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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!

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In this episode…


Seth Neumann, LDSIG president/OPSIG director.



LDSIG and OPSIG at Grand Rails 2012


This year’s NMRA’s National Convention is in Grand Rapids, Michigan – and the Layout Design Special Interest Group and the Operations Special Interest Group are planning some great activities for their members.


LDSIG President Seth Neumann – who is also on the OPSIG board of directors – joins Trevor to describe the layout tours, other convention activities and combined LDSIG/OPSIG banquet plans. And for those unfamiliar with these two SIGs, he provides an overview of how they help modelers create and operate better layouts.


Looking for more information? Visit the convention pages for the Operations SIG and the Layout Design SIG.