The Model Railway Show – Episode 0039

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A passion for trains

In this episode…

Sam Posey, author, artist, race car driver, layout builder.
Dawn Brightwell, live steam enthusiast and builder.

Playing with Trains

Sam Posey is a Renaissance Man for the modern age – an accomplished Grand Prix racer, artist, broadcaster… and model railway builder.

Sam’s HO scale Colorado Midland has twice graced the cover of Model Railroader magazine – in February 1995 and December 2001. He’s also the author of Playing with Trains: A Passion Beyond Scale – a book about his fascination with the hobby.

Sam joins Jim to talk about the relationship between trains, art and racing – and give listeners the scoop on his next model railroading project.

Presenting the hobby to non-hobbyists

The hobby needs more people like Dawn Brightwell.

She’s a live steam enthusiast and accomplished builder, who loves the hobby’s ability to challenge us to master a wide variety of skills. She also sees the hobby as a great teaching tool for families – offering lessons on everything from history to engineering, and model-building to gardening.

Dawn also loves to share her passion for the hobby, and makes a point of talking to spectators at public shows such as the annual Doors Open Toronto event at the former CPR John Street Roundhouse.

Dawn has become adept at presenting the hobby of model railroading in its best light to non-hobbyists and shares some of her approaches with in conversation with Trevor.

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Next time on The Model Railway Show:

Trevor talks to author Pelle Søeborg about building – and rebuilding – his Union Pacific layout.

Jim speaks with long-distance truck driver Ian Plett about taking his hobby on the road.

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