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Scenery Emergency with Chris Adams

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Release Date: 05/10/2021

All-Star Variety Hour #31 show art All-Star Variety Hour #31

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The model railroad industry is more vibrant today than it’s ever been, with new manufacturers popping up almost every day. In this episode we talk to Greg McComas one who, like so many before him has created a business simply out of the need for a particular product. We first learned of Greg and his new business from our friend Stephen Atwell, owner of the very successful Midwest Model Railroad who has managed to create a destination hobby shop in a very short period of time.

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Episode 173: MiniPrints show art Episode 173: MiniPrints

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No one could ever dispute that model railroaders can be very resourceful when it comes to filling a need for their layout and this story is no different. With the need to find a realistic beaver for a small pond on his layout, Bernard Hallen has created one of the most complete 3-D printing resources in the hobby. With his imagination and suggestions from modelers around the word the possibilities are endless.

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Spring Creek Train Show show art Spring Creek Train Show

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Image if you will, a magical town with cobblestone roads, beautiful shade trees, quaint homes, friendly folks and a well stocked model railroad store that wouldn’t seem out of place in any big city across America. It’s not a dream or fantasy, it’s Spring creek Model Trains in Deshler, Nebraska.

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Name LaFawnDuh's Sibling show art Name LaFawnDuh's Sibling

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It's finally happened, Hard Part and LaFawnDuh have a new addition to the family and HQ couldn’t be more excited. There was rejoicing throughout the AML Nation as this wonderful news spread across the land and picking the right name was priority number one. "BBQSteve" was a frontrunner but after deliberation, hand wringing and a few choice words, the newest addition to the family has been christened.

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Episode 172: Chris Wehman show art Episode 172: Chris Wehman

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We've met an awful lot of interesting people here at the ole’ AML Network and our next guest is no exception. With a background in the railroad industry and a love railfanning from an early age, plus a long career in the trucking industry, two hours was really not enough time to find out everything there is to know about Chris.

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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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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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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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There are so many facets and skills to learn in this great hobby of model railroading, it's impossible to master all of them and for many of us the best we can hope for is to be really good at one or two things such as trackwork, structures, DCC programming, painting, weathering and capable of handling some others. Creating the scenery for our railroads to run through can be almost an insurmountable task for some while others look forward to this aspect of the hobby with great delight.

On this podcast we handle a late-night  AML emergency  with our buddy Chris Adams a.k.a. Mr. Fitness as he struggles to convince himself that he has any of the skills required to create great scenery. So grab yourself a big bowl of freshly mixed plaster, a tall cool glass of matte medium and enjoy.