April 2016 edition of TrainMasters TV (1h 26m)

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On the April edition of TrainMasters TV: 1 Wireless battery control; 2) ESU LED lighting strips; 3) Esteban Martinez's BNSF Transcon Line; 4) Installing freight car ladders; plus Bonus: Making trees with Model Builders Supply.

 

Wireless Dead Rail on TrainMasters TV April 2016 edition - brought to you by Model Railroad Hobbyist magazine

Act I - Wireless Dead Rail control (18:11)

Dead Rail or "Cold Rail", wireless control and battery power for locomotives is new territory for many of us in the model railroad hobby. Miles Hale shows off a loco project that uses a Deltang receiver and a battery.


ESU LED lighting strips on TrainMasters TV April 2016 edition - brought to you by Model Railroad Hobbyist magazine

Act II - ESU LED lighting strips (10:54)

Matt Herman from ESU returns to the set of DCC Decoded in the TrainMasters TV studio to demonstrate LED lighting strips for passenger cars.


Esteban Martinez?s BNSF Transcon Line on TrainMasters TV April 2016 edition - brought to you by Model Railroad Hobbyist magazine

Act III - Esteban Martinez's BNSF Transcon Line (16:57)

Building a layout in a garage is not for the faint of heart. Esteban Martinez is modeling the modern-day BNSF in a 16? X 30? space normally reserved for a car and a snowblower.


Installing freight car ladders on TrainMasters TV April 2016 edition - brought to you by Model Railroad Hobbyist magazine

Act IV - Installing freight car ladders (18:44)

In this Notch 8 segment, professional modeler Pierre Oliver returns with techniques for installing etched-brass ladders on a boxcar.


Special bonus segments ...

 

Making trees with Model Builders Supply on TrainMasters TV April 2016 edition - brought to you by Model Railroad Hobbyist magazine

Bonus - Making trees with Model Builders Supply (21:06)

Wendy Hamilton from Model Builders Supply visits the TrainMasters TV studio to introduce Lionel to MBS tree-building supplies and to discuss the era of disco music.