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Waz' Happenin' - Ron Klaiss

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Release Date: 10/25/2021

Episode 186: Tony Koester Part Six show art Episode 186: Tony Koester Part Six

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What is there to say but simply thanks? Along with the hundreds of articles, dozens of books and countless hours editing magazines, TK has been kind enough to spend more than twelve hours patiently answering our questions and telling us all sorts of interesting stories about his journey through the decades as one of the hobby’s leaders.

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Waz' Happenin' with Gordy Robinson show art Waz' Happenin' with Gordy Robinson

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It’s an exciting time with Gordy Robinson becoming president of the NMRA. It’s so great to see someone with so much enthusiasm and energy lead this great hobby of ours into the future. Model railroading, it’s younger than you think and Gordy’s here to prove it.

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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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The world is starting to wake up again, just like Bert the Bear after a long winter’s hibernation and one sure sign is that model railroad shows are beginning to open up. We here at the ole’ AML Network pride ourselves on bringing you the latest news from around the hobby several weeks late. Our old friend Ron from Mine Mount Models is so excited about finally getting a chance to display his fine products in person again, he’s dancing around the workshop listening to his favorite Pointer Sisters album.

So grab yourself a big bowl of shredded shingles, a steaming hot mug of Titebond 2 glue and enjoy !!