100 episodes

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.

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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.

    Episode 164: Lorne James and Otter Valley

    Episode 164: Lorne James and Otter Valley

    Founded in 2003 Otter Valley Railroad served local customers travelling to train shows throughout Southern Ontario. In 2011 a brand new 1,200 square foot store was built and packed with model train products.

    Otter Valley works with manufacturers like Bowser and Rapido Trains while Lorne and his staff continue to grow the product line. The Evel Overlord reveals his alter-ego Captain Grumblebum, so grab yourself a bowl of shredded Canadian bacon, a glass of Maple syrup and enjoy.

    • 1 hr 47 min
    Drew Warrington and Tony Cook

    Drew Warrington and Tony Cook

    The next generation of hobbyist is here with YouTube videos, Facebook pages and any other kind of social media you can think of, the argument of “the hobby is dying” needs to be put to rest once and for all. It's a great discussion about enjoying the hobby.

    There's plenty of other fun as Tony Cook and Ron Marsh talk about collaborating on some exciting new projects for model railroad news.

    So grab yourself a big bowl I've shredded videotape, a steaming hot mug of film developer and enjoy !!

    • 1 hr 56 min
    Episode 163: Emory Van Lehman III

    Episode 163: Emory Van Lehman III

    We’re finding more full-time railroaders just as interested about model railroading as they are with their day jobs. This month's guest is a long time BNSF employee who enjoys spending time at the workbench as much he does behind the controls of an SD40-2.

    It's a story of a dedicated railroader from his early days in the Seattle, WA area to his present assignment in Temple, TX and all his adventures in between. Grab yourself a bowl of shredded air hoses, a cool glass of spent diesel fuel and enjoy!!

    • 1 hr 38 min
    Kelly Questions: Dave Abeles

    Kelly Questions: Dave Abeles

    It's time for another exciting round of the Kelly Questions with one of Conrail's biggest fans, we've all got to know him up and personal from his fabulous Facebook live podcasts featuring operations in upstate New York and now it’s our chance to find out how he holds up under pressure.

    Our very own “Uncle” Dave, dons the tin foil helmet and gets ready to answer the most toughest questions in the hobby today. Grab yourself a bowl of shredded timetables, a cool glass of melted aerosol cheese and enj

    • 59 min
    Episode 162: Mike Hauk

    Episode 162: Mike Hauk

    What do you get when combine a lifelong model railroader with a doctor and an ex-navy guy?? A great layout built by a dedicated member of the NMRA and someone who has squeezed as much out of the hobby as possible. This episode follows the journey of a lifelong model railroader traveling the world while serving his country.

    Mike has preserved the Susquehanna & New York Railroad in HO scale and created a great website at: snyrr.com

    Sit back and get comfortable for a story we’re sure won’t disappoin

    • 1 hr 48 min
    NMRA Elections: Doehring-Robinson

    NMRA Elections: Doehring-Robinson

    Election time at the NMRA and we’ve offered this podcast to anyone running for office in order for them to express their positions. John Doehring who’s running for Eastern Director and Gordy Robinson who’s on the ballot for president of the NMRA agreed to answer some questions.

    These gentlemen made time to answer questions covering many areas of concern and where the hobby is headed. Hopefully this episode will help you decide who to vote for in this critical upcoming election. Enjoy !!

    • 1 hr 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

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Best Podcast Ever!

This is hands down, the best podcast for anyone interested in the greatest hobby in the world, model railroading! It is quirky, funny, informative and above all it is about building new friendships and community.

Highly recommended!

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