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 benchwork, layout designing, sub-roadbeds and wiring – essential elements for a smoothly operating railroad. They also discussed DCC decoder resetting, assembling micro-couplers and power demands for pantograph-running of a GG-1 model.
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 >>
Taking Track Talk Live on the road again, Model Railroad Academy’s Doug Hodgdon (“Clickety”) and Steve Doyle (“Clack”) visited the 129-year old St. Louis Park Depot in Minnesota, which once served the Milwaukee Road, and learned more about its preservation as a National Register of Historic Places site. In the monthly live event, they also…Watch Now >>
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…Watch Now >>
N-Scalers took center stage on the latest Track Talk Live with MRA Editor Steve Doyle and model railroad expert, Doug Hodgdon. Responding to a host of questions submitted live, Steve and Doug discussed DCC, speaker baffles for sound, adding weight to improve traction, track cleaning devices and even creating custom liveries and logos for our…Watch Now >>