• 5:53

    John Nehrich, the Club Coordinator of the Rensselaer Model Railroad Society, has an idea for starting a center for steam era studies. This idea was inspired by the methods the club used to discover the world they were trying to model, and how it had changed since 1950. The world has changed radically from a

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  • 1:47

    In this video, Allen Keller talks with Lee Rosenberg, a club member of the Rensselaer Model Railroad Society about operating schemes. The waybills and car cards tell the operators what the car is shipping, the kind of car they are using and where it is headed to and from. Previously, the club had to match

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  • 9:38

    The New England, Berkshire and Western model railroad is unique in its large size of 124 by 33 feet. It is also uniquely a whole network together, not just specific buildings from Saratoga, but also the town of Saratoga in relationship to other towns. This allows the club to do a system wide approach to

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  • B&M New Hamshire Division and Layout Tour: The Town of Woodsriver
    7:18

    The Tour of the B&M New Hampshire Division and layout starts in the town of Woodsriver at the South end of the layout. Its inspiration comes from Woodsville, New Hampshire, a division point on the prototype’s New Hampshire Division. Like the prototype, there is a medium sized passenger facility and a freight yard. The name

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  • 2:03

    National Model Railroad Association Master Model Railroader Gerry Leone talks wiring in this video. If your layout is like most modelers, then there are tons of wires underneath it, making it hard to find the one you are looking for. Gerry’s tip will help you keep things in order. He mounts inexpensive shower curtain hooks

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  • 2:34

    Modeler and DCC expert Steve Barkley uses a piece of test track as a programming track for programming his locomotives. He has two wires soldered to the two rails and connects the two wires to the programming output on the command station. The first wire is connected and screwed down to the connector, and he

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  • 2:46

    Josh Clark has a quick video on cleaning locomotive wheels. If you notice your locomotives and trains aren’t running the smoothest you could try cleaning the track. He also recommends cleaning locomotive wheels on occasion. This could be every once in awhile depending on how often they are run. His method is quick an easy,

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  • 2:03

    Lous Sassi’s Western Hoosic Division model railroad runs between Adam’s, Massachusetts and Bennington, Vermont and is based in the 1950’s. It’s an imaginary mine Lou invented that is operated by the Austin and Maine with an interchange for the runner. The HO layout has some of the best scenery anyone will see anywhere. Lou and

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  • 6:24

    Lou Sassi’s Western Hoosic Division daily mix train leaves the Bennington Engine facility with Number 32. As usual, this Rutland Makato and its crew will head to Deerfield, Massachusetts. The Rutland begins there at Bennington Station which also serves Williamstown, Massachusetts. The 282 crosses the Saco River plate girder bridge. The truss bridge in the

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