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15 Jun 2015


Watch TMTV on your big screen TV

While it's been possible to watch TMTV on your big screen TV for a while, but from the questions we get about it, it's clear some don't know how to do it.

That means they're watching TMTV from their computer - how painful! Or if you're mobile savvy, then you know how to watch TMTV from your tablet or phone - but still!

How about watching TMTV on your big screen TV, so everyone can enjoy it!

Well, it's not that hard to do, thanks to Google's $35 Chromecast device. Or if you happen to have a Roku or an Apple TV, we show you how to do that as well.

Streamliners at Spencer coming to DVD

It’s hard to believe that a year has passed since “Streamliners at Spencer” – a four-day event that brought together an impressive collection of vintage diesels (plus one remarkable steam locomotive) at the North Carolina Transportation Museum.

20 May 2014


Decoding DCC Decoded

One of the biggest challenges in producing TrainMasters TV - and one that I never expected - has been getting people to understand exactly what it is we do. If you think that getting friends and family to understand your hobby can be difficult, imagine trying to explain a TV-show-about-model-trains-made-specifically-for-seasoned-model-railroaders-that-isn't-on-TV-but-is-actually-on-the-internet-that-people-can-subscribe-to.

The good ol' Bluebox kit

In the early-1990s I owned and operated a model train shop.  Back in those days there wasn't much you could buy in ready-to-run equipment that was any good. 

Just about every piece of rolling stock came in kit form, and those kits had much more detail, higher-quality paint jobs. These kit-built cars performed way better than ones from companies such as Life-Like and Model Power, where their items came ready-to-run (RTR) right out of the box.

21 Dec 2013


Submitting to MyLayout

One of the segments you'll see on TrainMastersTV is called MyLayout.  Our host, Jim Wright, will present video that MRH readers have shot of themselves and their railroads.  Our first MyLayout segment will appear in late-December, and features modeling by Gail and Greg Whayman.

If you would like to be featured in the MyLayout segment, here's what you have to do:


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