Audio Show

Brought to you by:

Jim Martin: Jim's radio broadcasting career includes both the private sector and the CBC, Canada's national network. During his many years on air he was a reporter, announcer, news director, talk show and news magazine host, and his favorite part, interviewer. For many years he was also the book review and video review editor for Canadian Railway Modeller. More recently he has been writing articles for Railroad Model Craftsman. He also enjoys presenting backdrop painting clinics to local groups and train shows.

Trevor Marshall: Trevor cut his teeth in radio at Standard Broadcast News, a national radio newswire service in Canada. The radio news writing style has served him well in his current profession as a freelance writer for clients in the transportation, life sciences, and government sectors. Trevor's articles for the hobby press have appeared in Model Railroad Planning, Model Railroader, Railroad Model Craftsman and other publications and he regularly presents model and prototype railway clinics on a variety of topics. He finds everything about the hobby interesting, but is particularly interested in the process that goes into a well-thought-out, prototype-based layout.

Chris Abbott is our Technical Director. Jim and Trevor would still be talking to each other without his help.

Otto Vondrak is our Creative Director. That awesome badge and banner on the site? That's his doing.

David Woodhead is our Music Director. If you find yourself humming our theme song, well - you're not alone. Jim and Trevor have had it stuck in their heads for weeks now. Well done, David!

The fast-paced, thought-provoking podcast

Broadcasting topical, lively and fast-paced podcasts dealing with topics of interest to the model railway community at large. These are professionally produced, well researched shows, featuring as our guests some of the hobby's best-known names, along with the hard workers and innovators who keep the exciting hobby of model railroading moving ahead.


We have extensive news media experience, have more than 80 years combined experience in the hobby across a variety of scales and gauges, and have been published in major model railroad publications.


Dec 2012 Episode 46 High Tech and High Art
Dec 2012 Episode 45 Layout Designs and Big Designs
Nov 2012 Episode 44 Presidents and Superintendents
Oct 2012 Episode 43 The future of Ready-To-Run
Oct 2012 Episode 42 Life, The Universe and Everything – Including Model Railways
Sep 2012 Episode 41 The Terry and Gerry Show
Sep 2012 Episode 40 Long distance layout builders
Aug 2012 Episode 39 A passion for trains
Aug 2012 Episode 38c Special Edition
Aug 2012 Episode 38b Special Edition
Jun 2012 Episode 38a Special Edition
May 2012 Episode 38 Creative Layout Design
Apr 2012 Episode 37 Sound and movement
Apr 2012 Episode 36 The Display’s The Thing
Mar 2012 Episode 35 The future is now
Mar 2012 Episode 34 Anniversaries and Tributes
Feb 2012 Episode 33 The Genchi Genbutsu Show!
Feb 2012 Episode 32 MMRs and Memorable Modelers
Jan 2012 Episode 31 Time Travel
Jan 2012 Episode 30 S is for…
Dec 2011 Episode 29 Sit down and stand up
Dec 2011 Episode 28 Overheads and Ironing Boards
Nov 2011 Episode 27 Capturing Space
Nov 2011 Episode 26 Niche pursuits
Oct 2011 Episode 25 The All-Digital One Year Anniversary Show!
Oct 2011 Episode 24 What a difference eight years makes
Sep 2011 Episode 23 Model Railroading by Gaslight
Sep 2011 Episode 22 Saying so long to two hobby professionals
Aug 2011 Episode 21 Changes
Aug 2011 Episode 20 Online resources
Jul 2011 Episode 19 Summer Fun
Jul 2011 Episode 18 The WOW factor
Jul 2011 Episode 17a The NMRA National Convention and The National Train Show
Jun 2011 Episode 17 Train Life – and a Notable Life
Jun 2011 Episode 16 Tearing apart layouts
May 2011 Episode 15 Where we're going :: How we'll get there
May 2011 Episode 14 Builders in the Hobby
Apr 2011 Episode 13 Scratchin' and bashin'
Apr 2011 Episode 12 More unconventional thinking
Mar 2011 Episode 11 History Lessons
Mar 2011 Episode 10 Unconventional Thinking
Mar 2011 Episode 9a A Tribute to Carl Arendt
Mar 2011 Episode 9 The Manufacturing Show!
Feb 2011 Episode 8 Planning and Pressure
Jan 2011 Episode 7 No Dominion/Fowler boxcars were harmed in the making of this show
Jan 2011 Episode 6 Detailed Track – and Keeping Track
Dec 2010 Episode 5 Get real
Nov 2010 Episode 4 The thoughtful hobbyist
Nov 2010 Episode 3 Inspiration – Now and For The Future
Oct 2010 Episode 2 Narrower Minded - Broader Horizons