• 2:48

    Updating Your Model Railroad Layout

    Learn how you keep a huge fleet of engines and cars constantly updated in a modern era on a model railroad. Bruce Carpenter tells MRA’s Allen Keller that it pays to not be a rivet-counter. He knows that some of his engine numbers aren’t exactly correct because of constant repaints, but there’s a certain level…

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    12:50

    Tips for Overhauling, Detailing and Weathering Model Locomotives

    Learn how to make your model locomotives run more smoothly and quieter with tips from Bruce Carpenter, whose BNSF HO layout features more than four dozen different locomotives during each ops session. Bruce shares with MRA’s Allen Keller how he overhauls each model locomotive, using a stock Athearn engine as an example. He shows how…

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    3:04

    Bruce Carpenter’s Model Railroad Hobby

    What captivates Bruce Carpenter and his operating buddies when they visit his outstanding layout, and what motivated him to build a basement-sized modern era railroad in the first place? Learn what originally sparked his interest in the model railroad hobby and keeps his interest piqued in preparing for and then managing a four-hour operating session…

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