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Join us as we bring you stories from model railroaders just like you. We talk to enthusiasts across the hobby and learn about their beginnings, challenges, accomplishments and ultimately what excites and motivates them. Come hang out with us Around The Layout and be inspired to create your own model railroading story to share.

Around The Layout - A Model Railroad Podcast Ray Arnott

    • Leisure
    • 4.9 • 44 Ratings

Join us as we bring you stories from model railroaders just like you. We talk to enthusiasts across the hobby and learn about their beginnings, challenges, accomplishments and ultimately what excites and motivates them. Come hang out with us Around The Layout and be inspired to create your own model railroading story to share.

    Tim Garland and the Seaboard Central

    Tim Garland and the Seaboard Central

    In our past interviews, we've found that freelance model railroaders have amazing stories to tell and Tim Garland is no exception. On this episode, Tim tells us how he got started in the hobby and how at 14 years old, his mind was made up about becoming a railroader. Tim shares how the story of the Seaboard Central was developed, how it's a form of protest against changes he's observed in the railroad industry, and how the second version of the layout is being built differently from the first and in a way that keeps the flywheel turning without being overwhelming.

    Check out more on the Seaboard Central on Tim's YouTube channel:
    https://www.youtube.com/@SeaboardCentral

    Follow updates on the Seaboard Central on Facebook:
    https://www.facebook.com/SCModelRailroad/

    We mention our love for Home Shops, LLC. Check them out here:
    https://homeshops.net/

    Support the podcast and get yourself signed up for free giveaways by becoming a member of the ATLP Operating Crew!
    patreon.com/AroundTheLayoutPodcast

    Check out our website: www.aroundthelayout.com

    Follow us on Facebook: facebook.com/aroundthelayout

    Send us an email: aroundthelayout@gmail.com

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Lucy Dormont and Adventures at Amherst

    Lucy Dormont and Adventures at Amherst

    After getting to meet the NMRA Social Media guru Lucy Dormont in person at the Amherst Railway Society's Railroad Hobby Show, I wanted to hear about her first trip to Springfield and her event filled weekend. Lucy shares the details on the events she participated in, including the NMRA Board of Directors meeting and the Women In Model Railroading meet and greet and operating session. I also find out what purchases made Lucy's suitcase and give her some (probably bad) advice on how to get more stuff home with her next year.

    Check out all of the exciting changes with the NMRA, starting with their website:
    https://www.nmra.org/

    Support the podcast and get yourself signed up for free giveaways by becoming a member of the ATLP Operating Crew!
    patreon.com/AroundTheLayoutPodcast

    Check out our website: www.aroundthelayout.com

    Follow us on Facebook: facebook.com/aroundthelayout

    Send us an email: aroundthelayout@gmail.com

    Thank you to our show sponsor, Weather My Trains:
    https://weathermytrains.com/

    • 1 hr
    ATLP Rewind - Don Irace and the Providence & Worcester - January 31, 2023

    ATLP Rewind - Don Irace and the Providence & Worcester - January 31, 2023

    ATLP Rewind - Originally Released January 31, 2023

    He’s been talked about a lot on Around The Layout, but now it’s time to hear from Don Irace himself. Don’s original Providence & Worcester layout in Scituate, Rhode Island was known by many as the layout to see in southern New England, and he gives us the backstory on it’s creation. He shares how he developed operations on this layout, and how lessons from Scituate guided the second version after his move to Sebastian, Florida. Don has inspired many to create their own layouts, and he talks about the role of mentor and how the hobby has created a group of great friends, both in New England and Florida.

    Like the Providence & Worcester Model Railroad Facebook page.
    https://www.facebook.com/ProvidenceWorcesterModelRailroad

    Check out the PWMRR YouTube channel for videos of both layouts.
    https://www.youtube.com/@ThePWMRR

    Check out our website: www.aroundthelayout.com

    Follow us on Facebook: facebook.com/aroundthelayout

    Send us an email: aroundthelayout@gmail.com

    • 1 hr 8 min
    ATLP 2024 Listener Survey

    ATLP 2024 Listener Survey

    It's just me, asking you to take a few minutes to take the ATLP 2024 Listener Survey.

    aroundthelayout.com/survey

    Your honest feedback is appreciated!

    • 59 sec
    What's Happening In Model Railroading - February 2024 - Tony Cook & Curtis Koch

    What's Happening In Model Railroading - February 2024 - Tony Cook & Curtis Koch

    Just a few weeks removed from the Amherst Railway Society's Railroad Hobby Show, Broadway Limited's Curtis Koch stops by to tell us about the exciting announcements and releases from BLI, including the new Conductors Club, GP35's, die-cast diesels and a device you can use not only in the layout room, but throughout your home and garage too. Later, Tony brings us the industry news from ScaleTrains, Atlas, Walthers, Rapido, Kato, Home Shops LLC and more.

    Learn more about Broadway Limited and sign up for the Conductors Club:
    https://broadway-limited.com/

    Subscribe to Model Railroad News and keep up with all that's happening in model railroading:
    https://modelrailroadnews.com/

    Take a trip through model railroad history on Tony's Model Train Resource:
    https://modeltrainresource.com/

    Ask Tony your question for next month's What's Happening In Model Railroading Show:
    https://www.aroundthelayout.com/asktony

    Subscribe to the Model Train Resource YouTube channel:
    https://www.youtube.com/@ModelTrainResource

    Support the podcast and get yourself signed up for free giveaways by becoming a member of the ATLP Operating Crew!
    patreon.com/AroundTheLayoutPodcast

    Check out our website: www.aroundthelayout.com

    Follow us on Facebook: facebook.com/aroundthelayout

    Send us an email: aroundthelayout@gmail.com

    • 1 hr 18 min
    ATLP Rewind - Rob Arsenault and Weather My Trains - April 25, 2023

    ATLP Rewind - Rob Arsenault and Weather My Trains - April 25, 2023

    ATLP Rewind - Originally released April 25, 2023


    Seven days a week, Weather My Trains' Rob Arsenault is producing some of the most realistic and jaw-dropping weathering in the hobby. In this episode of Around The Layout, Rob puts down the brush and tells how a childhood spent on Prince Edward Island and railfanning the PEI sparked his lifelong love for trains. He shares how time spent in the Royal Canadian Air Force provided rare opportunities to witness railroading history and get closer to the action than most. You'll also get an in-depth lesson in paints as Rob guides us to making better product selections; the same ones he's made that produce high quality results.

    Learn more about the services offered by Weather My Trains:
    https://weathermytrains.com/

    Stay up to date with Rob's work on his Facebook page:
    https://www.facebook.com/WeatherMyTrains

    Check out our website: www.aroundthelayout.com


    Follow us on Facebook: facebook.com/aroundthelayout


    Send us an email: aroundthelayout@gmail.com

    • 1 hr 7 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
44 Ratings

44 Ratings

rtd614 ,

Interview

How about interviewing John Reid at AA Hobby. John is a wealth of information and has been involved with the hobby for 60 years. John like Tony Cook are virtual encyclopedias of model trains, diecast and models in general. It would be a different perspective.
Look forward weekly to the new podcast.

Keep them coming!

Richard Deuso
Franklin & Lamoille Railroad

Speedbird500 ,

One of the Best

One of the best model railroad podcasts I’ve heard in a long time. The host knows when to let the guests talk and when to shuffle them back on track to keep the flow going. Very excited to see new episodes.

Space man bill lee ,

Guest suggestion

I’ve been watching Joe Parker on YouTube one his The Pixel Depot channel. Have you thought about him as a guest? Great show. I like every episode.

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