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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    • 4.9 • 9 Ratings

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 154: Chris Costello

    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!!

    • 1 hr 36 min
    Kelly Questions

    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 min
    Episode 153: Thorton and Brimley

    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 !!

    • 1 hr 34 min
    Ron Marsh Layout Expansion

    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

    • 1 hr 36 min
    Kelly Questions: Tim Garland

    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 min
    Episode 152: Bob Sprague

    Episode 152: Bob Sprague

    Bob’s Track Plans.com is a comprehensive track planning website with almost a hundred different plans to view, and get ideas from. Bob takes pleasure from trying to replicate the appearance and operations of real railroads as faithfully as possible in miniature.

    Recently Bob entered the world of 3D printing with great success and there’s many items available for purchase listed on his website. He’s lifelong model railroader with a passion for the hobby that’s easily recognizable in this episode.

    • 1 hr 15 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

Ottawawoodworker ,

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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