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Layout building series times 2

We're excited to be bringing you not only one layout building series, but two - count them, TWO layout building series!

The first series, Back to the Basement features Miles Hale taking you step-by-step through the process of building a basement layout. Miles thoroughly covers your options, showing you the pros and cons of different ways to approach building a layout. Even an old hand will find new layout tips and techniques from this series - you won't be disappointed.
 

20 May 2014

TMTV

Decoding DCC Decoded

One of the biggest challenges in producing TrainMasters TV - and one that I never expected - has been getting people to understand exactly what it is we do. If you think that getting friends and family to understand your hobby can be difficult, imagine trying to explain a TV-show-about-model-trains-made-specifically-for-seasoned-model-railroaders-that-isn't-on-TV-but-is-actually-on-the-internet-that-people-can-subscribe-to.

The good ol' Bluebox kit

In the early-1990s I owned and operated a model train shop.  Back in those days there wasn't much you could buy in ready-to-run equipment that was any good. 

Just about every piece of rolling stock came in kit form, and those kits had much more detail, higher-quality paint jobs. These kit-built cars performed way better than ones from companies such as Life-Like and Model Power, where their items came ready-to-run (RTR) right out of the box.

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