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

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On the May edition of TrainMasters TV: 1) Function-mapping decoders; 2) Make it Run Like a Dream - Trackwork; 3) Start Small, THINK BIG: Wiring; 4) Deciphering freight car data.

 

Function-mapping decoders on TrainMasters TV May 2017 edition - brought to you by Model Railroad Hobbyist magazine

Act I - Function-mapping decoders (30:57)

Matt Herman from ESU shows how to customize decoder settings with their programmer and how to easily determine CV values even if you don?t own the ESU programmer.


Make it Run Like a Dream - Trackwork on TrainMasters TV May 2017 edition - brought to you by Model Railroad Hobbyist magazine

Act II - Make it Run Like a Dream - Trackwork (22:21)

Joe Fugate talks about Make it Run Like a Dream - Trackwork, focusing on standards for curvature and turnouts for getting more reliable operation out of your layout.


Start Small, THINK BIG - wiring on TrainMasters TV May 2017 edition - brought to you by Model Railroad Hobbyist magazine

Act III - Start Small, THINK BIG: Wiring (24:57)

Miles Hale and friends build a layout using The "One Module" Approach (TOMA). In part 5, Ed Wilson of NCE brings toys to the table to help get the first module ready for DCC operation.


Deciphering freight car data on TrainMasters TV May 2017 edition - brought to you by Model Railroad Hobbyist magazine

Act IV - Deciphering freight car data (24:28)

There?s a lot of info on the side of a freight car. Rolling stock builder Pierre Oliver gives insight into why all those abbreviations and numbers are required.