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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

Model Rail Radio #131: Seven Milli-Dixons [April 8, 2017]

The need is great for Joe D'Amato to provide an update on his Los Angeles themed layout. Jonathan Jones is a regular on the Facebook group but a first time caller, he introduces his prototype layout. Brian Dougherty provides a brief introduction to his model railroading interests. Tom welcomes back on the American Chris Adams who has some splendid updates on his layout including a visit from Dave Ramos. As Dave is on the line he provides an update on his iconic layout. Clark Kooning has been buying up a lot of wood and provides a few choice updates. Jeff Shockley is about to hit his thirtieth model railroading merit badge class. David Hahn introduces his model rail interests including a basement switching layout. Jim Rindt gives a long-awaited update including link-and-pin couplers in N scale. Mike Slater has been learning how to lay traction wire. Nigel Gartshore has been learning about plastering.

   Joe D'Amato
   Jonathan Jones
   Brian Dougherty
   Chris Adams
   Dave Ramos
   Clark Kooning
   Jeff Shockley
   David Hahn
   Jim Rindt
   Mike Slater
   Nigel Gartshore
   Tom Barbalet

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   [ MP3 ] Length: 2:02:57

Model Rail Radio #130: HO Mullet Modeling [March 11, 2017]

Mike Slater will be going to the O scale meet in Chicago. Richard Murphy provides a SVL update and has been working on his home layout through the floods. Matt Goodman is working to a deadline and has been to Toronto. Jim Gifford provides a layout update and a crew update. Jamie Fenton is about to be part of a movie on a community of model railroaders and has a slower layout update. Gregory Baker is selling some modules and realigning his model railroading hobby. Martyn Jenkins introduces his multifaceted exploration of the hobby. Dan Pickard talks all things Narrow Gauge Convention including a fascinating discussion about a set of structures.

   Mike Slater
   Richard Murphy
   Matt Goodman
   Jim Gifford
   Jamie Fenton
   Gregory Baker
   Martyn Jenkins
   Dan Pickard
   Tom Barbalet

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   [ MP3 ] Length: 1:39:35

Model Rail Radio #129: Forty Pounds of Static Grass [February 4, 2017]

Neale Brodie introduces his model rail interests. Martin Coombs and Ken Jackson provide a description of the layout Neale DDC-ized. Ken provides a series of updates including an extension to his full-sized narrow gauge layout. Martin has been keeping the kids interested with live steam and railway modeling. Simon Hill is planning a cement works of a trans-Atlantic proportions. Ralph Watson bought his friend's train and borrowed a piece of a friend's layout. Ben Rechel provides an update with some discussion added by Mike Slater. Dave Barraza went to Springfield and the burden is on his shoulders. Bill Lawson introduces his model railroading hobby with a great discussion about a line once owned by Henry Ford with some footnotes from Mike Slater and Matt Goodman. Matt Goodman has a timeframe and Mike Deverell can give some advice. Mike Deverell has been finishing more and more of his layout. Stuart Baker welcomes on Balazs Racz to provide an update on OpenLCB/LCC including load testing on Anthony Park's layout close to Tom. David Rees beat the industry for Christmas, talks about consisting and a few additional features. Paul Best has been going through a design phase over five levels. Ralph Renzetti has been dabbling in a post apocalyptic prototype very near and dear to Tom.

   Neale Brodie
   Martin Coombs
   Ken Jackson
   Simon Hill
   Ralph Watson
   Ben Rechel
   Dave Barraza
   Bill Lawson
   Mike Slater
   Matt Goodman
   Mike Deverell
   Stuart Baker
   Balazs Racz
   David Rees
   Paul Best
   Ralph Renzetti
   Tom Barbalet

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   [ MP3 ] Length: 2:19:12

Model Rail Radio #128: Freeze a Soldering Iron [January 7, 2017]

Rob 'Bambino' Grootarz (occasionally referred to as Bob in this recording) introduces his model rail interests. Roger Chrysler provides two years worth of updates. Mike Slater has acquired some brass models. Jim Gore has a new clinic up his sleeve involving plastic and he's a regular visitor to the island south of Miami. Nigel Gartshore has moved since his last update. The Professor returns to discuss a wooden track layout he may be building for the narrow gauge convention. Dave Barraza has been to Poland amongst other things. Richard Murphy discusses the changes at Silicon Valley Lines and the potential to eliminate real water effects on his own layout. Tom wraps up the podcast noting he has to record a pilot for his new podcast, http://thiscomesnext.com/ and clarifies other points for the Prof concluding with the cutting room floor.

   Rob 'Bambino' Grootarz
   Roger Chrysler
   Mike Slater
   Jim Gore
   Nigel Gartshore
   John 'Prof Klyzlr' Dimitrievich
   Dave Barraza
   Richard Murphy
   Tom Barbalet

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   [ MP3 ] Length: 1:46:45

Model Rail Radio #127: Model Rail Missionary [October 22, 2016]

Andrew Chisholm provides an update nearly four years in the making. The newly retired Clark Kooning has been working his new area quite literally. Terry Terrance provides an update on his busy summer and offers some lesser known locations for scenery materials. Toni Ryan and Clark Kooning add some feedback for Terry. Toni Ryan provides many different updates. John Garaty gives an aesthetic critique of a creek and many on the call have feedback for John. Mike O'Dorney wants to talk about cases/covers for modules and asks about operations. Jamie Fenton provides some discussion to open operating.

   Andrew Chisholm
   Clark Kooning
   Terry Terrance
   Toni Ryan
   John Garaty
   Mike O'Dorney
   Jamie Fenton
   Tom Barbalet

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   [ MP3 ] Length: 2:22:30

Model Rail Radio #126: Slater, Coombs and Pavia [September 24, 2016]

Mike Slater provides a much needed circus modeling update and provides some interesting facts about Lionel. Tom has an extended chat with Martin Coombs touching on vintage cars, a trip to visit a fascinating operations-centric layout, working on the Bredgar and Wormshill Light Railway, shed rebuilds with lighting tips, building a new show layout search for First Sunday In June to find it on Facebook, how technology can improve layout scenery and the plans for a family layout. Morgan Pavia talks about an ice house on his layout using SketchUp as a visualization tool.

   Mike Slater
   Martin Coombs
   Morgan Pavia
   Tom Barbalet

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   [ MP3 ] Length: 1:40:08

Model Rail Radio #125: A Paper Industry for the W.C. [September 10, 2016]

Mike Deverell has been traveling quite a bit and has some updates. Jamie Fenton has made some significant layout progress primarily thanks to Jennifer Stanberry's efforts. Ben 'Mikado Otter' is working on restoration projects. Mike Slater has an interest in a very particular regional railroad with a major industry that seems to fit it well. Dave Barraza is going to be exploring Polish narrow-gauge. Ron Klaiss is bracing himself for his first open house. Tom raises the hallowed topic of aquamarine railroading with Dave Falkenburg. Todd Hermann introduces his basement HO Lehigh and New England Railroad layout. Matt Trawn introduces his Victorian Railroad layout with an open invite from Richard Murphy. Richard also provides an update on the Silicon Valley Lines and wine season. Ralph Renzetti has been meeting participants and discusses the finer points of wine making.

   Mike Deverell
   Jamie Fenton
   Jennifer Stanberry
   Ben 'Mikado Otter'
   Mike Slater
   Dave Barraza
   Ron Klaiss
   Dave Falkenburg
   Todd Hermann
   Matt Trawn
   Richard Murphy
   Ralph Renzetti
   Tom Barbalet

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   [ MP3 ] Length: 1:42:17

Model Rail Radio #124: Dazed and Confused [August 13, 2016]

Mashall Stull returns to talk about his new module layout featuring a ferry. David Rees has added consisting to Blue Rail. Malcolm Johnson has updated his layout in small portions and offers some insight into the contentious issue of tree sizes. Glenn Joppich met Tom at Grand Rails and provides an introduction to his model railroading hobby and local crew. Mike Slater talks about Lionel's new HO offering. Jamie Fenton describes a recent MRR visit and has updated the layout. Jennifer Stanberry describes her work on the layout too. Tom announces that 150 will be a big show like 100. Bruce Kelly provides a multi-part update.

   Mashall Stull
   David Rees
   Malcolm Johnson
   Glenn Joppich
   Mike Slater
   Jamie Fenton
   Jennifer Stanberry
   Bruce Kelly
   Tom Barbalet

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   [ MP3 ] Length: 1:31:46

Model Rail Radio #123: Return of the Unicorn [July 23, 2016]

Craig Bisgeier has been part of the Jim and Ros Tour, he also provides updates on the Housatonic, Here-To-There and the Model Railcast Show. Anders needs an alternative to modeling clay and Jim Gore has such an alternative. Jim provides an update on his experiences at the National Convention in Indiana and trying to find a historical figure. Toni Ryan has been building a substantial module. Stuart Baker gives an OpenLCB National Convention update. Simon Hill has been varnishing a locomotive, gives a review of the Slo-Mo and talks with Tom about servos for live steam. Ken Jackson introduces his full-size narrow-gauge layout and building a steam locomotive. Martin Coombs has attended a show with Ken.

   Craig Bisgeier
   Anders Wirten
   Jim Gore
   Toni Ryan
   Stuart Baker
   Simon Hill
   Ken Jackson
   Martin Coombs
   Tom Barbalet

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   [ MP3 ] Length: 1:33:34

Model Rail Radio #122: Meeting the Unicorn [July 2, 2016]

Gregory Baker has built an impressive module club in just a year. Ralph DeBlasi is bracing himself for Australians. Morgan Pavia is kitting for his layout. Jim Walsh has been exploring fiber optics for his layout and invites Tom to New Jersey in 2018. Seth Gartner is back from Australia and has people coming to operate. Malcolm Johnson has moved his layout to a classic 1950s donut formation. Mike Slater provides a much needed update. Andy Dorsch is working on his first module. Jim Borcz got to meet a Model Rail Radio celebrity and will be attending a live steam convention. Ron Klaiss is a prime candidate for a garden layout.

   Gregory Baker
   Ralph DeBlasi
   Morgan Pavia
   Jim Walsh
   Seth Gartner
   Malcolm Johnson
   Mike Slater
   Andy Dorsch
   Jim Borcz
   Ron Klaiss
   Tom Barbalet

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   [ MP3 ] Length: 1:49:30

Model Rail Radio #121: Appeasing the Ten to Twelve Year Old [June 4, 2016]

Terry Terrance provides a number of updates now he's retired and he will be presenting at the NRMA National Convention. Jim Gore has been getting ready for the National and spiffing his layout for tours. They talk the pitfalls of photo backdrops. Jim Gifford and Tom chat about Tom's UK tour and Jim's US, Canadian and UK tour. Joe D'Amato has been working on his Pacific Electric layout room. Tom and Joe discuss research methods. Ralph Renzetti has won a prize and has plenty of interesting information. Peter Stempel talks about his travels and some of his current projects. Ed Novit has moved and his layout is no more.

   Terry Terrance
   Jim Gore
   Jim Gifford
   Joe D'Amato
   Ralph Renzetti
   Peter Stempel
   Ed Novit
   Tom Barbalet

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   [ MP3 ] Length: 2:03:31

Model Rail Radio #120: Old Media Meets New Media [April 30, 2016]

Peter Borcherds has been working on a yard and some early computer control on his layout. Bruce Kelly provide a multifaceted update including a fascinating account of working at Campbell's kits. Simon Hill introduces what Tom is going to see south of London and talks about the parts that have arrived from the US. Eric Ruthenberg gives an update on his Chicago layout. Martin Coombs provides updates prior to Tom's trip. Marty McGuirk has been emulating artwork of the 1960s and working on a cannery with a familiar name (but no relation). David Rees provides an update on Blue Rail Trains. Tom Gasior brings the example of the two NMRA Facebook pages. Mike Deverell provides a lightning update featuring backdrops, RFID and shout outs. James Wright has been working with the folks at Model Railroader magazine. Mike Slater makes a last minute cameo.

   Peter Borcherds
   Bruce Kelly
   Simon Hill
   Eric Ruthenberg
   Martin Coombs
   Marty McGuirk
   David Rees
   Tom Gasior
   Mike Deverell
   James Wright
   Mike Slater
   Tom Barbalet

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   [ MP3 ] Length: 1:54:03

Model Rail Radio #119: Australian Narrow-Gauge Convention 2016 [April 2, 2016]

Mike O'Dorney kicks off the show with good audio talking about a local group of friends who do a round-robin. Wayne Mollohan introduces his model railroading interests and they are extensive. Andy Dorsch is returning to the hobby and restarting his interest with some hand-laid track and turn-outs with a mine module. By chance our local mine expert, John Garaty, is on the line to answer questions and raise questions. Malcolm Johnson provides an update on his ever changing layout and they chat about the NMRA. John Garaty make some sense of it all. Bruce DeYoung has been attacking (finishing?) sections of his home layout and provides a number of pros of the NMRA. Jeff Dombrowski provides an update on the North Metro Model Rail Club in Minneapolis, MN. [Editorial Note: I've taken an artistic license on April Fools Day somewhere here.]

   Mike O'Dorney
   Wayne Mollohan
   Andy Dorsch
   John Garaty
   Malcolm Johnson
   Bruce DeYoung
   Jeff Dombrowski
   Tom Barbalet

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   [ MP3 ] Length: 2:04:28

Model Rail Radio #118: Formerly Teetotal [March 5, 2016]

Ben 'Mikado Otter' provides a number of updates. Mark Clemmens calls in and chats about the experience in Astoria versus Ben's experience with the Illinois Rail Museum. Mike Slater has much to add to the topic too. Mike Slater provides a Lionel update. Ralph Renzetti is going to be near greatness shortly. Ken Marshall is restarting his hobby interest. Richard 'Murf' Murphy had a YouTube celebrity guest stay overnight and working through issues at Silicon Valley Lines. Jamie Fenton and Jennifer Stanberry provide a group update. Seth Gartner has had enough with hot CFLs.

   Ben 'Mikado Otter'
   Mark Clemmens
   Mike Slater
   Ralph Renzetti
   Ken Marshall
   Richard 'Murf' Murphy
   Jamie Fenton
   Jennifer Stanberry
   Seth Gartner
   Tom Barbalet

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   [ MP3 ] Length: 2:15:30

Model Rail Radio #117: A Lent Locomotive [February 20, 2016]

Simon Hill talks castings and his future garden layout. Martin Coombs introduces his father's layout, his weathering techniques and a number of other interesting items. James Wright provides an outstanding review, talks about his YouTube channel and a train show he attended in Lincoln, Nebraska. David Rees calls in to chat with James and provide some updates with Blue Rail Trains. Henry Bagley-Gurtner provides a much needed update including 3d printing and test shelf layouts. Stephen Arnold has a new space for a layout. Ralph Watson provides an update on his modules being displayed with other folks and a lent locomotive that he may soon own. Michael Hauk has been adding decoders to engines and offers some points on the food and drinks analysis of operating sessions. David Karkoski has finished his modules and rediscovered his old model railroading area. Peter Stempel provides a much needed update on his new layout space and 3d printing.

   Simon Hill
   Martin Coombs
   James Wright
   David Rees
   Henry Bagley-Gurtner
   Stephen Arnold
   Ralph Watson
   Michael Hauk
   David Karkoski
   Peter Stempel
   Tom Barbalet

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   [ MP3 ] Length: 2:09:57

Model Rail Radio #116: Barbecued Beavers and Banjo Music [January 30, 2016]

Jim Gifford will be in the US in June. Ralph Renzetti talks about what is on his modeling table. Chris Smith introduces his N scale layout being set up for operations. Bruce Wilson has some minor updates apart from the sad news about his Chewie. Dave Falkenburg has come from an operating session at Silicon Valley Lines and a new Blue Rails purchase. Mike Deverell is all in favor of stronger beverages in operating sessions. Lionel Strang is at Springfield with his selfie stick. Lionel wants to stir things up with some assistance from Bruce Wilson, Jim Rindt and Ralph Renzetti. Seth Gartner has been doing a bit of traveling and seeing layouts Lionel appears to be banned from. Jim Rindt lives! Ron Klaiss provides a belated update. Toni Ryan has been working during the show. Ed McNamara has hit a brick wall of sorts but still converting locomotives. Dave Barraza has been playing that drinking game on location in Germany. Jim Lincoln has been to Springfield.

   Jim Gifford
   Ralph Renzetti
   Chris Smith
   Bruce Wilson
   Dave Falkenburg
   Mike Deverell
   Lionel Strang
   Jim Rindt
   Seth Gartner
   Ron Klaiss
   Toni Ryan
   Ed McNamara
   Dave Barraza
   Jim Lincoln
   Tom Barbalet

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   [ MP3 ] Length: 3:15:39

Model Rail Radio #115: Let's Blue Sky This Thing [January 9, 2016]

Matt Goodman gives an update on his father's structure work. Jamie Fenton offers a layout update and as with Matt delegating structure building seems to be the way to go. Malcolm Johnson has been packing more detail in. Simon Hill, Andy Dixon, Paul Best and Mike Kenefeck have updates and work with Tom on solidifying a plan for Tom in the UK in an April-May timeframe. Stuart Baker and Tom discuss OpenLCB and LCC developments. Devin Siglin talks about working in his uncle's hobby shop. David Harris provides a higher level view. Murray Scholz can see again which means he can fix issues with his track work.

   Matt Goodman
   Jamie Fenton
   Malcolm Johnson
   Simon Hill
   Andy Dixon
   Paul Best
   Mike Kenefeck
   Stuart Baker
   Devin Siglin
   David Harris
   Murray Scholz
   Tom Barbalet

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   [ MP3 ] Length: 1:48:15

Model Rail Radio #114: How To Welcome New People [December 5, 2015]

Peter Borcherds introduces his BNSF N Scale layout. Jamie Fenton has a new layout in a new space. Larry Eggering provides a layout update highlighting some new optical circuits. Ralph DeBlasi is trying to pack in an operating session before tax season hits. Terry Terrance has updates in all directions. David Rees has been adding music to trains. Mike Slater has been very busy but there's always time to chat about Trainfest. Matt Goodman keeps learning through his basement layout. Jim Borcz, Ron Klaiss and Tom rap about creating an inviting hobby.

   Peter Borcherds
   Jamie Fenton
   Larry Eggering
   Ralph DeBlasi
   Terry Terrance
   David Rees
   Mike Slater
   Matt Goodman
   Jim Borcz
   Ron Klaiss
   Tom Barbalet

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   [ MP3 ] Length: 2:58:34

Model Rail Radio #113: Bad Influence Friend [November 7, 2015]

Dustin Fisher announces the Operation Christmas Trainset Foundation is now a 501c3 charity. Terry Terrance has had a busy summer. Jim Gifford is swapping out some decoders. Barry Silverthorn has been to China. With Clark Kooning, they discuss the NMRA's role in China. Clark Kooning provides a retirement update. Jim Lincoln breaks in to spread mis-information [Editorial Note: sadly podcasting still isn't in the Author Achievement Program]. Jim Lincoln has been doing a variety of things O scale related. Stephen Vaughan provides a New Jersey live steam update. Ron Klaiss has been building heavily. Ralph Renzetti is offering a Skype service for his fans. Tom Gasior reminds Tom about the Berties.

   Dustin Fisher
   Terry Terrance
   Jim Gifford
   Barry Silverthorn
   Clark Kooning
   Jim Lincoln
   Stephen Vaughan
   Ron Klaiss
   Ralph Renzetti
   Tom Gasior
   Tom Barbalet

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   [ MP3 ] Length: 2:01:29

Model Rail Radio #112: Jim Lincoln Had Nothing [October 10, 2015]

Stuart Baker talks about controlling trains with LCC including DC trains. Jimmy Simmons breaks down how Monster Modelworks functions through Christmas with shows. Andy Dixon provides a long awaited update. Simon Hill brings on his friend Martin Coombs to talk about UK exhibition layouts. Anders Wirten is back on track with his layout. Massimo Piras provides a lightning update.

   Stuart Baker
   Jimmy Simmons
   Andy Dixon
   Simon Hill
   Martin Coombs
   Anders Wirten
   Massimo Piras
   Tom Barbalet

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   [ MP3 ] Length: 1:49:28

Model Rail Radio #111: It's All About Portland [September 19, 2015]

Dustin Fisher talks about his experiences in Portland. Duncan McRee and the Professor explore more realistic thunks and clunks. Dave Barraza provides a real world sound offer. Jim Gore breaks down the Master's experience from Portland and talks a little bit about the future. Toni Ryan gives his impressions of Portland. Jim Gore is heading to Australia for the Australian Narrow Gauge Convention next year. Ed McNamara talks about the LDSIG feedback at Portland. Mark Clemmens explains his 1:1 restoration work and his other model railroading interests. Marty McGuirk reflects on Portland and what is coming in the near future. Stuart Baker had a very LCC-focused Portland and Dave Barraza also spent some quality time learning about LCC at Portland. The Professor plays a future Lionel Strang in a strangely poetic moment. Eric Ruthenberg is interested in computer controlling his Chicago prototype N scale layout and the Professor provides some feedback. Mike Deverell breaks down how to create good YouTube content with additional insights from Lionel Strang. Mike O'Dorney gives a debrief on his Portland experience including airbrush and used tools purchases. Tom concludes the recording with a thirty five second piece of sound concrete simply titled Three Minutes of the Professor Audio Offcuts.

   Dustin Fisher
   Duncan McRee
   John 'Prof Klyzlr' Dimitrievich
   Jim Gore
   Toni Ryan
   Ed McNamara
   Mark Clemmens
   Marty McGuirk
   Stuart Baker
   Dave Barraza
   Eric Ruthenberg
   Mike Deverell
   Lionel Strang
   Mike O'Dorney
   Tom Barbalet

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   [ MP3 ] Length: 3:14:04

Model Rail Radio #110: What Took You So Long? [August 22, 2015]

Simon Hill is planning a garden layout. Ali Alemady introduces his model building and explains how modelers can help modelers in Iraq. Dustin Fisher is going to Portland. Ron Pare is making a hospital layout. Mark Williams introduces his structures and his modeling. David Rees makes time to call in even though he's still getting things ready for Portland. Edward McNamara is putting his layout up to LDSIG scrutiny in Portland. Thomas Gasior is the NMRA tweeter. Jim Lincoln is on the mend.

   Simon Hill
   Ali Alemady
   Dustin Fisher
   Ron Pare
   Mark Williams
   David Rees
   Edward McNamara
   Thomas Gasior
   Jim Lincoln
   Tom Barbalet

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   [ MP3 ] Length: 1:52:46

Model Rail Radio #109: the Tucker of Pigsville [July 18, 2015]

Dustin Fisher is moving forward with the 501(c)(3) paperwork for the Operation Christmas Train-Set Foundation. Jim Gifford gives a South Australian crew update. Dan Pickard has been doing a bit of Welsh modeling. Mike Slater provides a detailed update. Marty McGuirk has been dealing with too much detail disturbing his operating sessions. Joe D'Amato has a culinary insight into Portland and the Professor calls in to quiz Joe on a particular release. Dustin Fisher also has a question for Joe. Your humble host gives Joe an update. Ralph Renzetti has been doing some weathering. When Matt Goodman and Jim Gifford get together, bullet-proof DCC becomes very real.

   Dustin Fisher
   Jim Gifford
   Dan Pickard
   Mike Slater
   Marty McGuirk
   Joe D'Amato
   John 'Prof Klyzlr' Dimitrievich
   Ralph Renzetti
   Matt Goodman
   Tom Barbalet

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   [ MP3 ] Length: 2:53:33

Model Rail Radio #108: Warbird Bass and Spouse Excuses [June 27, 2015]

Tom kicks off the show with Toni Ryan talking about his 3d printer. Mike Deverell explains some of his experiments in lighting and his decision about the height of the layout. Tom chats with William Brillinger about his Canadian prototype layout and his business. Check out William's blog http://model-railroad-hobbyist.com/blog/23320/ Dustin Fisher provides an Operation Christmas Train Set update and Clark Kooning is looking to get energy behind Operation Christmas Train Set. Tom asks about what it takes to run the national train show. Tom and Bob Richard catch up on some interesting basement liberating renovations (with a couple of cameos from Seamus Richard too). Malcolm Johnson is expanding his layout through the wall. Malcolm's blog is always amazing http://n-rail.blogspot.com Jim Gore isn't crazy about 1990s dance music when he cuts paper and he is still learning from international paper and card-stock modelers. Massimo Piras provides the missing European flavor with an update on his Canadian layout. Stephen Vaughan has be hanging out with Mr. Barraza and Mr. Ramos. Tom and Terry Terrance catch up on N scale 3d, the loss of Weaver and Tom's new track and room modifications. Bruce Kelly gives his model railroading update.

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   Toni Ryan
   Mike Deverell
   William Brillinger
   Dustin Fisher
   Bob Richard
   Seamus Richard
   Malcolm Johnson
   Jim Gore
   Massimo Piras
   Terry Terrance
   Bruce Kelly
   Tom Barbalet

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   [ MP3 ] Length: 2:55:47

Model Rail Radio #107: Wild Donkey Hunt [May 30, 2015]

Ralph DeBlasi kicks off the show with a layout update and the background behind his layout. Tom welcomes on Dustin Fisher to talk about Operation Christmas Train Set. George Sinos has been doing some serious NTRAK module scenery. David Rees is going to Portland and he's been stuck in the matrix. Dave Barraza has been simulating his future layout. John Garaty sold Tom some two rail O scale track while in Australia. Clark Kooning and Jim Borcz have some touring layout feedback. Clark Kooning has found himself a house for his retirement. Jim Borcz has an interesting question that brings in David Rees, John Garaty, George Sinos and Dustin Fisher. Stuart Baker talks about manufacturers supporting OpenLCB/LCC. Ron Klaiss is a perfect example. Jim Lincoln provides some 3d printing updates. The Professor joins the show to talk about Australian rail magazines - there are plenty. Rumors that the Prof is leaving the hobby appear to be untrue. Tom quietens the Prof's need for a live on-location broadcast at Portland.

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   Ralph DeBlasi
   Dustin Fisher
   George Sinos
   David Rees
   Dave Barraza
   John Garaty
   Clark Kooning
   Jim Borcz
   Stuart Baker
   Ron Klaiss
   Jim Lincoln
   John 'Prof Klyzlr' Dimitrievich
   Tom Barbalet

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   [ MP3 ] Length: 3:17:57

Model Rail Radio #106: Short Show [May 2, 2015]

Tom chats with Simon Hill about his friendly local club http://www.bwlr.co.uk that runs some serious locos. Tom welcomes back on Gregory C. Baker who talks about his freemo club. Barry Silverthorn has been building a layout of his own and provides some insights in filming an N scale layout. Terry Terrance and Tom extend Terry's critter challenge until July 1, 2015. They continue to explore 3d printing now Terry has the bits of a 3d printer. Dave Falkenburg provides some feedback from being a member of a local maker community. Jim Lincoln provides the interruptions. Terry's blog is worth looking up http://2railoscale.blogspot.com. Tom brings together Peter Burr and Lee Dixon to talk about a particular theme. Jim Lincoln is an obscure Lionel gondola fan. Dave Falkenburg is having a party with some solvents and has been offending three-year-olds. David Karkoski is writing an article. Ralph Watson's club held a festival the weekend before with more than a thousand visitors. Ron Klaiss provides an update on his son Aidan's N-scale layout.

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   Simon Hill
   Gregory C. Baker
   Barry Silverthorn
   Terry Terrance
   Dave Falkenburg
   Jim Lincoln
   Peter Burr
   Lee Dixon
   David Karkoski
   Ralph Watson
   Ron Klaiss
   Tom Barbalet

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   [ MP3 ] Length: 1:59:49

Model Rail Radio #105: Pass The Kitty on the Left Hand Side [April 18, 2015]

Anders Wirten provides some clarity on his new layout. Jamie Fenton introduces her apartment sized layout and gives some tips for people in similar spaces considering a layout. Jim Borcz has many model railroading interests (including live steam) and he teaches Tom a little something about the railroads. Bruce Kelly adds to the live steam discussion. Tom brings Jim Gore up to speed with his reduced Portland news. Jim has been maintain standards within his local NMRA division. Some things only Clark Kooning knows and some things he doesn't. Jim Lamagdeleine interjects a little time trivia. What will Clark do now he has the power in the NMRA? Nils Moberg has been making 3d printed N scale items and talks about the cat damaged module. Bryan Schilling has made Tom jealous with his recent travels. Jim Lamagdeleine and Lionel Strang are recovering from surgery by coming on Model Rail Radio: doing it right. Georgie Li is suffering from first world problems. Mike O'Dorney is the Abraham Lincoln of cats. Lionel Strang provides the end of show conversation. It's high brow with punchlines from Clark 'Koondog' Kooning.

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   Anders Wirten
   Jamie Fenton
   Jim Borcz
   Bruce Kelly
   Jim Gore
   Clark Kooning
   Jim Lamagdeleine
   Nils Moberg
   Bryan Schilling
   Lionel Strang
   Georgie Li
   Mike O'Dorney
   Tom Barbalet

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   [ MP3 ] Length: 2:58:47

Model Rail Radio #104: The Size of St Louis [March 28, 2015]

Tom kicks the show off talking with Ed Traxler about his layout. Dave Barraza has some questions for Ed. Tom and Ed switch the topic to 3d printing. Tom welcomes on the new favorite part of the show, Marty McGuirk, to talk about his layout and old hobby stores long gone. Michael Hauk talks about his Pennsylvania short-line. Ron Klaiss provides an update. Terry Terrance and Tom chat about metal on Shapeways and pick up on the hobby stores long gone in the broader DC area. Ed Traxler provides feedback on Terry's Critter Challenge. Seth Gartner is hijacked by Jim Lincoln with a cameo from Toni Ryan. Tom, Jim Lincoln and Terry Terrance talk about owning a 3d printer. Tom commends Seth Gartner for taking the Show 100 ethos one step further. Mike Slater sets the record straight. Tom chats with Tim Harrison about the legacy of Ryan Andersen. Lionel Strang joins the fray to talk about podcasting with some final words from Jim Lincoln and Ed Traxler.

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   Ed Traxler
   Dave Barraza
   Marty McGuirk
   Michael Hauk
   Ron Klaiss
   Terry Terrance
   Seth Gartner
   Jim Lincoln
   Mike Slater
   Tim Harrison
   Lionel Strang
   Tom Barbalet

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   [ MP3 ] Length: 3:05:27

Model Rail Radio #103: Will Work For Credit [March 14, 2015]

Tom and David Rees talk about converting folks to Bluerail on existing DCC club layouts and how about N-scale? Ralph Watson introduces the Central Railway Model and Historical Association http://www.crmha.org (for more) and Ralph's own On30 layout. Phil Fimiani returns and Tom is curious about the bread factory. Stuart Baker provides an update on OpenLCB. Joe Drury introduces his double shelf layout. Dave Falkenburg realizes that he has unleashed the beast. Richard 'Murf' Murphy joins the conversation to discuss some club problems. David Karkoski has completely changed his layout plans. Bruce Kelly has a lot going on. Lee Dixon introduces his future northern Californian layout. Dave Barraza is considering a garden layout. Mike King has been photographing things for the Facebook group. Jim Lamagdeleine is a great-grandfather and he may scrap his layout. Tom and Jim conclude the show chatting about the finer points of bachelor time for the married man.

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   David Rees
   Ralph Watson
   Phil Fimiani
   Stuart Baker
   Joe Drury
   Dave Falkenburg
   Richard 'Murf' Murphy
   David Karkoski
   Bruce Kelly
   Lee Dixon
   Dave Barraza
   Mike King
   Jim Lamagdeleine
   Tom Barbalet

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   [ MP3 ] Length: 2:35:38

Model Rail Radio #102: Sixty Dollars a Month [February 28, 2015]

Tom chats with Massimo Piras who is adding a rail-fanning club to his layout plans. Thierry Lach introduces his model railroading interests. Terry Terrance talks a bit on the Critter Challenge and talks about what he has to do before his next open-house. Larry Kedes is building an inspirational what-if Californian layout and belongs to a particularly legendary southern Californian club. Murray Scholz has shifted some unused standard gauge track. Tom and Rich Murphy provide an update on the Silicon Valley Lines. Marshall Stull is finishing a cityscape Freemo module and talks with Malcolm Johnson about going underground. Mike Slater has been experimenting with mixed media 3d printing. Matt Goodman gives an update on his layout and wants some more live steam. Lawerence Eggering offers a long overdue update on the meat that cooks itself. Stuart Baker has news on LCC (the NMRA adoption of OpenLCB). Stephen Vaughan Jr calls in to talk about live steam: the audio is a little choppy but it is well worth listening in. Toni Ryan has been working on modules and videos. Jim Lincoln has appeared in DVD form recently. [Editorial note: As soon as Tom got off the call, Mrs Barbalet asked 'So what is $60 per month?']

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   Massimo Piras
   Thierry Lach
   Terry Terrance
   Larry Kedes
   Murray Scholz
   Rich Murphy
   Marshall Stull
   Malcolm Johnson
   Mike Slater
   Matt Goodman
   Lawerence Eggering
   Stuart Baker
   Stephen Vaughan Jr
   Toni Ryan
   Jim Lincoln
   Tom Barbalet

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   [ MP3 ] Length: 2:33:55

Model Rail Radio #101: Ninja Pyjamas [February 7, 2015]

Tom chats with Dave Barraza about his shelf layout design contest entry and his plans for the basement. James Wright gives a one year update, talks about the bluetooth offering in the hobby and about what he is going to put in a new set of layout build videos. Bob Richard has changes his layouts since he last called in and provides an Old Sparky update. Simon Hill builds live steam locomotives in the UK. Al Popwell has an O scale distillery layout. Mike King has a powered switching layout he is working on. Ron Pare has been on a road trip and talks about carnival modeling. Lionel Strang joins the fray talking about experts. Mike Deverell is making solid progress with his layout. Andy Dixon provides a recap of the past six months. Jim Lincoln provides an update on Springfield before he's called back to the rails. Bruce Kelly has been disassembling a donated layout. Dave Falkenburg provides an update on the Silicon Valley Lines and other miscellany. Tom Cutting has been outed as a layout builder.

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   Dave Barraza
   James Wright
   Bob Richard
   Simon Hill
   Al Popwell
   Mike King
   Ron Pare
   Lionel Strang
   Mike Deverell
   Andy Dixon
   Jim Lincoln
   Bruce Kelly
   Dave Falkenburg
   Tom Cutting
   Mike Slater
   Tom Barbalet

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   [ MP3 ] Length: 2:50:09

Model Rail Radio #99: The Dueling Chocolates [January 3, 2015]

Tom kicks of the show exchanging New Years greetings with Terry Terrance and an update on Terry's layout. Terry raps with Ben 'Mikado Otter' about dwarf signals. Conor McCormick introduces his layout plans. Lex Parker describes his layout and his particular passion of super detailing and realism in layout creation. Clark Kooning is a known associate. Cesar Luna has been exploring different aspects of the hobby as a business. David Harris and Tom chat with a message from Blue Rail Trains. Fred Patton provides an update on his many interests in model railroading. Guy Mason is building a resort. Chris Atkins is changing layouts. The Professor returns to provide a travel journal with occasional pieces of model rail content [Editorial note: the Prof is one of the few people who actually reads these show notes...] perhaps. Tom and the Prof go through the finalists of the 2014 Shelf Layout Design Contest. For those following along while you listen. Bruce Wilson, Dave Falkenburg, Jim Lincoln, Sven Frank and John Garaty add some feedback to the layouts. Tom congratulates all the finalists and the winner in the Shelf Layout Design Contest 2014. The Professor and John Garaty have a short rapping session. Dave Ramos is doing a couple of months of renovations to his layout and provides some feedback on quick setup. Ron Klaiss is the missing link when it comes to a particular Lehigh Valley layout in south Jersey. John Paulson introduces his model railroading interests in Southern California. Tom asks about Bruce Wilson's latest projects. Lionel Strang and Jim Lamagdeleine provide some light banter. Ben Rechel has been planning a piano layout. Peter Burr makes a long awaited update. Mike Slater helped out one of Tom's non-model railroading friends. [Editorial note: Show 100 will be recorded January 17th, 10am Pacific, 1pm Eastern US. Break around 2pm Pacific, 5pm Eastern US. Resume 4pm Pacific US, 7pm Eastern US.]

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   Terry Terrance
   Ben 'Mikado Otter'
   Conor McCormick
   Lex Parker
   Clark Kooning
   Cesar Luna
   David Harris
   Fred Patton
   Guy Mason
   Chris Atkins
   John 'Prof Klyzlr' Dimitrievich
   Bruce Wilson
   Dave Falkenburg
   Jim Lincoln
   Sven Frank
   John Garaty
   Dave Ramos
   Ron Klaiss
   John Paulson
   Lionel Strang
   Jim Lamagdeleine
   Ben Rechel
   Peter Burr
   Mike Slater
   Tom Barbalet

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   [ MP3 ] Length: 3:42:45

Model Rail Radio #98: The Weathering Bug [December 20, 2014]

Alex Shepherd introduces his digital passions in the hobby and his new modular layout. Ralph Renzetti introduces his layout and his weathering passion. James Rybka has been suffering under peer pressure. Bruce DeYoung and Ron Klaiss chat about narrow-gauge in Pennsylvania. Tom chats with Seth Gartner about smelters and Ron Pare's recent visit. Roger Kujawa introduces his layout. What has been going on with Mike Slater? Clark announces Jim Gore will be at the NMRA Nation in Portland 2015. Stuart Baker talks about a JMRI perspective on Blue Rail Trains' bluetooth technology. Clark is hosting a large get-together at Credit Valley (2900 Argentia Road, Unit 24, Mississauga, Ontario) for Show 100 on January 17th. Tom returns to chatting with Stuart about his interests in the hobby (other than electronics). [Editorial note: searching online for Hinkle Locomotive Service and Repair Facility will provide some additional details.] John Garaty provides an update on his 1:1 layout. Tom raps about his upcoming time in Australia. [Editorial note: Show 100 will be recorded January 17th, 10am Pacific, 1pm Eastern US. Break around 2pm Pacific, 5pm Eastern US. Resume 4pm Pacific US, 7pm Eastern US.]

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   Alex Shepherd
   Ralph Renzetti
   James Rybka
   Bruce DeYoung
   Ron Klaiss
   Seth Gartner
   Roger Kujawa
   Mike Slater
   Stuart Baker
   Clark Kooning
   John Garaty
   Tom Barbalet

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   [ MP3 ] Length: 3:12:02

Model Rail Radio #97: The Dining Car is Closed on the Troll Limited [November 8, 2014]

Tom starts the show announcing some special news with Ralph DeBlasi. Jim Lamagdeleine had a visitor stop by. Jim Gore has a small number of vocal enemies but who cares. Greg Wolfe is building a dream layout. Ron Pare's KickStarter is in full steam and he needs your assistance. Marty McGuirk is a well-respected participant who pays particular attention to detail. Barry Silverthorn will bring the chloroform. Tom Wilson adds elegance to the recording. Lionel Strang is a busy man. Marty and Lionel spill some Model Railroader deep secrets. Tom and Ed Traxler talk techniques. Bernie Kempinski needs to be warned about the Chili Line purists and is slanging tobacco in HO and N. Stephen Arnold is making the most out of his last days in Kansas City. Nigel Gartshore has a new turntable. Vote for Toni Ryan. [Editorial note: Show 100 will be recorded January 17th, 10am Pacific, 1pm Eastern US. Break around 2pm Pacific, 5pm Eastern US. Resume 4pm Pacific US, 7pm Eastern US.]

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   Ralph DeBlasi
   Jim Lamagdeleine
   Jim Gore
   Greg Wolfe
   Ron Pare
   Marty McGuirk
   Barry Silverthorn
   Tom Wilson
   Lionel Strang
   Ed Traxler
   Bernie Kempinski
   Stephen Arnold
   Nigel Gartshore
   Toni Ryan
   Tom Barbalet

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   [ MP3 ] Length: 4:13:20

Model Rail Radio #96: Let's Just Say Screw [October 18, 2014]

Tom starts out the show explaining the insanity for Show 100. Mike Slater is paying his annual hajj to Trainfest. Terry Terrance has a number of updates. Sven Frank has some thoughts on the Bachmann bluetooth controller. Joe D'Amato outlines some of the procedures used by Micro Trains to produce highly detailed models. Bruce Kelly talks about his 7.5 inch club. Mike Deverell explains Youtube model railroad documenting and corners Bruce Kelly on recording some Youtube on rail morse. Seth Gartner provides an update and offers an invite to listeners in his area to check out some layouts including his. Current favorite part of the show, Jim Lincoln, doesn't have much of an update but does have an idea about how to find engineers from your prototype. Ron Klaiss has advice for all the husbands via a gentleman called Ralph. Jim Rindt provides a podcast update and Tom talks smack about Cafepress. [Editorial note: Show 100 will be recorded January 17th, 10am Pacific, 1pm Eastern US. Break around 2pm Pacific, 5pm Eastern US. Resume 4pm Pacific US, 7pm Eastern US.]

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   Mike Slater
   Terry Terrance
   Sven Frank
   Joe D'Amato
   Bruce Kelly
   Mike Deverell
   Seth Gartner
   Jim Lincoln
   Ron Klaiss
   Jim Rindt
   Tom Barbalet

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   [ MP3 ] Length: 3:14:48

Model Rail Radio #95: Brakeman Oppenheimer [October 4, 2014]

Jim Walsh has been devoting his model railroading time to the NMRA. Bruce DeYoung has been working with Jim's local NMRA division too and introduces his model rail interests that includes narrow-gauge PA. Dave Barraza has built a layout in an artist's studio soon to be moved to a house. George Sinos found a local engineer from his layout. Robin Talukdar is building two layouts and Roger Chrysler has some prototype assistive information. Chris Abbott has an update based on his local wandering. Murray Scholz has been adding locomotives to his roster. Stephen Arnold is moving to the Bay Area. Matt Goodman provides a belated National update and Tom asks about an old topic. Jim Gore talks about the characters on his layout and the MMR program. Ron Newby is still away from his layout but he'll be home soon. Toni Ryan is the glue of the show. Jim Gifford has been exploring electronic component of yesteryear. Tom provides a house update. Tom revives the Chris Abbott layout intervention (with some assistance from Mr. Kooning). [Editorial note: Show 100 will be recorded January 17th, 10am Pacific, 1pm Eastern US. Break around 2pm Pacific, 5pm Eastern US. Resume 4pm Pacific US, 7pm Eastern US.]

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   Jim Walsh
   Jim Gore
   Bruce DeYoung
   Dave Barraza
   George Sinos
   Robin Talukdar
   Roger Chrysler
   Chris Abbott
   Murray Scholz
   Stephen Arnold
   Matt Goodman
   Ron Newby
   Toni Ryan
   Jim Gifford
   Clark Kooning
   Tom Barbalet

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   [ MP3 ] Length: 3:02:37

Model Rail Radio #94: Strang of Green Gables [September 6, 2014]

Norm Wolf talks about the Mid-Atlantic RPM Meet and his new layout. Bernie Kempinski talks about what killed Marty and his new layout book. Joe D'Amato introduces his job and his model railroading interests. Bruce Kelly is a railroading polymath. Bernie breaks in to provide some code information. Chip Anderson created a game for his module group. Terry Terrance describes the P48 layout he worked on for the National and now Tom has seen the layout they talk more about the track plan. Just when Clark Kooning thought he was out, they pulled him back in. Barry Silverthorn has a layout update and the usual discussion associated with what he will be filming next. Marty McGuirk is in a construction mode. Chris Mears lives somewhere familiar to Australian women who want to get engaged. James and Mrs. Rindt provide some fireside updates. Tom and Lionel chat about the Modeler's Life podcast and starting a podcast. Jim Gifford has renewed his passport and is looking to travel to the NMRA National 2015. Jeff Shockley is living through his club. Mike Slater looks back at what the show has meant to him. Tom needs more entries for the Shelf Layout Design contest.

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   Norm Wolf
   Bernie Kempinski
   Joe D'Amato
   Bruce Kelly
   Chip Anderson
   Terry Terrance
   Clark Kooning
   Barry Silverthorn
   Peter Burr
   Marty McGuirk
   Chris Mears
   Lionel Strang
   James and Mrs. Rindt
   Jim Gifford
   Jeff Shockley
   Mike Slater
   Tom Barbalet

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   [ MP3 ] Length: 3:40:35

Model Rail Radio #93: Three Large Signals [August 2, 2014]

New caller Glenn Draper wants to know more about DCC and it just so happens Lionel Strang is on the call to help out. Mark Gurries talks more about DCC. Ron and Rachel Klaiss call in to provide a father/daughter diorama building update. Chris Adams is modeling Connecticut. Ron Pare introduces his Facebook modeling group. Ben provides a rail fanning and rail museum update. Mike Slater and Ben rap on collecting items from real railroads. Terry Terrance has many model railroading updates including helping building a P48 layout. Jim Gore, Lionel and Mike gives an update about the NMRA National show. Clark has been recognized by the NMRA. Bruce Wilson has a modeling update. Dave Ramos has been building grain cars. Dave Falkenburg and Will Merrell have the chance to chat about how to do N modules at shows without the typical headaches. Tom launches the Berties this year. Please submit your nominations now. Tom and Marshall Stull rap on the Shelf Layout Design contest. Marshall also went to the National. Sven Frank has been putting together his large scale layout. Tom Wilson has been working on his layout and started a larger version of the hobby too.

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   Glenn Draper
   Lionel Strang
   Mark Gurries
   Ron Klaiss
   Rachel Klaiss
   Chris Adams
   Ron Pare
   Clark Kooning
   Ben "Mikado Otter"
   Mike Slater
   Terry Terrance
   Jim Gore
   Bruce Wilson
   Dave Ramos
   Dave Falkenburg
   Will Merrell
   Marshall Stull
   Sven Frank
   Tom Wilson
   Tom Barbalet

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   [ MP3 ] Length: 3:15:20

Model Rail Radio #92: I'd Use the Dogs [July 12, 2014]

Georgie Li kicks off the show with a troubled tale about restoring a historic station. Mike Slater and Ted Picraux give their feedback to Georgie. Ted gives an update. Fred has a number of updates from the Illinois Rail Museum. Andy Dixson is laying track and applying scenery to the kingdom of wood. Jimmy Low has been working on his layout and running trains with his junior apprentice train driver. Mike Slater will be meeting Lionel Strang at the National Train Show. Barry Silverthorn outlines his plans for the National too. Toni Ryan has been modeling through the show. Peter Stempel has seen the kingdom of wood and the UK too. Mike Deverell has been putting up YouTube clips of his layout's progress. Dave Falkenburg has been posting teasers. Bruce Wilson has a new kitten and a coffee-pot-mod plan.

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   Georgie Li
   Mike Slater
   Ted Picraux
   Fred Van Dorpe
   Andy Dixson
   Jimmy Low
   Barry Silverthorn
   Toni Ryan
   Peter Stempel
   Mike Deverell
   Dave Falkenburg
   Bruce Wilson
   Tom Barbalet

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   [ MP3 ] Length: 2:34:12

Model Rail Radio #91: Caviar [June 14, 2014]

Tom and John Garaty discuss some structure building on John's famous layout. Tom provides his condolences to Jim Gifford and his crew. Jim's layout has been officially launched. Jim's friend Peter Rees introduces his layout. Stephen Arnold has been learning new things through working with Stephen Priest. Ralph DeBlasi is considering structures to build. Barry Silverthorn and Tom explore what at the NMRA National will be filmed. Marty has been laying grass and backdrop painting. Clark represents the NMRA once again. Ron Klaiss talks about Father's Day and the hobby. Peter Burr's been off the show for a while but he has a lot to provide in an update. Chris Abbott talks flea market live steam. Lionel Strang breaks the new top secret reality TV show and Tom is changing his Facebook interaction. Anders calls in to give Lionel some tips on comedic timing.

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   John Garaty
   Jim Gifford
   Peter Rees
   Stephen Arnold
   Ralph DeBlasi
   Barry Silverthorn
   Marty McGuirk
   Clark Kooning
   Ron Klaiss
   Peter Burr
   Chris Abbott
   Lionel Strang
   Anders Wirten
   Tom Barbalet

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   [ MP3 ] Length: 3:58:25

Model Rail Radio #90: Professor Pairings [May 24, 2014]

Chris and Tom rap about the Great British Train Show. There is breaking news from Jim Gifford. Richard Kowalski calls in to introduce his layout and his philosophy on layout design. Malcolm provides a layout update and it features fish. The Professor (somewhat choppy) and Ron Klaiss explore narrow-gauge. Peter Stempel provides some Martian banter and a move. Tim provides some discussion on the future of the hobby with the Professor. Fred and the Professor have a chance to chat. Niel Wilson calls in to introduce his South African layout. Matthew calls back to talk about his new house and his train room. Jeff gives an update on a section of his club that has been out-of-service for four years. Mike Deverell discusses his new layout. Murray's decided to cut back on structures. Lionel raps with Murray. Tom encourages Mike and Lionel to explore ripping out a layout. Mike and James Rindt have been rail-fanning. Tom Cutting calls in to give an update. Toni Ryan has been working on the hobby through the show. Editor's Note: This show is dedicated to Pam Shields. The show was recorded prior to her passing and there is some discussion through the show about her trip with Ros to the US.

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   Chris Abbott
   Jim Gifford
   Richard Kowalski
   Malcolm Johnson
   John 'Prof Klyzlr' Dimitrievich
   Ron Klaiss
   Peter Stempel
   Tim Harrison
   Mike Slater
   Fred Van Dorpe
   Niel Wilson
   Matthew Clendenen
   Jeff Shockley
   Mike Deverell
   Murray Scholz
   Lionel Strang
   James Rindt
   Tom Cutting
   Toni Ryan
   Tom Barbalet

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   [ MP3 ] Length: 3:39:09

Model Rail Radio #89: the JLow Show [April 26, 2014]

Andy Dixson has a layout update. Will more trees have to die for this layout? Time will tell. Jimmy Low introduces his model railroading interests. Will Merrell provides a blueprint for a successful NTrak club in particular working through a busy show season. Will and Jim Lincoln answer some questions from Jimmy Low. Winston Norton has been working on a module for the Great British Train Show and is exploring a new scale. Winston has a question for Tom. Anders Wirten provides an update on his plans. Sven Frank answers some pressing questions. Mike Deverell has broken records in layout removal. Brace yourself for this discussion. Toni Ryan is similarly stunned but he stands by Mike.

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   Andy Dixson
   Jimmy Low
   Will Merrell
   Jim Lincoln
   Winston Norton
   Anders Wirten
   Sven Frank
   Mike Deverell
   Toni Ryan
   Tom Barbalet

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   [ MP3 ] Length: 2:19:02

Model Rail Radio #88: Closet Layouts [April 12, 2014]

Tom shares some good news. Jim Lincoln and Terry Terrance chat about two rail O scale and P48 (Groundhog Day?). They also discuss their recent 3d printing projects. Ben provides some rail-fanning and model rail product updates. Sven Frank talks about his layout entry in the Garage Layout contest and also an HO layout he is working on. James Scorse introduces his O scale layout and a DCC company he runs, North Coast Engineering. What rate is the hobby growing? The answer will amaze you. Ron Klaiss provides a much anticipated layout update. Tom has some additional questions for Seth Gartner since he was last on about his layout. Georgie Li introduces his model rail and his rail-fanning interests. Terry Gaskin has broken Shapeways and Jim Lincoln is ecstatic. Jim Gore is now an official MMR and he is also a virtual clinician. Clark Kooning thinks virtual clinics are already a precedent for vast NMRA divisions. Mike Slater gives an update. Mike and Lionel Strang give some editorial discussion associated with the Garage Layout design contest and Tom announces the winner and runners up. The crew welcomes back Jeff Shockley. Jeff talks about the Model Rail Scout Merit badge. Jim Rindt provides a company update.

      WikiLinks - no one maintains this anymore...

   Jim Rindt
   Jeff Shockley
   Lionel Strang
   Mike Slater
   Clark Kooning
   Jim Gore
   Terry Gaskin
   Georgie Li
   Seth Gartner
   Ron Klaiss
   James Scorse
   Sven Frank
   Ben "Mikado Otter"
   Jim Lincoln
   Terry Terrance
   Tom Barbalet

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   [ MP3 ] Length: 3:18:23

Model Rail Radio #87: Non-P48 O-Scale Mikado to the Head [March 1, 2014]

Jim Lincoln and Terry Terrance gather for the much anticipated two-rail-O-scale should be more like Proto-48 discussion. Terry and Jim then discuss their respective projects. Ben talks about a train show he attended. Ben also talks about some new products and some old products that have appeared on his radar recently. Dave Falkenburg explores how crazy you need to get to get extra detail in aqua-marine N-scale. What have serial killers got to do with David Karkoski's layout? Matt Goodman talks lighting, videos of other folks layouts and the NMRA national. Chris Harker has been living vicariously through the podcast and talks about traveling with a layout. Mike Slater joins the conversation on module/layout combinations. Lionel discusses some techniques from his layout. Bruce Wilson provides archivist information on Lionel's layout and he may actually be starting the much anticipated WWI layout. Jim Lamagdeleine introduces his two layouts. Mike Slater provides a model railroading update. Guy Mason has some train show updates. Seth Gartner describes his layout and friends layout where he operates periodically. Jim Walsh provides a quick update. Lionel and Tom wrap up the show.

      WikiLinks - no one maintains this anymore...

   Jim Lincoln (and friends)
   Terry Terrance
   Ben "Mikado Otter"
   Dave Falkenburg
   David Karkoski
   Matt Goodman
   Chris Harker
   Mike Slater
   Lionel Strang
   Bruce Wilson
   Jim Lamagdeleine
   Guy Mason
   Seth Gartner
   Jim Walsh
   Tom Barbalet

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   [ MP3 ] Length: 3:17:20

Model Rail Radio #86: Coupler in the Snow [February 15, 2014]

Cesar Luna calls in for the first time to discuss multifaceted layouts he is planning in O and HO. Terry Terrance and Cesar talk about using video monitors providing movement in your layout. Chris Abbott jumps in to talk about collecting in the hobby. Cesar and Tom also rap on Mexican railroads. Dave Frary and Bill Sartore call in to discuss LEDs in a variety of sizes. Dave talks about the best way to cook lobster and George Sellios' retirement. Ben aka Mikado Otter introduces his layout and his model railroading interests. Ben and Fred rap on the Illinois Railway Museum. George Sinos and Chris discuss how sound can force people to operate at more prototypical speeds. Rich Murphy provides an introduction to his layout and has recently become the president of the Silicon Valley Line. Dave talks about creating a different kind of NMRA regional and talks about his exploration of rail marine. Bob Richard gives a much anticipated update. Potty mouth Jim Lincoln brings more of his old religion on the show. Stay tuned for the show down in the upcoming episode. Jim Gore has been tutoring his paper structure building techniques.

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   Cesar Luna
   Terry Terrance
   Chris Abbott
   Dave Frary
   Bill Sartore
   Ben "Mikado Otter"
   Fred Van Dorpe
   George Sinos
   Rich Murphy
   Dave Falkenburg
   Jim Lincoln
   Jim Gore
   Tom Barbalet

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   [ MP3 ] Length: 3:11:23

Model Rail Radio #85: Half Past Midnight [February 8, 2014]

Mike Slater and Chris Abbott join Tom talking about what has happened to Atlas track: in particular N scale track. Murray also contributes to the track discussion and then provides a layout update. Stephen Arnold has been hanging out with former guest, Stephen Priest, who is building an interesting layout. Peter Burr is a little perplexed now he has some more space on his layout. Toni Ryan dispels some myths about hand-laid track and turnouts. Jason Reis provides a life and a club update. Fred Van Dorpe introduces his model railroading interests and talks about his local club and other clubs in his area. Fred also raise the topic of cyber-bullying in the rail-fanning community. Terry Gaskin has been putting rivets on girders but he hasn't counted any as yet. Peter Stempel has been enjoying doing test printing with his 3d printer. Producing benchwork at speed has been Andy Dixson's recent model railroading experience. Dan Pickard provides some updates including a local weather report and some projection for the near future. Peter Little is planning multiple layouts in the same space.

      WikiLinks - now the subject of multiple films, or so I am led to believe...

   Mike Slater
   Chris Abbott
   Lionel Strang
   Murray Scholz
   Stephen Arnold
   Peter Burr
   Toni Ryan
   Jason Reis
   Fred Van Dorpe
   Terry Gaskin
   Peter Stempel
   Andy Dixson
   Dan Pickard
   Peter Little
   Tom Barbalet

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   [ MP3 ] Length: 3:21:36

Model Rail Radio #84: The Peanut Butter and BriteBoy Incident [January 18, 2014]

New caller Jim Walsh introduces his model railroading interests. David Karkoski is working on a new copper-mining layout. Matthew Clendenen has been getting into the hobby very rapidly. Tom provides a little family legal work for the Rindts. Clark Kooning thinks people should just try model railroading. Ed Novit provides an update on his Model Rail Radio get-together and some sound advice for grandfathers who want to utilize varying degrees of grandchild labor. Bernie Kempinski provides an overview of his new book associated with mixing military modeling with model rail. Bruce Wilson has some questions for Bernie. Tom and Bernie also talk about corn fields in N scale amongst other things. Marty provides some interesting tales from an NMRA op session. Lionel has some wisdom to provide on the topic. Tom reminds listeners that the garage layout contest is still on.

      WikiLinks - now the subject of multiple films, or so I am led to believe...

   Jim Walsh
   David Karkoski
   Matthew Clendenen
   Peter Burr
   Ted Picraux
   Peter Rindt
   James Rindt
   Clark Kooning
   Ed Novit
   Mike Slater
   Bernie Kempinski
   Bruce Wilson
   Marty McGuirk
   Lionel Strang
   Tom Barbalet

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   [ MP3 ] Length: 3:52:05

Model Rail Radio #83: Two Miracles [December 21, 2013]

Chuck Catania introduces his model railroad and a project he is working on with Seth Neumann to update CMRI for the Arduino micro controller. Will Merrell is a member of an N-trak modular club. Seth provides some assistance for operating on a modular club and John Garaty suggests a roll of the dice. Terry Terrance is playing hooky to provide a model railroading update. Peter Rindt lays down the law with James. Jim Gore has been using Pan Pastels on wood. Tom quizzes Ron Klaiss on his benchwork and convenes a meeting with Clark Kooning of Crackstone Anonymous. Lawrence Eggering is winning friends with his layout membership. The Professor calls in to talk about Puffing Billy in plastic, Taiwan and a layout he's building in a limited timeframe. Thomas Gasior and Jim Lincoln provides some fascinating prototype banter. Lionel Strang rekindles some of that classic Prof banter. Jim Gifford provides a South Australian update on his crew and his layout. Jim Lincoln has been making Shapeways structures for Mike Rose. Mike Slater provides a post show update in the show.

      WikiLinks - no embassy will have us...

   Chuck Catania
   Seth Neumann
   Will Merrell
   John Garaty
   Terry Terrance
   Peter Rindt
   James Rindt
   Jim Gore
   Ron Klaiss
   Clark Kooning
   Lawrence Eggering
   John 'Prof Klyzlr' Dimitrievich
   Thomas Gasior
   Jim Lincoln
   Lionel Strang
   Jim Gifford
   Mike Slater
   Tom Barbalet

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   [ MP3 ] Length: 3:34:27

Model Rail Radio #82: The V and Oh No He Didn't [December 7, 2013]

Sven has a new layout for a new space. Ron Klaiss introduces his model rail interests and he has quite a layout to be seen on YouTube. James Rybka provides a model railroading update of diversion. Ralph has some advice for those interested in operating and something about the turnout of the beast. Edward Novit is going to do an end of year get-together for Chicago and surrounds listeners. Contact Ed for more details. Mike Slater and James Rindt will be there. James has been creating catenary towers for the masses. George Sinos introduces his model railroading interests and has some questions on operations answered by Andy Zimmerman, Mike Slater and Dave Ramos. Dave has been considering pulling out his layout. Stewart Sterling throws down the gauntlet. Lionel takes over the show briefly. Bruce Wilson has been doing model railroading. Ron Newby has escaped to the northern white part of the Great White North to do some serious modules. Greg Sadler explains his interests in N scale Victorian model railroading.

      WikiLinks - no embassy will have us...

   Mike Slater
   Sven Frank
   Ron Klaiss
   James Rybka
   Ralph DeBlasi
   Edward Novit
   James Rindt
   George Sinos
   Andy Zimmerman
   Dave Ramos
   Lionel Strang
   Stewart Sterling
   Bruce Wilson
   Ron Newby
   Stephen Arnold
   Greg Sadler
   Tom Barbalet

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   [ MP3 ] Length: 3:14:24

Model Rail Radio #81: More Forgotten than Remembered [November 9, 2013]

Sven Frank starts a discussion on rust with Edward Traxler. Sven also introductions a discussion on LED strips with Peter Burr. Anders provides an update on a new space and a new layout. Ted Picraux talks local museum layouts with Peter. Terry Gaskin and new caller, Guy Mason, chat with Ted on the topic of neighborhood layouts. James Wright has been to TrainFest and he's recovering. Matt Goodman provides a much anticipated update on his layout. Longtime FB regular, Aaron Wheeler, calls in to the show to introduce his layout. Darick Tucker describes his Southern Pacific layout. Jeff Dombrowski calls in to describe the North Metro Model Railroad Club (responsible for the amazing YouTube videos of the substantial layout assembly over a weekend that went viral about a year ago). Marshall Stull has been building a two level micro, the Brewery Tramway, based on a particularly famous location. Murray Scholz has become a prototype modeler and it is easier than freelancing. Jim Lincoln has taken the Chocolate to a show and he answers a question many have wondered.

      WikiLinks - no embassy will have us...

   Edward Traxler
   Sven Frank
   Ted Picraux
   Peter Burr
   Anders Wirten
   Terry Gaskin
   Guy Mason
   James Wright
   Matt Goodman
   Aaron Wheeler
   Darick Tucker
   Jeff Dombrowski
   Marshall Stull
   Murray Scholz
   Jim Lincoln
   Tom Barbalet

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   [ MP3 ] Length: 3:15:16

Model Rail Radio #80: Ed's Effects [October 5, 2013]

Tom chats with Edward Traxler about new ways to make wild grass. Jim Gore is showing his layout. Tom and Jim talk about the NMRA. Ted Picraux calls in to talk rail podcasting and a substantial garden layout he's in the process of building. Chris Abbott has some advice to provide on the subject. Andy Dixson has a new train room and he has some substantial plans. Andy and Tom rap about Swiss model railroading. Mike Kenefeck is thinking of redesigning his layout. Roger Chrysler has some ideas for Mike's layout too. Roger has some updates for the show too. Sven Frank introduces German industrial narrow-gauge in 1:8 scale. Tom floats the Garage Layout contest. Jim Lincoln provides a Chocolate update.

      WikiLinks - no embassy will have us...

   Edward Traxler
   Jim Gore
   Ted Picraux
   Chris Abbott
   Andy Dixson
   Mike Kenefeck
   Roger Chrysler
   Sven Frank
   Jim Lincoln
   Tom Barbalet

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   [ MP3 ] Length: 2:42:38

Model Rail Radio #79: Weaponizing the Traveling Turnout Priest [September 21, 2013]

When you are going to leave the country, there's one thing you have to do first. Terry Terrance does his departure to London right by calling in to Model Rail Radio and getting the information he needs on what to visit thanks to Jim Lincoln. Marty is safe and well. Jim Lincoln gives his account of saving Marty's operating session. Mike Slater explains why there is high density of circus modelers in his part of the world. John Garaty has been all over North America. Ron Newby is quizzed by Lionel about Ron's interest in On30. Rod Hutchinson explains the Australian On30 true prototypes. Tim Shenton gives some of his larger layout design secrets. John Hunter gives an update on Tim's designed layout. Jim Gifford provides a Ros/Pam update on their behalf and what's been happening on his layout. BJ will soon have an operating session. Hoffy has been doing some LaunchPad work with Toni, Jim and Terry. Toni Ryan explains why it is good not to be fussy. Clark has been all over California. Peter Burr has some strong ideas in the hobby. Lionel has a special request for the audience. Stewart Sterling is getting back into the hobby.

      WikiLinks - no embassy will have us...

   Terry Terrance
   Jim Lincoln
   Marty McGuirk
   Mike Slater
   John Garaty
   Ron Newby
   Lionel Strang
   Rod Hutchinson
   Tim Shenton
   John Hunter
   Jim Gifford
   Steve 'Hoffy' Hofmeister
   Toni Ryan
   Clark Kooning
   Stephen Arnold
   Peter Burr
   Tom Barbalet

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   [ MP3 ] Length: 4:04:52

Model Rail Radio #78: Poodle Skirt [August 24, 2013]

Terry Terrance kicks off the show talking about the O-Scale National and his time at the NMRA National. Jim Lincoln has been catching up with Terry too. Jim Lincoln discusses pealing painting techniques. Nigel Gartshore has enjoyed some painting DVDs recently too. Marty talks a little bit about removing paint from lettering. Marty invites Jim down for an operating session. (Editorial note: stay tuned for next episode where Jim and Marty jam on the operating session.) Jim Gore provides an update about the NMRA National. Terry Terrance has been converted to card thanks to Jim's clinic. YouTuber James Wright calls in to describe what it takes to produce a successful model rail review channel (youtube.com/jlwii2000). Mike Slater rounds out the chat with James. Dominic Fawver has attended his first operating session. Peter Burr has a new profession relating to model railroading. Toni Ryan has been to Mike Deverell's layout. Bob Dye forgot a workbench in his layout room. Peter Stempel, Toni and Tom rap about the shelf layout contest Mk 2. Barry Silverthorn is now able to talk about his video project officially. James Rindt provides a brief review of MR's video offering. Brian Wong may be moving soon and he has some model rail topics relating to moving. Chris Mears built a fantastic layout about twenty years ago.

      WikiLinks - no embassy will have us...

   Terry Terrance
   Jim Lincoln
   Nigel Gartshore
   Marty McGuirk
   Mike Slater
   Jim Gore
   James Wright
   Dominic Fawver
   Peter Burr
   Mike Deverell
   Bob Dye
   Barry Silverthorn
   James Rindt
   Brian Wong
   Peter Stempel
   Toni Ryan
   Tom Barbalet

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   [ MP3 ] Length: 4:31:20

Model Rail Radio #77: Delicious BBQ [July 20, 2013]

Terry Gaskin introduces his interests in three-rail O scale. Mike Slater chimes in on some traction midwest O scale and he's been depot measuring with the Rindt family. Ralph DeBlasi has been visited by model rail riffraff royalty. Dave Falkenburg introduces a regional NMRA show in San Francisco (now confirmed Janet Pomeroy Center, September 22). James Rindt lays down the law on modern children - they aren't dumb and they can be amazing model railroaders - and also what it takes to make a kit. Fritz Milhaupt talks about Grand Rapids' rail history in a layout he's planning. Marty and Bruce Wilson rap about World War One model railroading. Tom gives Marty a few methods of how to avoid being filmed. Jim Gifford provides a long anticipated update on the South Australian crew. Lawrence Eggering has some important information for people looking to add some new sound to old noisy locos. Hoffy provides an update. (Editorial note: I recommend you check out Hoffy's layout web cams. You may catch Hoffy working on his layout.) Chip Anderson gives an update on his club's recent shows: the highs and the lows. Peter Stempel has been to Korea and he wants to build a contest shelf layout (these two things may not be directly connected). Toni Ryan has been visiting a clam train from the 1880s.

      WikiLinks - no embassy will have us...

   Ralph DeBlasi
   Mike Slater
   Terry Gaskin
   Dave Falkenburg
   James Rindt
   Fritz Milhaupt
   Marty McGuirk
   Bruce Wilson
   Jim Gifford
   Lawrence Eggering
   Steve 'Hoffy' Hofmeister
   Chip Anderson
   Peter Stempel
   Toni Ryan
   Tom Barbalet

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   [ MP3 ] Length: 4:43:05

Model Rail Radio #76: For the Benefit of the NSA [June 29, 2013]

Ed Traxler has been pranking the Facebook group. Tom and Ed rap on the Civil War and computer history too. Peter Burr introduces his lifetime of model rail interests and his plans to integrate craftsman structures on his new layout. Dave Falkenburg calls in for the first time to talk about a layout he is planning and discusses a number of the south San Francisco Bay Area model rail clubs and causal get togethers. Clark Kooning provides an overview of the NMRA National Convention. Lawerence Eggering has an interesting freelance New York Central layout featuring strange meat-like substances with a little organized crime and a dinosaur thrown in for good measure. Ralph DeBlasi has been making some changes to his layout. Mike Slater has lost a rail-fanning friend and appears to be the godfather of all things model rail in Racine. Mike Deverell calls in to discuss the philosophy of the HO Railroad that Grows and his layout, the Colorado and Coyote Creek. Scotty Mason provides a layout vision featuring HOn3. Barry Silverthorn has some interesting stories to tell and will be doing it in video very shortly. Lionel is going to be feature in some of these videos, with his clothes on, hopefully. Bruce Wilson is in good health and ready to build a layout. Tom is trying to hunt down Brian Wilson (no relation to Bruce) and Chris Abbott doesn't seem to care as he owns Brian Wilson's magnum opus. Chris and Tom rap about getting model rail equipment into the hands of children. Ben Rechel has been to Canada to operate on Trevor Marshall's layout. James Rindt provides an update on Peter's enjoyment of a parcel sent by Tom. Toni Ryan has been posting amazing video. Somehow Toni and Chris get into a discussion on 3d print on demand and tools.

      WikiLinks - no embassy will have us...

   Ed Traxler
   Peter Burr
   Dave Falkenburg
   Clark Kooning
   Lawerence Eggering
   Ralph DeBlasi
   Mike Slater
   Mike Deverell
   Scotty Mason
   Barry Silverthorn
   Lionel Strang
   Bruce Wilson
   Chris Abbott
   Ben Rechel
   James Rindt
   Toni Ryan
   Tom Barbalet

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   [ MP3 ] Length: 4:44:57

Model Rail Radio #75: Bogie Bling [June 1, 2013]

Tom and Jim start the show talking about what Jim's taking to Atlanta for the NMRA National. Mike has been using Shapeways. Ben Rechel is heading to Canada and he's visiting Chris Abbott. Chris gives an update associated with a recent show attended by a number of Model Rail Radio's prior guests. Tom gives Chris the rapid fire topic challenge. Rod has been dabbling in precious metals and miniature wargaming. Dan has been playing with miniature bricks. Terry's layout has been operated on recently. Tim Warris has been outed as a model rail philosopher. Toni Ryan has a lot to say to Tim Warris. Tim Harrison has some real estate tips. Tim Harrison floats a topic idea. John Hunter raps with Tim Warris. Tom throws down a challenge that John Hunter jumps on 100%. Jim Rindt is getting into G scale. Murray and Tom rap about interesting areas in Australia and teaching history through model railroading. David Loman introduces his interests in the model railroading hobby. Toni Ryan asks a question on behalf of Jim Gifford. Roger Chrysler isn't slowing down in his model railroading over the summer. Bob Dye provides an update on his layout plans. John Garaty explains the incline has some family importance and what railroading and air travel have in common. Mike Slater takes the show postal. Matt Goodman gives a layout update. Anders ask the questions. John Garaty gives a sleeper 101.

      WikiLinks - no embassy will have us...

   Jim Gore
   Mike Slater
   Ben Rechel
   Chris Abbott
   Rod Hutchinson
   Dan Pickard
   Terry Terrance
   Tim Warris
   Toni Ryan
   Tim Harrison
   Jim Rindt
   Murray Scholz
   David Loman
   Roger Chrysler
   Bob Dye
   John Garaty
   Anders Wirten
   Matt Goodman
   Tom Barbalet

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   [ MP3 ] Length: 5:19:53

Model Rail Radio #74: Again, I Think You Have Pressed the Mute [May 11, 2013]

Tom starts the show with Andy Dixson who introduces how he got interested in model rail and his current plans for multiple layouts. Dave Frary calls in to talk about BBQ, lobster fishing secrets and his early experiences with trains. Somehow Tom sways the conversation to magazines: Dave gives his insight. Tom congratulates Terry for his Bertie win and they talk about his clinics in Canada (reviewed by Bryan Schilling) on the Launchpad and some discussions of Shapeways too. Terry thinks model railroaders should occupy hackerspaces too. Tom predicts a revolutionary Terry Terrance scenery clinic coming to a trainshow near you shortly (with the next two years at least). Tom asks if John Armstrong's layout sections ever get updated scenery. Tom starts the ongoing discussion associated with setting up an operating session clearing the air with Lionel on the previous show's discussion. Clark Kooning provides his own perspective on number of layouts in a lifetime. Tom asks Clark Kooning how he is going to educate the next generation on putting on amazing conventions. Tom asks about Clark's layout (Bryan Schilling provides another review). Seth Neumann calls in to fill in some of the gaps in the operating session discussion. Marty calls in to ask Seth the questions missed last show. Seth advice is to keep things simple initially. Duncan has released the device formerly known as the Professor Silencer now known as the Train Shuttle (primarily because it didn't fulfill the role of silencing the Prof). Check out the Tam Valley Depot site for more information. Duncan raps about some of his operating experiences. Bob Dye is starting a new prototype layout. Bob provides a blueprint for his prototyping philosophy. Vera has been having fun with the layout contest build. Mike provides a National Train Day update. Tom and Mike rap about Chicago rail modeling possibilities. Brian Gilhuly discusses a local shop that has celebrated an amazing anniversary recently. They lament the hobby store as a potentially declining phenomenon. Tom Wilson wraps up the show talking about repairs on the layout and he wants to provide a dispatching session in audio session.

      WikiLinks - no embassy will have us...

   Andy Dixson
   Dave Frary
   Terry Terrance
   Bryan Schilling
   Lionel Strang
   Clark Kooning
   Seth Neumann
   Marty McGuirk
   Duncan McRee
   Bob Dye
   Vera Sepulveda
   Mike Slater
   Brian Gilhuly
   Tom Wilson
   Tom Barbalet

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   [ MP3 ] Length: 5:16:11

Model Rail Radio #73: Full Circle [April 20, 2013]

Mike and Tom chat the Bertie winners this year starting with Mike's particular passion, O scale. Mike talks about an operating session with the Rindts. Ralph is trying to teach himself weathering. Jim Gore jumps in to talk about his weathering techniques and his latest passions in the hobby. Clark gets a little wacky on weathering and don't show him a boxcar fresh from the box either. Tom chats with Clark about a few emails he has received through the week. Vera has been working on a shelf for the shelf layout contest. Tom Wilson calls in for the first time (although his layout has featured in a previous show) to introduce his model railroading interests. Tom wanted to ask the important questions. Jim Rindt calls in to confirm Tom's suspicion on an operating session long overdue. Peter Rindt provides an update on his perspective of the operating session too. Marty provides an update on his layout. Marty asks about organizing an operating session with particular questioning to Lionel and Bruce Wilson. From picking the crew to what to expect. This is a part one of a topic that will no doubt be continued in future shows. Have people ever been removed from Lionel's layout? Tom will not rest until this question is answered. Clark Kooning refuses to do an impersonation. (Editorial note: this is part one of this discussion. The crew returns with Seth Neumann next show to finish this topic.) Tom regains control of the show to let Jim Lincoln know he's won a Bertie. Jim announces some sad news. Jim gives a Chocolate update and talks about the effects of the Boston Marathon bombing on commuter rail. Jim has a question for the Prof. C-clamp fans get your complaint emails ready. Jim reminds Tom that he is responsible for the Lionel/Professor feud. The Prof gets a second wind and continues the discussion of bolt connections. Jim notes the teenagers have left the building. The Prof has found a novel used for one of his layouts: exactly what it was originally intended for.

      WikiLinks - no embassy will have us...

   Ralph DeBlasi
   Jim Gore
   Clark Kooning
   Vera Sepulveda
   Tom Wilson
   Jim Rindt
   Peter Rindt
   Marty McGuirk
   Lionel 'Spanky' Strang
   Bruce Wilson
   Jim Lincoln
   John 'Prof Klyzlr' Dimitrievich
   Mike Slater
   Tom Barbalet

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   [ MP3 ] Length: 4:32:55

Model Rail Radio #72: Live from Melbourne [March 30, 2013]

Tom chats with Marshall Stull about his two winning entries in the Shelf Layout Design contest. The Professor calls in from the Australian Narrow Gauge Convention. Murray is the first punter to the mic to talk about his experience at the Convention. Gavin Hince introduces his model railroading interests and talks about his magazine, Narrow Gauge Down Under. John Hunter delivers his highlights of the Convention. The Professor gives his update from the Convention. Dan Pickard had a fantastic show. Ian Hodgkiss Modeller's Warehouse introduces his model railroading interests. Tom asks the Prof about the growing volume of micro layout information online. Brian Wong provides his plans for a layout starting with a small footprint. Brian chats with Ben Sutton and Gordon about color matching. 'N-Scale' Jim Kalenowski introduces his Ntrak club and his home layout. Rob Hinkle calls in the show for the first time and discusses his 1970s Redding layout featuring a sweet factory with a lot of detail. Chip Anderson calls back in to give an update on his Freemo-N club and an impressive configuration they have been running recently. James Rybka introduces his HO layout. Bryan Schilling gives an update on his club. Mike Slater provides an update on the new location of his Lionel's club.

      WikiLinks - no embassy will have us...

   Marshall Stull
   John 'Prof Klyzlr' Dimitrievich
   Murray Scholz
   Gavin Hince
   John Hunter
   Dan Pickard
   Ian Hodgkiss
   Brian Wong
   Ben Sutton
   Gordon Dobson
   'N-Scale' Jim Kalenowski
   Rob Hinkle
   Chip Anderson
   James Rybka
   Bryan Schilling
   Mike Slater
   Tom Barbalet

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   [ MP3 ] Length: 3:07:19

Model Rail Radio #71: What's Not to Heavy Breath About? [March 16, 2013]

Tom starts the show talking with Vera about the part one winners of the Shelf Layout Design Contest and a few entries who didn't quite make the winner circle. Toni Ryan talks about his winning track plans. Mike Slater did not spend his gas or his lunch money thankfully at the Two Rail O Scale meet in Chicago. Tom catches up with Toni early in the show. Lionel Strang is the Barbara Walters of model railroading. Jimmy Simmons calls in to give an update and he brings a friend: some unknown guy called Scotty Mason. Tom jumps Scott into the Model Rail Radio fraternity with some hard questions. The crew discuss a favorite topic with Scott. Tom introduces the Silencer to the Professor. The Professor gives his general observations of the winners of the Shelf Layout Design Contest. Terry explains his speed matching introductory problem for potential operators. Ted Roy has discovered Backwoods Miniatures. (Note: this is a dangerous gateway to On30 - do not look up this site online.) Dave Ramos inhabits a different universe. Andy Zimmerman likes some of the Shelf Layout Design Contest winners and provides an update. The Prof and Rod rap about the Australian Narrow Gauge Convention. Rod has made some progress. Dave Ramos has been creating view blocks. Ed Novit asks for Model Rail Radio listeners in Chicago to get in contact and come by and operate. Please contact Ed through the mailing list or the FB group if you would like to operate with Ed.

      WikiLinks - no embassy will have us...

   Ed Novit
   Andy Zimmerman
   Dave Ramos
   Ted Roy
   Terry Terrance
   Ralph DeBlasi
   John 'Prof Klyzlr' Dimitrievich
   Rod Hutchinson
   Toni Ryan
   Vera Sepulveda
   Mike Slater
   Lionel Strang
   Scotty Mason
   Jimmy Simmons
   Tom Barbalet

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   [ MP3 ] Length: 4:45:40

Model Rail Radio #70: The Silencer [March 2, 2013]

Duncan McRee starts the show chatting with Tom and Terry about his new dead-rail module, some of his historical product line and a new device dubbed the Professor Silencer. John Hunter promises to demo the Silencer to the Professor and discusses the progress on his NYC harbor layout. Rod Hutchinson talks about a monorail he rode on recently. David Harris returns to talk about the latest open source technology in the hobby. Mike Slater discusses his home layout. Jim Gore and Mike explain the means to find well-loved model rail items. Jim and Terry explore paper bricks. Rick Devlin gives a detailed layout update. Edward Traxler gives some discussion on brickworks and an update on a project or two. James Rindt calls in to talk about extreme prototype layout design and an N scale layout he's planning with his son. Rod asks a question about water and Jim Lincoln is happy to help out. Jim also provides a chocolate update. Matt Goodman gives a long overdue update. Tom insists on a Toni Ryan update.

      WikiLinks - no embassy will have us...

   Toni Ryan
   Matt Goodman
   James Rindt
   Edward Traxler
   Rick Devlin
   Jim Gore
   Mike Slater
   David Harris
   Rod Hutchinson
   Jim Lincoln
   John Hunter
   Duncan McRee
   Terry Terrance
   Tom Barbalet

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   [ MP3 ] Length: 4:19:29

Model Rail Radio #69: Dudes! [February 16, 2013]

Tom starts the show by saying sorry for the lack of shows through January and giving thanks to Mike Slater for filling in on the audio content. Tom continues discussing the Berties and the new Shelf Layout Contest with feedback from Vera and Chris. Terry and Tom chat about modeling the New York waterfront. Springfield purchases and show experiences are peppered through the show featuring Jim Lincoln, Chris Abbott, Terry Terrance, Ben Rechel, Clark Kooning and Lionel Strang. Richard St. Clair introduces a fantastic area to model turn of last century. Ralph DeBlasi talks about his Lehigh Valley layout. Tom welcomes fellow rail podcaster Tim Harrison on the show to talk about his layout and his hosting duties with the ModelRailCast Show. Brian Gilhuly, Mike Kenefeck and Tom chat about the distinctions between the Canadian Pacific and the Canadian National in terms of structures and modeling big Canada in a small space. David Karkoski provides some feedback on Inglenook uncoupling. Andreas Kold Skensved has joined an HO club. Peter Stempel describes a new machine he is repurposing from his job to his hobby. We catch up briefly with Bob Richard. Clark Kooning introduces Lionel Strang. Lionel and Jim talk about their operating experiences in Florida. Anders Wirten has nothing new in model railroading but calls in to say hello! Mike Slater makes it to the end of the show to describe the show he attended. Tom provides some late Valentine's Day advice.

      WikiLinks - not surrounded by the police...

   Anders Wirten
   Clark Kooning
   Peter Stempel
   Andreas Kold Skensved
   Mike Kenefeck
   Bob Richard
   Mike Slater
   Brian Gilhuly
   Tim Harrison
   Ralph DeBlasi
   Richard St. Clair
   Lionel Strang
   Ben Rechel
   Jim Lincoln
   Chris Abbott
   Vera Sepulveda
   Terry Terrance
   Tom Barbalet

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   [ MP3 ] Length: 3:45:30

Model Rail Radio #68: The Talent [December 29, 2012]

Jim Gifford and Tom start the show talking about documenting an empire. Seth Neumann adds to the discussion on documentation. Clark Kooning talks about new folks entering the hobby through the holiday season and his aluminum layout building kits. Tom introduces the Shelf Layout Design contest (please check out the Model Rail Radio website for more information). John Hunter explains how his new layout is going. Rod Hutchinson gives a couple of updates on his island hopping and an update on what is on his workbench. Edward Traxler is planning a coal washer and discusses On18. Bob Richard talks about 'Old Sparky' (his 1930s Lionel train) that comes out for the holidays and Mike Slater joins in on one of his favorite subjects. Dan Pickard talks about a diorama he's working on for a show and Australian color. Dave Frary starts off talking about ballast and continues with his usual question answering. Chip Anderson talks about modeling Southern California in N scale modules. Chip asks about JMRI and Seth jumps in to answer questions. Lionel quizzes Marty McGuirk about his layout. Seth talks about a show he runs in the San Fran Bay Area. (Sorry folks, the show was edited too late for the meet.) Murray Scholz is removing hidden staging. The Prof has some concerns with Murray's plans. John Hunter talks about Australian pubs and halls. He also discusses rapid prototyping for Australian prototypes. John Garaty and the Prof talk about John's amazingly engineered layout. The Prof and Tom explore custom sounds for layouts and what is going on with DCC loco sounds. Joe Duckworth describes his layout plans. Joe, Tom and Lionel rap about how there is room for everyone in the hobby and how there are many right answers to any given question. Tom welcomes back Richard Stoehrer to give an update on his new interest in operations and building a shelf switching layout. Tom apologizes for January (this turned out to be most factual). Please check out the front of the site to vote in the Berties and also the Shelf Layout Design contest.

      WikiLinks - not surrounded by the police...

   Jim Gifford
   Seth Neumann
   Clark Kooning
   John Hunter
   Rod Hutchinson
   Edward Traxler
   Bob Richard
   Mike Slater
   Dan Pickard
   Dave Frary
   Chip Anderson
   Marty McGuirk
   Lionel Strang
   Murray Scholz
   John 'Prof Klyzlr' Dimitrievich
   John Garaty
   Joe Duckworth
   Richard Stoehrer
   Tom Barbalet

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   [ MP3 ] Length: 5:19:33

Model Rail Radio #67: DCC is Not a Solution (to World Peace) [December 8, 2012]

Tom and Terry start the show chatting with Tim Shenton about his winning layout for the John Hunter Layout design contest. The Prof and Peter Stempel add some analysis on Tim's design. Tom winds the Prof up and leaves him running old-school analog-style. Greg Shadle calls in to introduce his interest in steel mills and how he is building a steel mill modular layout. Terry talks about a new discovery and how he is helping the hobby with open source software. Tom and Hoffy have a number of questions for Terry. Dan Pickard discusses some sections of a previous layout he's been able to obtain and what he plans to do with them expanding into a new layout space. Tom and Dan talk about trees. Jim Lincoln provides a non-update update. Fred discusses running live steam in OO and the challenges it provides in terms of control. Bertie wants to discuss the Berties. Tom actually has a model railroading update. Peter Stempel explains his use of paper and card.

      WikiLinks - not surrounded by the police...

   Terry Terrance
   Peter Stempel
   Greg Shadle
   Dan Pickard
   Jim Lincoln
   Fred Patton
   Lionel Strang
   Tim Shenton
   Toni Ryan
   Steve 'Hoffy' Hofmeister
   Mike Slater
   John 'Prof Klyzlr' Dimitrievich
   Tom Barbalet

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   [ MP3 ] Length: 3:50:17

Model Rail Radio #66: The Internet? Good or Bad? [November 17, 2012]

Tom starts the call chatting with Andrew Chisholm about his experiences having an operating session. Roger talks about his brother's layout and some of the techniques Roger will be featuring in some upcoming clinics. Chris Abbott returns to talk about the other Christmas trains show and an upcoming War Department garden layout. Spanky and the Prof joins the crew to discuss Model Railroader magazine's latest offering. Spanky and Roger provide the main event clothed. Bob Richard introduces the idea of a house with two layouts. The crew discusses backdating layouts and some interesting conditions of boxcars. David Karkoski returns to the show to discuss his current adventures in model railroading. Winston Norton gives an update about adding JRMI to his layout and some advice for folks in North America interested in UK model rail. Bryan and David chat about David's club. Toni Ryan's secret weathering secrets involves bats. The crew talk modular layouts. TJ Moes talks San Fran Bay Area module clubs and some problems on mixing rail and road. Hoffy calls in to say hello. John Garaty provides an update on his engineering marvel work-in-progress. Tim Shenton provides a quick update on his club's layout. Wayde Gutman talks Welsh live steam and some repairs he is making on his own locomotive. Tom reminds the listeners about the Bertie Awards.

      WikiLinks - nothing funny to write for this show...

   Andrew Chisholm
   Roger Chrysler
   Lionel Strang
   Chris Abbott
   Clark Kooning
   Tim Shenton
   Bob Richard
   TJ Moes
   Wayde Gutman
   David Karkoski
   Winston Norton
   Bryan Schilling
   Toni Ryan
   Steve 'Hoffy' Hofmeister
   Mike Slater
   John 'Prof Klyzlr' Dimitrievich
   Tom Barbalet

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   [ MP3 ] Length: 4:16:26

Model Rail Radio #65: Locked Out [November 3, 2012]

Tom kicks the show off talking about the John Hunter layout design contest and the return of the Berties. Mike Slater talks about a service center he maintains to work on his trains. Clark and Mike are going to Trainfest. Longtime friend of the show, Mike King, calls in to discuss his layout and Jim Lincoln's role in the layout. Tom may not be able to make Springfield. Clark's been on a layout tour featuring the late Rich Chrysler's layout. By popular demand, Tom grills Clark on his modeling methods. Bruce Wilson calls in and Tom tries to get his local crew in gear on assisting Bruce with his layout. The Prof attempts an intervention. John Hunter sets the record straight about his layout design contest. Phil calls in to talk about a flour blending plant he is working on and Dave Ramos knows knows the prototype very well. Tim Shenton introduces his layout. Henry gives a quick update about his layout. Hoffy and Tom discuss the Challengers forum and getting electronics components. Murray is in an interesting dilemma on his layout. Fred Patton introduces modeling the UK in the US. Toni provides an update. Ben blasphemes on multiple fronts.

      WikiLinks - nothing funny to write for this show...

   Mike King
   Bruce Wilson
   Lionel Strang
   Dave Ramos
   John Hunter
   Phil Fimiani
   Clark Kooning
   Tim Shenton
   Henry Bagley-Gurtner
   Murray Scholz
   Fred Patton
   Ben Rechel
   Toni Ryan
   Steve 'Hoffy' Hofmeister
   Mike Slater
   John 'Prof Klyzlr' Dimitrievich
   Tom Barbalet

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   [ MP3 ] Length: 4:50:31

Model Rail Radio #64: Taking Fall To a New Level [October 6, 2012]

Vera's working in On30 now? It's just a once off. Tom and Vera chat about a layout tour with the Prof and co in the SF Bay Area (an ongoing theme throughout the show). Jimmy Simmons provides an update. It's time for the Berties! Hoffy gives an update and chats with Jimmy about getting teenage sons involved in the hobby. Terry Terrance talks about the problems with Shapeways and some writing his working on to get more people into rapid prototyping for their layouts. The Professor returns and he's got a lot to discuss - he's been to Vegas, the Seattle area and even spent some time with your humble host. Ed Novit breaks the Prof discussion to dig deep into Inglenook mathematics. DCC listeners need not dwell. The Prof regroups on the SF Bay Area part of his trip. Marty provides a Phd in model trees for those interested in New English foliage and he's also had some visitors. Clark Kooning tries to call in and is frequently dropped from the call. Ben Sutton and Tom nerd out on 40k layouts. Dave Ramos doesn't talk about rail-marine at all. Nigel introduces his model railroading interests. Peter Stempel defects onto Facebook and talks about remote uncoupling. Please don't forget to enter John Hunter's layout design contest!

      WikiLinks - not awaiting deportation to Sweden but there are fleeing Norway...

   Vera Sepulveda
   Dave Ramos
   Edward Novit
   Marty McGuirk
   Clark Kooning
   Toni Ryan
   Nigel Gartshore
   Peter Stempel
   Terry Terrance
   Jimmy Simmons
   Steve 'Hoffy' Hofmeister
   Mike Slater
   John 'Prof Klyzlr' Dimitrievich
   Tom Barbalet

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   [ MP3 ] Length: 5:26:17

Model Rail Radio #63: Spanky's Revenge [September 22, 2012]

Edward Traxler starts the show talking about a three-rail scenic-ing clinic he's working on. Paul Best gives an update on his wonderful club. Tom gives an account of failed technology (a theme that continues through the show in one form or another) and his experiences meeting the Professor and co the day before the recording. Mike Kenefeck introduces his Canadian Pacific layout. Spanky and Mike Slater take control of the show. There is an ongoing discussion about the distinctions between the UK and the US. Andreas Kold Skensved gives an update of his changing layout. The crew discuss free-mo. Peter Stempel chimes in to ask a question about Danish prototypes. Terry Terrance muses about the possibility of O-scale free-mo (Free-MoO? perhaps). John Hunter calls in to make an announcement about a track planning contest he is running currently. Roger stirs the pot a little. Tom gets back on the show briefly, enough to chat with Mike Slater on swap meets. The show ends early but the post show features Charlie Shulz: an up-and-coming videographer and model railroader. Well worth staying around until the end of the show for this chat.

      WikiLinks - not awaiting deportation to Sweden but there have been crimes noted in Denmark...

   Roger Chrysler
   Charlie Shulz
   John Hunter
   Andreas Kold Skensved
   Lionel 'Spanky' Strang
   Mike Kenefeck
   Paul Best
   Peter Stempel
   Terry Terrance
   Edward Traxler
   Mike Slater
   Tom Barbalet

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   [ MP3 ] Length: 4:51:21

Model Rail Radio #62: Ben's Favorite Restaurant [September 15, 2012]

Tom starts the show with Mike Slater talking about a Lionel conversion he's been working on. Dan Pickard introduces his interests in the hobby namely Australian narrow gauge. Hoffy talks about some radical changes in his layout. Tom Conboy provides an update on his progress in the hobby and some local layouts. Edward Traxler talks about narrow gauge in the Carolinas. Rod Hutchinson recommends some books and a reason or two to attend the Australian Narrow Gauge Convention. Toni Ryan gives an update about the US Narrow Gauge Convention. Terry talks writing and his problems with Shapeways. Jim Lincoln shares Terry's concern about Shapeways. John Garaty introduces his substantial layout. Spanky interrupts the show. Peter Stempel has a substantial hobby update. The crew raps about Clark Kooning. Ben Rechel talks about a productive day. Craig calls in and is promptly insulted by Spanky. It's the third year anniversary show and it's all gone to pot.

      WikiLinks - not awaiting deportation to Sweden...

   Craig Bisgeier
   Rod Hutchinson
   Jim Lincoln
   Toni Ryan
   Lionel 'Spanky' Strang
   Dan Pickard
   Ben Rechel
   Peter Stempel
   John Garaty
   Terry Terrance
   Edward Traxler
   Steve 'Hoffy' Hofmeister
   Mike Slater
   Tom Conboy
   Tom Barbalet

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   [ MP3 ] Length: 4:13:52

Model Rail Radio #61: Send Someone Competent [August 25, 2012]

Tom and Vera start the call chatting about impressionism in model rail. Danish listener Andreas Kold Skensved introduces his N scale layout. Henry discusses how he is expanding a previous layout to a new layout. John Hunter calls in from the AMRA show in Melbourne and discusses what he's seen at the show and how it is dangerous to have $1,000 in your pocket at an AMRA show. John also introduces Laurie Green who talks about his Denver and Rio Grande layout. Jim Gore opines on how there are too many people and automobiles on some dioramas. Anders provides an update on the music that will be playing on his layout. Clark chats about all things NMRA. Jim Gifford introduces BJ who talks about how to tackle artistic problems on layouts. Translating artistic styles over continents is carried over from BJ to the Professor. Lionel talks about why On30 will be his next layout. Jim Lincoln calls in from a fast train. The Professor impersonates Steve Janninck. Matt Goodman and Mike Slater rap with the crew about storing cars on a large layout. Tom tries to move the Professor out of his comfort zone. Dave Ramos returns to talk more rail marine. Murray provides an update on his layout. Toni talks about his YouTube videos. Rod Hutchinson calls in to talk about his interests in HOn30 and the Australian Narrow-Gauge Convention.

      WikiLinks - not awaiting deportation to Sweden...

   Murray Scholz
   Rod Hutchinson
   Matt Goodman
   Steve Janninck (as spoken by the Professor)
   Jim Lincoln
   Toni Ryan
   Lionel 'Spanky' Strang
   Clark Kooning
   Jim Gore
   Laurie Green
   John Hunter
   Henry Bagley-Gurtner
   Andreas Kold Skensved
   Vera Sepulveda
   Dave Ramos
   Mike Slater
   John 'Prof Klyzlr' Dimitrievich
   Jim Gifford
   BJ
   Anders Wirten
   Tom Barbalet

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   [ MP3 ] Length: 4:51:44

Model Rail Radio #60: Minty Mikado [August 11, 2012]

Tom and Mike chat about Grand Rails and the recovery from Grand Rails. Anders provides a book review and discusses what will make an iconic layout going forwards. Terry joins the discussion to talk about layouts that have directed his layout design. Ros Flint provides an update on her layout as does Jim Gifford. Chris talks about his father's latest layout. The crew discusses the future of the hobby. Would the Professor have a basement empire given the opportunity? The answer may not surprise you. Seth Neumann gives his Grand Rails update. Jason Reis introduces a new aspect of the hobby he is exploring and also offers a novel use for a commonly used household item. Roger tells tales from the hobby store. Gordon Dobson gives some wisdom about simplicity and talks about his future conversion to DCC. Dave Ramos and Ben Rechel talk rail-marine modeling. Malcolm talks about some interesting problems with a road product and provides an update.

      WikiLinks - not awaiting deportation to Sweden...

   Malcolm Johnson
   Ben Rechel
   Dave Ramos
   Gordon Dobson
   Roger Chrysler
   Mike Slater
   John 'Prof Klyzlr' Dimitrievich
   Jim Gifford
   Ros Flint
   Jason Reis
   Anders Wirten
   Terry Terrance
   Seth Neumann
   Chris Abbott
   Tom Barbalet

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   [ MP3 ] Length: 5:13:16

Model Rail Radio #59: And Take Your Kangaroo With You! [June 23, 2012]

Tom starts the show talking with Seth Neumann about his modeling interests including the industry of the East San Francisco Bay and operations. Mike Slater provides a quick update for Grand Rails. Vera and Seth chat about layouts of whimsy in the area. Terry provides an extensive update but refuses to discuss his moonshine experiences. David Harris introduces his interests in N scale and the OpenLCB project. Bob Jacobsen of JMRI fame calls in to talk JMRI, OpenLCB and some layouts that use aspects of JMRI. If you use JMRI, please consider donate to cover Bob's extensive legal costs. Even if you don't use JMRI, please consider donating to the project. Murray discusses building O scale farm buildings with sticks from trees on his property. The Professor and Murray talk about a clinic that has taught thousands of young Australians about building phenomenal scenery. Tom quizzes the Professor on some of his local shops and the perennial discussion on what makes a great hobby shop. They continue on the other perennial topic of magazines. Ted Roy reminds Tom of the Jimmy Simmons kit contest that will continue past Grand Rails. Ted talks about his exploration through JMRI and programming locos. Graeme Nitz and the Professor rap about modeling Australian broad-gauge in Oklahoma. Tom provides an update on Grand Rails - he will be there and recording all the audio he can find. There will be a short show coming out in July prior to Grand Rails featuring Chris and Tom chatting like it was an early show. If you are attending Grand Rails, please contact Tom (tom at modelrailradio dot com).

      WikiLinks - not awaiting deportation to Sweden...

   Graeme Nitz
   Ted Roy
   Vera Sepulveda
   Mike Slater
   John 'Prof Klyzlr' Dimitrievich
   Jim Gifford
   Bob Jacobsen
   David Harris
   Murray Scholz
   Terry Terrance
   Seth Neumann
   Tom Barbalet

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   [ MP3 ] Length: 4:08:00

Model Rail Radio #58: The Monologue That Ended the Feud [June 2, 2012]

Tom starts the show chatting with Barry Dupler about 7 1/2 inch live steam, then Barry continues the discussion with Russ Segner on the National Narrow Gauge Convention held in Seattle later this year and their narrow gauge interests. Peter De Keles introduces his garden railroad. Malcolm provides a layout update. Tom and Vera rap on a local hobby store. Stephen Arnold introduces his prior layout and his inspirations. Marty provides an update on his layout. Dominic Fawver introduces his part of the San Francisco Bay Area. The Prof and Marty agree that they can cast their differences aside, although Tom remains the Jerry Springer of model rail podcasts. Jimmy Simmons calls in to introduce his first kit (also two of these kits will be awarded as prizes to listeners). Spanky quizzes Jimmy on the finer details of structure manufacture with some light assistance from Tom Brown. Lee gives a birthday update on his layout. Jim Gifford has been helping Pam and Ros create blogs for their respective layouts and gives an update on his own layout. Second birthday boy Anders and Mike Slater talk about their favorite magazines. The ever-patient Toni Ryan introduces his model railroading interests. Resident statistical operator, Edward Novit, offers some ideas and the fact that sometimes everyday life presents random operations. Roger Chrysler explains how working in a train store has changed some of his techniques. Tom Brown gives a show update.

      WikiLinks - there are model railroad folk in Australia too, it would seem...

   Barry Dupler
   Russ Segner
   Clark Kooning
   Lionel 'Spanky' Strang
   Peter De Keles
   Malcolm Johnson
   Vera Sepulveda
   Stephen Arnold
   Marty McGuirk
   Dominic Fawver
   Anders Wirten
   Mike Slater
   John 'Prof Klyzlr' Dimitrievich
   Jimmy Simmons
   Tom Brown
   Lee Weiss
   Jim Gifford
   Toni Ryan
   Edward Novit
   Roger Chrysler
   Tom Barbalet

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   [ MP3 ] Length: 5:01:25

Model Rail Radio #57: Brain Freeze and a Splinter in the Tongue [May 12th, 2012]

om starts the show chatting with Vera Sepulveda about her more to HO scale and Ben Sutton about acrylics. Wayde Gutman talks about traction, books and logging redwoods. Mike Slater offers some of the things that keeps him interested in the hobby. Anders continues the theme of books that inspire. Mike gives a module update. Tom announces a contest involving two kits purchased from Jimmy Simmons' Monster Modelworks. Mike Slater talks about the north shore. Chris Abbott has found the perfect train show and explains the problems acquiring 16mm steam. Murray carries the train show discussion. John Hunter continues the train show discussion then introduces his model railroading interests. John provides a detailed account of how he creates Australian and US based kits. The Professor does his thing through the conversation. Tom chats with Spanky about his contributions to Model Railroader magazine and what is going to replace his current layout. Ted Roy talks about On30. Spanky and Jim Lincoln attempt an impersonation. Jim Lincoln is touring Denver CO in early June and he gives a sad tale.

      WikiLinks - there are model railroad folk in Australia too, it would seem...

   John Hunter
   Wayde Gutman
   Murray Scholz
   Vera Sepulveda
   Ben Sutton
   Anders Wirten
   Ted Roy
   Lionel 'Spanky' Strang
   Mike Slater
   John 'Prof Klyzlr' Dimitrievich
   Jim Lincoln
   Chris Abbott
   Tom Barbalet

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   [ MP3 ] Length: 4:21:58

Model Rail Radio #56: Island Railroads [April 21st, 2012]

Tom and Mike Slater start the show talking about modules. Terry plays a little audio addition when the Professor joins the call to opine about an appearance on the Model Railway Show. The discussion returns to Terry's track-laying plans. Michael Graff introduces his New York Harbor interests. Dave Frary discusses Cuban railroad prototypes in HOn30. Tom Brown presents problems with HOn30. Dave, Tom and the Professor rap about the Nantucket museum layout. Anders offers an account of catching up with Troels Kirk. Tom gives a sorry account of the revenge intervention. Tom prompts the Professor to discuss what he is going to do with his spare micro layouts. Ben Sutton introduces his new layouts. Tom catches up with Tom Cutting and Tom Brown.

      WikiLinks - there are model railroad folk in Sweden too, it would seem...

   Michael Graff
   Ben Sutton
   Anders Wirten
   Tom Cutting
   Tom Brown
   Dave Frary
   Mike Slater
   John 'Prof Klyzlr' Dimitrievich
   Terry Terrance
   Tom Barbalet

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   [ MP3 ] Length: 3:55:41

Model Rail Radio #55: For Test Purposes Only [April 7, 2012]

Jim Lincoln and Tom talk tie-plates. Tom Brown calls in to talk about shelf layouts in Lyon amongst other things. Jim Gifford and Ros give updates. Ben Sutton calls in to talk paint and NZ120. Pam chats with Malcolm Johnson, Jim Gore and R. L. Jenkins about building a steel mill with cars in N scale. Lionel and Clark call in for a revenge intervention (yes that's right folks, only on Model Rail Radio). Terry Terrance talks about laying track. Lionel offers a tip for making rock castings. Jeff gives a speed update. Bryan Schilling asks some additional questions of Lionel. The Professor continues the revenge intervention with some initial advice that follows into some rapping with Terry about Australian narrow gauge. The conversation returns to the invention. Jim Lincoln offers a title for the show. Lionel realizes the revenge intervention has gone too far. Rick Devlin introduces himself and talks about model railroading in Florida. Jim Lincoln concludes the show finishing what he started at the start of the show. Extra thanks to Mike Slater for recording an impromptu show at the end of March.

      WikiLinks - there are model railroad folk in Sweden too, it would seem...

   Rick Devlin
   R. L. Jenkins
   Jim Gore
   Malcolm Johnson
   Tom Brown
   Bryan Schilling
   Ben Sutton
   Pam Shields
   Ros Flint
   Jim Gifford
   Jim Lincoln
   Mike Slater
   John 'Prof Klyzlr' Dimitrievich
   Lionel Strang
   Clark Kooning
   Terry Terrance
   Jeff Shockley
   Tom Barbalet

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   [ MP3 ] Length: 4:03:03

Model Rail Radio #54: Intervention [March 17, 2012]

Tom starts the show with Fred Thompson about his model railroading interests. Terry kicks off the box car conversation. Tom talks with Chris and Jeff about live steam in a variety of sizes. Marty calls in to talk layout disassembly with Lionel, box cars and more tales from manufacture. Clark is about to run trains. The intervention with Chris on why (after years co-hosting the show) he doesn't have a layout. Bruce Wilson chimes in on his lack of layout too. Craig provides some fun in operations. Matt is congratulated for his Bertie win. Jason offers some explanation of his completely incomplete club layout although Lionel is a fan. Mike will be at Grand Rails as will Tom.

      WikiLinks - there are model railroad folk in Sweden too, it would seem...

   Fred Thompson
   Craig Bisgeier
   Marty McGuirk
   Mike Slater
   Lionel Strang
   Clark Kooning
   Jason Reis
   Bruce Wilson
   Matt Goodman
   Terry Terrance
   Jeff Shockley
   Chris Abbott
   Tom Barbalet

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   [ MP3 ] Length: 4:46:26

Model Rail Radio #53: Return of the Co-Hosts [March 3, 2012]

Mike, Tom and Jeff start the call talking about restoring Lionel. Duncan McRee and Craig Bisgeier talk about wireless and track-power-free DCC with some feedback from Anders, Terry and other crew members. David Ramos describes what it takes to make a social epicenter operating layout. Chris describes his latest work on Trevor's layout. Bruce, Chris and Tom rap on the difficulty finding some UK prototype items. Terry provides an update on his helix. The discussion continues on the Berties. Ed adds a little something random to the discussion. Clark Kooning and Tim Warris call in to talk about Cuban railroading, winning a Bertie and what's coming up this year for Fast Tracks. They discuss changes in the NMRA MMR classification coming up.

      WikiLinks - packed with opinionated yet sensitive Australians...

   David Ramos
   Duncan McRee
   Craig Bisgeier
   Tim Warris
   Edward Novit
   Lionel Strang
   Mike Slater
   Anders Wirten
   Bryan Schilling
   Gordon Dobson
   Ben Rechel
   Clark Kooning
   Bruce Wilson
   Terry Terrance
   Jeff Shockley
   Chris Abbott
   Tom Barbalet

   Please do not deep link this audio - its location may change. Use this link.

   [ MP3 ] Length: 4:12:57

Model Rail Radio #52: Europe Slightly Censored [February 11, 2012]

Tom starts the show chatting with Matt Goodman about the many uses of the iCar. Winston Norton introduces his layout. Dave Frary talks briefly about HOn30 versus HOe. Anders Wirten begins his co-hosting duties introducing Kathy Millatt who is modeling New England in England. Troels Kirk takes the floor to discuss his splendid On30 layout of the Maine coast complete with specially created sound modules. Lionel Strang talks about Springfield. Vera Sepulveda talks about her new layouts in a small space with addition assistance from the Professor. Jim Lincoln talks about designing tie plates amongst other topics. Yainnis Hazapis offers his model railroading interests including being a store owner and a layout designer. Jan Reijnders and his friends, Peter and Hans, explain their particular perspective on the hobby. Roderik Vanderkelen talks about his Nepalese HOe layout. Richard Stoehrer re-introduces himself to the show. Paul Best describes his south east London shelf layout. Jeff Shockley drops a bombshell.

      WikiLinks - packed with opinionated yet sensitive Australians...

   Paul Best
   Richard Stoehrer
   Roderik Vanderkelen
   Jan Reijnders
   Yainnis Hazapis
   Vera Sepulveda
   Kathy Millatt
   Winston Norton
   Troels Kirk
   Dave Frary
   Lionel Strang
   Steve 'Hoffy' Hofmeister
   Mike Slater
   Anders Wirten
   John 'Prof Klyzlr' Dimitrievich
   Jim Lincoln
   Jeff Shockley
   Matt Goodman
   Tom Barbalet

   Please do not deep link this audio - its location may change. Use this link.

   [ MP3 ] Length: 4:26:53

Model Rail Radio #51: Yahoo?! [January 28, 2012]

Tom, Jeff, Terry and Peter Stempel start the show talking about Springfield photo streams. Peter Verheyen calls in to talk about paper modeling and German modeling. Marty McGuirk calls in to talk about the changes in his layout. Terry gives a Springfield update. The crew talks about a particular yahoo operator and the economy's disconnection from the hobby. Jim Lincoln and Lionel Strang call in from the Springfield dinner. Edward Novit introduces his old layout and his future layout plans modeling fruit row in Washington. Murray Scholz calls in to chat with the Professor and Tom about possible future articles in Narrow Gauge Down-Under. Murray turns the tables and asks Tom what he's modeling in the near future. The Professor and Ros talk about brass: a topic throughout the show. Jeff gives the Del Mar Va update. Jim Gifford provides a wiring and track-laying update on his layout. Hoffy creates a new means to call in to the show.

      WikiLinks - packed with opinionated yet sensitive Australians...

   Jason Reis
   Steve 'Hoffy' Hofmeister
   Ros Flint
   Jason Reis
   Murray Scholz
   Edward Novit
   Mike Slater
   Anders Wirten
   John 'Prof Klyzlr' Dimitrievich
   Jim Gifford
   Marty McGuirk
   Peter Verheyen
   Jeff Shockley
   Terry Terrance
   Peter Stempel
   Tom Barbalet

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   [ MP3 ] Length: 3:31:09

Model Rail Radio #50: Stockholm 3am [January 8, 2012]

Tom starts the new year chatting with Chris about working on Trevor's layout. Jeff from Dover asks about putting out the wide variety of Model Rail Radio Skype chats that seem to go on through the weeks where the show isn't being recorded. The Prof calls in from a mystery location (aka Stockholm). Jim Gifford introduces his layout. The crew talk about N scale and aesthetics. Terry describes the work he has been doing on his layout including a huge helix. Wayde Gutman introduces his interest in early logging. Using card in the hobby is discussed by Jim Gore and the crew. Terry leads a discussion on photo backdrop printing with the crew. Hoffy continues his running overview on computerization with interesting feedback from Jason, Jeff and Mike. Ros asks a question about vintage scenery techniques.

      WikiLinks - packed with opinionated yet sensitive Australians...

   Wayde Gutman
   Jim Gore
   Peter Stempel
   Ros Flint
   Steve 'Hoffy' Hofmeister
   Jim Gifford
   Andy Zimmerman
   Anders Wirten
   Malcolm Johnson
   Mike Slater
   Bryan Schilling
   Jason Reis
   Bruce Wilson
   Matt Goodman
   Gordon Dobson
   Jeff Shockley
   John 'Prof Klyzlr' Dimitrievich
   Terry Terrance
   Chris Abbott
   Tom Barbalet

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   [ MP3 ] Length: 4:12:42

Model Rail Radio #49: Where Angels Fear to Railfan [December 10, 2011]

Anders, Terry and Tom talk model rail metaphysics briefly joined by Jim Gifford followed by some discussion of New York Railroads (now a common theme). The Professor calls back to discuss the Chocolate, shelf layouts with Terry and Tom. Mike Slater introduces his interest in three rail O scale. David Karkoski and Mike talk about the local scene. The crew discusses some of the politics of problem modelers at clubs. Peter Stempel calls back in to address Anders metaphysical model rail questions. D. Tom Conboy fills in more information on his layout experience and also how to find similar model rail enthusiasts. Jim Gifford gives an introduction of what the South Australian layout tour special will show. Jim Lincoln discusses his rail/road trip with Craig. Through the show the Listener Submitted Item finalists for the Bertie awards are repeated from the previous show.

      WikiLinks - packed with opinionated yet sensitive Australians...

   Mike Slater
   Craig Bisgeier
   Jim Gifford
   Anders Wirten
   Peter Stempel
   John 'Prof Klyzlr' Dimitrievich
   D. Tom Conboy
   David Karkoski
   Jeff Shockley
   Gordon Dobson
   Jason Reis
   Jim Lincoln
   Terry Terrance
   Chris Abbott
   Tom Barbalet

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   [ MP3 ] Length: 4:59:30

Model Rail Radio #48: Not a One Layout Kinda Guy [November 26, 2011]

Tom starts the show welcoming on model railroader and podcaster, D. Tom Conboy. Chris gives a sombre update on the annual Christmas Train Show. Internet model rail legend, Prof. Klyzlr, calls in to discuss his many small layouts. Terry provides a background to modeling New York. Former Model Railroader magazine contributing editor and layout/chainsaw artist, Lionel Strang, calls in to describe some of his experiences. Uncommitted O Scaler Peter Stempel discusses laser ownership. Hoffy stops by to talk about computerization. Through the show the Listener Submitted Item finalists for the Bertie awards are announced. The usual crew also provide their gap filling and question prompting behavior. Even at more than five and a half hours, a lot of stunned silence was cut from the Prof's section of the show. You may want to play certain sections at half speed, and like Jeff from Dover, write very quickly. This episode contains a lot of information - some of it model railroad related. We promise!

      WikiLinks - packed with opinionated Australians...

   Peter Stempel
   Steve 'Hoffy' Hofmeister
   Lionel Strang
   John 'Prof Klyzlr' Dimitrievich
   D. Tom Conboy
   Bruce Wilson
   Jeff Shockley
   Ted Roy
   Bryan Schilling
   Matt Goodman
   Gordon Dobson
   Jim Lincoln
   Clark Kooning
   Terry Terrance
   Chris Abbott
   Tom Barbalet

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   [ MP3 ] Length: 5:36:12

Model Rail Radio #47: No Sound Editing Til Brooklyn [October 29, 2011]

*** STOP THE PRESSES *** Due to the late arrival of this show, the listener submitted item voting for the Berties will be extended through the month of January. More than USD200 of stuff on offer plus the chance to reward great work in the hobby. Check out modelrailradio.com for more. Email awards at modelrailradio dot com to vote! *** Tom mentions the show will be recorded on Skype going forward. If you want to participate or listen in live via Skype, just add tom.barbalet on Skype and enjoy the show as normal. Terry Terrance starts the show talking about a recent two rail O scale meet he attended. Tom recounts a day of trains in the San Francisco Bay Area with Matt Goodman. Jimmy Simmons calls in to provide an update on life with a laser. Ted Roy gives an update on his N scale traction layout. The show rounds out with Swedish listener, Anders Wirten calling in to talk about his fascinating 1970s layout.

      WikiLinks - no Swede was harmed in the recording of this show...

   Anders Wirten
   Jimmy Simmons
   Ted Roy
   Bryan Schilling
   Matt Goodman
   Gordon Dobson
   Jim Lincoln
   Clark Kooning
   Terry Terrance
   Tom Barbalet

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   [ MP3 ] Length: 2:58:29

Model Rail Radio #46: They Get Skype in East Twiddle? [October 15, 2011]

*** STOP THE PRESSES *** Less than a week to vote in the Bertie awards. More than USD200 of stuff on offer plus the chance to reward great work in the hobby. Check out modelrailradio.com for moreā€¦ Email awards at modelrailradio dot com to vote! *** Tom starts by introducing the show will be recorded on Skype going forward. Not that much of a different procedure - if you want to participate or listen in live via Skype, just add tom.barbalet on Skype and enjoy the show as normal. A number of new guests start out the show including Lee Weiss who talks about his layout in development and the plight of being passionate about a prototype. Matt Forcum calls in to discuss his new shelf layout. Jeff Adam discusses his company and how to cater to the particularly passionate. Andy Zimmerman has a few previously unasked DCC questions. Craig Bisgeier fields a series of benchwork questions. Matt Goodman calls in to discuss his new shelf project. Something about Happy Birthday Mr. President and the usual crew provide filler material.

      WikiLinks - nothing to do with that Julian guy...

   Jeff Adam
   Matt Forcum
   Craig Bisgeier
   Lee Weiss
   Bryan Schilling
   Matt Goodman
   Ben Rechel
   Gordon Dobson
   Jason Reis
   Andy Zimmerman
   Jim Lincoln
   Chris Abbott
   Tom Barbalet

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   [ MP3 ] Length: 3:12:47

Model Rail Radio #45: Bruce Lincoln [September 24, 2011]

Tom starts the show with an appeal for last minute votes in the Berties. Terry and Tom talk about Terry's open house with a famous former club member. Jim, Terry and Gordon discuss Jim's layout update. Bob Scott and Clark Kooning call in to talk about what it takes to run a successful train store. Jim leads a spirited discussion on a wide variety of topics and the show ends with Tom appealing to South American and Eastern European listeners to participate. Don't forget to vote in the Bertie awards! Email awards at modelrailradio dot com to enter.

      WikiLinks - no hacking... just kitbashing...

   Bob Scott
   Bryan Schilling
   Bruce Wilson
   Ben Rechel
   Gordon Dobson
   Terry Terrance
   Jason Reis
   Clark Kooning
   Jim Lincoln
   Tom Barbalet

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   [ MP3 ] Length: 3:58:52

Model Rail Radio #44: Layout Planning and Figures and Bears! Oh My! [September 10, 2011]

The crew discusses track laying and layout design. Trevor Marshall calls in to give an update on his new layout plans. Malcolm Johnson calls in to discuss his Japanese layouts. Jeff Shockley gives an update associated with a huge layout tour that his club is organizing. The show is rounded out by Andy Zimmerman talking about T-Trak modules and his local club. Don't forget to enter the Berties. With more than USD200 in prizes, you'd be crazy not to cast a vote or two!

      WikiLinks - no hacking... just kitbashing...

   Andy Zimmerman
   Malcolm Johnson
   Craig Bisgeier
   Jeff Shockley
   Bruce Wilson
   Trevor Marshall
   Gordon Dobson
   Jason Reis
   Clark Kooning
   Jim Lincoln
   Chris Abbott
   Tom Barbalet

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   [ MP3 ] Length: 5:37:00

Model Rail Radio #43: Model the Trains Down Under [August 26, 2011]

Tom starts the show on a Friday night with a small announcement and a reminder on voting in the Berties. The crew talking with Bill Denton about Modutrak. Murray Scholz calls in to discuss Narrow Gauge Down Under (both the magazine and the religion) and some great hobby tips for weathering and regional trees. The crew continue to talk about their projects and a new alternative to DCC. William from San Diego calls in to talk about real railroading and magazines. Thanks to Terry Terrance for doing the call traffic control for the start of the show!

      WikiLinks - strictly exposing model railroading secrets...

   William (in San Diego)
   Bill Denton
   Murray Scholz
   Gordon Dobson
   Jason Reis
   Clark Kooning
   Jim Lincoln
   Terry Terrance
   Chris Abbott
   Tom Barbalet

   Please do not deep link this audio - its location may change. Use this link.

   [ MP3 ] Length: 3:37:50

Model Rail Radio #42: The P48 Is Strong In This One [August 6, 2011]

The show starts with an Australian narrow gauge discussion with Gordon Dobson, Chris Abbott. Terry Terrance and Bruce Wilson talk about 3d printing possibilities. The crew discuss magazines throughout the show. A listener submitted question on what to do with inherited model rail items is covered by the crew. Tom asks a question about what is the appropriate time to lay cork roadbed. David asks Tom about how to model the UK if you have never been there. The outro is thanks to some rail fans from New York who have released a substantial portion of their vocal work. Don't forget about the Berties! Please submit your entries through awards at modelrailradio dot com.

      WikiLinks - strictly exposing model railroading secrets...

   Marty McGuirk
   Chris Shorthouse
   Gordon Dobson
   David Karkoski
   Jason Reis
   Ben Rechel
   Clark Kooning
   Jim Lincoln
   Terry Terrance
   Chris Abbott
   Tom Barbalet

   Please do not deep link this audio - its location may change. Use this link.

   [ MP3 ] Length: 4:04:55

Model Rail Radio #41: Early Post Apocalyptic Era Modeling [July 23, 2011]

The crew talk with Gordon Dobson about OO UK model railway in Australia and a Gold Coast train show. Rene Gourley discusses 3d printing and Proto 87. Jimmy Simmons and Bill Sartore talk about craftsman kit lighting and how to model the apocalypse. Clark Kooning calls in to chat with Jimmy and co about the NMRA show. The usual crew discuss how little model railroading they have done and how to get folks in Sweden and Hong Kong to participate in the show. Matt Goodman provides a last minute update on his shelf layout and potentially what the basement layout will be based on. Don't forget to vote on the first annual Berties!

      WikiLinks - strictly exposing model railroading secrets...

   Jimmy Simmons
   Bill Sartore
   Rene Gourley
   Gordon Dobson
   Jeff Shockley
   Jason Reis
   Bryan Schilling
   Matt Goodman
   Clark Kooning
   Jim Lincoln
   Terry Terrance
   Chris Abbott
   Tom Barbalet

   Please do not deep link this audio - its location may change. Use this link.

   [ MP3 ] Length: 4:30:35

Model Rail Radio #40: Something like Golf [July 2, 2011]

The show starts with an NMRA show update from Clark Kooning and Nobby Clarke. There is an extended update from Chris Abbott who is lost for the remainder of the show due to an electrical outage. Tom and Terry continue the show discussing reliable locomotives in a variety of scales with a call from Jeff and the show's expert on this topic Jason Reis. An exhausted Jim Lincoln calls in to discuss Tom's recent corn syrup plant purchase. Bruce Wilson provides a fascinating update on his WWI layout plans. Bryan Schilling, Terry and Jason finish the show with a discussion on rockwork styles. Don't forget to vote on the first annual Berties!

      WikiLinks - strictly exposing model railroading secrets...

   Nobby Clarke
   Bruce Wilson
   Jeff Shockley
   Jason Reis
   Bryan Schilling
   Clark Kooning
   Jim Lincoln
   Chris Abbott
   Terry Terrance
   Tom Barbalet

   Please do not deep link this audio - its location may change. Use this link.

   [ MP3 ] Length: 3:18:47

Model Rail Radio #39: Hail to the Hales! [June 11, 2011]

The crew welcome on Fran and Miles Hale to discuss scenery tips and techniques and professional layout building. The crew also discuss competitions and David Karkoski's signature rockwork technique.

      WikiLinks - strictly exposing model railroading secrets...

   Fran Hales
   Miles Hales
   Bryan Schilling
   Jason Reis
   David Karkoski
   Terry Terrance
   Clark Kooning
   Jim Lincoln
   Tom Barbalet

   Please do not deep link this audio - its location may change. Use this link.

   [ MP3 ] Length: 3:10:38

Model Rail Radio #38: Clark's Gone to Bed?! [May 21, 2011]

It may be entering Canadian summer but there is no sign of the show slowing down. Tom, Terry and Chris explore Chris' recent published exploits. Jeff provides an update on scouting and trains. Bryan, Clark, Chris and David discuss what you would find in a small steam train shop. Jason calls in with an update as does Matt Goodman. The show concludes with a short Post Show were Jim and Tom discuss Jim's article on a real-world piece of operations. The conclusion of the show is dedicated to Steve in Chicago who has asked for the hip-hop version of the theme for many months.

      WikiLinks - no national secrets here

   Bryan Schilling
   Jason Reis
   Jeff Shockley
   David Karkoski
   Terry Terrance
   Matt Goodman
   Clark Kooning
   Jim Lincoln
   Chris Abbott
   Tom Barbalet

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   [ MP3 ] Length: 4:26:33

Model Rail Radio #37: Travelling Turnout Priest [April 30, 2011]

Chris, Tom and Jim welcome back Matt Goodman. Jeff Shockley calls in to give an update on a small layout he is planning. The crew welcomes on Marty McGuirk for a patented rapid topic Model Rail Radio grilling session concluded by a call from Jason Reis.

      WikiLinks - no national secrets here

   Marty McGuirk
   Jason Reis
   Jeff Shockley
   Matt Goodman
   Jim Lincoln
   Chris Abbott
   Tom Barbalet

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   [ MP3 ] Length: 2:40:05

Model Rail Radio #36: Midnight to 4am Shift [April 16, 2011]

Chris, Tom, Clark, Jim and Terry welcome on Bill Kaufman to talk about San Francisco model railroading. Ralph Parker calls in to talk about his developing N scale interest with Bryan Schilling. The crew welcomes on Bruce Wilson to talk about doing a UK layout remotely and narrow guage First World War style. The crew also discusses Tom's new tactile fixation with O scale and steps to keep your layout clean.

      WikiLinks - all the model rail secrets made public!

   Bill Kaufman
   Ralph Parker
   Bryan Schilling
   Terry Terrance
   Clark Kooning
   Jim Lincoln
   Chris Abbott
   Tom Barbalet

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   [ MP3 ] Length: 2:57:00

Model Rail Radio #35: The Gift of the Hobby [April 2, 2011]

Chris, Tom, Clark and Terry discuss introducing model railroading to others. Tom Cutting calls in from the UK. David Karkoski provides an update. Kevin gives his perspective as a forum owner and Jeff explains teaching scouts the hobby. Steve Janninck (in Chicago) and Jim Lincoln round out the show with a surprise arrival at the very end. The audio quality is patchy through the recording but as much has been done to correct it as possible.

      WikiLinks - with three paragraphs in a book by a certain host...

   David Karkoski
   Steve Janninck
   Kevin
   Jeff
   Tom Cutting
   Terry Terrance
   Clark Kooning
   Jim Lincoln
   Chris Abbott
   Tom Barbalet

   Please do not deep link this audio - its location may change. Use this link.

   [ MP3 ] Length: 3:17:19

Model Rail Radio #34: Committed [March 19, 2011]

Tom, Clark and Jim welcome back Chris Abbott with an update from David Karkoski, Roger Chrysler and Jason Reis. Surprise guest Tim Warris calls in to answer questions from the crew.

      WikiLinks - whatever happens on the show ends up in the notes...

   Tim Warris
   Jason Reis
   David Karkoski
   Roger Chrysler
   Ted Roy
   Bryan Schilling
   Ben Rechel
   Clark Kooning
   Jim Lincoln
   Chris Abbott
   Tom Barbalet

   Please do not deep link this audio - its location may change. Use this link.

   [ MP3 ] Length: 3:29:08

Model Rail Radio #33: We're All Moving to Kansas City [March 5, 2011]

Tom, Clark and Terry are joined by Karl Smith to discuss hobby shops, short runs and the NMRA. New callers Jeff Shockley and Dick Stoehrer provide their experiences with a substantial club layout and sharing the hobby with a grandson respectively. We then welcome on Stephen M. Priest to discuss his work designing trains and rolling stock for a variety of manufacturers. Tune in to the Post show follow with much more of Stephen's experiences. The show concludes with our second crank call - the first that can be aired.

      WikiLinks - not bringing down countries but occasionally causing a change of scale...

   Stephen M. Priest
   Dick Stoehrer
   Jeff Shockley
   Karl Smith
   Terry Terrance
   Clark Kooning
   Tom Barbalet

   Please do not deep link this audio - its location may change. Use this link.

   [ MP3 ] Length: 3:32:09

Model Rail Radio #32: Can O Soup? [February 26, 2011]

Tom is joined by Ted Roy and Terry Terrance to discuss the NMRA CANBUS standard versus ethernet, entry level O scale and a little traction. Jim and Matt join in too to discuss layout progress and planning with Ben arriving at the end of the show for a special announcement.

      WikiLinks - already in the US without the need for Swedes

   Terry Terrance
   Ted Roy
   Matt Goodman
   Jim Lincoln
   Ben Rechel
   Tom Barbalet

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   [ MP3 ] Length: 2:03:04

Model Rail Radio #31: Dave Frary et al [February 5, 2011]

Tom and Chris welcome Dave Frary to the show to answer questions from Bryan Schilling and Ben Rechel and talk about his life in model railroading. Clark and Jim provide phone-in updates. The show welcomes two callers from the UK, Nick and Tom Cutting. Karl Smith provides a Springfield update. David Karkoski calls in to talk about his interests. Ryan Andersen calls in at the end of the show to provide a quick update on the Little Miami and some discussion of model rail podcasting.

      WikiLinks - out on bail...

   Dave Frary
   Ryan Andersen
   Tom Cutting
   Nick
   David Karkoski
   Karl Smith
   Bryan Schilling
   Ben Rechel
   Clark Kooning
   Jim Lincoln
   Chris Abbott
   Tom Barbalet

   Please do not deep link this audio - its location may change. Use this link.

   [ MP3 ] Length: 4:15:59

Model Rail Radio #30: Expect Indictments [January 22, 2011]

Tom, Chris, Clark and Jim are joined by Terry Terrance, Paul James, Bryan Schilling, Roger Chrysler and a brief cameo by Trevor Marshall. They discuss troublesome turnouts, airbrush information, starting a club and O-scale two-rail (amongst other topics).

      WikiLinks - delivering model railroading secrets since they were created...

   Terry Terrance
   Paul James
   Bryan Schilling
   Roger Chrysler
   Clark Kooning
   Jim Lincoln
   Chris Abbott
   Tom Barbalet

   Please do not deep link this audio - its location may change. Use this link.

   [ MP3 ] Length: 3:00:24

Model Rail Radio #29: The Don Ball Show [January 8, 2011]

Don Ball joins the show to talk about pre-1900s model railroading with Tom, Chris, Clark, Jim and new regular Karl Smith. With calls at the end of the show from Ted Roy and Ben Rechel. The show is dedicated to Mary Matheny and Dr. John Hardy.

      WikiLinks - never to be published in the New York Times...

   Don Ball
   Karl Smith
   Ted Roy
   Ben Rechel
   Clark Kooning
   Jim Lincoln
   Chris Abbott
   Tom Barbalet

   Please do not deep link this audio - its location may change. Use this link.

   [ MP3 ] Length: 3:06:38

Model Rail Radio #28: This'N'That [December 18, 2010]

Tom and Chris are joined Tom Knapp, Karl Smith, Mike Skibbe, Ted Roy and regulars Jim Lincoln and Clark Kooning to discuss a wide variety of N related things.

      WikiLinks - free from Swedish grand juries...

   Tom Knapp
   Karl Smith
   Mike Skibbe
   Ted Roy
   Clark Kooning
   Jim Lincoln
   Chris Abbott
   Tom Barbalet

   Please do not deep link this audio - its location may change. Use this link.

   [ MP3 ] Length: 3:28:24

Model Rail Radio #27: A Fraction of Traction [December 4, 2010]

Tom and Chris are joined Ted Roy, Paul James, Phil Spencer, Will Flatt, Glenn Whitehouse, Roger Chrysler and Alex Postpischil to discuss traction in a variety of scales. David Karkoski and regulars Jim Lincoln, Ben Rechel, Matt Goodman and Clark Kooning talk about a variety of other things model rail.

      WikiLinks - this is not the Australian you are looking for...

   Ted Roy
   Paul James
   Phil Spencer
   Will Flatt
   Glenn Whitehouse
   Roger Chrysler
   Alex Postpischil
   David Karkoski
   Ben Rechel
   Clark Kooning
   Jim Lincoln
   Matt Goodman
   Chris Abbott
   Tom Barbalet

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   [ MP3 ] Length: 3:50:25

Model Rail Radio #26: Show Business [November 20, 2010]

Chris and Tom are joined by Clark Kooning, Jim Lincoln and Ron Hurlbut to discuss shows and show survival. Matt Goodman calls in to give an update too.

      WikiLinks - run out of jokes... it's the show notes people!


   Ron Hurlbut
   Clark Kooning
   Jim Lincoln
   Matt Goodman
   Chris Abbott
   Tom Barbalet

   Please do not deep link this audio - its location may change. Use this link.

   [ MP3 ] Length: 3:10:56

Model Rail Radio #25: Let There Be Light [October 30, 2010]

Chris and Tom are joined by Trevor Marshall to talk about recent projects. Clark Kooning and the gang welcome Gerry Cornwell to the show to discuss wood and lighting. Pierre Oliver calls in to add to the discussion of lighting. Jim Lincoln and Matt Goodman also call in to give updates.

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   Glacier Park Models
   Rich Yoder Models
   NorthWest Short Line
   Vallejo paints
   The Model Railway Show podcast
   Design Preservation Models at Walthers
   Trevor's SP Mogul
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   Hunterline weathering mix
   Minwax stains
   Roger Malinowski's Stoney Creek Designs
   Micro Engineering spikes, rail, track
   FastTracks
   Special Shapes Co.
   High Colour Rendering
   key, fill & backlighting
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   Tom Miller's Fn3 layout
   Philips Lighting
   OSRAM Sylvania Lighting
   G.E. Lighting
   Mike Rose layout gallery
   A-Line
   Sunshine Models
   Des Plaines Hobbies
   Mod-U-Trak
   CASO Free-mo
   John Hunter & Laurie Green Outback Models
   Muskrat Ramble O scale layout photos
   Dolly Varden layout photos
   Scuplt-a-mold
   Fremo European modular group
   Wolfgang Dudler's Westport Terminal RR
   Model Railroad Hobbyist online eZine
   Milwaukee Trainfest
   FastTracks handlaid track components and jigs
   Edaville RR in Carver, Massachusetts
   Josh Baako's Model Railroad Tips website
   Trevor & Jim's The Model Railway Show podcast
   Sergent Engineering couplers
   vacuum pickup tool for glass and small parts
   Pecos River models
   Plastruct plastic shapes, sheet goods, and details
   Starrett fine tools, (such as a carbide scriber)
   Clover House for microscope slide covers (window glass)
   PL Premium construction adhesives
   Michaels craft stores
   Aleene's glues - many varieties
   Fiskars craft products
   Hobby Lobby craft stores

   Gerry Cornwell
   Trevor Marshall
   Pierre Oliver
   Clark Kooning
   Jim Lincoln
   Matt Goodman
   Chris Abbott
   Tom Barbalet

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   [ MP3 ] Length: 3:39:09

Model Rail Radio #24: Modules and Store Discounts [October 16, 2010]

Pierre Oliver joins Chris and Tom to discuss module building, woodwork tips and resin boxcars. Jim Lincoln stops by the show to stump Chris and offer some painting and weather tips.

   2010 Naperville RPM meet photos
   Palmerston, Ontario rail museum
   Pierre Oliver's Elgin Car Shop with links to his old and new layouts.
   Free-mo specifications.
   Robertson screws, not exactly the same as "square drive".
   The Peterboro Project HO Free-mo module set.
   Canada Southern (CASO) Free-mo group.
   Pierre Oliver's Catfish Creek module.
   French cleats
   Homasote roadbed
   Westerfield Models
   Ben King's Timber City layout.
   Grandt Line details.
   Kadee
   Sunshine Models
   Tichy Train Group
   A-Line Models
   Detail Associates
   NWSL True Sander
   Optivisor
   HO Primer (out of print).
   Gene Green's Underbody Detail clinic in pdf format (~20Mb).
   Scalecoat Paint
   Floquil Paint
   Polly S Paint
   Badger airbrushes and paints
   Sylvan Scale Models
   Speedwitch Media (Ted Culotta).
   Ben Sutton's Up The Hill blog, with a series on figure painting techniques.
   Meeples and Miniatures Podcast #65, part 1 of painting figures.
   Micro-Sol, Micro-Set, Micro-Kristal Klear and other products for decal application and making windows.
   Mike Rose DVD on weathering freight cars.
   Gouache water-based paint.
   Canopy Glue
   Rich Yoder Models
   airbrush cleaning
   airbrush booth
   Vallejo paints

   Pierre Oliver
   Jim Lincoln
   Chris Abbott
   Tom Barbalet

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   [ MP3 ] Length: 2:13:39

Model Rail Radio #23: First Coat [September 25, 2010]

Tom and Chris are joined by Ben Sutton to talk about painting and Clark Kooning to talk about narrow gauge, the NRMA and Master Model Railroading.

   National Model Railroad Association (NMRA)
   NMRA Achievement Program
   NMRA Master Model Railroader
   30th National Narrow Gauge Convention
   San Juan Central
   Vallejo Paints
   Citadel Paints
   Sn3 Symposium, *loud whistle plays during homepage load*
   PBL brass importer
   Fast Tracks
   Railmaster Exports S Scale narrow and standard gauge
   Railmaster Hobbies US location for most of Railmaster Exports product
   Sundance Central. *music plays during homepage load*
   Soundtraxx digital audio decoders for DCC
   Blackstone Models HOn3 equipment
   Carrabasset & Dead River Ry.
   Dave Frary's MR Scenery site - DVDs, books, etc.
   Scotty Mason website - books, DVDs, kits, etc.
   Golden Demon award winners - some amazing figure painting.
   Games Workshop
   Miniatures Page Forums military and fantasy models
   Dream Plan Build DVDs from Kalmbach
   Tamiya paints
   Krylon Matte spray p/n 1311 clear finish
   Woodland Scenics figures
   Preiser Figures
   Badger airbrushes
   nz120.org
   Woodland Scenics Terrain
   Laird Plastics Gator Foam

   Brandon DiCamillo
   Clark Kooning
   Ben Sutton
   Chris Abbott
   Tom Barbalet

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   [ MP3 ] Length: 2:25:54

Model Rail Radio #22: A Year in the Attic [September 11, 2010]

Celebrating a year of the show, Tom is joined by guest co-host Duncan McRee with sections featuring Ben Sutton, Chris Abbott and Matt Goodman. Long time contributor and first time caller Ron Hurlbut discusses a wide variety of narrow-gauge topics and the show concludes with celebrity model railroader, Brandon DiCamillo, proving he's no jackass when it comes to model railroading.

   Duncan McRee's Tam Valley Depot, servo motor and frog control.
   Duncan McRee's Tam Valley Railroad, where he blogs about progress on his Donner Summit layout and other projects.
   Duncan McRee's book on microcontrollers, chapter 1.
   Jack Burgess' Yosemite Valley Railroad
   Don Ball's Stockton and Copperopolis Railroadsee his Contruction Log for details on the interlocking lever frame for the new junction.
   Objective C development @ Stanford University
   Brandon Dicamillo at IMDB
   3rd PlanIt CAD software
   Gator Foam
   Aleene's glue
   LED strip lights
   Narrow Gauge Madness, the annual NG show in Schomberg, Ontario.
   Nevada County Narrow Gauge
   Newfoundland Railway, former 42" gauge colonial railway and ex CN line.
   Narrow Gauge Through the Bush, by author and modeller Rod Clarke.
   Brian Fayle, figure painting, et al.
   Pete Reisiger's Creative 3D
   Chris Creighton's Schomberg Scale Models
   Grand Trunk Railway
   Lincoln's involvement with gauge standardisation, see page 11, et al.
   author Niall Mackay
   42" gauge
   Huntsville and Lake of Bays, 42" gauge heritage railway in the wilds of Ontario.
   Bachmann Trains, for N, HO, O, On30 and large scale models, and command control.

   Brandon DiCamillo
   Ron Hurlbut
   Matt Goodman
   Ben Sutton
   Duncan McRee
   Chris Abbott
   Tom Barbalet

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   [ MP3 ] Length: 2:40:10

Model Rail Radio #21: All the Livelong Days [August 21, 2010]

Chris and Tom are joined initially by Ben Rechel to talk trains and then Jim Lincoln visits the show to talk about life on the railroad and Proto48.

   Bachrus MTS-DCC (speed-o-meter, rolling stands)
   JMRI (free software, DecoderPro/PanelPro)
   Steam Trains... in your Garden (Live Steam how-to book, build an 0-4-0 from detailed plans)
   Australian Model Engineering (publisher)
   16mm Scale Association (Garden Railway group, UK)
   Narrow Gauge and Industrial Railway Modelling Review (magazine, UK)
   O Scale Trains (magazine, US)
   O Scale Trains (free back issues!)
   Proto:48 (O scale with proper 4' 8-1/2" track gauge)
   Proto:48 Yahoo group
   Romney Hythe and Dymchurch Railway (15" gauge)
   Taig Tools (desktop lathes and mills)
   Sherline Tools (desktop lathes and mills)
   Mack's Track (Ben Sutton's local hobby shop in NZ)
   Sergent Engineering (realistic couplers, including shelf and rotary types)
   Proto:87 Stores (HO scale)
   Spiral hand drill (for small number drills)
   Yankee screwdriver, improved (originally made by Stanley)
   Roller Bearing Truck (note the journals)
   Red Caboose GP9 (O scale, out of production)
   NWSL upgrade gears and wheelsets for the GP9 (NorthWest Short Line)
   Body kits for GP9 (Des Plaines Hobbies)
   Brass frame for GP9 (Des Plaines Hobbies)
   Protocraft (P48 supplier)
   Protocraft's new 6-wheel Pullman passenger truck
   Archer Transfers (resin details on waterslide decal backing)
   FastTracks (hand laid track, all scales and gauges)
   3rd PlanIt (layout CAD software)
   Right-O-Way (accurately made steel rail in various heights)
      no website! Louis R. Cross, 23682 Road 15-3/4, Chowchilla, CA, 93610, USA

   Ben Rechel
   Jim Lincoln
   Chris Abbott
   Tom Barbalet

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   [ MP3 ] Length: 1:59:23

Model Rail Radio #20: Subterranean Layout Muse [August 7, 2010]

Ben Sutton from New Zealand stops by the show to share his layout plans, Matt Goodman provides an update of his recent trips to the UK and has Steve from Chicago finally stumped Chris?

   Puffing Billy Railway
   Great Little Trains of Wales
   NZ120 - the Chosen Scale from modelling NZ Railways
   Trackgang Products
   Micro Layouts
   CNJ Bronx Terminal - Tim Warris (Fast Tracks)
   Google Earth - hi-resolution global images

   Peter Jones' Garden Railways book
   Bob Walker's Scratch Builders' book

   Elevated railway components - laser cut
   Radley Models
   MetroModels
   NYC Subway Models

   Matt Goodman
   Ben Sutton
   Chris Abbott
   Tom Barbalet

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   [ MP3 ] Length: 2:09:02

Model Rail Radio #19: Canadian Take-Over [July 17, 2010]

Michel Boucher and Rob Peck make a friendly take-over of the show to talk about their respective layouts and operations with questions from Andrew Chisholm, Ben Rechel and Chris Abbott.

   Michel's Show Notes (PDF)
   Michel's Yard Design Principles (PDF)

   Ottawa Valley Associated Railroaders
   Railfair 33 (annual train show in Ottawa)
   C. Robert Craig Memorial Library
   Smiths Falls Railway Museum
   Railfan.net forums
   National Aerial Photo Library
   Canada Science and Technology Museum
   Bytown Railway Society
   Merrickville Model Railroad Club
   British Railway Modellers of North America
   National Model Railroad Association
   Niagara Frontier Region of the NMRA

   Ben Rechel
   Rob Peck
   Michel Boucher (Delaware and Hudson Railway)
   Andrew Chisholm (Intercolonial Railway - New Glasgow and Pictou Landing branch)
   Chris Abbott
   Tom Barbalet

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   [ MP3 ] Length: 2:20:50

Model Rail Radio #18: That Could Be a Medium-Sized Layout [July 3, 2010]

Chris Abbott and Tom Barbalet are joined by Andrew Chisholm to discuss Andrew's layout and club, lesser known lines of Canada and the little matter of the stump.

   Lark Spur Line - store - Ontario, Canada
   Credit Valley Railway - store - Ontario, Canada
   Ottawa Valley Associated Railroaders
   Michel Boucher's Delaware and Hudson - Adirondak branch

   Rimuatka Incline - New Zealand
   Fell system of traction and braking on inclined railways
   Ben Sutton's blog on the Incline

   Peterboro Free-mo module set

   Andrew Chisholm (Intercolonial Railway - New Glasgow and Pictou Landing branch)
   Chris Abbott
   Tom Barbalet

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   [ MP3 ] Length: 2:12:46

Model Rail Radio #17: Left Out to Dry [June 19, 2010]

Chris Abbott and Tom Barbalet catch up after a couple of weeks off due to ill-health. They discuss a show Chris attended, what books and magazines they have been reading and a little matter about stumping someone.

   Model Rail Radio Swag

   Chris Abbott
   Tom Barbalet

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   [ MP3 ] Length: 2:06:04

Model Rail Radio #16: In Pursuit of Trivia [May 22, 2010]

Chris Abbott, Tom Barbalet and Matt Goodman talk trains and launch a new segment where listeners try to stump Chris for Model Rail Radio swag.

   Model Rail Radio Swag

   Matt Goodman
   Chris Abbott
   Tom Barbalet

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   [ MP3 ] Length: 1:30:26

Model Rail Radio #15: Magazines by the Pound [May 8, 2010]

Chris Abbott and Tom Barbalet are joined by Ben Rechel to talk model rail magazines, Matt Goodman calls in to discuss some mail. Chris and Tom continue their ongoing discussion about UK rail with a special show Chris attended.

   Bachrus Inc - manufactures the "saddles" and "Speed-o-meter" products
   Narrow Gauge and Industrial Railway Modelling Review (magazine)
   16mm Today (garden railway magazine)
   JMRI, the Java Model Railroad Interface
   Bob Jacobsen/JMRI donations
   FLOSS Weekly episode featuring Bob Jacobsen
   Model Rail (magazine)
   Model Railroad Hobbyist

   Ben Rechel
   Matt Goodman
   Chris Abbott
   Tom Barbalet

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   [ MP3 ] Length: 2:07:58

Model Rail Radio #14: A Narrower Gauge Than Usual [April 17, 2010]

Chris Abbott and Tom Barbalet talk about Chris' recent operating session and a morning at a narrow gauge show.
   Chris Abbott
   Tom Barbalet

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   [ MP3 ] Length: 2:02:56

Model Rail Radio #13: Burnt Fingers [April 3, 2010]

Chris Abbott and Tom Barbalet give their updates for the past two weeks including Chris' live steam experiences. They then go on to discuss a listener question on DCC on a budget, project planning your hobby and layout planning software good or bad for those starting out in the hobby.

   Model Rail Radio Facebook group

   Maine Narrow Gauge Museum, Portland
   The 5th Annual Schomberg Narrow Gauge Madness Show
   Byron Henderson's Model Rail Services blog
   Standards for OO (16 page pdf for newcomers)
   Roundhouse (no, not that Roundhouse, the other one)

   XTrackCAD (free)
   Rail Modeller (Mac)
   Altas RightTrack (free, Windows)

   Chris Abbott
   Tom Barbalet

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   [ MP3 ] Length: 2:32:01

Model Rail Radio #12: A Thousand Pictures is Worth a Million Words [March 20, 2010]

Chris Abbott and Tom Barbalet are joined by Ben Rechel, Matt Goodman and Steve Jannick to discuss a wide variety of topics.

   Model Rail Radio Facebook group

   Newcomers Guide to O
   7mm O RTR Coaches
   7mm O Wagons
   LMS in O
   Moira Valley Upper Deck
   Danielson Build [Motrak Models] as built by Steve Janninck (from Chicago)

   Ben Rechel
   Matt Goodman
   Steve Janninck
   Chris Abbott
   Tom Barbalet

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   [ MP3 ] Length: 3:01:12

Model Rail Radio #11: Couple of Splined Questions [March 6, 2010]

Chris Abbott and Tom Barbalet answer some questions provided by listeners and offer updates on their respective projects.

   Chris Abbott
   Tom Barbalet

   Danielson Build [Motrak Models] as built by Steve Janninck (from Chicago)

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   [ MP3 ] Length: 1:52:11

Model Rail Radio #10, Shops, Turnouts and Foam [February 6, 2010]

Chris Abbott returns to talk with Tom Barbalet about hobby shops, their current projects, turnouts and foam.

   Chris Abbott
   Tom Barbalet

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   [ MP3 ] Length: 1:56:14

Model Rail Radio #9, Full Throttle on Turnouts [January 23, 2010]

Tom Barbalet is joined by Ben Rechel. They discuss turn-out dos and don'ts.

   Ben Rechel
   Tom Barbalet

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   [ MP3 ] Length: 43:59

Model Rail Radio #8, Teens and Too Many Choices [January 8, 2010]

Chris Abbott and Tom Barbalet are joined by Ben Rechel. They discuss teens in model railroading and the many choices Chris has with his new basement.

   Ben Rechel
   Chris Abbott
   Tom Barbalet

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   [ MP3 ] Length: 1:16:22

Model Rail Radio #7, The Future on Two Rails [December 18, 2009]

Chris Abbott and Tom Barbalet are joined by Duncan McRee. They discuss some of Duncan's favorite layouts, the future of model railroading and some projects for 2010.

   Duncan McRee
   Chris Abbott
   Tom Barbalet

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   [ MP3 ] Length: 1:32:08

Model Rail Radio #6, Chris Shorthouse's Questions [December 4, 2009]

Chris Abbott leads the discussion with Tom Barbalet on questions from Chris Shorthouse, Chris Abbott's father's shelf layout and a number of other model rail related topics.

   Chris Abbott
   Tom Barbalet

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   [ MP3 ] Length: 2:12:50

Model Rail Radio #5, Update from the Christmas Train Show [November 21, 2009]

Tom is joined by Chris Abbott to discuss Chris' group's layout at the Christmas Train Show, children in the hobby and inspiration.

   Chris Abbott
   Tom Barbalet

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   [ MP3 ] Length: 34:28

Model Rail Radio #4, Choices in the Hobby (Part 2) [November 6, 2009]

Tom is joined by Chris Abbott to discuss structures, finescale and garden railways.

   Chris Abbott
   Tom Barbalet

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   [ MP3 ] Length: 1:10:11

Model Rail Radio #3, Choices in the Hobby (Part 1) [October 23, 2009]

Tom is joined by Chris Abbott to discuss the many choices in the hobby.

   Chris Abbott
   Tom Barbalet

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   [ MP3 ] Length: 1:25:33

Model Rail Radio #2, Planning a Shelf Layout [October 9, 2009]

Tom explains his methods of planning a shelf layout including the importance of a design feedback loop and a layout narrative.

   Tom Barbalet

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   [ MP3 ] Length: 32:19

Model Rail Radio #1, So Many Possibilities [September 25, 2009]

Tom discusses using Google Maps to plan a modern layout, his experiences laying track and the difficulty international rail modellers face.

   Tom Barbalet

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   [ MP3 ] Length: 25:39

Model Rail Radio #0, An Introduction [September 14, 2009]


   Tom Barbalet

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   [ MP3 ] Length: 3:53