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Welcome to the Bench Time model railroading podcast! If you came to this podcast looking to hear about the latest in trains, you probably came to the wrong place... We focus on fine-scale modeling, craftsman style structures, and pay close attention to the small details.

This is a weekly podcast created with the intention to help you, the model railroader or fine scale modeler, or modeler of whatever floats your boat. We want to be able to get the best products, techniques, and ideas out in front of you, and talk about how we learned the right and wrong ways to model. We'll share our mistakes too so you can avoid them!

We aren't trying to sugarcoat anything either, so kick back, grab a beer, and go work on your layout as you listen to our model railroading podcast, because we're probably doing the same thing right now too. pb

Wiley's Bench Time - Model Railroading Podcast Brett Wiley

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    • 4.4 • 47 Ratings

Welcome to the Bench Time model railroading podcast! If you came to this podcast looking to hear about the latest in trains, you probably came to the wrong place... We focus on fine-scale modeling, craftsman style structures, and pay close attention to the small details.

This is a weekly podcast created with the intention to help you, the model railroader or fine scale modeler, or modeler of whatever floats your boat. We want to be able to get the best products, techniques, and ideas out in front of you, and talk about how we learned the right and wrong ways to model. We'll share our mistakes too so you can avoid them!

We aren't trying to sugarcoat anything either, so kick back, grab a beer, and go work on your layout as you listen to our model railroading podcast, because we're probably doing the same thing right now too. pb

    Bench Time #172: A Good Time for Some New Model Building Content

    Bench Time #172: A Good Time for Some New Model Building Content

    It's been a while, and we told you that we weren't going to completely disappear... So here we go for some fresh new content and some shop talk about what we've been up to since our last episode back in the Spring.


    We covered a lot in this episode, so just give it a listen and check in with us in the comments section with what you have all been up to!


    If you're not part of the Overtime at the Bench listener group on Facebook, join in here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2189549561072602

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Bench Time #171: Grand Finale & Thank You

    Bench Time #171: Grand Finale & Thank You

    We've been fumbling our way through the podcast world since 2017 when my Dad and I launched this show together. There have been many laughs, memories and great times shared together between us and ALL of the listeners and we both believe that this is the right time for us to hang up the microphones and focus more on our families and model building time together. 


    This isn't the end of the road for our model building, live Facebook builds, and YouTube videos (which we want to get back to), but this will be the final podcast for the Bench Time Podcast as we know it.


    We've received some tremendous support from the ENTIRE community and at no point was this decision easy, but we've been struggling to meet family and other requirements for a while now and this is a decision that we haven't made lightly. 


    From Todd and myself, we want to thank every one of our listeners, past patrons, guests, and everyone that we've met from this journey. 


    We also want to stress that we're not going away. We're going to do the LIVE videos more, and we'll be sharing modeling adventures on our Facebook Page and Overtime at the Bench Modeling Group.


    We're going to use this time to focus on our families and professional lives as well as building more kick-ass models!


    Thank you everyone for following us from the beginning and make sure to follow us on the following channels/pages to stay updated on our model building adventures!


    Overtime at the Bench Facebook Group

    Wileys Scale Modeling on Facebook

    YouTube

    Instagram


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    • 52 min
    Bench Time #170: What's on your workbench?

    Bench Time #170: What's on your workbench?

    What's on your workbench this week? 


    We go over what's on our workbenches this week and chat about the current group build! 


    If you missed this week's live-build, you can watch a replay here: https://youtu.be/cg46HQJZa2c We PROMISE to have a way better video resolution next week!!!


    If you want to tune in next week, make sure to subscribe to our YouTube Channel or our Facebook pages:


    Wiley's Scale Modeling on YouTube

    Wiley's Scale Modeling on Facebook

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Bench Time #169: Jeff Grove of Carolina Craftsman Kits

    Bench Time #169: Jeff Grove of Carolina Craftsman Kits

    Jeff Grove was this week's guest and we covered what's new in his Carolina Craftsman Kit world as well as what he's up to in his "retired" life now. We covered some of the benefits of having a great local group of fellow modelers and we even chatted it up about Brass locomotives! We all had a blast talking to Jeff and we hope that you enjoy our conversation with him. Check out Carolina Craftsman Kits here: https://carolinacraftsmankits.com/ (non-affiliate link)


    If you're into supporting AWESOME foundations and charities, you need to check out what James Powell is doing right now with the Magic Wheelchair here:


    Donate to James A. Powell's drive here: https://www.classy.org/campaign/race-for-the-wall/c331890

    Check out the Magic Wheelchair here: https://www.classy.org/campaign/race-for-the-wall/c331890

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    • 1 hr 46 min
    Bench Time #168: Doug Foscale - The Tips & Techniques Episode

    Bench Time #168: Doug Foscale - The Tips & Techniques Episode

    We packed this week's episode full of techniques straight from Doug Foscale! So get your pen and notepad ready because this week's show is jammed with great techniques and tons of great things to try at your workbench. Big thanks to Doug for the time this week and we can't wait to do more technique episodes with him and other modelers going forward. 


    Since we've covered the background on most of these guys, we think it's time to switch up the style and pick their brains a little more for EVEN more great model building techniques and hints.


    If you're interested in checking out FOS Scale Models newest kits and products, check them out here: https://fosscalemodels.com/ (non-paid link)


    My dad and I, as well as a bunch of fellow modelers in our overtime at the bench facebook group also enjoy the Kit of the Month kits, so if you're interested in that, check it out: https://fosscalemodels.com/collections/kit-of-the-month-club-1 (non-paid link)


     


    The photo for this week's episode cover is the 1/35th scale diorama kit that Todd is working on, you can find that here: https://fosscalemodels.com/collections/1-35th-scale-diorama-kits/products/kino-1-35th-scale-diorama-kit (non-paid link)

    • 1 hr 55 min
    Bench Time #167: It's almost spring! Todd & Brett Bench Talk

    Bench Time #167: It's almost spring! Todd & Brett Bench Talk

    This week it's just us two chatting, ranting, and listing off the builds we've been working on and what's been keeping us out of (and in some) trouble!


    What are you working on? Comment on our FB page with some pics of your own build!


    Group Build Kit Link: https://minemountmodels.com/shop/ols/products/wileys-good-times-tavern  

    • 1 hr 14 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
47 Ratings

47 Ratings

Techn0Nut1996 ,

Fantastic father son duo, great info

I absolutely loved this podcast and was sad to see it end. With that being said, there’s plenty of shows to go back and listen through again. If you like building detailed structures, not just for train layouts, then this is the show for you!

SeanRiva ,

This is the one

This is the best podcast on train / kit building and more. This is the one.

WigWag Workshop ,

Laughter and Knowledge

Best of both worlds, learn new HO scale model techniques, and have a laugh.

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