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All-Star Variety Hour #34

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Release Date: 11/08/2021

Episode 185: Paul Cassar show art Episode 185: Paul Cassar

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Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be the Director of Operations and Maintenance System Integration, Digital Systems Program Rail Delivery Infrastructure and Place Transport of New South Wales in Australia?? Well here at the ole’ AML Nation we were curious and decided to go right to the source and find out.

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ScaleTrains Road Trip show art ScaleTrains Road Trip

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Not much is known about ScaleTrains president Shane Wilson, other than both he and Willie Nelson can't wait to get on the road again. Travelling the highways and byways of America along with is wife and trusty sidekick Bear the dog they’re spreading the word of this great hobby to anyone that will listen.

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Episode 184: Matthew Dowd show art Episode 184: Matthew Dowd

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Not so long ago, purchasing a brass model could as exciting as buying a new Chevrolet for the family chariot. Over the last few decades plastic models have become almost as exquisite as imported brass models but nothing will ever replace the magic of opening the box and removing a scale model that rivals the finest jewelry.

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AML Nation - Virtual Chat show art AML Nation - Virtual Chat

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This last virtual chat of the year is open to all of the AML Nation.

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Tee Wee Christmas Shows show art Tee Wee Christmas Shows

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The presents have been opened, the turkey consumed and all that’s left is waiting for the new year to start. For all of us at the ole’ AML world headquarters, a change of pace is as good as a rest, so we brought in our favorite magazine editor to discuss Christmas through television.

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Lorne's M420's show art Lorne's M420's

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There’s always something going on down at Otter Valley Railroad and even on Christmas day Lorne is getting the Evel Overlord all worked up. This announcement of a very limited-edition locomotive and after a lengthy discussion about hamburgers and chicken the news is released. OVR in conjunction with Rapido Trains is producing this special release model and telling the AML Nation before anyone else.

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Episode 183b: State of the Hobby - Part Deux show art Episode 183b: State of the Hobby - Part Deux

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It’s part two of our annual “State of the Hobby” and this time we hear from Model Railroad News editor Tony Cook, Rapido president Jason Shron and our very own Gordy “Action Man” Robinson president of the National Model Railroad Association. The future of the hobby is so bright you’ll need double strength sunscreen and the coolest sunglasses you own just to renumber your favorite locomotive.

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Episode 183a: State of the Hobby show art Episode 183a: State of the Hobby

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What have you done in the hobby of model railroading this past year. Perhaps you got benchwork started, completed the plan for your layout, tackled a craftsman kit or made new friends. It’s time for our annual state of the hobby, interviewing folks who spend most of their days trying to make the hobby more exciting for all of us.

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Waz' Happenin' with Rich Wisneski show art Waz' Happenin' with Rich Wisneski

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Road trips are always fun and this podcast takes us on a trip to Chama, New Mexico with our friend Rich Wisneski, proving that anyone can be interesting.

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Episode 182: Tony Koester Part Six show art Episode 182: 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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Yes, we were wondering the same thing… 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. We even get a guided tour of the workshop with our very own Seth Gartner. 

We also learn about the South-East Narrow Gauge Museum and everything you’d ever want to know about Hickory, South Carolina. So, grab yourself of a big bowl of shredded paperwork, a steaming hot mug of scenery goop and enjoy.