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Check Out the "A Modelers Life" Podcast!

Written by Conductor


One of the great trends in the rise of the internet in everyday life is Podcasting.  For the uninitiated, a podcast is an internet "radio show" intended to be downloaded to your mobile device (originally the iPod - the "pod" in "podcasting") to be listened to at your leisure.  Podcasts are available on a nearly infinite variety of subjects, from gardening to politics to music and comedy, and model railroading is no exception!  There are several podcasts (available for download via iTunes) on our hobby - one of these is "A Modelers Life," curated by noted modeler and former Model Railroader staffer Lionel Strang and his associates Jim Rindt and Bruce Wilson.  While the show is focused on model railroading, it focuses more on the "back stories" of guests - how they got into the hobby, personal lives, etc.  

I recently had the good fortune to be featured as a guest interviewee on Episode 46 and a followup segment known as the "Kelly Questions," created by Reading Modeler member and contributor (and W&N fan) Bruce Kelly of Oregon.  This podcast is VERY entertaining and well worth a listen.  Check out their webpage here, and look for the podcast on iTunes!  You can also visit their Facebook page here!

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Did You Know?

April, 1957
The famous green "READING LINES" bridge over Shepps Dam on the Reading Belt Line (near Carpenter Steel) enters service.


Operations Information

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Operations Paperwork

Click Here!A variety of Reading Company operations paperwork, such as train orders, clearance forms, etc. that will help you operate your Reading layout in a prototypical manner.

Timetables, Rulebooks, Etc.

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Rolling Stock Reference

Click Here!Downloadable reference documents on the various classes of Reading Company Freight and Passenger rolling stock.

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