Many YouTube Model Builders shows are presented live. You may watch and participate in the live chat and Q&A to the video participants.

Johnny's Model Train Talk each and every Thursday is open to all who wish to participate.

Topic focused shows are live streamed with hosts and participants interested in the specific topic. Be that Railroad Operations, FineScale modeling, electronics, or other topic. If you have specific interest in related topics, please contact us for participation information.


Join in on our Nightly Video Chats

Model Railroading Live maintains an always open, non-recorded or broadcast, video chat. Many modelers and enthusiasts in our community join in on a daily basis. We often have many modelers chatting about their hobby and modeling tasks or many modelers are participating while they work on projects, work on their layouts, or while running trains. Join in anytime, evenings, nights, and weekends are often popular times with many participants.

You may join in, without requiring an account or logging in. If you join us often you may wish to create an account so you may set your Name and Avatar (a picture or railroad logo to represent you when you have the camera turned off). You will require at least a mic and speakers, which would likely be integrated if your joining from a laptop. A camera will likely improve your experience and opportunity to share your efforts with others. An inexpensive webcam can be purchased for $30-$50 if you don't currently have one. While you may be able to join from any internet browser on your computer, we experience the best results using Google Chrome. If you do not have Google Chrome installed on your computer, you may install it for free by simply searching Google for Chrome.

We welcome modelers and railroad enthusiasts of all interests and background. We look forward to meeting you!

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Live Shows with Chat / Nightly Live Chats

YouTube Model Builders live shows and nightly chats has been designed by and produced by your YouTube Model Builders Team to deliver specific moderated live shows and nightly chats. Currently YouTube Model Builders delivers to the public each week two nights of fun filled Model Railroading.

All live shows are recorded and posted on “YouTube Model Builders” YouTube page.

Tuesday and Wednesday nights is our "Live Shows with Chat", a topic driven live show where we invite guests to discuss specific topics including but not limited to track laying, model building, structure building, scenery, DCC, Wiring and many other things Model Railroad related.

On Thursday evening's is our General live show “Johnny's Model Train Talk”, this show is moderated and will retain the model railroad topic all evening.

Many other nightly live chats are posted by individuals through out the week that are generally moderated by the group and can cover all sorts of things Model Railroad related or not.

Come Join YouTube Model Builders in our weekly live shows and nightly chats, we want to see you there and participate!

What are Nightly Chats? Nightly chats are really nothing more than a conference room for many to come and sit to discuss model railroading. Using your webcam, you can join in these discussion right from your living room or office! Many come to the nightly live chats to ask questions, watch many build there layouts live, discuss topics related to model railroading.

To participate, all you need is a webcam and some time, check the G+ YouTube Model Railroaders, YouTube and Facebook pages regularly for any posted. YouTube Model Builders puts out each week a recorded "live show". All of this can be found through our YouTube Model Builders YouTube and Facebook pages.

Please see our schedule for upcoming live shows or join us in our daily video meets.