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    TRACK TALK LIVE: January 2017

    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…

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    Track Talk Live: December 2016

    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…

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    Track Talk Live: November 2016

    Track Talk Live’s Pre-Thanksgiving program didn’t serve up any turkeys, but there were plenty of pre-submitted and live questions for Clickety and Clack (aka Doug Hodgdon and Steve Doyle). As model railroading season chuffs into high gear, viewers needed answers about sub-roadbeds, laser-cut kits, bubbles in realistic water, materials for mountains, rail sizes, DCC systems,…

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    Track Talk Live: October 2016

    October’s Track Talk Live with Steve Doyle and Doug Hodgdon continued to field model railroad questions from as far away as New Zealand, Australia and Ireland regarding intermodal modeling – an exciting niche in the “world’s greatest hobby.” There were also several questions on construction materials for mountains, waterfalls and roads, as well as building…

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    TRACK TALK LIVE ON THE ROAD: September 2016

    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…

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    Track Talk Live: September 2016

    Check out the recap of our monthly Track Talk Live with model railroad experts and long-time train enthusiasts Steve Doyle and Doug Hodgdon. Steve and Doug answer your model railroad questions live on the air in this fun, interactive, and informative Q&A. Feel free to submit questions live during the broadcast by writing in the…

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    Track Talk Live on the Road: August 2016

    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…

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    Track Talk Live: August 2016

    August’s Track Talk Live with MRA’s Allen Keller, Doug “Clickety” Hodgdon and Steve “Clack” Doyle featured a wide range of topics including news from the recent NMRA Convention, advances in decoder technology and how to foster the growth of model railroading among young boys and girls. Participants from as far afield as Australia, Brazil, South…

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    Track Talk Live: July 2016

    July’s Track Talk Live featured MRA’s Steve Doyle and Doug Hodgdon in a lively hour of questions and answers on many facets of model railroading, including layout building, roadbed and track-laying, intermodal operations, DCC installation and weathering. Viewers from as far away as Australia, the United Kingdom and Ireland engaged in multi-scale discussions with the…

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