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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!

A Tribute to Carl Arendt

The Model Railway Show

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The model railway community was saddened to learn that Carl Arendt, the modeler behind the immensely popular website Micro/Small Layouts for Model Railroaders, died at his home in Washington State on March 4, 2011. He was 75.


Carl was instrumental in popularizing the micro/small layout movement around the world. Hundreds of people contributed plans, photos and ideas to Carl’s website, and thousands of people have been inspired by it.


Carl was Jim’s guest on the first episode of The Model Railway Show – broadcast November 1, 2010. For those listeners who missed the first show, this special edition is a re-broadcast of Jim’s interview with Carl.


Related Links:

Carl Arendt’s web site

Carl Arendt’s obituary (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

Photos of Carl Arendt’s work on our gallery