A detouring westbound Peoria Division freight takes the hole for a superior Berkshire-powered eastbound at Linden, Indiana, on Tony Koester's HO scale Nickel Plate Road's St. Louis Division circa 1954 - Photo ©2010 Tony Koester
Welcome to The Model Railway Show! We broadcast topical, lively and fast-paced podcasts dealing with topics of interest to the model railway community at large. These are professionally produced, well researched shows, featuring as our guests some of the hobby's best-known names, along with the hard workers and innovators who keep the exciting hobby of model railroading moving ahead.
We have extensive news media experience, have more than 80 years combined experience in the hobby across a variety of scales and gauges, and have been published in major model railroad publications.
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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