37 episodes

Discussion of model railroading and operations.

The Crossing Gate. Model railroad discussion‪.‬ Thomas Gasior

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    • 4.9 • 32 Ratings

Discussion of model railroading and operations.

    Episode #37 - Virtual Model Railroading

    Episode #37 - Virtual Model Railroading

    In this episode, the Crew discusses the advantages of virtual meetings and clinics. 
    From YouTube to Zoom, model railroading has changed for the better. 
    Layout tours, clinics, conferences, and even entire conventions are online.
    What does the future hold, and can these events be held and make a profit?

    This episode is sponsored by: How many engines do you have?

    The Crew in this episode is Larry Eggering, David Hamilton MMR, Mike Jordan, Ken Zieska, and Thomas Gasior MMR.

    • 53 min
    Episode #36 - Resin Car Kits for everyone.

    Episode #36 - Resin Car Kits for everyone.

    This episode, we dive into the world of Resin Car Kits. We invited fellow TCD member and Master Model Railroader Lester Breuer to answer our many questions about these unique kits. So if you are thinking of trying a resin kit, or an old veteran in prototype-specific specific rolling stock, take a listen. We discuss many tips and ideas as well as tools and adhesives. Lester and Joe created hundreds of these kits and shared their expertise during this discussion.
    Lester's Blog address.
    http://mnrailroadcab100.blogspot.com/

    Crew members are Joe Binish, Lester Breuer MMR, Ken Zieska and hosted by Thomas Gasior MMR.
    Our sponsor for this episode is the Tunnel, the same size as the mountain scenery.

    The TCD and Crossing Gate crew also take a moment to remember our friend Craig Bisgeier. 

    • 46 min
    Episode #35 - Layout planning and designing for operation

    Episode #35 - Layout planning and designing for operation

    We talk about layout design versus a track plan. We list some solid points for creating a layout with a life beyond the construction phase. If you want to get into operations or plan a design for operations, our crew has some life lessons to help you in this endeavor.   

    Crew members for this episode include Joe Binish, Greg Dahl, Dan Dossa, Larry Eggering, David Hamilton MMR, Mike Jordan, Ken Zieska, and Thomas Gasior MMR.

    The Helix sponsors this episode. 

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Episode #34 - Staging Yards. The good, the bad, the indifferent.

    Episode #34 - Staging Yards. The good, the bad, the indifferent.

    The crew discusses Staging yards. The ones they built and the ones they used on other layouts. What makes a good staging yard, and what are some things to avoid when designing a staging yard. Do staging yards even matter anymore in modern layout designs? 

    The Angry Railfan sponsors this episode. Plus the usual bloopers.

    The crew includes Joe Binish, Larry Eggering, David Hamilton MMR, Mike Jordan, Ken Zieska, and Thomas Gasior MMR.

     

    • 53 min
    Episode #33 - Summer Modeling Ideas.

    Episode #33 - Summer Modeling Ideas.

    The crew discusses the projects and things they like to do during the summer months.  Attending conventions, maintaining the layout, and cleaning the workbench are all ideas to keep the model train mojo going. 

    The cast of this episode: Dan Dossa, Larry Eggering, Milt Spanton, Ken Zieska, and Thomas Gasior MMR.

    Our friends at The Second Section Podcast sponsor this episode. 

    • 33 min
    Episode #32 What is on the workbench.

    Episode #32 What is on the workbench.

    The crew discusses what is on their workbench, plus moving a project from start to completion. 

    Cast of episode is Joe Binish, Larry Eggering, Mike Jordan, William Sampson, Ken Zieska and Thomas Gasior MMR

    This episode is sponsored by the Model Railroading Bus.
    Plus the Curmudgeon drops by to gripe and the usual outtakes and sound bites after.

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
32 Ratings

32 Ratings

Jake Etling ,

Very Helpful!

Great advice and tips from experienced modelers. A very useful source of info for me as I get back into the hobby in my adult life. Keep it coming gentlemen!

Blackbeard-4590 ,

Lots of great information-great group

These guys are great together.
Well done podcast that’s not only full of information but the guys have good chemistry together. Easy to listen to and they seemed to have been doing the show for years on the very first episode.
Hoping to hear some O-scale and narrow gauge soon.

Ericpolish ,

Solid effort

Each week the content and discussion is interesting and consistent. Intro/music is a little lengthy.

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