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?
We produced over 80 shows for public access programming.

Including our series on RFD-TV it will be over 100!

How many people can watch The Train Show?
27 Million people can see it on Satellite TV and some cable TV systems across the united states. People that have a high speed connection can watch it from anywhere in the world!.

Why do we produce the TV Show?
Model railroading is a great hobby and we enjoy sharing it with others. The hobby has strengthened my relationship with my son.

How often do we produce a new show?
We produce a new television show every week or two.
It is a lot of hard work and fun at the same time.
We would not be able to do this without the help of our
TV and Website Sponsors & RFD-TV.

Do model railroaders help us?
You bet!
They have been the 'stars of the show' since the beginning.
We let you tell your story in your own words. 
We take you places you don't ordinarily see, thanks to people inviting us to their club or private home train layouts,
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The idea is to share what others are doing in the hobby. We let them tell their story in their own words!