Follow along as Model Railroad Academy contributor Ron Marsh builds a small wood craftsman structure kit from start to finish. Throughout the series, Ron demonstrates multiple kit building techniques that can be applied to similar wood kits. In this episode, we begin by getting familiar with the parts of the kit. Ron prepares the parts and sands any that need adjustment for fit. He also treats the wood parts on both sides with an India Ink solution to create a weather wood effect for later steps. Make sure to watch the rest of the series for steps on finishing the kit.
August’s Track Talk Live saw Doug Hodgdon and Steve Doyle take to the road to visit the G (Garden) scale layout of Bob Rivard, whose layout has been featured in Great Model Railroads and Garden Railroads. With lots of action behind them, the duo of Clickety and Clack fielded many questions from beginners wondering about…Watch Now >>
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…Watch Now >>
December’s Track Talk Live with Doug Hodgdon and Steve Doyle was the final installment of 2016, and featured many questions regarding paint stripping, basic track design and electrical hookups, selling vintage post-war trains, adding DCC to engines and best materials for creating mountains. MRA members and live Track Talk Live viewers from around the world…Watch Now >>
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. Click here to buy matte medium.Watch Now >>