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.

    Springfield 2020 Interviews Part Three

    Springfield 2020 Interviews Part Three

    Just when you thought there couldn’t possibly be more, it’s part three of the Springfield interviews. We’ve got it all right here in one neat little package, a college professor, a flight attendant, an online magazine editor, a car dealer and a full size railcar collector, all on one great show.

    Everybody that’s anybody stopped by the official ModelersLife booth this year to say hello, so grab yourself a big bowl of in flight snacks, a steaming hot mug of casting resin and enjoy!!

    • 1 hr 38 min
    Prototype Junction - Randy Hammill

    Prototype Junction - Randy Hammill

    Here’s a story about a couple of guys that want to manufacture HO scale free cars. They’re not going in blind with a couple of decades of experience and established racial relationships in China they’re ready to produce some unique freight cars.

    But anyone in the industry can tell you that manufacturing cars can be a difficult process so this is a whole new approach and one we thought is worthy of reporting on. So check out prototype Junction.com and see for yourself. Enjoy.

    • 54 min
    Episode 140: Dave Abeles Part Deux

    Episode 140: Dave Abeles Part Deux

    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

    • 1 hr 46 min
    Springfield Interviews Part One

    Springfield Interviews Part One

    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 Springfield, the Amherst Show or just simply “the Big E.” We met so many fans at the AML booth (formerly City Classics) at this year's show.

    The AML Nation is becoming stronger with so many listeners stopping by to say hello. So get yourself a steaming hot bowl of salted hot dog water soup, a tall glass of last years Insta-Set and enjoy!!

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Episode 139: Dave Abeles Part One

    Episode 139: Dave Abeles Part One

    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 hobby

    • 1 hr 48 min
    Kelly Questions: William Sampson

    Kelly Questions: William Sampson

    These Kelly Questions have been hermetically sealed on a shelf in the corner of Scott Thornton’s garage beside his collection of belly button fluff. NO ONE, knows the contents of these questions except for the modeler simply known as “Kelly!!”

    What happens when a Milwaukee Road fan from Minnesota tests his knowledge against some of the most difficult and mind bending brain teasers ever asked.

    So grab yourself a chair, a big bowl of shredded surveys, a tall glass of steamed rain water and enjoy!!

    • 49 min

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