TrainMasters TV - Past monthly shows


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TMTV Season 4 shows ...

TrainMasters TV August 2017 edition - brought to you by Model Railroad Hobbyist magazine

August 2017 edition of TrainMasters TV (2h 2m)

Assembling Flat Resin Kits; Start Small, THINK BIG - scenery part 2; Adhesives, glues, and solvents; Crew Call: Operations Roadshow TT&TO.


TrainMasters TV July 2017 edition - brought to you by Model Railroad Hobbyist magazine

July 2017 edition of TrainMasters TV (1h 35m)

Loading sound into Loksound decoders; Look back at vintage kits; Start Small, THINK BIG: Scenery-1; Assembling Flat Resin Kits, part 1.


TrainMasters TV June 2017 edition - brought to you by Model Railroad Hobbyist magazine

June 2017 edition of TrainMasters TV (1h 34m)

Make it Run Like a Dream - Rolling Stock; Applying waterslide decals; Start Small, THINK BIG: Structures; Our Home and Miniature Land layout tour.


TrainMasters TV May 2017 edition - brought to you by Model Railroad Hobbyist magazine

May 2017 edition of TrainMasters TV (1h 43m)

Function-mapping decoders; Make it Run Like a Dream - Trackwork; Start Small, THINK BIG: Wiring; Deciphering freight car data.


TrainMasters TV April 2017 edition - brought to you by Model Railroad Hobbyist magazine

April 2017 edition of TrainMasters TV (1h 31m)

Experimenting with LEDs; Brass steam locomotive decoder swap; Start Small, THINK BIG: Trackwork; Rolling Back the Years, Pt. 2.


TrainMasters TV March 2017 edition - brought to you by Model Railroad Hobbyist magazine

March 2017 edition of TrainMasters TV (1h 49m)

Siskiyou Line lessons learned; Loksound “Full Throttle” Steam Demo; Start Small, THINK BIG: Benchwork; Rolling Back the Years, Pt. 1.


TrainMasters TV February 2017 edition - brought to you by Model Railroad Hobbyist magazine

February 2017 edition of TrainMasters TV (1h 42m)

Amherst Show report, part 1; Amherst Show report, part 2; Start Small, THINK BIG: Design; Modeling retaining walls.


TrainMasters TV January 2017 edition - brought to you by Model Railroad Hobbyist magazine

January 2017 edition of TrainMasters TV (1h 46m)

3D Printing at Home, part 4; The narrow gauge niche; Start Small, THINK BIG; Loksound Decoder/Bowser Install.


TMTV Season 3 shows ...

TrainMasters TV December 2016 edition - brought to you by Model Railroad Hobbyist magazine

December 2016 edition of TrainMasters TV (1h 32m)

3D Printing at Home, part 3; Building a scenic diorama; Loksound decoder sound loading; Jim EuDaly’s C&O Hinton Division; plus Bonus: Modeling with patterned sheets.


TrainMasters TV November 2016 edition - brought to you by Model Railroad Hobbyist magazine

November 2016 edition of TrainMasters TV (3h 32m)

3D Printing at Home, part 2; The narrow gauge niche; Mike Fyten’s Kaw Valley Railroad; Basic decoder programming with JMRI; plus Bonus: New Sharon Yard ops on the Allagash.


TrainMasters TV October 2016 edition - brought to you by Model Railroad Hobbyist magazine

October 2016 edition of TrainMasters TV (2h 25m)

Eyesight and Modeling Part 2; NCE Powercab system accessories; Handlaid Curved Turnouts; 3D Printing at Home, Part 1; plus Bonus: Visit Bear Creek op session for Jan 31, 1952.


TrainMasters TV September 2016 edition - brought to you by Model Railroad Hobbyist magazine

September 2016 edition of TrainMasters TV (1h 47m)

NCE Powercab system expansion; Hand-laying with Fast Tracks fixture; Airbrushing 104 with Alan Houtz; Eyesight and Modeling Part 1; plus Bonus: Locomotive Lubrication.


TrainMasters TV August 2016 edition - brought to you by Model Railroad Hobbyist magazine

August 2016 edition of TrainMasters TV (1h 38m)

Airbrushing 103 - spraying technique; Wally Brady’s Canadian National; NCE Powercab introduction; Vendor Profile: Rapido Trains; plus Bonus: Modeling flowering gardens.


TrainMasters TV July 2016 edition - brought to you by Model Railroad Hobbyist magazine

July 2016 edition of TrainMasters TV (1h 47m)

Naptown & White River Club; Airbrushing 102 with Alan Houtz; National Train Show Review, part 1; National Train Show Review, part 2; plus Bonus: Hunterline Bridge Kits.


TrainMasters TV June 2016 edition - brought to you by Model Railroad Hobbyist magazine

June 2016 edition of TrainMasters TV (1h 45m)

Making all kinds of model trees; Bob Case's B&O West End; Airbrushing 101 on Notch 8; A Tale of Two Engines; plus Bonus: Proper airbrush cleaning.


TrainMasters TV May 2016 edition - brought to you by Model Railroad Hobbyist magazine

May 2016 edition of TrainMasters TV (1h 45m)

S-Cab wireless battery power; Installing air hoses; Rick Norris’ Rio Grande Southern; Loksound “Full Throttle” Demo; plus Bonus: ESU/Loksound Decoder >aha moment< tip.


TrainMasters TV April 2016 edition - brought to you by Model Railroad Hobbyist magazine

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

Wireless battery control; ESU LED lighting strips; Esteban Martinez's BNSF Transcon Line; Installing freight car ladders; Bonus: Making trees with Model Builders Supply.


TrainMasters TV March 2016 edition - brought to you by Model Railroad Hobbyist magazine

March 2016 edition of TrainMasters TV (1h 22m)

Modeling rockwork, part 3; Installing brake rigging, part 3; Dave Petty's Midwest Central; Fired up! Ending the run; Bonus - Gauging trucks and couplers.


TrainMasters TV February 2016 edition - brought to you by Model Railroad Hobbyist magazine

February 2016 edition of TrainMasters TV (1h 48m)

Modeling rockwork, part 2; Installing brake rigging, part 1; Siskiyou Line open house, part 2; Fired up! Lighting the fire; Plus bonus - Track gauge tips


TrainMasters TV January 2016 edition - brought to you by Model Railroad Hobbyist magazine

January 2016 edition of TrainMasters TV (2h 52m)

Modeling rockwork: 1; Fired Up: Oiling, watering, fueling; DCC Decoded: Loksound Select decoder tips; Siskiyou Line open house, part 1; Plus bonuses - Gary Christensen's weathering techniques, part 3; DCC Decoded: Atlas GP-38 LokSound decoder install; Weathering with Mike Confalone (9 episodes)


TMTV Season 2 shows ...

TrainMasters TV December 2015 edition - brought to you by Model Railroad Hobbyist magazine

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

Scale Trains - Big Dreams parts two and three; Fired up! - Live steam fueling and safety; DCC Decoded: Matt Herman with ESU/Loksound decoder tips; plus Bonus: Gary Christensen on weathering, part 2.


TrainMasters TV November 2015 edition - brought to you by Model Railroad Hobbyist magazine

November 2015 edition of TrainMasters TV (2h 24m)

Modeling better structure roofs; Notch 8: More about handrails; Scale Trains, Big Dreams, part 1; Fired Up!: Buying your first live-steam locomotive; plus Bonus: Gary Christensen on weathering, part 1.


TrainMasters TV October 2015 edition - brought to you by Model Railroad Hobbyist magazine

October 2015 edition of TrainMasters TV (2h 31m)

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


TrainMasters TV September 2015 edition - brought to you by Model Railroad Hobbyist magazine

September 2015 edition of TrainMasters TV (1h 44m)

2015 NMRA National Train Show hosted by Miles Hale (2 parts); Upgrading blue box loco roof-top fans on Notch 8; Quick building interiors on the Backshop Clinic; plus Bonus: Easy open top loads by Miles Hale.


TrainMasters TV August 2015 edition - brought to you by Model Railroad Hobbyist magazine

August 2015 edition of TrainMasters TV (1h 51m)

Pete Smith's Loon Lake Railway; Modeling brick and stone, with Don Railton; Notch 8 - Blue box loco chassis upgrade; Ken's Roundhouse - The HiAd truck; plus Bonus segments: TCS WOW Sound diesel demo and Running footage of Pete Smith's Loon Lake.


TrainMasters TV July 2015 edition - brought to you by Model Railroad Hobbyist magazine

July 2015 edition of TrainMasters TV (1h 55m)

Club layout in a 100 year old NP Depot; DCC Decoded - Speaker Enclosures; Creating water effects; A Visit to Mt. Albert Scale Lumber; plus Bonus segments: Decoder install in an Athearn Blue Box loco.


TrainMasters TV June 2015 edition - brought to you by Model Railroad Hobbyist magazine

June 2015 edition of TrainMasters TV (2h 5m)

Shaun Toman's UP Oregon Division; The Roadshow: Trackside Scenery; Backshop Clinic: Fine scale structure building with Don Railton; The origins of scale modeling; and bonus segments: M3D printer review and Korean Brass U25C.


TrainMasters TV May 2015 edition - brought to you by Model Railroad Hobbyist magazine

May 2015 edition of TrainMasters TV (1h 22m)

MRH tours the Oregon Rail Heritage Center; Back to the Basement - Urban scenery; The Roadshow - Trevor takes his modules to the show; and Big Sarge's N-scale Great Northern/Spokane, Portland & Seattle.


TrainMasters TV April 2015 edition - brought to you by Model Railroad Hobbyist magazine

April 2015 edition of TrainMasters TV (2h 31m)

MRH reports on the 2015 Fine Scale Model Railroader Expo held in Scranton, Pennsylvania; Wiring modules on The Roadshow; Modeling rural scenery with Miles Hale on Back to the Basement; and Bonus segment: Woodland Scenics "Just Plug" LED lighting system.


TrainMasters TV March 2015 edition - brought to you by Model Railroad Hobbyist magazine

March 2015 edition of TrainMasters TV (1h 52m)

The Columbia Gorge Model Railroad, a mammoth 5000-square-foot layout in downtown Portland, Oregon; Roadshow: High-tech tips for laying track; The trials of getting a layout ready for an open house; New modeling projects for the Cricut cutter; Bonus: Backshop - Easy tin roof modeling


TrainMasters TV February 2015 edition - brought to you by Model Railroad Hobbyist magazine

February 2015 edition of TrainMasters TV (1h 59m)

Two-segment report from the Amherst Railroad Hobby Show; Mike Porter's HO-scale Chicago Great Western layout; Scratch-building a concrete overpass on The Roadshow; Bonus 1: Installing Soundtraxx Soundcar sound modules; Bonus 2: Carving a bridge build date


TrainMasters TV January 2015 edition - brought to you by Model Railroad Hobbyist magazine

January 2015 edition of TrainMasters TV (1h 17m)

Backshop clinic: Changing loco gears and wheels; Back to the Basement on wiring; David Jacobs' On30 Michigan-California Lumber Company railroad; Scenery-forming with foam on The Roadshow



TMTV Season 1 shows ...

TrainMasters TV December 2014 edition - brought to you by Model Railroad Hobbyist magazine

December 2014 edition of TrainMasters TV (2 hr 1 min)

The layout that wouldn't die - the Aberfoyle Junction; Great soldering tips in The Backshop Clinic; Installing roadbed and fascia on Trevor's modules on The Roadshow; Handlaying track on Back to the Basement
Bonus segment - Visit an Allagash op session"


TrainMasters TV November 2014 edition - brought to you by Model Railroad Hobbyist magazine

November 2014 edition of TrainMasters TV (2 hr 1 min)

John Lowrance scratchbuilds a trackside shed; The Roadshow - Racking modules for the long haul; Coal-loading infrastructure on the Virginia Southwestern; Back to The Basement - Laying track
Plus two bonus segments - Backshop: cool tools and the Cricut product review"


TrainMasters TV October 2014 edition - brought to you by Model Railroad Hobbyist magazine

October 2014 edition of TrainMasters TV (1 hr 40 min)

Realistic ops with a real world railroad planner; Lionel learns all about railroad hand signals; Trevor gets help with benchwork on the Roadshow; Back to the Basement: Subroadbed with Miles Hale
Plus bonus segment - SoundTraxx SoundCar decoder demo


TrainMasters TV September 2014 edition - brought to you by Model Railroad Hobbyist magazine

September 2014 edition of TrainMasters TV (1 hr 40 min)

John Miller's Kanawha & Lake Erie; Building Free-mo modules on "The Roadshow" with Trevor Marshall; Dick Joyce's Ingleside & Oakdale on MyLayout; Benchwork on "Back to the Basement; and Barry's Backyard, episode 4
Plus special bonus - DCC Decoded: installing a sound decoder in Spectrum 44-tonner"


TrainMasters TV August 2014 edition - brought to you by Model Railroad Hobbyist magazine

August 2014 edition of TrainMasters TV (1 hr 46 min)

Miles Hale at the Cleveland National Train Show; Lionel Strang "celebrates" in NMRA Convention Contest Room; Streamliners on parade - part three; and Back to the Basement - Track planning with Miles Hale.
Plus bonus segment - Backshop Clinic: Computer Graphics for Structures


TrainMasters TV July 2014 edition - brought to you by Model Railroad Hobbyist magazine

July 2014 edition of TrainMasters TV (1 hr 21 min)

Visit Jerry Fassnacht's Reading &Pennsylvania layout tour; see Streamliners on parade at North Carolina Transportation Museum (2 parts); and our new layout construction series "Back to the Basement" with Miles Hale!
Plus bonus segment - TCS WOWSound on DCC Decoded


TrainMasters TV June 2014 edition - brought to you by Model Railroad Hobbyist magazine

June 2014 edition of TrainMasters TV (1 hr 21 min)

Take a tour of the HO-scale Delaware & Hudson Adirondack Branch ... We learn about steel making and railroading ... See New York ALCOs on Ken's Roundhouse ... and an Operation Party in Barry's Backyard.
Plus bonus content: Tsunami sound decoder programming tips.


TrainMasters TV May 2014 edition - brought to you by Model Railroad Hobbyist magazine

May 2014 edition of TrainMasters TV (1 hr 21 min)

Lionel Strang cruises the 2014 Ottawa Train Expo ... We visit an operating session on Bill Doll's Forest Park Southern ... A solution for electrical gremlins ... and an O-scale layout featuring scratchbuilt structures.
Plus bonus content: The Backshop Clinic: Extreme weathering: locos.


TrainMasters TV April 2014 edition - brought to you by Model Railroad Hobbyist magazine

April 2014 edition of TrainMasters TV (3 hr 16 min)

Extreme freight car weathering with Ralph Renzetti ... Whatever happened to the New England, Berkshire & Western? Profiling a legend in high-speed passenger rail ... and a spectacular Fn3 layout in Florida.
Plus bonus content: The Backshop Clinic: Extreme weathering and railfanning the Bear Creek & South Jackson.


TrainMasters TV March 2014 edition - brought to you by Model Railroad Hobbyist magazine

March 2014 edition of TrainMasters TV (1 hr 42 min)

Getting the most out of O scale ... Taking down the layout - and starting over ... And outdoor railroad safety around the house to avoid getting hit by a train!
Plus bonus content: The Backshop Clinic: Building shake-the-box kits and easy "fleet" weathering techniques.


TrainMasters TV February 2014 edition - brought to you by Model Railroad Hobbyist magazine

February 2014 edition of TrainMasters TV (2 hr 52 min)

In this special edition, join host Miles Hale as he visits layouts and manufacturers at the Amherst Model Railroad Show in Springfield, MA, probably the largest such show in North America.
Plus bonus content: Painting backdrops parts 3 & 4, plus Mike Confalone Allagash Story interview.


TrainMasters TV January 2014 edition - brought to you by Model Railroad Hobbyist magazine

January 2014 edition of TrainMasters TV (1 hr 26 min)

One man's infatuation with power on Jim Rollwage's UP ... See loco air horn collectors put their horns on an operating locomotive ... And big surprises in the backyard with Barry Birkett!
Plus bonus content: The Backshop Clinic: Painting backdrops parts 1 and 2.


TrainMasters TV December 2013 edition - brought to you by Model Railroad Hobbyist magazine

December 2013 edition of TrainMasters TV (1 hr 28 min)

Get lost in the details of Lex Parker's On3 D&RGW layout ... prototype railroaders who whistle while they work ... and a husband / wife building together has its benefits!
Plus bonus content: The Backshop Clinic: Painting detail parts and Out-takes from the Cass Scenic Railway.


TrainMasters TV November 2013 edition - brought to you by Model Railroad Hobbyist magazine

November 2013 edition of TrainMasters TV (1 hr 40 min)

Take a journey to coal country and get inspired ... climb aboard a 4000 horsepower monster diesel ... and be impressed with one man's track laying obsession!
Plus bonus content: The Backshop Clinic: Soldering a brass kit