Behind The Scenes Ask Trains Ask August 2023 compilation part two

Ask August 2023 compilation part two

By Cody Grivno | August 31, 2023

| Last updated on September 6, 2023

Part two of the August 2023 Ask compilation

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Ask August 2023 compilation part two: In part two of the August compilation, Cody Grivno answers viewer questions about well car gladhand connections, is joined by Roger Carp of Classic Toy Trains to answer why the most valuable Lionel steam locomotives aren’t always the most powerful pullers, and more!

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Ask is a regular video feature of for magazine subscribers and members, where editors answer the questions readers and viewers are asking.

Special guests can include editors and contributors from Model RailroaderTrainsClassic Toy TrainsGarden Railways and

Questions can be about any railroad or model railroading topic, including on the fan configuration on an SD45. These can include questions about railroad operating practices, railroad lantern manufacturer details, model locomotive details, and toy train transformers, among others. and Model Railroader Senior Editor Cody Grivno works through many of these questions, which are posted twice a week, each week, all year! See all our answers to questions online!

2 thoughts on “Ask August 2023 compilation part two

  1. How do I wire up a return loop to insure that the polarity switches as the train comes back from the loop?

    Byron C.

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