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Tom Barbalet hosts the first live internet radio show devoted to the model rail hobby

Model Rail Radio Tom Barbalet

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    • 4.6 • 93 Ratings

Tom Barbalet hosts the first live internet radio show devoted to the model rail hobby

    Model Rail Radio #202: The Afternoon-Evening Version [March 27, 2021]

    Model Rail Radio #202: The Afternoon-Evening Version [March 27, 2021]

    Mike Slater discovered a Lionel tunnel at an estate sale - questions ensue. Jim Gifford has still been mopping up from his disastrous 2020. Roscoe's layout has released some gremlins which seems to require pulling wire out. Jim as been doing modeling to bring his crew together. Tom welcomes on Lawrence Eggering to talk about how things have changed in the hobby for him. Tom calls out Lawrence RPO cars as being important in the legal problems for his layout's OC family. This podcast is here in the feed thanks to Robert J. Thomas who has been taking shows and editing them down for posting while I have been in Southern California waiting for the girls to arrive. Many thanks Robert for all your efforts here. http://www.modelrailradio.com/archive.html#202

    • 51 min
    Model Rail Radio #201: A Shortage Of Volunteers [March 27, 2021]

    Model Rail Radio #201: A Shortage Of Volunteers [March 27, 2021]

    Martin Coombs has been exploring a new garden rail building material, PVC FoameX. Tom and Martin discuss the structures and the form of the garden layout. Simon Hill gives a brief hobby update then Tom and Simon talk about how folks at Bredgar are planning for the longer-term new normal. Gordy Robinson has been modeling snow in N scale. The snow provides information about the layout based on the speed of the trains through the snow. Tom wonders how Gordy's perspective has changed now he's on the NMRA board. Mike Kenefeck's layout reflects a problem Tom finds himself in too. Paul Best has made progress through lockdown with MERG (https://www.merg.org.uk). Mike O'Dorney has been vaccinated and wants to help out with Silicon Valley Lines on location. Tom has some light teasing for Mike Slater before they talk about preparing for Trainfest 2021. Clark Kooning has a timed update on what is going on in the hobby. http://www.modelrailradio.com/archive.html#201

    • 2 hr 3 min
    Model Rail Radio #200: Part 4, 9 pm to Midnight

    Model Rail Radio #200: Part 4, 9 pm to Midnight

    Uncensored and semi-unedited!

    • 3 hr 18 min
    Model Rail Radio #200: Part 3, 5 pm to 8 pm

    Model Rail Radio #200: Part 3, 5 pm to 8 pm

    Uncensored and semi-unedited!

    • 2 hr 27 min
    Model Rail Radio #200: Part 2, 1 pm to 4pm

    Model Rail Radio #200: Part 2, 1 pm to 4pm

    Uncensored and semi-unedited!

    • 2 hr 45 min
    Model Rail Radio #200: Part 1, 9 am to Noon

    Model Rail Radio #200: Part 1, 9 am to Noon

    Uncensored and semi-unedited!

    • 3 hr 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
93 Ratings

93 Ratings

Dave from Illinois ,

My basement go-to.

Of all of the great modeling podcasts, this is the one that gets played first when a new episode comes out. Humble, international, newsworthy, and entertaining. And I usually walk away learning something or looking at it from a different perspective.

Worth your time to listen.

Andy Dorsch ,

MRR is my Model Railroad Club

I am listening to the show from show #0 to current (currently on show #28 ) and I want to comment on the show format and the cast of regulars. It is truly remarkable that Model Rail Radio brings together a group of people that are positive, energetic and knowledgeable with regards to the model railroading hobby. It’s a great show and I have learned a great deal about the hobby, its history and its obscurities. I like to think Model Rail Radio and its community is my dream model railroad club. Thank you Tom Barbalet and crew!

JEM1948 ,

Worthwhile

Tom has interesting guests who are involved with Model Railroading. I love when he asked guests to tell us what is going on with his or her model railroad hobby. Everyone is comfortable and hte talk is fun and useful.

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