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Genius at large

By Dave Loman - Jun 30 2012
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Brilliant show. Love the format! Don't change a thing!

Best Skype Call Ever

By JoCohny - Feb 19 2012
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I love participating in the Skype calls that produce this awesome podcast.

iTunes Ratings

76 Ratings
Average Ratings
62
5
7
0
2

Genius at large

By Dave Loman - Jun 30 2012
Read more
Brilliant show. Love the format! Don't change a thing!

Best Skype Call Ever

By JoCohny - Feb 19 2012
Read more
I love participating in the Skype calls that produce this awesome podcast.

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Model Rail Radio

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Model Rail Radio #150: Raw Audio Part 1 [January 5, 2019]

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Raw audio from Show 150 part 1.

Jan 05 2019

1hr 43mins

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

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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. http://www.modelrailradio.com/archive.html#135

Aug 06 2017

1hr 42mins

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Model Rail Radio #144: The Prototypical Bredgar Bounce [October 13, 2018]

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Mike Slater and Tom start discussing the Great Model Railway Challenge (frequently misnamed through the recording). Simon Hill talks about building his home layout. Craig Lennox calls in from North Glasgow to introduce his interests in the hobby. Martin Coombs provides a detailed list of updates. Neale Brodie doesn't have much to add from Martin's update but Tom is curious about the signals he is building. Marty McGuirk and Tom chat about a particular layout where they caught up, what about 3d printing and the potential for Marty to change eras. Dave Barraza will be running trains for his father and removing some items for the benefit of his layout. Mike O'Dorney clears up the Wig-Z Show 100 cage story with some new information, they talk a little about Mike's son, Evan, and actually some model railroading discussions. http://www.modelrailradio.com/archive.html#144

Oct 13 2018

1hr 56mins

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Model Rail Radio #154: Next Generation [March 16, 2019]

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Stuart Baker provides updates to what is coming out with Open LCB/LCC at the NMRA National this year at Salt Lake City. Terry Terrence isn't advocating hacking a 3d printer but he has been exploring some interesting layouts local to him. Tom welcomes on Todd and Brett Wiley from the Bench Time podcast: they introduce their background and what they love about the structure kit part of the hobby. John Garaty is on the call and provides a Corrimal ongoing work update. Ashton Herring introduces his model rail and rail fanning interests. John Garaty has some ideas for Ashton. Mike Slater has an important announcement. http://www.modelrailradio.com/archive.html#153

Mar 16 2019

1hr 36mins

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Model Rail Radio #151: Hawaii On30 [January 19, 2019]

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Clark Kooning has been working on electronics through the winter and provides an update to his club. Neil Erickson introduces his garden layout in Hawaii and his On30 layout in planning. Seth Gartner has been upping his presentation not en masse but in presentation form too. Mike Slater talks decals: vintage and new. Terry Terrance talks about unifications of 3d printing software and introduces Tom to a new railroading term. Dave Ramos has been making changes on his layout. Don Rupp introduces his model railroading interests. Terry Terrance discusses the Baltimore Society of Model Engineers: this will also be discussed at length in the next recording. http://www.modelrailradio.com/archive.html#151

Jan 19 2019

1hr 47mins

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Model Rail Radio #137: Arduino Kool Aid [October 7, 2017]

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Bruce Kelly provides a long overdue update touching on the NMRA and the impact of the homeless on his local club. Jim Gifford has been preparing for an NMRA Australasian weekend. Dennis Drury introduces his Southern Pacific Klamath Falls Subdivision layout (Mark III). Jeff Shockley has been adding some Ohio scenery to Delmarva. http://www.modelrailradio.com/archive.html#137

Oct 08 2017

1hr 1min

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Model Rail Radio #138: Scenery and Digitization [December 2, 2017]

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John Garaty provides an update associated with the Liverpool (NSW) train show. Jamie Fenton has been installing Digitrax LNWI and Malcolm Johnson calls in to provide an update too. John Garaty provides some ideas for Malcolm's layout. Tom talks a little bit about his road trip and the lack of modeling possibilities for mobile homes. http://www.modelrailradio.com/archive.html#138

Dec 03 2017

58mins

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Model Rail Radio #149: Luxury Mole Spaces of the East Coast [December 22, 2018]

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Ralph DeBlasi has been preparing his layout for a photograph rich article in RMC. Terry Terrance is back in the hobby after recovering from the O Scale National, Tom and Terry do a debrief about the O Scale National and then talk about 3d printing. Dana Driskel has personal experience with the 3d printing phenomenon, provides an update on his model railroading and discusses the beauty of Rainbow Canyon, Nevada. Roger Chrysler provides an update to his new layout space. John Garaty is starting a building spurt on Corrimal and provides an update on his overseas travel (some relating to trains). Lawrence Eggering has been exploring some new industries on his layout and presents Tom with an invitation he can't refuse. Dave Barraza has been filling gaps from banished white goods. http://www.modelrailradio.com/archive.html#149

Dec 23 2018

1hr 39mins

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Model Rail Radio #156: Beano Magazine Inspiration [April 20, 2019]

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Tom has a chance to chat with Neale Brodie about how he makes radio controlled lorries for his crew's layouts. Martin Coombs has been in quite a few magazines and provides some insight into his crew's process. Mike Deverell has been rewiring his layout for JMRI sensor additions. Tom chats with Mike Slater about an unusually serious topic and then wonders if Mike Slater is running for the President of the NMRA? They discuss cars named after places amongst other topics. Neil Erickson talks more about his On30 plans. Joel Middleton introduces his model railroading hobby which delves into a philosophical discussion about what makes an English town. http://www.modelrailradio.com/archive.html#156

Apr 20 2019

1hr 56mins

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Podcasting: the Future of the NMRA [September 14, 2018]

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Tom talks at the NMRA North East Regional Convention in Mahwah, NJ, about his experiences recording Model Rail Radio and why he believes podcasting is the future of the organization.

Sep 15 2018

57mins

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Model Rail Radio Special: South Australian Take Over 2 [March 19, 2018]

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In a another fantastic day organized by Jim Gifford, Tom talks to Don who he first met seven years ago at the Orient Express in Unley, South Australia. They then stop in on Wayne's layout. The show rounds up with an extended set of introductions following a bonza BBQ. Rounding off the evening with the spotlight put on Jim Gifford.

Mar 20 2018

1hr 34mins

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

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Tom is joined by Chris Abbott to discuss the many choices in the hobby. This is a live internet radio show recorded at 6.30pm Pacific on Friday every-other-week. For more information, http://www.modelrailradio.com/

Oct 24 2009

1hr 25mins

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Model Rail Radio #153: The Nozzle [March 2, 2019]

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Ken Marshall discusses Lionel's various size offerings. Martin Coombs has been dealing with some four legged vandalism and talks with Tom about his trip to see their layouts. David Karkoski has been mislead in the hobby up until recently. Craig Bisgeier has upped his 3d printing game. http://www.modelrailradio.com/archive.html#153

Mar 02 2019

1hr 48mins

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Model Rail Radio #150: Raw Audio Part 3 [January 5, 2019]

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Raw audio from Show 150 part 3.

Jan 06 2019

1hr 37mins

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Model Rail Radio #157: Small and Super Detailed [May 4, 2019]

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Terry Terrence has been peer-pressured into showing his layout and he needs to clean it up accordingly. Jim Gifford has a few updates on his crew and a local train show coming up. Mike Slater provides some updates for his region. http://www.modelrailradio.com/archive.html#157

May 04 2019

42mins

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Model Rail Radio Update [September 3, 2018]

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Tom describes what has been happening and the return of the podcast before the end of September.

Sep 03 2018

5mins

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Model Rail Radio #141: Taking on the United States of Model Railroading [March 31, 2018]

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Mike O'Dorney has joined a module club and is planning a set of three modules. Marty McGuirk has two years worth of updates condensed into a move, possible new layout choices but he's returned to a familiar theme. The Professor is on a live maintenance session with the Corrimal layout and introduces Guy Gadson. John Garaty fills in the gaps. Ken Anderson introduces his model railroading interests including a narrow gauge the East Tennessee and Western North Carolina Railroad (an Appalachian line) and a standard gauge modular layout with the Sipping and Switching Society of North Carolina. The Professor manages to ask a question in a somewhat unique way. Mike Slater has been working on some traction models. Andy Breaker has been having fun with a Shapeways modeler. Will O'Malley introduces his restoration work on a historic traction layout. Alex Welch has been working on his club's layout and Mike Slater has been to Alex's club. http://www.modelrailradio.com/archive.html#141

Apr 01 2018

1hr 36mins

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Model Rail Radio #155: A Hobby Dating Service [March 30, 2019]

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Mike O'Dorney is physically in a hole but not metaphorically with the model railroading hobby. Dan Pickard is approaching the Australian Narrow Gauge Convention this year with a number of updates. Murray Scholz has doubled his layouts and provides a much needed update. http://www.modelrailradio.com/archive.html#155

Mar 31 2019

1hr 7mins

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Model Rail Radio #142: One Sunday in May [May 27, 2018]

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Stuart Baker has been planning LCC clinics for the National. Mike Deverell built a laser cutter and is already reaping the rewards. Kaylee Zheng introduces her model rail interests including currently building a chicken car and the industry that is trash. Mike Slater is continuing with his traction creations. Ben Rechel is moving to a larger space and also has started dabbling in garden scale. Stephen Vaughan Sr will be crossing tracks with Tom on two occasions. Lawrence Eggering has been working on new industries and talks a little bit more about his new model rail business. Robin Talukdar has moved on to P48 with a switching layout based in Ontario. Jeff Shockley is restarting the Delmarva operating sessions getting ready for open house season. Mike O'Dorney has been building three modules but he really wants to talk about TrainWest with additional Trainfest context from Mike Slater. http://www.modelrailradio.com/archive.html#142

May 28 2018

1hr 45mins

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

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Tom is joined by Chris Abbott to discuss structures, finescale and garden railways. This is a live internet radio show recorded at 6.30pm Pacific on Friday every-other-week. For more information, http://www.modelrailradio.com/

Nov 07 2009

1hr 10mins

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Model Rail Radio #164: Dinner Party Metaphor [October 26, 2019]

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Brenton Spackman has been installing lights and Jock has been swapping out motherboards on locomotives. Don has been encouraging a lot of stuff but hasn't been doing much model railroading himself. Tom has some questions about the Orient Express. Kaylee Zheng has a new position in the NMRA which gives a chance to chat about the state of the hobby in her area. Jim Gifford is missing a critical piece for his layout but he's still been having fun. Ted Roy has been building an On30 module. Dave Falkenburg has some reflections on what can be learnt through teenage robotics contests in the model railroading hobby. Mike O'Dorney missed the Narrow Gauge Convention. Mike Slater chimes in to talk more about Trainfest with Mike O'Dorney. http://www.modelrailradio.com/archive.html#164

Oct 27 2019

1hr 25mins

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Model Rail Radio #163: Rough Seas [September 28, 2019]

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Terry Terrence is giving a clinic and then showing his layout for one last time. Darren Johns (aka Dazzy Jay) introduces how he got interested in the hobby. Tom and Dazzy talk Train Controller. Eric Hansmann introduces his interests in model railroading Wheeling, West Virginia. Clark Kooning was that someone who knew about N scale ten years ago, now he's our friend who lives very far away. Mike Deverell has been working on the sugar mill on his layout but mainly working away. Martyn Jenkins has some updates for his Melbourne layout and they discuss some interesting ocean storms. Richard Murphy provides a Silicon Valley Lines update and is changing his layout. http://www.modelrailradio.com/archive.html#163

Sep 29 2019

1hr 49mins

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Model Rail Radio #162: Uncovering a Gem [September 14, 2019]

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Tom provides a travel update and discusses Bredgar and Wormshill Light Railway with Neale Brodie and Martin Coombs. Jamie Fenton recommends the Ruby. Mike Slater gives a live update from a train show. http://www.modelrailradio.com/archive.html#162

Sep 14 2019

1hr

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Model Rail Radio #161: Bring on the Narrow Gauge Convention [July 27, 2019]

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Mike O'Dorney is planning to show a layout for the Narrow Gauge Convention. Neil Erickson can't wait for the Narrow Gauge Conversation. Brenton Spackman and Don Moyses are luxury camping and rail-fanning. Ros Flint is looking forward to photographing the trains. Jim Gifford isn't camping but has some updates. John Garaty gives a Prof update and then Tom has some questions about Corrimal turning into a train layout. Clark Kooning is concerned about the smaller manufacturers retiring from the hobby. http://www.modelrailradio.com/archive.html#161

Jul 27 2019

1hr 21mins

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Model Rail Radio #160: Live From Port Augusta [July 6, 2019]

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Jim Gifford's friend (David aka) Jock from Port Augusta who provides a history Australian industrial locomotives and Brenton Spackman returns to discuss rewiring decoders. Jim Gifford has been fighting gremlins. Mike Slater knows a little bit about Australian locomotives. Bob Thomas (winner of this year's layout design contest) introduces his model railroading interests in 1920 on the Frisco. Will O'Malley continues on restoring his historical layout. Ron Klaiss talks about some of his new kits and how a wedding anniversary trip provided a bunch of inspiration. Ben Rechel has been running live steam. Mike Slater provides some updates about Trainfest 2020. http://www.modelrailradio.com/archive.html#160

Jul 06 2019

1hr 34mins

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Model Rail Radio #159: Never Fight a Two Front War [June 15, 2019]

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Martin Coombs discusses what First Sunday in June means and an unusual connection to Woodstock. Nigel Gartshore is in Canada. Dave Barraza has been pushing the speed of operations for interesting results. Clark Kooning talks about his club's long journey to recovery after the roof caved in. http://www.modelrailradio.com/archive.html#159

Jun 15 2019

1hr 13mins

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Model Rail Radio #158: Mentorship [May 25, 2019]

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Jamie Fenton has been working through two model railroading projects in different scales. Tom wants to know how Jamie's layout travelled. Jim Berg has moved locations and provides a number of updates. Tom asks Mike Slater about layouts in his area we may never have heard of (yet). Mike O'Dorney wants to talk about the spirit of Trainfest in the context of a maker-faire. Jim Walsh returns in good health to talk about a model railroading photography clinic he is working on. Nigel Gartshore provides a building update on his train-room and is going to Canada. Clark Kooning can find you folks in Canada if you are traveling through and has a roof collapsing update. Tom Gasior discusses mentorship in the NMRA and now through Facebook's Model Rail Radio mentorship program. http://www.modelrailradio.com/archive.html#158

May 25 2019

1hr 46mins

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Model Rail Radio #157: Small and Super Detailed [May 4, 2019]

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Terry Terrence has been peer-pressured into showing his layout and he needs to clean it up accordingly. Jim Gifford has a few updates on his crew and a local train show coming up. Mike Slater provides some updates for his region. http://www.modelrailradio.com/archive.html#157

May 04 2019

42mins

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Model Rail Radio #156: Beano Magazine Inspiration [April 20, 2019]

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Tom has a chance to chat with Neale Brodie about how he makes radio controlled lorries for his crew's layouts. Martin Coombs has been in quite a few magazines and provides some insight into his crew's process. Mike Deverell has been rewiring his layout for JMRI sensor additions. Tom chats with Mike Slater about an unusually serious topic and then wonders if Mike Slater is running for the President of the NMRA? They discuss cars named after places amongst other topics. Neil Erickson talks more about his On30 plans. Joel Middleton introduces his model railroading hobby which delves into a philosophical discussion about what makes an English town. http://www.modelrailradio.com/archive.html#156

Apr 20 2019

1hr 56mins

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Model Rail Radio #155: A Hobby Dating Service [March 30, 2019]

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Mike O'Dorney is physically in a hole but not metaphorically with the model railroading hobby. Dan Pickard is approaching the Australian Narrow Gauge Convention this year with a number of updates. Murray Scholz has doubled his layouts and provides a much needed update. http://www.modelrailradio.com/archive.html#155

Mar 31 2019

1hr 7mins

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Model Rail Radio #154: Next Generation [March 16, 2019]

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Stuart Baker provides updates to what is coming out with Open LCB/LCC at the NMRA National this year at Salt Lake City. Terry Terrence isn't advocating hacking a 3d printer but he has been exploring some interesting layouts local to him. Tom welcomes on Todd and Brett Wiley from the Bench Time podcast: they introduce their background and what they love about the structure kit part of the hobby. John Garaty is on the call and provides a Corrimal ongoing work update. Ashton Herring introduces his model rail and rail fanning interests. John Garaty has some ideas for Ashton. Mike Slater has an important announcement. http://www.modelrailradio.com/archive.html#153

Mar 16 2019

1hr 36mins

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Model Rail Radio #153: The Nozzle [March 2, 2019]

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Ken Marshall discusses Lionel's various size offerings. Martin Coombs has been dealing with some four legged vandalism and talks with Tom about his trip to see their layouts. David Karkoski has been mislead in the hobby up until recently. Craig Bisgeier has upped his 3d printing game. http://www.modelrailradio.com/archive.html#153

Mar 02 2019

1hr 48mins

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Model Rail Radio #152: Remembering John Armstrong [February 16, 2019]

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Tom welcomes on David Vaughn who introduces his time with John Armstrong and how he managed to integrate elements of John Armstrong's layout into his own layout. Jim Berg continues the discussion started by Terry Terrence last recording on the Baltimore Society of Model Engineers. Ron Klaiss calls in to announce the winner and runners up to the Mine Mount Models Track Plan Contest (2019). Ken Marshall provides an update on his new layout (Ken will also feature in the next recording discussing more details about Lionel models). Jim Gifford provides an update for his posse. Jamie Fenton provides a garden layout update. Tom tries to record an outro but is blocked splendidly by the chat asking for more information about Tom's time in the UK. http://www.modelrailradio.com/archive.html#152

Feb 17 2019

1hr 47mins

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Model Rail Radio #151: Hawaii On30 [January 19, 2019]

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Clark Kooning has been working on electronics through the winter and provides an update to his club. Neil Erickson introduces his garden layout in Hawaii and his On30 layout in planning. Seth Gartner has been upping his presentation not en masse but in presentation form too. Mike Slater talks decals: vintage and new. Terry Terrance talks about unifications of 3d printing software and introduces Tom to a new railroading term. Dave Ramos has been making changes on his layout. Don Rupp introduces his model railroading interests. Terry Terrance discusses the Baltimore Society of Model Engineers: this will also be discussed at length in the next recording. http://www.modelrailradio.com/archive.html#151

Jan 19 2019

1hr 47mins

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Model Rail Radio #150: Raw Audio Part 3 [January 5, 2019]

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Raw audio from Show 150 part 3.

Jan 06 2019

1hr 37mins

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Model Rail Radio #150: Raw Audio Part 2 [January 5, 2019]

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Raw audio from Show 150 part 2.

Jan 06 2019

2hr 10mins

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Model Rail Radio #150: Raw Audio Part 1 [January 5, 2019]

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Raw audio from Show 150 part 1.

Jan 05 2019

1hr 43mins

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Model Rail Radio #149: Luxury Mole Spaces of the East Coast [December 22, 2018]

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Ralph DeBlasi has been preparing his layout for a photograph rich article in RMC. Terry Terrance is back in the hobby after recovering from the O Scale National, Tom and Terry do a debrief about the O Scale National and then talk about 3d printing. Dana Driskel has personal experience with the 3d printing phenomenon, provides an update on his model railroading and discusses the beauty of Rainbow Canyon, Nevada. Roger Chrysler provides an update to his new layout space. John Garaty is starting a building spurt on Corrimal and provides an update on his overseas travel (some relating to trains). Lawrence Eggering has been exploring some new industries on his layout and presents Tom with an invitation he can't refuse. Dave Barraza has been filling gaps from banished white goods. http://www.modelrailradio.com/archive.html#149

Dec 23 2018

1hr 39mins

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Model Rail Radio #148: Neale's Agent [December 15, 2018]

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Tom starts with the layout design contest. Jim Gore discusses his new space. Mike Kenefeck reintroduces his love the Canadian prototype. Barry Silverthorn is making some changes so he can do more modeling. Martin Coombs and his crew have won an award for a show layout. Neale Brodie fills in some gaps and answers questions from Mike Kenefeck with input from Martin Coombs too. http://www.modelrailradio.com/archive.html#148

Dec 15 2018

1hr 14mins

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Model Rail Radio #147: A Mixed Bag of People [December 1, 2018]

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Tom starts the podcast talking about the contest. Chris Adams won't be thinking small but he has been to a show today which provides a number of interesting topics. Mike Slater has been modeling troop trains which covers a number of interesting questions. Dave Falkenburg talks about his N scale weathering project and the Silicon Valley Lines. Jim Gifford provides an end of year update. Donn Thomson introduces his model railroading interests featuring an iconic Sierras vista. Jim Walsh has been recovering from an injury and optimizing his hobby experience around this recovery. http://www.modelrailradio.com/archive.html#147

Dec 02 2018

1hr 23mins

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