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ViewerMail Flight #82

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Release Date: 06/14/2021

Episode 174: Home Shops show art Episode 174: Home Shops

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Our next guest’s passion for trains began at age four with a cab ride in a FP7 locomotive and at age eleven a chance to throttle up an NW2. With his Dad the historian, photographer and modeler, plus 25 years working as a full-time railroader and “Home Shops” was born.

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ScaleTrains on the Road !! show art ScaleTrains on the Road !!

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Road trips are part of the American fabric and model railroads are part of American family life. What would get if you combined both of these iconic symbols??… Shane Wilson pulling the biggest RV you ever saw promoting model railroading and ScaleTrains.

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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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Can’t get enough of ViewerMail, still trying to recover from last week’s flight. You’ve wanted to discover the deeper meaning of life and always wondered what “Uncle” Dave thinks. Still trying to figure out if Neil Erickson is Erik Neilson’s long-lost brother. Thinking about sneaking past  Michelle Kempema into the museum. Dreaming of spending a day trackside with Rodger Coleman. Hoping you’re on Ken Zieska’s Christmas list. Waiting for James Henry to give you a ride to Deshler, Nebraska??

We’ll talk to management but won’t make any promises until Andy Ambrose promises to write shorter posts with smaller words but in the meantime here’s a special episode of ViewerMail just for you. So grab yourself a big bowl of shredded manila envelopes, a tall glass of washer fluid and enjoy !!