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Welcome to the Bench Time model railroading podcast! If you came to this podcast looking to hear about the latest in trains, you probably came to the wrong place... We focus on fine-scale modeling, craftsman style structures, and pay close attention to the small details.

This is a weekly podcast created with the intention to help you, the model railroader or fine scale modeler, or modeler of whatever floats your boat. We want to be able to get the best products, techniques, and ideas out in front of you, and talk about how we learned the right and wrong ways to model. We'll share our mistakes too so you can avoid them!

We aren't trying to sugarcoat anything either, so kick back, grab a beer, and go work on your layout as you listen to our model railroading podcast, because we're probably doing the same thing right now too. pb

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Welcome to the Bench Time model railroading podcast! If you came to this podcast looking to hear about the latest in trains, you probably came to the wrong place... We focus on fine-scale modeling, craftsman style structures, and pay close attention to the small details.

This is a weekly podcast created with the intention to help you, the model railroader or fine scale modeler, or modeler of whatever floats your boat. We want to be able to get the best products, techniques, and ideas out in front of you, and talk about how we learned the right and wrong ways to model. We'll share our mistakes too so you can avoid them!

We aren't trying to sugarcoat anything either, so kick back, grab a beer, and go work on your layout as you listen to our model railroading podcast, because we're probably doing the same thing right now too. pb

    Bench Time #139: Steven Haworth is BACK | Rio Grande Southern Railroad

    Bench Time #139: Steven Haworth is BACK | Rio Grande Southern Railroad

    We're so happy to have had Steven Haworth on the Bench Time Podcast this week! It's been way too long and there have been quite a few new things to talk about since our last episode with Steven, which was about 130 episodes ago...
    If you want to check out Steven's Rio Grande Southern Railroad blog, research site, and Facebook page visit the following links below, his blogs are PACKED FULL of awesome info and inspiration for work:
    Rio Grande Southern Railroad: http://rgsrr.com/
    RGS Mutterings Layout Blog: http://rgsrr.blogspot.com/
    Steve's Rio Grande Southern FB: https://www.facebook.com/stevesrgs

    • 1 hr 42 min
    Model Railroad Toolbox Talk #17 - They're BACK! Toolboxes

    Model Railroad Toolbox Talk #17 - They're BACK! Toolboxes

    We're rebooting the toolbox talk! 
     
    Brett has upgraded the tiny tackle box that he was using forever to take his model building upstairs, and he got a MUCH bigger toolbox to carry his work between the workshop and the living room (or wherever he goes)
     
    This was a $15 toolbox that was picked up at Walmart and will serve his "mobile model building" much better!
     
    (non-affiliate link) This is the toolbox that Brett was talking about: https://www.walmart.com/ip/HART-22-Tool-Box-Resin-Tool-Storage-Black-with-Blue/307900077

    • 5 min
    Bench Time #138: Puddles, Thunderstorms, Easiest Builds & Beer Returns

    Bench Time #138: Puddles, Thunderstorms, Easiest Builds & Beer Returns

    In the last week of July, we talk about pretty much everything! From puddles and modeling after a thunderstorm (very specific scene to add to your layout), to our easiest and fastest builds and more! 
     
    We're going to start a Beer of the Week segment where we'll have some fun with our chosen beverage of the week. 
     
    Also, we talk a lot about our inspirations and what it takes sometimes for us to get excited to get back into the workbench/workshop. Sometimes it's a simple thing you'll see while driving, or in Brett's case, running. But we go over our favorite ways outside of model building that we glean inspiration from. 
     
    Want to support the show? You can do so here: https://patreon.com/brettwiley

    • 1 hr 38 min
    Bench Time #137: More of our Top / Favorites in Model Railroading

    Bench Time #137: More of our Top / Favorites in Model Railroading

    We're back from the beach and Todd & Brett break down some more of our favs this week! 
     
    More next week as we're going to resume our normal recording schedule!

    • 1 hr 46 min
    Bench Time #136: Top 10 Moments from the past 3 years

    Bench Time #136: Top 10 Moments from the past 3 years

    This week we went over the top 10 moments from the past 3 years of podcasts!
    We also went over the Patrons Questions!
    Sorry for the short description, crunched for time!

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Bench Time #135: Jeff Adam - Motrak Models USA

    Bench Time #135: Jeff Adam - Motrak Models USA

    This week we had Jeff Adam of MotrakModelsUSA.com on the show and we took a deep dive into the work behind Motrak Models as well and talked about his wide variety of kits, rail car loads, detail parts, and his history in the model railroading hobby!
    Jeff has been operating Motrak Models for a long time and has become one of the keystones in craftsman model railroading so he has a lot to discuss! 
    ATTENTION*** July’s Modeling Contest is going to be presented by Motrak Models and when the kit is available (hopefully by this weekend) Jeff will be announcing his new kit for the contest on his facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Modeltrainproducts/
    We’ve extended the rail car contest for ONE MORE WEEK! Entries due on 7/12/2020 by midnight EST. More info here: https://hoscalecustoms.com/rolling-stock-build-contest/ 
    GROUP BUILD INFO: 
    RailroadKits.com is going to be our kit manufacturer and Jimmy D. has worked out a fantastic deal for anyone that is interested in joining our group build in late summer with us! Here’s the details:
    Gleason’s Garage, normally $70, down to $50
    FOS Fishery Co, normally $99, down to $70.
    Mention HO scale customs in the comments during checkout for a free sample bag of castings.
    Use coupon code HOSC for free shipping in the USA if you buy either kit.
     

    • 1 hr 57 min

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