Mon, 29 October 2018
The future of model railroading is upon us and we’re fortunate enough to have three of its brightest stars right here on this podcast. Kaylee Zheng a well known clinician, Jordan Kramer and Shane Mason associate editor at Model Railroad News, stop by to give us their take on where the hobby’s headed.
Then it’s an interview with Ron Klaiss (sounds like nice) about his new company manufacturing high quality, easily assembled, laser cut kits. Ron gives us some insight as to why he started the company and what he’s hoping to accomplish in the future.
Mon, 22 October 2018
What happens when a century-old house that’s going to become home to one of the greatest model railroads ever built, has a low ceiling and a furnace that could easily rival the “clinker” from Christmas Story. This is a story of one man’s struggle to single-handedly change the appearance of his basement ceiling.
”Straightball” discusses all the options he’s explored and reveals what some of the early results of his efforts have produced. In the end you’ll surely realize as I do that when Andy sets out to do a job he Kilz it. Enjoy!!
Fri, 19 October 2018
Looking for a new book to read, Northern Pacific refrigerator cars are on your wish list, Budd cars and trivia questions keep you awake at night?? It’s all right here during the fastest five minutes in model railroading with Model Railroad News Tony Cook.
Spanning the globe to bring you the most important news of the day and keep you more informed than a air traffic controller at Chicago’s busy Midway Airport eating a Philly cheese steak.
Mon, 15 October 2018
I know what you’re thinking, what would it be like to model the Conrail Railroad in Central New Jersey in the year 1988?? Well you’re in luck, thanks to a thorough investigation by our crack staff (Peter Borcherds) we’ve discovered Conrail is alive and well in N scale.
Joe has done a marvelous job of modeling and documenting his journey building a quality model railroad intended for operations. With over 3000 YouTube subscribers, the scenery started and major construction complete it makes for a great interview. Enjoy !!
Mon, 8 October 2018
It’s the most realistic throttle for operating model railroad diesel locomotives with controls that feel and perform just like the prototype. At least that’s what I was told but once we got our hands on this product we were convinced.
Scott Thornton had an idea and the boys at Iowa Scaled Engineering decided to make his dreams a reality. This is a behind the scenes look at how it all began with comments from some of the operators who were amongst the first to take this amazing product out for a spin. Enjoy !!
Sat, 6 October 2018
Spanning the globe to bring you the latest news in the world of model railroading, our own Tony Cook has travelled thousands of miles at his own expense to keep us all up to date.
Accurail’s special Trainfest release, Broadway Limited’s newest N scale locomotive, Menard’s exclusive train sets from Bachmann, Precision Design’s newest decals, upcoming train shows, it’s all here in one convenient package.
Don’t forget to check out the latest Model Railroad News and enjoy!!
Mon, 1 October 2018
What does a guy from Boston, Massachusetts and a guy from Green Bay, Wisconsin have in common? Not much until they found out they were the only two guys in S scale.
It’s another great example of how this hobby brings people from all walks of life together. A locomotive engineer from CN and a civil engineer with the career spanning over four decades have created a great friendship based on model railroading.
Plus, we learned that if you spend enough time in a Wendy’s restaurant you can get just about anything accomplished. Enjoy !!