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It’s the second installment of ScaleTrains.com month. In this episode we speak with Todd Arnett who is the Norfolk Southern expert for this very ambitious model building company. Todd is an enthusiastic modeler form the Charlotte, North Carolina area with an interesting story and gives us more insight into ScaleTrains.com

Enjoy.

Direct download: Episode_76__Todd_Arnett.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:26pm EDT

Still trying to get that old Kool-Aid stain out of your favourite leisure suit? Convinced dinosaur farts could have been a huge source of renewable energy. Service dogs are convinced your dog is unemployed. As a child of the 70s your math teacher insisted you wouldn't have a calculator everywhere you went only to discover he was lying to you all along.

We can take your mind off your troubles and easily help you waste an 98 minutes of your life simply by listening to ViewerMail. So get yourself a big bowl of toaster crumbs, a tall glass of luke warm puddle water and enjoy.

Direct download: ViewerMail_Flight_58.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:18pm EDT

It’s the beginning of ScaleTrains.com month so a return interview with company president Shane Wilson seemed like the logical place to start. Lots of progress and excitement has taken place since we last visited with Shane. There’s been the release of SD40-2’s, Big Blow in N-Scale, the UP auxiliary water tenders, airslide covered hoppers, the tank car disaster and they even announced the Tier 4 GEVO.

It’s great to hear all the adventures that come from running a model railroad company. ScaleTrains.com is off and running making a place for themselves in the hobby so come along and journey with us. Enjoy.

Direct download: Episode_75__ScaleTrains.com.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:30am EDT

Most people think Shane and Lionel first met in the 1940’s during the height of the big band era but truth of the matter is they really began their relationship on May 27th, 2016.

Did they bump into each other at the Dairy Queen in Liberty, Missouri or were they both standing trackside while rail fanning in Ottumwa, Kansas?? If you don't mind wasting 30 minutes of your life you'll find all the answers you need to know about this tempestuous relationship right here. Enjoy !!

Direct download: Shane_Meets_Lionel.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:30am EDT

Still can't decide what to wear on that big date? Camouflage just isn't working for you?  Well, fear not!  Just in time for Mother's Day, the AML Spring Collection is here to solve all your fashion needs. Once again you’ll be able to impress friends, family and even co-workers with your uncanny fashion sense.

Direct download: The_Tee-Shirt_Show.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:32pm EDT

It’s the second installment of Green Bay month and it’s S scale or nothing according to Mike. Once again not far from the frozen tundra of Lambeau Field we discover model railroading is alive and well in Lombardi country.

His Dad worked for the Milwaukee Road, Escanaba & Lake Superior and they both worked for the Wisconsin Central. We also discover there’s more to S scale than just American Flyer. Enjoy !!!

Direct download: Episode_74__Mike_Ostertag.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:30am EDT

This show has nothing to do with model railroading and everything to do with hockey. Shane ”the Young Gun” and Lionel like to talk and they like to talk about hockey. So sit back with a tall glass of warm ice shavings, a bowl of old hockey tape and enjoy!!!

Direct download: Tape_2_Tape_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:10pm EDT

Do you wake up in the middle of the night in a cold sweat trying to figure out what CV 29 is?? What if you want a train to run in the opposite direction on CV 29… Make it an odd number. Are you lost?? Me too but Uncle Larry and Shane ”the Young Gun” Mason are here to explain it to you. I don’t think Lionel ever understood what was going on but we’re sure you will. Enjoy!!

Direct download: the_Uncle_Larry_Show_7.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:32am EDT

What do John Colombo, Zimo decoders, Peter Borcherds and hockey have in common?? Well John has a very cool YouTube channel featuring all sorts of locomotives and the sound he manages to get from them primarily using ESU LokSound. Zimo decoders are improving their sound files, plus we found out Peter has entrusted two of his locomotives to our very own Shane ”the Young Gun.”

Eventually though Lionel and Shane start talking about another shared passion, hockey and in particular the NHL playoffs. So if you’re interested in the hobby of model railroading this podcast might just for you but if you don’t like hockey… maybe not so much. Enjoy!!

Direct download: Tape_to_Tape_Episode_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:19am EDT

Luke’s Soo Line 2nd Subdivision layout could be described many different ways, spectacular, breathtaking, magnificent or amazing just to name a few but one thing’s for sure if you ever get the chance to see it in person you’ll be amazed. Luke lives just a short distance from the frozen tundra of Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Home of the Green Bay Packers.

Turns out Luke isn’t a huge football fan (Which is against federal law in Green Bay) but he is a huge fan of model railroading and the Soo Line in particular. He’s also a full time conductor with the former Wisconsin Central (now Canadian National.) Add this all together and you’ve got one great interview. Enjoy!!

Direct download: Episode_73__Luke_Lemmens.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:03pm EDT