Mon, 27 May 2019
The “Big Boy” steam locomotive was a big deal, with barely more two dozen built beginning in1941 and then after what seemed like an almost super human job to restore an engine barely good enough to be used for a static display but the Union Pacific railroad along with Ed Dickens and his capable crew achieved the impossible and our very own Adam Pinales was there to witness it all in person.
There’s room for one more in Adam’s Ford Expedition so come along with us as we recreate this exciting railroad event for those unable to attend.
Mon, 20 May 2019
If you’ve been in the hobby for any amount of time, more than likely you’ll recognize the name of our next victim… Errr, I mean guest. His photography is second to none and his numerous magazine and catalog covers are spectacular.
Ken has ventured into the world social media with a successful YouTube show entitled “What’s Neat This Week.” Along with his newest sidekick Michelle Kempema, he’s taking the hobby on a magical carpet ride.
Grab your favorite Doobie Brothers t-shirt, a warm Mexican Coke and enjoy!!
Mon, 13 May 2019
Some shows are good, some shows are great and some shows are historic. Firefighters are always there when you need them and this time was no different. We here at the AML Nation knew we had something special on our hands but it took a retired fire captain from Miami, Florida to finally identify that at best our efforts were marginally adequate.
So join us for this historic round of Kelly Questions as we learn as much about ourselves as we do about our guest. Enjoy !!
Fri, 10 May 2019
From the deep recesses of “Professor” Tony Cook’s mind, come the musings of a life long model railroad enthusiast and more interesting information on the history of this great hobby.
Life-Like Trains introduced an HO Scale model of EMD’s BL2 in 1989, the first in their series of higher-quality Proto 2000 models.
The release made a big impact on the hobby of model railroading, as it was the first serious attempt by a manufacturer to mass-produce an accurate ready-to-run model.
Plus there’s plenty of TV trivia and we try to answer the question, where would we be without the “Cone of Silence.” Enjoy !!
Mon, 6 May 2019
As an accomplished drummer in and around Melbourne, Australia model railroading wasn’t a part of Martyn’s life until his early forties 40’s but he’d always had an interest in scale models. After wandering into a hobby store with the intention of building a scale model of a travelling carnival the large O-scale layout in the shop gave him the bug and he never looked back.
His current layout resides in a dedicated building based on the bi-directional line between Newport and Geelong in 1983. He’s been an active member of the NMRA since 2008 which he believes provides inspiration and knowledge in the hobby as well as providing friendship with like minded people. Enjoy !!