• 54:10

    TRACK TALK LIVE: September 2021

    Doug Hodgdon discusses model railroad maintenance hacks in this month’s Track Talk LIVE. Click the button below to submit your layout photos to the community gallery.

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  • TRACK TALK LIVE: August 2021

    On Track Talk LIVE, model railroad expert Doug Hodgdon discusses his current projects and answers model railroad questions live on the air in this fun, interactive, and informative Q&A. Make sure to download our FREE and funny model railroading posters! Looking to add some personality to your work space? We’ve pulled together posters for you.…

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  • 31:54

    TRACK TALK LIVE: July 2021

    We’re back! Join us for the first Track Talk LIVE of 2021 with model railroad expert Doug Hodgdon. Doug will discuss his current projects and answer your model railroad questions live on the air in this fun, interactive, and informative Q&A.

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  • MRA GOLD LIVE: Servicing Your Model Railroad Locomotives

    There is little more frustrating than to have a beautiful model railroad but locomotives that will not run properly. The secret to a smooth running railroad is proper maintenance, including maintenance of your locomotives. In this session, Ron will show you how to properly clean, lubricate, and otherwise maintain your locomotives to keep your layout…

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  • MRA GOLD LIVE: Introduction of ESU LokProgrammer

    DCC systems and decoders have come a long way in the past few years. Decoders today offer many more functions and sounds than it did just a few short years ago. These advancements mean that programming decoders is much more complicated than it used to be. Generic programmers do not always do the trick. Many…

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  • 32:43

    MRA GOLD LIVE: Modeling Paved Streets and Roads

    One off-rail detail that really brings a layout to life is streets and roads. The difference between roads that look right and roads that do not is often a matter of small details. Model Railroad Academy Editor Ron Marsh demonstrate ways to make great looking streets and roads that you will be proud of.

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  • 45:53

    Craftsman Kit Building 101: Start to Finish – Week 5

    Join Model Railroad Academy contributor Ron Marsh as he completes the Craftsman kit structure. In the final week, Ron cuts sections of card stock for the roof and installs simulated rolled roofing. He also adds final detailing to complete the structure.

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  • 33:31

    Craftsman Kit Building 101: Start to Finish – Week 4

    Join Model Railroad Academy contributor Ron Marsh as he builds a small wood craftsman structure kit. During week four, Ron assembles the wall sections into 3 sub assemblies, then glues these sub assemblies together to complete assembly of the walls.

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  • 44:25

    Craftsman Kit Building 101: Start to Finish – Week 3

    Join Model Railroad Academy contributor Ron Marsh as he builds a small wood craftsman structure kit. During week three, Ron begins to assemble the kit. He installs the window and door casting, adds acetate for window glazing and installs interior braces to some of the walls in preparation for final assembly.

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