a ModelersLife (general)

This episode of viewer mail is brought to you by Jim Lincoln Chevrolet home of the Lincoln Homer. So come on down for a great deal, just past Fuller Field on the High St. Extension in Clinton, Mass. 

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Episode 14, is all about FastTracks and it's owner Tim Warris. Tim explains how and why he started his very successful company. We also learn about his interest in photography and Port Dover's Friday the 13th. 

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It's time to answer viewer mail or as we like to say around the ole' AML headquarters... An hour of your life you'll never get back. Listening to Jim, Lionel and the mailroom boy Bruce answering viewer mail is just like a Slinky, it's not really good for anything but it still brings a smile to your face. So sit back relax and join us as we sift through all our mail and try to make sense of world events. 

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Clark Kooning, longtime NMRA member tells us why he'd be best suited for the position of NMRA President. Clark has held many offices in the association as well as running the succussful Modeling with the Masters program. So take a listen and cast a vote.

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This month we talk with the creator of TrainMasters TV which can be seen on Model Railroad Hobbyist. Barry is an avid modeller who decided one day to build his own train station. The story's far to complex to tell here so listen in and find out all about it.

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Once again those loveable mouth breathers Jim and Lionel answer viewer mail with the help of their trusted mailroom boy Bruce. Various subjects are discussed and apologys given in the never ending quest to educate and entertain the worldwide model railroading public.

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Our very own Jim Rindt's son Peter takes a crack at the Kelly Questions. Good luck Pete !! 

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Lance Mindheim is owner of The Shelf Layouts Company and a great guy.  He speaks nationally at a variety of prototype modeling conferences and is author of numerous articles for the model railroad press. An engineering graduate of Purdue University, he is a strong believer in the value of simplicity when it comes to model railroad design. Visit his website at www.shelflayouts.com.

 

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It's been said Viewer Mail from a ModelersLife can bring drywalling to life. Never let it be said those lovable mouth breathers Jim and Lionel can't make household chores less of a chore. So sit back with your favorite beverage kick off your slippers and let us put you to sleep.

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In this episode we meet Ken Patterson a well respected model railroad photographer. Ken has published more than a hundred magazine covers as well as over a dozen Walthers catalog covers. Ken also builds custom models along with several courtroom models for the BNSF.

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Clark Kooning talks about the NMRA and trys his hand at the the Kelly Questions !!

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Once again those lovable mouth breathers Jim and Lionel answer their volumous viewer mail. They discuss religion, commuter trains and even get around to talking about the mail. But as can be expected our heros was again forget to mention the e-mail address.

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We finish off the year with Joe Fugate, the founder and owner of the online magazine Model Railroad Hobbyist. Joe explains why he decided to start the magazine and some of what to expect in the future. This a very insightful interview and one we're sure you'll enjoy.

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Once again we answer our voluminus viewer mail and try not to insult to many people.

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This month we talk to North Coast Engineering (NCE) owner and founder Jim Scorse. Jim has had a fascinating life as well as contributing greatly to the hobby of model railroading. He also tells us about his musical career and why the major cities along Interstate 90 are 60 miles apart. 

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It's the end of Marty McGuirk month. So sad. We decided what better way to end a very successful month on the AML Network with a special edition of the Kelly Questions featuring none other than... Marty McGuirk !!

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The sound quality was a little rough and the viewer mail was a little thin because we forgot to tell people where to send it. But we still manage to entertain ourselves for thirty minutes while checking out some Facebook posts and discussing the Canadian monetary system.

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This is part two of an extensive interview with Marty McGuirk. We learn about Casey Kasem, what influence the Bee Gees and Debbie Boone had on his modeling. The removal of a second deck from his layout and the fact he was once assigned to the U.S.S. Wisconsin an Iowa class battleship also affectionately known as "Wisky"

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Jim and Lionel celebrate 10,000 downloads in just three and a half months. Super fan Bruce Kelly stops by to discuss his favorite parts of the show.

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We answer some more viewer mail because we can. The mailroom boy Bruce joins us for this issue of viewer mail after an extended stay in the basement.

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Ron decided to try his hand at the Kelly Questions and did okay. We found out about his connections to the mob and his love of the Pennsy railroad.

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This is an interview i wanted to do right from the beginning. Marty is an old friend who's seen all sides of the hobby as well as spending time in the Navy.

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Once again we answer our voluminus viewer mail. Jim and Lionel apologize to Rhode Island and talk about the Lone Ranger's missing tent.

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A ModelersLife goes international with Jim Gifford. An accomplished modeler from Australia, Jim gives us an insight into the hobby from the southern hemisphere.

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Bruce tries his hand at the Kelly Questions while enjoying the tin foil helmet.

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Live from Sturtevant, Wisconsin it's uhhh... Thursday.  Mike Slater is the second victim of the Kelly Questions.

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Another Viewer Mail review launches itself into cyber space as we stand back and admire it.  Topics range from the demise of Rocky Point in Rhode Island to the Bass-O-Matic 2000. Enjoy !!

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Super fan Bruce Kelly who originally suggested we ask viewers a series of questions, is the first person to answer the "Kelly Questions."  As an added bonus, we talk to Bruce's wife Yonti and find out she's been painting some of her stools.

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Sara Kelly a journalism professor has been shooting and reporting on model railroading for a forth coming documentary entitled Model Citizens. She discusses all of what's happened up until this point and what she's hoping for in the future. 

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Peter is a very interesting fellow with a facinating background, aside from being an accomplished architect and model railroader. He's also a sculpture, farmer, mover of furniture, world traveller, friend of the planet and all-round great guy.

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This episode we answer more viewer mail, discuss our logo, podcast categories, Oshkosh U and the desire to please the french.

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Jason Reis: Model railroader or boy genius you be the judge. Jason tells us about designing layouts, learning to drive at an early age and using his wife's phone for the betterment of the hobby.

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In this episode Tom discusses travelling by train his work with Nople Ape and his love for King of the Hill.

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We examine our viewer mail from the first episode of "a ModelersLife."

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The lost Barbalet tapes. This is part one of a two part interview with Tom Barbalet founder of Model Rail Radio.

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