The NMRA's Turntable is a monthly publication which, like a railroad turntable, will lead you in several directions on the internet. 

This e-publication is a collection of railroad and model railroad videos, podcasts, websites, and/or other information freely available on the internet that we think may be of interest to you. The NMRA claims no ownership of this information, nor do we endorse its creators or their websites. The NMRA Turntable will not promote individuals or their for-profit ventures.
In this episode of 'Model Railroading with Jack Burgess', Jack shares some tips and tricks for photographing his projects and his layout for articles he writes for various model railroading magazine publications. In the process, Jack walks us through how to use to Helicon Focus and Photoshop as invaluable tools to get the photos looking great. There's nothing better than having the right approach and the right tools for your model photography.
In Darmstadt, Germany, there's the Eisenbahnbetriebsfeld: a model railway connected to actual railway signaling equipment, so that controllers can learn without putting any real trains in danger. Tom Scott got to learn the very basics.
Fun fairs are such great places with loads of movement, flashing lights and people having fun! This is the first of what Kathy Millatt, MMR® hopes will be a series of HO scale fun fair rides that build up into something much larger over time.
DCC decoders are the main components that most model railroaders are exposed to when they start using DCC. And there is a confusing array of decoders from which to choose but there isn't a lot of guidance about the various decoders, their options, reliability, and history. So based on Larry Puckett's experience working with DCC decoders since 1994 he is finally going to wade in with his personal knowledge and preferences on over a dozen different decoder brands. So get comfortable as this by necessity is a long one, let's get started!
Pacing day 1 of the Big Boy 2021 Tour. Max speed was 45 mph.
"What's Neat This Week" show host Ken Patterson and the NMRA planning committee present this show on the 2022 NMRA National Convention & National Train Show which will be held during the week of Sunday August 7th, 2022 through Saturday August 13th, 2022 in St Louis, Missouri. Also a direct link to the Gateway 2022 website appears below:

Marriott Grand, St. Louis
800 Washington Avenue
Saint Louis, MO USA

Danny Harmon spent a day in Sanford, Florida shooting the Auto Train as it arrived, was switched and unloaded. He finished the day with fried chicken!
Today Joe is making removable scrap steel loads for the Sayrehurst Secondary. These cars will be used to move scrap to Continental Steel on his layout, and can be easily removed from the cars between sessions.

James reviews Rapido's SW1200 Diesel Locomotive w/ESU DCC and LokSound!
TSG Live was joined by Bernard Hellen of miniprints - you may be familiar with miniprints, as they provide a ton of unusual and otherwise unavailable 3D printed details like animals, objects, and even some vehicles for model railroad layouts.

The discussion was about why modelers like to super detail scenes on their layouts, and 3D printing will also be explored.
Some of Boomer Diorama's scenery methods when modelling the Right-of-Way on the American model railroad. See the "Community" tab for additional HD Thumbnail pics! These techniques work with any model railroad scale or diorama. 
This video shows a trip taken by the videographer on Amtrak's Southwest Chief from Los Angles to Chicago. Join us as he shows us the interior of the train and records his experiences during this journey across the country!
Learn how to use Arduino hardware and software in this full course for beginners. Arduino is an easy-to-use, open-source electronics platform. Arduino boards are able to read inputs - light on a sensor, a finger on a button, or a Twitter message - and turn it into an output - activating a motor, turning on an LED, publishing something online. You can tell your board what to do by sending a set of instructions to the microcontroller on the board.

No hardware is required for you to follow along with this course! (Course developed by Ashish Bansal.)

The NMRA Partnership Program is a member benefit that truly has a tangible payback. We've partnered with model railroad manufacturers of all sizes, giving them exposure on our website in return for receiving generous discounts for NMRA members all year long. Some provide members with special codes, others prefer a phone or email order, but all appreciate the additional business from our members. And of course, our members appreciate the extra savings...savings that can actually pay the cost of NMRA membership! Be sure to check back often as new Partners are being added all the time.  
The Division Business Car column appears in even-numbered months in NMRA Magazine. It's loaded with great modeling ideas, plus useful information that can help make your Division, Region or 100% NMRA Club even better. The information comes from articles published in Region, Division, and club newsletters. The best of these articles are posted on the NMRA website. You can read the entire archive, from as far back as 2011 right up to the latest posting, by clicking here.
Previous issues of the NMRA Turntable are available on the Turntable Archives page. You must first log in as a member at:  After you are in the members-only section, then you must hover over 'Publications' on the menu bar, then 'NMRA Turntable', and then click on one of the list of back issues.

Editor: Paul V. Voelker

Executive Editor: Rick Coble

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