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Show 137 - October 7, 2017, 3pm-5pm Pacific US, 5pm-8pm Eastern US, 8am-10am Eastern Australian


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Model Rail Radio #135: Where's Andy? [August 5, 2017]

Stephen Vaughan Sr. introduces his model railroading interests and talks about his first experiences with railroads. Ralph DeBlasi is putting something together for October-November with his layout. Bob Richard profited from Brexit in live steam and thankfully Simon Hill and Martin Coombs provide some details on Irish steam. Martin talks about adding live steam to his garden and a few other updates. Simon gives a show layout update and a shed layout update. Mike Deverell has been touring Europe and returned to work with a laser. Jeff Shockley received an award recently. Seth Gartner has been helping friends move a large layout and a motorcar. The American Chris Adams has been updating his layout. Mike Slater finishes up the show talking about the NMRA and moving a layout cross-country.

   Stephen Vaughan Sr.
   Ralph DeBlasi
   Bob Richard
   Simon Hill
   Martin Coombs
   Mike Deverell
   Jeff Shockley
   Seth Gartner
   Chris Adams
   Mike Slater
   Tom Barbalet

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   [ MP3 ] Length: 1:42:49

Model Rail Radio #134: Architectural Plans [July 15, 2017]

Terry Terrence will be co-chairing the 50th O Scale National Convention, August 22-26, 2018. Jim Gore will be giving a clinic on paper and card-stock modeling. Jim is preparing for the Orlando NMRA National Convention and wants to see more local NMRA podcasts. The Prof has been moving around, gives a non-glowing review of a 3d scanner, provides some graphic discussion of how Brooklyn was destroyed and offers many other topics. Brad Donovan has recently migrated to the US and brought the hobby with him. Dave Falkenburg has escaped to Switzerland for a couple of weeks.

   Terry Terrence
   Jim Gore
   John 'Prof Klyzlr' Dimitrievich
   Brad Donovan
   Dave Falkenburg
   Tom Barbalet

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   [ MP3 ] Length: 1:40:13

Model Rail Radio #133: Bequeathed the Chocolate [June 17, 2017]

Rob 'Bambi' Grootarz has been meeting the local luminaries. Jim Lincoln is back in the hobby. Ron Klaiss has been diverted into a switching layout. Brad Howard has been six months in the hobby and has utilized YouTube to build his layout (apologies to Stephen and Seth Arnold too.) Jim Gifford reflects on the year since his and Ros' epic tour. Martyn Jenkins has been posting videos to YouTube that demand some discussion. John Garaty had an interesting time at the Australian Narrow Gauge Convention and has some sad news. Dana Driskel has some updates. Simon Hill has been doing a lot of work in his train shed.

   Rob 'Bambi' Grootarz
   Jim Lincoln
   Ron Klaiss
   Brad Howard
   Jim Gifford
   Martyn Jenkins
   John Garaty
   Dana Driskel
   Simon Hill
   Tom Barbalet

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   [ MP3 ] Length: 1:41:21

Model Rail Radio #132: Toggle Switch to Keep the Generations Happy [May 13, 2017]

Tom's a little under the weather but MRR can't be stopped with a little assistance from Mike Slater. Dana Driskel introduces his 1920s layout. Martin Coombs provides an update on Ken's annual open house, a year ago visited by Tom himself, and a number of other updates. Malcolm Johnson is seeing Tom's advice on a situation with his layout and Tom is pleased to offer advice. Morgan Pavia has been going through starts and stops but still has a fascinating update. Dave Barraza describes a much increased garden layout and an update on LCC. Mike Slater has been working on the trolley line wiring and discusses the generations in the hobby.

   Mike Slater
   Dana Driskel
   Martin Coombs
   Malcolm Johnson
   Morgan Pavia
   Dave Barraza
   Tom Barbalet

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   [ MP3 ] Length: 1:26:05