October 2015 edition of TrainMasters TV (2h 39m)

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On the October edition of TrainMasters: 1) Fine-scale structure modeling tricks ; 2) New series on live steam in the backyard: Fired Up! 3) Upgrading diesel locomotive handrails; 4) Catching up with George Sellios and the Franklin and South Manchester plus Bonus: Allagash Railfan series, volumes 1 and 2.

 

Fine-scale structure modeling tricks on TrainMasters TV October 2015 edition - brought to you by Model Railroad Hobbyist magazine

Act I - Fine-scale structure modeling tricks (27:10)

In his third visit to The Backshop Clinic, modeller Don Railton shares a variety of his secrets for creating his realistic fine-scale structure models.


Live steam in the backyard - TMTV new series: Fired Up! on TrainMasters TV October 2015 edition - brought to you by Model Railroad Hobbyist magazine

Act II - New exclusive series: Fired Up! (18:22)

Explore the world of small-scale live steam with Trevor Marshall and Jeff Young. This 6-part series will showcase live steam in the backyard give you plenty of information to get started in this fascinating segment of the hobby. This is part one of six.


Upgrade blue box handrails on TrainMasters TV October 2015 edition - brought to you by Model Railroad Hobbyist magazine

Act III - Upgrade blue box handrails (28:53)

Whether you are working on an older locomotive with crude wire handrails, or a newer unit with thin plastic railings that won't hold their shape, brass stanchions and railings are a good alternative. Efram Ellenbogen shows how he installs them on an Athearn "blue box" SD40-2.


George Sellios F&SM update on TrainMasters TV October 2015 edition - brought to you by Model Railroad Hobbyist magazine

Act IV - George Sellios F&SM update (27:09)

Ask any model railroader for a list of railroads they'd like to visit, and you'll probably find the Franklin and South Manchester near the top. We visit with the the FSM's creator George Sellios and catch up on 50 years of modelling excellence.


Special bonus segments ...

 

Allagash Railfan Series, vol 1 - Trackside at New Sharon on TrainMasters TV October 2015 edition - brought to you by Model Railroad Hobbyist magazine

Bonus 1 - Trackside at New Sharon (28:50)

In Allagash Railfan Series volume 1, we spend a day trackside at New Sharon with the New Sharon switcher. We railfan working New Sharon Yard and switching local customers like Franklin County Feeds, we witness the daily road trains on the AGR’s Kennebec subdivision.


Allagash Railfan Series, vol 2 - Chasing coal trains on TrainMasters TV October 2015 edition - brought to you by Model Railroad Hobbyist magazine

Bonus 2 - Chasing coal trains (28:20)

In Allagash Railfan Series volume 2, we follow coal trains over the Allagash. We chase coal trains across the entire scenic line both directions, enjoying many of the Allagash’s highlights.