BGTMRRING is a free podcast explaining the basics for how to partake in the marvelous hobby of model railroading.
Episode 14: Major Railroads Miniseries 1: A History of North American Railroading
In this episode, I will give you a brief overview of the history of North American Railroads.
Episode 13: Track Laying, Part 1
In this episode, I go over all the background information required to lay track.
Episode 12: Listener Questions 2
In this episode, I answer a second round of questions from various listeners, covering topics from layout design to turnout types to minimum radii. I also issue a correction from a previous episode and introduce you to OO scale.
Episode 11: Benchwork!
In this episode, we finally start construction of our model railroads as I describe the broad theory and individual techniques behind how to construct benchwork
Episode 10: Terminology, Tools, and Trainiacs
This episode details all of the terminology you will need to know to understand railroading and modeling, gives you a list of tools you will need to actually build a model railroad, and tells you how to use them safely. Additionally, at the end, there is a small bonus.
Episode 9: Prototype Research (Track Planning Workshop, Part 3)
In this episode, I describe how to choose a prototype railroad to model and how to research all the details necessary to model it.