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Lionel Strang

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Lionel Strang

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All modelers have a life but what do we know of it. This podcast is as much about the people in model railroading has it is about the hobby itself. I've met so many interesting people in the hobby over the years I decided it would be fun to share their back stories with everyone else. So come along with me, Lionel Strang as we discover just how many fascinating folks there are in this great hobby of ours.

Latest Episodes

Abeles-Pinales on Soldier Summit

It's a great discussion between two railroaders about railroading over Soldier Summit, a sixty-nine mile stretch of rail through a valley pass joining the communities of Helper and Provo, Utah. Pinales tells some great stories of running trains for the Utah Railway over the Summit. It’s also the first AML podcast in history with two introductions. It’s a long story and not necessarily one you’re gonna want to share with the grandkids. So, get comfy on the couch and get ready for the podcast of your

112 min4 h ago
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Abeles-Pinales on Soldier Summit

Episode 156: David Lehlbach

Tangent Scale Models has been producing and selling high quality, HO scale freight car replicas since 2007. Tangent’s owner and creator David Lehlbach is an avid model railroader that wanted to create exquisite models for everyone in the hobby to enjoy. This is a great interview with very open and honest conversation about the hobby and an in-depth look at what goes into each and every car. So get comfortable in front of the Motorola with a steaming hot cup of cocoa and enjoy!!

117 min1 w ago
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Episode 156: David Lehlbach

Tom Barbalet: Model Rail Radio

When it comes to model railroad podcasts only one can declare itself the grandfather of them all. Of course, we speak of the AML Network’s original spinoff show, Model Rail Radio gracing the airways of every self-respecting hobbyist for over a decade. Model Rail Radio has set a high standard of podcasting delivering quality episodes and historic specials for old and new listeners alike. So grab yourself a big plate of shredded woofer's and tweeters, a steaming hot mug of melted copper wire and enjoy !

86 min2 w ago
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Tom Barbalet: Model Rail Radio

Episode 155:

Far more people earn their living from railroading in this hobby than we realize, we have our very own "Spoon" but this episode shows how one man can being locomotive engineer as much as he loves model railroading. Operating 240 car unit trains by yourself on the Québec North Shore and Labrador can be just as challenging as building a truly magnificent O-scale layout. Find out more on Facebook at CN Sanmore Subdivision. Check out YouTube at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyjuCVikYlaZrkAhq6rGpkA

98 min3 w ago
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Episode 155:

All-Star Variety Hour #26

Drew Warrington is the next generation of modeler that’s full of excitement and enthusiasm while looking to do his part to improve model railroading. Next we hear from Gordy Robinson who’s entering the next NMRA elections by throwing his hat in the ring for president. Finally, Stephen Atwell, the owner of Midwest Model Railroad, one of the best online hobby retailers out there with some exciting news. So grab yourself a bowl of shredded packing tape, a tall glass of BBQ grease and enjoy !!

114 minSEP 28
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All-Star Variety Hour #26

Episode 154: Chris Costello

What it would be like to quit a job, purchase a successful model railroad company or perhaps an Erie business car from a scenic railroad. Or you've wondered what it's like to purchase a troop sleeper, a flat car, a high railer, a speeder and model railroad companies such as Durango Press and JL Innovative. Our next guest did just that without regret, he's someone who loves railroading, modeling and the community. So sit back with a bowl of shredded seat covers, a hot mug of melted axle grease and enjoy!!

96 minSEP 21
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Episode 154: Chris Costello

Kelly Questions

Time for our next contestant to strap on the tin foil helmet and answer questions that are really of no use to anyone. If you’re wondering what it’s like to move from Florida to New Hampshire in the middle of winter, you’ve come to the right place. It's everything the from the NMRA’s AP Program to exploring the pro’s and cons of ground water vs. river water and take an in depth look at swamp water. So grab yourself a big bowl of shredded cattle corn, a tall cool glass of melted yellow snow and

54 minSEP 14
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Kelly Questions

Episode 153: Thorton and Brimley

Train shows are fun, hunting for bargains, checking out what’s new and soaking up the atmosphere. But while we’re in the aisles mingling with the crowds, there’s a whole bunch of other folks working their regular jobs, explaining products and helping us enjoy the hobby as much as possible. Episode 144 was a discussion about burnout in the hobby, so we took it one step further to examine how working train shows effect your hobby time. Put on your smoking jacket, jump in the lazy boy and enjoy !!

94 minSEP 7
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Episode 153: Thorton and Brimley

Ron Marsh Layout Expansion

There's nothing better than finding an opportunity to expand your current layout and that’s what happened to Ron Marsh. After his layout demolition video turned out to be so popular we decided to find out what the future holds for Ron’s Trains N’ Things. Along with co-host Scott Thornton we ask which of the “Things” will be part of this exciting new adventure. Grab your favorite sledge hammer and fire up the shop-vac for a fun ninety minutes of railroading and stories about Scott’s pet hamste

96 minAUG 31
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Ron Marsh Layout Expansion

Kelly Questions: Tim Garland

It’s another round of the Kelly Questions and it’s time for another contestant to strap on the tin foil helmet and tell us their inner most thoughts on a wide variety of model railroad subjects. The questions have been hermetically sealed in a mayonnaise jar and stored in a box under Tom Jacobs Reading “Crossline” layout. NO ONE… I REPEAT… NO ONE, knows these questions except for the modeler simply known as “Kelly!!” After a trip to the hospital Tim is home resting quietly. Please enj

51 minAUG 24
Comments
Kelly Questions: Tim Garland

Latest Episodes

Abeles-Pinales on Soldier Summit

It's a great discussion between two railroaders about railroading over Soldier Summit, a sixty-nine mile stretch of rail through a valley pass joining the communities of Helper and Provo, Utah. Pinales tells some great stories of running trains for the Utah Railway over the Summit. It’s also the first AML podcast in history with two introductions. It’s a long story and not necessarily one you’re gonna want to share with the grandkids. So, get comfy on the couch and get ready for the podcast of your

112 min4 h ago
Comments
Abeles-Pinales on Soldier Summit

Episode 156: David Lehlbach

Tangent Scale Models has been producing and selling high quality, HO scale freight car replicas since 2007. Tangent’s owner and creator David Lehlbach is an avid model railroader that wanted to create exquisite models for everyone in the hobby to enjoy. This is a great interview with very open and honest conversation about the hobby and an in-depth look at what goes into each and every car. So get comfortable in front of the Motorola with a steaming hot cup of cocoa and enjoy!!

117 min1 w ago
Comments
Episode 156: David Lehlbach

Tom Barbalet: Model Rail Radio

When it comes to model railroad podcasts only one can declare itself the grandfather of them all. Of course, we speak of the AML Network’s original spinoff show, Model Rail Radio gracing the airways of every self-respecting hobbyist for over a decade. Model Rail Radio has set a high standard of podcasting delivering quality episodes and historic specials for old and new listeners alike. So grab yourself a big plate of shredded woofer's and tweeters, a steaming hot mug of melted copper wire and enjoy !

86 min2 w ago
Comments
Tom Barbalet: Model Rail Radio

Episode 155:

Far more people earn their living from railroading in this hobby than we realize, we have our very own "Spoon" but this episode shows how one man can being locomotive engineer as much as he loves model railroading. Operating 240 car unit trains by yourself on the Québec North Shore and Labrador can be just as challenging as building a truly magnificent O-scale layout. Find out more on Facebook at CN Sanmore Subdivision. Check out YouTube at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyjuCVikYlaZrkAhq6rGpkA

98 min3 w ago
Comments
Episode 155:

All-Star Variety Hour #26

Drew Warrington is the next generation of modeler that’s full of excitement and enthusiasm while looking to do his part to improve model railroading. Next we hear from Gordy Robinson who’s entering the next NMRA elections by throwing his hat in the ring for president. Finally, Stephen Atwell, the owner of Midwest Model Railroad, one of the best online hobby retailers out there with some exciting news. So grab yourself a bowl of shredded packing tape, a tall glass of BBQ grease and enjoy !!

114 minSEP 28
Comments
All-Star Variety Hour #26

Episode 154: Chris Costello

What it would be like to quit a job, purchase a successful model railroad company or perhaps an Erie business car from a scenic railroad. Or you've wondered what it's like to purchase a troop sleeper, a flat car, a high railer, a speeder and model railroad companies such as Durango Press and JL Innovative. Our next guest did just that without regret, he's someone who loves railroading, modeling and the community. So sit back with a bowl of shredded seat covers, a hot mug of melted axle grease and enjoy!!

96 minSEP 21
Comments
Episode 154: Chris Costello

Kelly Questions

Time for our next contestant to strap on the tin foil helmet and answer questions that are really of no use to anyone. If you’re wondering what it’s like to move from Florida to New Hampshire in the middle of winter, you’ve come to the right place. It's everything the from the NMRA’s AP Program to exploring the pro’s and cons of ground water vs. river water and take an in depth look at swamp water. So grab yourself a big bowl of shredded cattle corn, a tall cool glass of melted yellow snow and

54 minSEP 14
Comments
Kelly Questions

Episode 153: Thorton and Brimley

Train shows are fun, hunting for bargains, checking out what’s new and soaking up the atmosphere. But while we’re in the aisles mingling with the crowds, there’s a whole bunch of other folks working their regular jobs, explaining products and helping us enjoy the hobby as much as possible. Episode 144 was a discussion about burnout in the hobby, so we took it one step further to examine how working train shows effect your hobby time. Put on your smoking jacket, jump in the lazy boy and enjoy !!

94 minSEP 7
Comments
Episode 153: Thorton and Brimley

Ron Marsh Layout Expansion

There's nothing better than finding an opportunity to expand your current layout and that’s what happened to Ron Marsh. After his layout demolition video turned out to be so popular we decided to find out what the future holds for Ron’s Trains N’ Things. Along with co-host Scott Thornton we ask which of the “Things” will be part of this exciting new adventure. Grab your favorite sledge hammer and fire up the shop-vac for a fun ninety minutes of railroading and stories about Scott’s pet hamste

96 minAUG 31
Comments
Ron Marsh Layout Expansion

Kelly Questions: Tim Garland

It’s another round of the Kelly Questions and it’s time for another contestant to strap on the tin foil helmet and tell us their inner most thoughts on a wide variety of model railroad subjects. The questions have been hermetically sealed in a mayonnaise jar and stored in a box under Tom Jacobs Reading “Crossline” layout. NO ONE… I REPEAT… NO ONE, knows these questions except for the modeler simply known as “Kelly!!” After a trip to the hospital Tim is home resting quietly. Please enj

51 minAUG 24
Comments
Kelly Questions: Tim Garland
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