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Big Trains – Small Layouts
In this episode…
Joe Giannovario, publisher, O Scale Trains magazine.
Carl Arendt, founder, Micro/Small Layouts for Model Railroads.
If you think “O scale” is just another way of saying “big toy trains”, think again. Many model railway enthusiasts pursue fine model-building in 1:48, and for the best part of the past decade they have have enjoyed a magazine dedicated to the O scale modeler and craftsman.
That magazine is O Scale Trains, and Publisher Joe Giannovario talks to Trevor Marshall about the results of the magazine’s recent reader survey.
Photos of Joe’s work.
Big ideas about small spaces
Just how small can a model railway be, and still be considered a model railway? If you ask Carl Arendt, “pretty small” would be the answer. Carl is the founder and driving force behind Micro/Small Layouts for Model Railroads.
From layouts built in boxes normally containing pizzas or shoes to a celebration of classic small layouts like the Gumstump & Snowshoe and the Time Saver, Carl’s web site offers more than 1,500 layouts that are small in footprint but big on fun and he talks to Jim Martin about the appeal of minimum-space modeling.
Photos of two of Carl’s layouts.
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Next time on The Model Railway Show:
Jim speaks with Bob Brown, Editor and Publisher of The Narrow Gauge & Short Line Gazette.
Trevor talks to Bill Kaufman, Vice President of Special Projects for the National Model Railroad Association.