F.A.Q. Frequently Asked Questions
What is The Train Show ?
The Train Show started as a 'Public Access Television Show on Long Island, in New York State. Model Railroaders invited us into their homes and shared their interest in the hobby of Model Railroading. Originally unscripted, it was a on-the-fly-shoot with unrehearsed scenes.
When did the TV Show Start?
In July of 1996, the television show 'Model Railroading on Long Island'. was first cablecast on Cablevision of Long Island.
Where was it seen? Cable Television
It was seen on Public Access Television on Long Island. The channel was shared with 'Telicare' a religious programmer [which became a legal issue and thorn for Cablevision of Long Island.] In an attempt to squash our loyal viewership they switched the channel number numerous times and forced us to give up our time slot on Saturday afternoons. They re-wrote the rules of first-come first-served and forced us to give up our time slot.
When did we change the name of the Cable TV Show?
We changed the name in 1998.
Many people were saying: "You are the folks that do "The Train Show" when they met us. At one show someone pointed to Brett and said: "There's the kid from "The Train Show!"
What happened to the show on RFD-TV?
We could not keep up with the amount of new programming required.
How many TV shows are there?