a ModelersLife

I’ve heard the name Kaylee Zheng for a few years now, so when we finally met at this year’s Springfield Show it seemed obvious she needed to be introduced to all the AML listeners. Her clinics about using cell phone speakers producing quality sound in scale locomotives are already legendary.

She originally moved to the Hartford, Connecticut area to support her beloved Whalers of the NHL only to find out they’d left decades earlier. When she’s not working on the latest decoder install or building her layout you can always find her at Tom’s Trains. Enjoy!!

Direct download: Episode_104__Kaylee_Zheng.mp3
Category:Model Railroading -- posted at: 2:30am EDT

RPM meats are becoming more and more popular and the Mid-Atlantic one is no different. Started just a few short years ago in 2013 this meet has become one of the more imprtant ones on the East Coast, catering to advanced modelers interested and staying faithful to their prototype.

Well-known model railroad author Bernie Kempinski tells us about two days of clinics, displays, networking and camaraderie. There’s lots to do and see with specialized vendors, a great time will be had by all. So make sure to mark this great event on your calendar.

Direct download: Mid-Atlantic_RPM.mp3
Category:Model Railroading -- posted at: 2:30am EDT

After years in a hobby building quality models for ExactRail, Blaine Hatfield has decided to strike out on his own for a brand-new company called Arrowhead Models.

This interview was done after Blaine and his family moved to Sheridan, Wyoming before announcing plans for his new company. As always he was a great interview with lots of insight into the hobby which I’m sure you will enjoy.

Direct download: Episode_103__Blaine_Hatfield.mp3
Category:Model Railroading -- posted at: 2:30am EDT

Spanning the globe to bring you the latest in model railroad news is your favorite magazine editor Tony Cook. Ever wondered which railroad purchased the most GP-9’s, are you curious to find out the latest offering from Walthers or if there’s a train show coming to a town near you??

All this and more is right here on the latest addition of product news. So get yourself a big glass of grease remover, a bowl of shredded battery cables and enjoy!!

Direct download: AML_Product_News_August_3rd.mp3
Category:Model Railroading -- posted at: 2:30am EDT

Feeling left out, your imaginary friend just stole your imaginary girlfriend. Well you’re in luck because Bruce wants to have a conversation and all of us here at AML world headquarters went out for coffee and forgot to tell Superfan #1.

This is your chance to bond with the creator of the “Kelly Questions” and find out how to become the president of your club. So get yourself a big bowl of shredded business cards, a steaming hot mug of Eye Vee fluid and enjoy!!

Direct download: Conversations_with_Bruce_4.mp3
Category:Model Railroading -- posted at: 2:30am EDT

Ever wonder what the guys talk about when the record button hasn’t been turned on?? Well now’s your chance to find out.

Estate auctions, speeders with turntables, Suydam Models, the June issue of Model Railroad News, RS-11’s, trade tariffs and Mystery shirt guy. These are just a few of the subjects covered in a podcast about nothing. 

These subjects and more are discussed when Tony Cook, Mike Ostertag, Bruce Kelly, Chris Atkins, and Ralphie Boy Renzetti gather together around the toolbox to solve the world’s problems. Enjoy.

Direct download: Just_a_Meaningless_Show.mp3
Category:Model Railroading -- posted at: 2:30am EDT

Stop up the presses and check the ticker tape, it’s time once again for AML product news with your favorite world traveler and all-around good guy Tony Cook.

Direct download: Product_News_July_20th.mp3
Category:Model Railroading -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Once again it’s time to load up the truck, fill the cooler with soda, pack up the burgers, buy the foot longs and forget the mustard or relish. It’s time to turn the five second rule into the two minute drill as we get ready for another fun day of real fanning and hot dog eating.

Once again for the AML Annual BBQ is here with all the best analysis and plays to watch for with your favorite panelists on the Pre-Game show.

Direct download: the_BBQ_Pre-Game_Show.mp3
Category:Model Railroading -- posted at: 12:45am EDT

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to own a full size passenger car?? We found just the man to answer all your questions, Kevin Moore of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania has been playing with full-size railroad cars for decades.

The Berlin sleeping car is one of the most magnificent private passenger cars on the rails today. Built by Pullman for the Union Pacific during the 1950’s, the 11 room sleeper was originally named the “Lake Placid.” So jump on board and enjoy another exciting episode of a ModelersLife.

Direct download: Episode_102__Berlin_Sleeping_Car.mp3
Category:Model Railroading -- posted at: 2:30am EDT

It’s time once again for another exciting round of the, “Kelly Questions.” Three innocent bystanders donned the tin foil helmet and allowed themselves to be strapped into "the chair" while doing their best to answer all of the questions in a fair and honest manner.

There’s no doubt that by the end of this podcast Mike Wichowski, James Mattern and Jason Quinn will seem like old friends you could easily borrow $20 bucks from. So sit back with a big bowl of shredded wire casing, a tall frosty glass of air conditioner condensation and enjoy!!

Direct download: Kelly_Questions__Rounds_36-37-38.mp3
Category:Model Railroading -- posted at: 2:30am EDT