Behind The Scenes Ask Trains Ask May 2024 compilation

Ask May 2024 compilation

By Kent Johnson | May 14, 2024

Cody Grivno answers a plethora of prototype and model railroad questions

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Ask May 2024 compilation | Our host Cody Grivno addresses a wide array of modeling and prototype railroading questions. In this edition he’ll provide insights about the specific use of two different 1:1 scale covered hoppers; how to model your own track cleaning car, which locomotive is appropriate to select when modeling grain elevator operations; and so much more!

Are you looking to learn more about your model railroad, or do you have questions about full-size trains? We’d love to hear from you! Send us an email at:, or leave a question in the comment section below. We’d love to hear from you!


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 May 2024 compilation

  1. Team tracks have been around a long time and were originally named for the teams of horses used to pull the wagons picking up merchandise. They are often a feature in modern industrial parks that provide rail service to both fixed and floating customers.

  2. Thanks Cody for another good video. Kalmbach should have more of your programs, I miss Cody’s Office. Thanks again for some interesting ideas and comments.

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