Track Talk Live’s team of Clickity (Doug Hodgdon) and Clack (Steve Doyle) took the show on the road to the historic Wayzata Depot in the western Twin Cities. The 110-year old depot was built by The Empire Builder – James J. Hill – and still retains much of the original fixtures and furniture. Located on the former mainline of the Great Northern Rwy, viewers were treated to a BNSF eastbound freight highballing into Minneapolis. In between fielding questions from viewers, the team toured the depot as well as a G Scale layout on the grounds outside which attracts thousands of visitors each year to the shores of Lake Minnetonka.
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 >>
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 >>
Thank you for joining us for our inaugural Model Railroad Academy Live Event! If you missed the show, you can watch the recap here. The show featured a lively exchange of tips, information and insight from special guest Allen Keller, the pioneer of model railroad video production. Managing Editor/Moderator Steve Doyle and Associate Editor Doug…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 >>