The Model Railcast Show #220 Klaiss as in Nice


Ron Klaiss joins Craig Bisgeier and Timothy Harrison to talk about his Narrow Gauge Layout under construction, mountain scenery, trees, and more!

Intro- Time and Craig give their updates


Introducing Ron and his RR
-modeling using unique rock forms
-doing LOTS of trees
-joining the NMRA
-getting the youth involved

The Model Railcast Show #219 Planning for Passengers! -with Bob Sprague

Crew Lounge:

-Tim’s PRSL layout update
-Bob updates us on the MARPM

Roundhouse: Bob talks planning for passengers

-chosing a prototype
-Utilizing Armstrong’s book
-Planning your radii
-Understanding all that passenger trains do
-Planning for stations


The Model Railcast Show #218 “G4 In The House!” Part1

John Gardiner IV joins us on the show after so four years since he did some producing for Ryanb Andersen

-The “Silent” Years

-John re-enters the Hobby

-Mistakes learned from

-Important Goals and Standards

Also check out John’s own podcast “A Beginners Guide to Model Railroading” on iTunes!


Model Railcast Show 217 “95 Percent There” -with Jim Lincoln

We get caught up with Jim Lincoln and all his projects- of which the featured for the roundhouse is a new proto 48 module inspired by observing an o scale modular layout.

Jim goes through the history, his planning, and challenges of building this new project. Please use links in comment section.

1:18:00 long

The Model Railcast Show #216 The Berninator and Malvern

With Bernie Kempinski, Craig Bisgeier, and Rob Hinkle

Crew Lounge- updates with Tim and Bernie

Talking Terminals with Bernie, modeling a break bulk terminal may be easier.
Observations about the terminals and Bernie’s new book
Tim’s trip to Bernie’s
Forced Perspective and how and where to use it
Parting thoughts

Afterward: Craig and Rob join us to give updates and talk a little about the Malvern RPM

MRCS 215 Duncan Mcree Sees a Silhouette-o…

Duncan Mcree joines us to talk about his silhouette cutter and what it can do for your model railroad structures. It’s a cheaper alternative to 3D printing!

The Crew Lounge – updates from Craig and Myself

Roundhouse part 1
The cutter and what it can do
Getting started

Branchline: Duncan talks briefly about the Southern Pacific Cab Forward

Roundhouse part 2
further application of the cutter

MRCS #214 “Happy Little Pan Pastels” with Dave Emery

Dave Emery joins us to discuss the merits of Pan Pastels.

Crew Lounge- we discuss our updates: Dave continues work on a roundhouse after a successful completion of two projects, Craig had a solid open house experience, and Tim starts on the Pavonia East Ladder.

Roundhouse 1 Dave goes over a description on Pan Pastels and their merits.

Branchline- Green Windows and White houses, why?

Roundhouse 2 Dave continues showing how pan pastels can be applied to rolling stock and structures.

Shownotes and pics in the comments below!


The Model Railcast Show 213 The Show About Shows


We will get Dave Emery on soon- I promise! But we had a few shows that we wanted to talk about and decided to make that into a show; admittedly we’re borrowing from Model Rail Radio as we host several guests: Jim Gore, Jim Lincoln, Mike Slater, and Ron Klaiss! Hope you enjoy our banter!

MRCS Show #212 Here to There and Operation Christmas Train

And we’re back! Craig makes his triumphal return to the MRCS with exciting new software in hand that can revolutionize the way you’re running your model railroad. Also For out Branchline Dustin Fisher of “Operation Christmas Train” Joins us to talk about his exciting new organization that reaches out to kids in need of a classic and fun Christmas.

Ops2 “Best Shot”: Seth Neumann & It’s a Wonderful Modelers Life: Lionel Strang, Jim Rindt & Bruce Wilson

In this show 211, which was spun off from the planned 211 because of size, we get to talk to Seth Neumann as he answers our questions about how to have a successful op session; I’ll have some links to post ASAP. Seth talks to us about the upcoming NMRA and as a former OPSIG director is uniquely qualified to talk about ops with us.

Then we lighten up and settle into a lively, fun, and enlightening conversation with and about the smash hit podcast “A Modelers Life” as we are joined by its triumvirate of hosts: Lionel Strang, Jim Rindt, and Bruce Wilson. I thought I’d interview them and they also ended up interviewing me. In the end it demonstrates what the AML network is about as you find out some things about us that you might not have known before.

To download direct right click on the media player above and hit “save as” or if that doesn’t work go to and search mrcs0211.