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Drew Warrington and Tony Cook

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Release Date: 02/22/2021

All-Star Variety Hour #29 show art All-Star Variety Hour #29

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Every podcast on the AML is like a bag of Cracker Jacks, you’re never sure what’s in the bag and this week is no different. First up, a visit with AML’s videographer, Ron Marsh who's been making some major changes to his railroad and talks about his plans to build a helix. Then after a quick visit with Bernard Hellen, the creator of MiniPrints we check in with “the Teaspoon” for another chapter of “George’s Journal.”

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Episode #166: Apogee Locomotive Works show art Episode #166: Apogee Locomotive Works

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This episode about a modeler and designer named Aaron Piotraschke. Interurban equipment and small industrial locomotives led him to 3-D printing and filling a void in the hobby. Aaron started producing quality HO scale shell kits for rare and unique prototypes like boxcab diesels, standard gauge traction motors and fireless locomotives used around industrial areas where explosives and other dangerous goods were manufactured.

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All-Star Variety Hour #28 show art All-Star Variety Hour #28

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The best path to a balanced diet is to hold a cupcake in each hand. Here at the ole’ AML Nation we strive to offer a fair and balanced diet of model railroad podcasting.

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Jenkins Photo Contest Winner show art Jenkins Photo Contest Winner

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We’ve arrived at our final destination, last stop on the road to discovering who can best replicate the look of stunned surprise on Martyn Jenkins face as he sets off on another model railroading adventure. With almost a hundred entries we picked the best of the best that the AML Nation has to offer to help Martyn pick the best photo.

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Episode 165: John Caffarelli & Cam Nealy show art Episode 165: John Caffarelli & Cam Nealy

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This episode features two young men who found each other through social media. Cam models the BNSF’s line over Crawford Hill while John models the Union Pacific across the Cascade Subdivision in Oregon. These two young men typify what the next wave of model railroader will look like.

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200th Patron - With Bill Sampson show art 200th Patron - With Bill Sampson

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We finally did it, 200 patrons and there's lots of excitement at the old AML headquarters in Busted Knuckle with so many folks willing to plunk down their hard-earned cash for a chance to tune in one more time each week. Bill Sampson wanted to do something special to for this event with a special gift and we decided to kick in a couple of shirts.

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Episode 164: Lorne James and Otter Valley Railroad show art Episode 164: Lorne James and Otter Valley Railroad

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Founded in 2003 Otter Valley Railroad served local customers travelling to train shows throughout Southern Ontario. In 2011 a brand new 1,200 square foot store was built and packed with model train products.

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Drew Warrington and Tony Cook show art Drew Warrington and Tony Cook

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The next generation of hobbyist is here with YouTube videos, Facebook pages and any other kind of social media you can think of, the argument of “the hobby is dying” needs to be put to rest once and for all. It's a great discussion about enjoying the hobby.

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Episode 163: Emory Van Lehman III show art Episode 163: Emory Van Lehman III

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We’re finding more full-time railroaders just as interested about model railroading as they are with their day jobs. This month's guest is a long time BNSF employee who enjoys spending time at the workbench as much he does behind the controls of an SD40-2.

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Kelly Questions: Dave Abeles show art Kelly Questions: Dave Abeles

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It's time for another exciting round of the Kelly Questions with one of Conrail's biggest fans, we've all got to know him up and personal from his fabulous Facebook live podcasts featuring operations in upstate New York and now it’s our chance to find out how he holds up under pressure.

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The next generation of hobbyist is here with YouTube videos, Facebook pages and any other kind of social media you can think of this episode is a perfect example of why the argument of “the hobby is dying” needs to be put to rest once and for all. This is a great discussion with an enthusiastic young man who's all about enjoying this great hobby of model railroading.

There's plenty of other fun as Tony Cook and Ron Marsh talk about collaborating on some exciting new projects for model railroad news. Plus we hear from our very own “Mr. Intros” David Start along with the proprietor of everybody's favorite model railroad shop, Midwest Model Railroad.

So grab yourself a big bowl I've shredded videotape, a steaming hot mug of film developer and enjoy !!