a ModelersLife-logo

a ModelersLife

Podcasts


Location:

Canada

Genres:

Podcasts

Language:

English


Episodes

Episode 140: Dave Abeles Part Deux

2/17/2020
It’s part two of our thirty-seven part trilogy detailing the growth of the Onondaga Cutoff. How our intrepid hero manages to survive the many obstacles life threw at him with his trusty sidekick Jack always faithfully by his side. This is a great story of human endurance, working towards a goal, friendship, a love of music and a hobby that brings joy to millions of people around the world. This is the continuing story of one man’s determination to achieve a childhood dream. Enjoy

Duration:01:46:53

Springfield Interviews Part One

2/10/2020
Stop the presses, sound the alarm, put down your coffee, grab your favorite crayon and get ready to take notes. It’s another year of on the spot interviews from West Springfield, Massachusetts hone to the Amherst Railway Society Model Railroad Show or just simply “the Big E.” We met so many fans that stopped by the AML booth (formerly City Classics) at this years Amherst Railway Society Railroad Hobby Show. It was great to see the AML Nation becoming stronger with so many listeners of the...

Duration:01:16:35

Episode 139: Dave Abeles Part One

2/3/2020
Not everything in life is simple to understand but when it comes to this modeler and his love of the Denver & Rio Grande Western it seemed only natural that he’d throw himself into modeling Conrail in upstate New York during the 1990’s. The Onondaga Cutoff, is a proto-freelanced railroad that’s gaining recognition for innovative thinking and exciting round the clock operations. It’s the beginning, of a thirty seven part trilogy, introducing you to a railroad that’s becoming a force in the...

Duration:01:48:27

Kelly Questions: William Sampson

1/27/2020
It’s another exciting round of the Kelly Questions and these questions have been hermetically sealed and stored on a shelf in the corner of Scott Thornton’s garage beside his priceless collection of belly button fluff. NO ONE… I REPEAT… NO ONE, knows the contents of these questions except for the modeler simply known as “Kelly!!” Find out what happens when a Milwaukee Road fan from Minnesota tests his knowledge against some of the most difficult and mind bending brain teasers ever...

Duration:00:49:44

Episode 138: John Sacerdote

1/20/2020
Amherst Railway Society Railroad Hobby Show is run by a community of people who share a fascination with railroads and can find it’s roots all the way back to the mid-1950s, when a small group of University of Massachusetts chemistry students and faculty members who realized that they shared a common interest in railroads. Today, the annual Railroad Hobby Show occupies four buildings at the Eastern States Exposition, draws 25,000 people, and is one of the most respected railroad shows in...

Duration:01:40:36

AML Product News - Mine Mount Models

1/17/2020
This edition of Product News spotlights a new craftsman structure kit company looking to make a big splash into an already crowded pool. Mine Mount Models will enhance any layout with timeless designs. Ron’s love for the hobby of model railroading is clearly evident in the fine kits he produces, with an emphasis on well thought out instructions to help each individual builder produce the finest model possible. After just one year there’s a fine array of kits in every price range. It’s a...

Duration:00:47:54

Great Cadillac Run - Part Deux

1/13/2020
There’s always lots of recordings to broadcast and we found these ones in the office of Kevin “Hard Part” Marks under what was left over from a mushroom Swiss burger from Bazil’s Pub. We’ve already done a recap of the Great Cadillac Run a few months ago but these interviews are a must listen. If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to run a model railroad store in the middle of Nebraska you’ve come to the right place. This is a collection of individual recordings from all sorts of...

Duration:02:01:57

Episode 137: Joe Fugate

1/6/2020
The featured guest on this episode has a long history in the hobby, is well known for his Siskiyou Lines Railroad and is the founder of Model Railroad Hobbyist, an online magazine which has become one of the leading magazines in the hobby during it’s short ten year existence. Joe discusses the migration of advertisers, finding layouts to feature in the magazine, plus the overwhelming success of Running Extra, an online magazine. seeking paid subscribers. It’s another great interview with...

Duration:01:49:10

Rapido Trains Announces the Turboliners

1/3/2020
Jason Shron and Rapido Trains have done it again by introducing another new exciting model into the world of HO scale railroading. Our very own Tony Cook is here to bring you all the details in another edition of AML Product News. Following the success of the French build turboliners in the mid-1970’s Amtrak turned to Rohr industries in California to build modernized turboliners for use along the Empire Corridor. After nearly 20 years of service, Amtrak selected one of the RTL sets to be...

Duration:00:23:23

Kelly Questions: Aaron Maue

12/30/2019
Get ready to learn everything you need to know about photography, what exactly a HEMTT is (Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck.) Take a trip down memory lane with the Missouri Pacific or discover the joys of operating a GP-15. We discuss everybody’s favorite condiment as we investigate some the most compelling issues of the day, right here in on another exciting edition of the Kelly Questions. So grab yourself a big bowl of shredded 36 mm film, a cool tall glass of used developer fluid...

Duration:01:15:20

Christmas With Ralphie Boy

12/23/2019
It’s Christmas and with the new year almost upon us, Bruce the Mailboy will explain why it’s to early to get excited about the new decade. We can hardly contain our excitement for the future and all we have planned here on the 48th floor, in the Joe Cummings Studios high atop the Stewart L Sterling building in downtown Busted Knuckle, Kentucky. We want to wish all of our listeners a very merry Christmas and hope your stocking is filled with everything you’d hoped for, so grab yourself a big...

Duration:00:18:55

Episode 136: Annual State of the Hobby

12/16/2019
As another year draws to a close it’s time once again to invite one of model railroading’s gate keepers to give us their views on the current state of the hobby. This year we’re fortunate enough to have the editor of Railroad Model Craftsman and the social media expert for White River Productions. It’s an interesting discussion on the future of the hobby and which direction we might be headed next. The population of this hobby is much younger than the age put forth by the NMRA and this...

Duration:01:40:36

AML All-Star Variety Hour #14

12/9/2019
Can't remember what you were doing six months ago?? Well if you were in Benton, Tennessee at the end of May we’ve got you covered, otherwise you’re on your own. It's more interviews from the ScaleTrains.com Hiawassee River Rail Excursion, a very relaxing fifty mile round trip with a good time had by all. So grab yourself a big bowl of shredded tunnel motor radiator grills, a tall glass of standing puddle water and enjoy !!!

Duration:00:47:52

Episode 135: Jim Gore

12/2/2019
Have you ever wanted to find out firsthand what it’s like to takeoff and land from an aircraft carrier during the Vietnam war or perhaps you’ve wondering what it’s like to be the NMRA’s director at large. Maybe you’ve considered moving from Florida to a four hundred acre farm in New Hampshire or perhaps you’re considering building structures from cardstock and just not sure where to start. It’s time to clear the decks as the AML Nation gets ready to take off another exciting podcast...

Duration:01:31:45

Slide Show #1 - Audio Only

11/29/2019
Here’s the audio from our first ever full length feature film entitled “Slide Night.” It’s a stirring drama about a man and his love of the steel rails that’s bound to tug at your heartstrings, starring Tony Cook and the Evil Overlord. We decided to release the audio from this epic film because “a ModelersLife” podcast is basically audio anyways so use your imagination and all the slides will be there in living color for you to benefit from. It’s pretty easy listening, so grab yourself a...

Duration:00:34:06

AML All-Star Variety Hour #13

11/25/2019
We are spanning the globe to find you all of the most interesting people in this great hobby. This episode of the All-Star variety hour as I was talking to YouTube sensations, modelers with enough modules to sink a ship and future of the hobby. It’s an interesting collection of folks so grab yourself a big bowl of shredded road maps, steaming hot mug of recycled wash bay detergent and enjoy!!

Duration:01:18:26

Episode 134: Jason Shron

11/18/2019
Ever wonder how it feels to be the president of a leading model railroad manufacturer?? Rapido Trains has been creating high-end model trains and accessories in HO, OO and N (North American 1:160 and British 1:148) scales, with fully-detailed cars and locomotives. Jason is well known in the model railroad community and author of the book TurboTrain: A Journey. He’s also “the guy” with a train in basement and recreating a model railroad featuring CN’s Kingston Subdivision between Toronto and...

Duration:01:37:13

Kelly Questions: Martyn Jenkins

11/11/2019
We’ll travel anywhere in the world to ask the “Kelly Questions” just so long as we don’t have to leave our studios on the forty-eighth floor of the Stewart L. Sterling building in downtown Busted, Knuckle, Kentucky. 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. So throw another shrimp on the barbie and enjoy !!

Duration:01:03:40

Episode 133: Atwell and Marsh

11/4/2019
It’s not all doom and gloom for every model railroad shop around the country, in an era when so many of today’s hobbyists are going online to do their shopping, Midwest Model Railroad is bucking the trend having just opened a brick and mortar location. Social media continues to make our hobby more exciting everyday with the availability of YouTube videos like those seen on Ron’s Trains N’ Things. On this episode we here from two very successful people each which their own special niche’ in...

Duration:01:41:31

ViewerPosts Vacation Cruise #36

10/28/2019
Another great podcast with the usual cast of characters. Enjoy !!

Duration:01:51:58