December 2015 edition of TrainMasters TV (2h 57m)

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On the December edition of TrainMasters TV: 1 and 2) Scale Trains - Big Dreams parts two and three; 3) Fired up! - Live steam fueling and safety; 4) DCC Decoded: Matt Herman with ESU/Loksound decoder tips; plus Bonus: Gary Christensen on weathering, part 2.

 

Scale Trains, Big Dreams: 2 on TrainMasters TV December 2015 edition - brought to you by Model Railroad Hobbyist magazine

Act I - Scale Trains, Big Dreams: 2 (27:54)

Scale Trains, Big Dreams: In part two of our feature documentary on the launch of ScaleTrains.com, Mike and Shane travel to the factory in China, we get a preview of the Big Blow's onboard sound, and the team gets some worrying news about the delivery date of the sample models for the product launch at TrainFest.


Scale Trains, Big Dreams: 3 on TrainMasters TV December 2015 edition - brought to you by Model Railroad Hobbyist magazine

Act II - Scale Trains, Big Dreams: 3 (19:29)

Scale Trains, Big Dreams: In part three of our feature documentary on the launch of ScaleTrains.com, Mike and Shane return to the factory in China to pick up the turbines for TrainFest, and the models debut at the show. Part 3 of 3.


Fired Up: Fuels and safety on TrainMasters TV December 2015 edition - brought to you by Model Railroad Hobbyist magazine

Act III - Fired Up: Fuels and safety (16:37)

Explore the world of small-scale live steam with Fired up! Jeff and Trevor discuss the various fuels for live steam locomotives and a few simple safety precautions to keep the fun in your operating sessions. This is part three of six.


Loksound decoder tips on TrainMasters TV December 2015 edition - brought to you by Model Railroad Hobbyist magazine

Act IV - Loksound decoder tips (31:53)

Matt Herman from ESU visits the set of DCC Decoded in the TrainMasters TV studio to discuss choosing, testing and programming Loksound decoders.


Special bonus segments ...

 

Gary Christensen's weathering techniques, part 2 on TrainMasters TV December 2015 edition - brought to you by Model Railroad Hobbyist magazine

Bonus 1 - Weathering with Gary Christensen, pt 2 (40:25)

Gary Christensen is a member of The Weathering Shop and is known worldwide for his beautifully-weathered models of rolling stock. He sat down at Joe Fugate's dining room table to share his techniques. This segment - "Collecting dust and grime" - is part two of a series.


Season 2 layout running footage on TrainMasters TV December 2015 edition - brought to you by Model Railroad Hobbyist magazine

Bonus 2 - Season 2 layout running footage (41:31)

Happy New Year! For those who just like to watch trains, we've gathered running footage from TrainMasters TV 2015 layout tours into one compilation. Grab a mug of hot chocolate, sit back and enjoy some great modeling.