January 2016 edition of TrainMasters TV (2h 52m)
Act I - Modeling rockwork: 1 (17:49)
In the first of a three-part Backshop Clinic series, Miles Hale demonstrates classic techniques for casting and painting rock, including instructions for making your own latex moulds. In part one he discusses commercial molds and pouring plaster.
Act II - Fired Up: Oiling, watering, fueling (9:58)
Explore the world of small-scale live steam with Fired up! Jeff and Trevor discuss the oiling, watering and fueling procedures as they prepare a live steam locomotive for operation. This is part four of six.
Act III - DCC Decoded: Loksound Select decoder tips (20:24)
Matt Herman from ESU shows off a locomotive with a LokSound decoder configured per the desires of modeler Mike Confalone, owner of the HO-scale Allagash Railway. Matt discusses the features of the Loksound Select sound decoder and how the sounds and control relate to real-world locomotive operation.
Act IV - Siskiyou Line open house, part 1 (14:14)
Joe Fugate's Siskiyou Line is over two decades old, but for the past three years he hasn't had the opportunity to do much work on it. With a National Model Railroad convention coming to town he has just a few days left to get it ready. What seemed simple turns out to be more challenging than he imagined.
Bonus 1 - Weathering with Gary Christensen, pt 3 (24:12)
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 - ?Weathering Trucks and Wheels? - is the conclusion of a three-part series.
Bonus 2 - GP-38 LokSound decoder install (84:52)
Matt Herman from ESU performs a start-to-finish install of a LokSound Select Direct decoder in an Atlas GP-38 (hard-wire in a total board replacement). We?ve divided this extended-length clinic into three parts to make it easier to stream/download in several sessions.
Also - Weathering with Mike Confalone (9 episodes)
Mike Confalone weathers either different freight cars, step-by-step in real time. Follow along as he demonstrates his techniques for using PanPastels, oil paints, and colored pencils to realistically weather model freight cars.