and I do not wish to start with a training set

  3. Wilbert

    Sorry for the criticism, I really think Doug needs to work on his speaking. IE his major pauses and the overuse of UAH.

  4. Lou

    I have an O scale layout and I’m using an MTH TIU and hand held DCS remote controller. There are 3 separate transformers running three loops that connect to each other via switch tracks. All wiring works great, usually, but now and then I get shorts when passing from loop to loop. This seems to happen only when I have too many engines on the tracks. Any thoughts on my issue will be appreciated?

  5. Bill Freeland

    At what distance should feeders be put in around the layout that connect the the bus wires?

  6. BRIAN

    recently I dismantled my Ho scale, now in progress to rebuild , what would be the correct height for my baseboard, I am 5′ 7 inheight

  7. John

    On which side of the track should signals be located? How about if located near a siding?

  8. Wayne

    When joining track in any gauge should you leave a gap due to weather changes causing expansion or contraction?

  9. John

    I model in HO scale and I have a bunch of tyco cars and was wondering what type of couplers were used on the cars and how do I replace them if needed?

  10. Frank Ayre

    I have a Weaver car (O scale) and the trucks are broken. Were can I get new trucks that will work with this car?

  11. Eric Landry

    Hi Mr Hodgdon my name is Eric Landry from Montreal.(you have to excuse my poor english cause I’m a frenchy canadian) I just have a simple question. I’m looking for an electric system because I want to install some lights (in homes, the street etc… I’ve looked and there is a lot of different system. Is there one better than the others, what would you suggest me ? Thank’s

  12. Bill Mitchell

    Does Model Railroad Academy have any articles / DVD presentations on recommended practices for building a HO gauge helix?
    I am looking for the minimum / maximum percent of grade, helix diameters, clearances between parallel tracks in the helix, and the inside – outside supports.

    Is there any recommended distance between the layers on a multi-layer layout?

  13. Jim Lewis

    is there a way to connect with other modelers who are asking questions on the show?