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Waz' Happenin' Now??... "Uncle" Dave

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Release Date: 09/27/2021

Amherst-Springfield is a Go !!! show art Amherst-Springfield is a Go !!!

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Our long national model railroad nightmare is over and things can finally start going back to normal. More importantly our friend John Sacerdote can get back to doing what John does best… Running the Amherst-Springfield train show.

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Episode 181: Josh Clark show art Episode 181: Josh Clark

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Since his mid-teens our next guest has been providing a source of free learning, community, and entertainment for the hobby through his YouTube channel “NSmodeler24.”

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All-Star Variety Hour #34 show art All-Star Variety Hour #34

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What’s “Snookums” up to now?? This podcast spans the globe as we teach an Aussie how to end each segment, Don and Mark stop by to tell us about HO scale derails and we find out about all the progress that’s been taking place on the Greenville and Northern. Plus a guided tour of the workshop with our very own Seth Gartner.

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Episode 180: Koester Part three show art Episode 180: Koester Part three

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How many episodes will it take to interview one of the most influential model railroaders of all time. Here at the ‘ole AML headquarters we fired up our IBM 5150 trying to come up with a reasonable number and decided this could be part 3 of a 47 Tony Koester Trilogy.

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Waz' Happenin' - Ron Klaiss show art Waz' Happenin' - Ron Klaiss

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The world is starting to wake up again and one sure sign is model railroad shows are beginning to open up. Here at the ole’ AML we pride ourselves on bringing you the latest news from the hobby several weeks late. Ron from Mine Mount Models is so excited about finally getting a chance to display his products in person again, he’s dancing around the workshop listening to his favorite Pointer Sisters album.

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Episode 179: Tony Koester Part Two show art Episode 179: Tony Koester Part Two

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It’s part two of the “Koester Chronicles,” covering lots of interesting topics such as the origins of “Trains of Thought” and all those unpublished versions. We even found out where the puff ball tree got its start and discover how a youthful “Uncle” Dave decided that cutting up one of his mom’s pillows to create an HO scale forest, probably wasn’t the best idea he’d ever had.

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Kelly Questions: Dave Owens show art Kelly Questions: Dave Owens

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We strive to bring you all of the latest news in the world of model railroading. We don't think that's ever happened except for the time “Kelly” drove off his driveway as the safety officer for Medford Railroad Park.

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Episode 178: Tony Koester - Part One show art Episode 178: Tony Koester - Part One

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Our next guest needs no introduction after decades in the hobby, hundreds of articles, magazines edited under his watchful eye, a monthly column read by tens of thousands, Tony Koester is an icon in the hobby. Co-founder of the Nickel Plate Historical Society and with his good friend Allen McClelland, he popularized the idea of proto-freelancing.

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Waz' Happenin' Now??... Waz' Happenin' Now??... "Uncle" Dave

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We need a guy that’s spent quality time with the Secretary of Transportation, befriended a full-sized one-to-one railroad, worked with the governor of New Jersey to bring rail service in the Tri-State area to an exceptional level and stood knee deep in flood waters from Hurricane Ida.

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Episode 177: Scott Lupia show art Episode 177: Scott Lupia

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This episode features a well-respected modeler that runs his own detail parts company, spent time as an associate editor at Railroad Model Craftsman, wrote numerous articles for the model railroad press and authored one of the premier books for anyone wanting to learn how to detail model railroad locomotives.

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We need a guy that’s spent quality time with the Secretary of Transportation, befriended a full-sized one-to-one railroad, worked with the governor of New Jersey to bring rail service in the Tri-State area to an exceptional level and stood knee deep in flood waters from Hurricane Ida.

In all of AML land there can only be one guy to fill this void and of course we speak of our very own “Uncle” Dave. When troubles a brewin’ there’s a job to be done, a cat to be rescued … Wait look, what’s that up in the sky, is a bird, is it a plane?? No… it’s “Super” Dave here to save the day and make your railroad big or small, operate the way it should.

So sit back with a big bag of movie theater popcorn, a large paper cup full of nearly flat soda and enjoy !!