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Upstairs at the Workshop

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Release Date: 05/09/2020

Episode 171: Episode 171: "Rapido" Jeremy Fleming

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Everybody needs a video guy in today’s new world of social media, video plays a role attracting customers and keeping everyone up to date on all the comings and goings of your favorite train manufacturer.

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All-Star variety Hour #30 show art All-Star variety Hour #30

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In the words of Ed Sullivan, in the heart of Manhattan, on any Sunday night half a century ago, it’s time for a “really big shoe.” This week we talk with one of the AML Nation’s favorite artists who’d just released a new print.

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ViewerMail Flight #82 show art ViewerMail Flight #82

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Can’t get enough of ViewerMail, still trying to discover the deeper meaning of life and always wondered what “Uncle” Dave thinks. Trying to figure out if Neil Erickson is Erik Neilson’s long-lost brother, thinking about sneaking past Michelle into the museum. Dreaming of a day trackside with Rodger. Wishing for a ride to Deshler, Nebraska James??

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Episode 170: Herrick & Irace show art Episode 170: Herrick & Irace

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Model railroading has a strong presence in New England along with seafood, the once mighty Patriots, ghosts of the Hartford Whalers, Springfield Train Show, Steaming Pile restaurant and guys named Mark and Don.

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"Uncle" Dave Wrote a Book !!

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Not many things in life are more gratifying in life than achieving a goal or finishing a big project that’s well received by the intended audience. Our very own “Uncle” Dave has written what some are already calling the definitive book on railroad signaling. and how it pertains to the hobby of model railroading. Dave’s excitement is infectious so we thought it would be fun to chat with Dave on the very day he received his first actual copies of “Guide to Signals and Interlockings.”

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George's Journal Part 5 show art George's Journal Part 5

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What happens when a well-worn railroader crosses paths with a rookie… Lots of stern looks, shaking of the head, rolling eyes and gnashing of the teeth. The Mayor of Hornepayne has found himself a nice place to live, some heritage units to shove freight cars over the hump using a belt pack, while “the Spoon” tries to explain how to protect the spare board.

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Episode 169: Jack Trabachino Part 3 show art Episode 169: Jack Trabachino Part 3

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They say it’s not the destination but the journey and this thirty-seven-part trilogy was one interesting journey, it took a while but we finally heard the story of Babbi and the O-Gauge layout. Jack’s lonely summer, plus the memories of times he and trusty side kick Dave Abeles spent together. This podcast could read as well as any good romantic comedy. Jack’s story didn’t disappoint, so grab yourself a stale commuter station Danish, a soggy paper cup full of lukewarm coffee and enjoy !!

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Scenery Emergency with Chris Adams show art Scenery Emergency with Chris Adams

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There are so many skills to learn in model railroading, it's impossible to master all of them we can hope for is to be good at a couple such as trackwork, structures, DCC programming, painting, weathering. Scenery for our railroads to run through can be a difficult task for some.

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Episode 168: Jack Trabachino Part 2 show art Episode 168: Jack Trabachino Part 2

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We last left our heroes with the scares of being separated after grade five while the tragedy of the Pattenburg Tunnel “incident” still lingered on. This story about life at the end of last century as our intrepid travelers raced toward the next with the intention of telling the world about the benefits and excitement that can only be understood with a properly run commuter rail service.

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TomStock Cancelled - Again. show art TomStock Cancelled - Again.

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The AML Nation are always looks for the sunny side of the street, the positives in life, turning that frown upside down, in other words the silver linings of life. The “Nation” will pull together as we patiently wait for lawn-tractor pulls, hot tub activities, baseball games, barbeques and bus trips that are going to make TomStock 2020 worth “Twice the Wait for Twice the Fun.” It’ll be the “Nation’s” great moment bringing together AMLer’s from across the globe to meet and rejoice.

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More Episodes

One of the great things about this hobby is how many people are willing to share their knowledge with others. Our very own Kevin “Hard Part” Marks enjoys showing others how to custom build track just as much as he enjoys doing it for himself.

Hard Part recently began making quality videos showing how to use Fast Tracks fixtures plus some soldering tips and the proper use of fire extinguishers, all for the NMRA X program.This podcast is a quick introduction to his next video, Upstairs in the Workshop #3. So plug in your iron get your favorite tin of flux and enjoy!!