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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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The Model Railway Show

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In this episode…


Otto Vondrak, Creative Director, The Model Railway Show.



National Train Show report from Grand Rails 2012


This year’s NMRA’s National Convention is winding up in Grand Rapids, Michigan – and manufacturers announced many exciting new products at the National Train Show.


The Model Railway Show’s Creative Director, Otto Vondrak – who is at the show as part of the Carstens Publications team – joins Trevor to describe some of the new products and interesting displays he’s seen.


Otto and Trevor discuss new products from the following manufacturers:
- Athearn Trains
- Atlas Model Railroad Co.
- Bar Mills Scale Model Works
- City Classics
- ExactRail
- InterMountain Railway Co.
- Moloco
- Peco
- Tangent Scale Models
- Trueline Trains


Otto and Trevor also talk about Building Scenery with Paul Scoles – the newest book from Carstens Publications.