February 2015 edition of TrainMasters TV (1h 59m)

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On the February edition of TrainMasters: 1) Two-segment report from the Amherst Railroad Hobby Show; 2) Mike Porter's HO-scale Chicago Great Western layout; 3) Scratch-building a concrete overpass on The Roadshow; 4) Bonus 1: Installing Soundtraxx Soundcar sound modules; 5) Bonus 2: Carving a bridge build date

 

Show report 1: 2015 Amherst Railway Society's Railroad Hobby Show on TrainMasters TV February edition - brought to you by Model Railroad Hobbyist magazine

Act I - Amherst Show report, pt 1 (17:49)

Amherst Show Report 1: New products from Rapido Trains, a Maine narrow-gauge sectional layout, and updates from the new editor of Railroad Model Craftsman.


Show report 2: More 2015 Amherst Railway Society's Railroad Hobby Show on TrainMasters TV February edition - brought to you by Model Railroad Hobbyist magazine

Act II - Amherst Show report, pt 2 (15:48)

Amherst Show Report 2: A kit builder specializing in boats for models railroads, touch-sensitive switches for controlling accessories, and a unique way to ride the rails.


Mike Porter's Chicago Great Western  on TrainMasters TV February 2015 edition - brought to you by Model Railroad Hobbyist magazine

Act III - Mike Porter's Chicago Great Western (23:45)

Mike Porter, retired railroader, models the Iowa-based stretch of railroad that he grew up with - and worked for. Take a station-by-station tour of his HO-scale layout.


Roadshow: Build an overpass  on TrainMasters TV February 2015 edition - brought to you by Model Railroad Hobbyist magazine

Act IV - Roadshow: Build an overpass (18:09)

Trevor builds an overpass using sheet styrene, and shows us a simple but effective technique for simulating concrete.


Special bonus segment(s) ...

 

Soundtraxx SoundCar decoder install on TrainMasters TV February 2015 edition - brought to you by Model Railroad Hobbyist magazine

Bonus 1 - DCC Decoded: SoundCar install (37:20)

Roger Chrysler returns to the DCC Decoded studio to demonstrate the installation of Tsunami SoundCar decoders in two pieces of rolling stock.


Carving a bridge build date on TrainMasters TV February 2015 edition - brought to you by Model Railroad Hobbyist magazine

Bonus 2 - Carving build date in styrene (6:10)

In this deleted scene from The Roadshow part 6, Trevor demonstrates how he carved the build-date into the top of his scratchbuilt bridge.