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Episode 146: Jason Shron/Rapido

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Release Date: 05/18/2020

NMRA Elections: Doehring-Robinson show art NMRA Elections: Doehring-Robinson

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Election time at the NMRA and we’ve offered this podcast to anyone running for office in order for them to express their positions. John Doehring who’s running for Eastern Director and Gordy Robinson who’s on the ballot for president of the NMRA agreed to answer some questions.

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Episode 161: Dave Ramos show art Episode 161: Dave Ramos

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What happens when a guy with lots of enthusiasm, a personality as big as Manhattan itself, twelve hundred freight cars, a wobbly car float finally decides to build a layout?? You get friendships and an operating model railroad in a realistic manner.

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George's Journal Begins show art George's Journal Begins

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Starting a new career can be as exciting as anything you’ll ever do and getting to share the adventure with others might be the next best thing. When we found out our very own George “the Boy Wonder” Taylor (a.k.a. “Teaspoon”) had been hired on by the Canadian National Railway, we jumped at the chance to ride along.

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Episode 160: Scott Thornton - Rock River show art Episode 160: Scott Thornton - Rock River

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Backdrops are as important to scenery as any other aspect in the overall appearance of a finished model railroad. This month Scott shows us how he created the Rock River on his Milan Branch of the Iowa Interstate Railroad layout. Through a series of experiments, mistakes and successes the finished product turned out beautifully. Ron Marsh is the co-host and does an excellent job of keeping us on “track.”

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Fugate/Robinson show art Fugate/Robinson

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Since the beginning we’ve checked up on the state of the hobby each year with Joe Fugate editor of the online magazine Model Railroad Hobbyist and this year is no different, but we decided to add our favorite NMRA Director-at-Large Gordy Robinson.

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Night Before Christmas show art Night Before Christmas

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Conrail guy, flight attendant and museum curator walk into a bar… Sounds like a lead to a joke but instead it’s the AML Nation’s Christmas Eve Special featuring our “Uncle” Dave Abeles, Tracy Boyd the official flight attendant of the AML Network and Michelle Kempema the fastest talking museum curator east of the Rockies !!

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Christmas From Across the Pond !! show art Christmas From Across the Pond !!

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Our annual Christmas show... This year we speak with Peter, Matt, Andy and Gordy from the British lsles.

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Kelly Questions: Jason Klocke show art Kelly Questions: Jason Klocke

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If you’re interested in the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad or what sort of choices a Canadian National locomotive engineer from Iowa would make, you’ve come to the right place. If you’ve wonder Scott Thornton would handle scoring, you’ve come to the right place.

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Episode 159: NixTrainz show art Episode 159: NixTrainz

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Sometimes your locomotives get lonely and need support in order to make it through another operating session or those long dark nights. Now there’s Decoder Buddy from Nick Santo, a former chemist turned flight instructor from New England.

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SD60F and Aurora Miniatures show art SD60F and Aurora Miniatures

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There’s a new locomotive manufacturer coming to town and they’re called Aurora Miniatures. Based in China and selling high quality models to the Chinese model railroad market for several years. With a good foundation of creating HO scale models, the release of their first locomotive based on a North American prototype is about to hit the market.

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Rapido Trains has become one of the most recognizable names in the hobby lead by a man who’s love of all things railroading is undeniable. After spending a whole day at the home office it was obvious that the staff of this industry leader seemed to be having more fun than the customers they serve.

This interview with Jason Shron the president of Rapido, is a clear indication of the commitment, enthusiasm, passion and excitement that everyone involved puts into each project. They even have a bus to pick you up in, so sit back and enjoy the ride.