Make way for boomers
Postwar ‘kids’ are still at the core of hobbies, but their needs are changing; creature comforts will keep them coming back
Keys to winning a loan
Banks — and the economy — have come back to life after the Great Recession; here’s how to court lenders for the best terms
When praise beats a raise
If you can't award wage increases to your best workers, there are things they'd rather receive than money — believe it or not
Stevens: A family affair
The big hobby distributor traces its roots back to a home-based business started by the present owner's parents in the 1950s
Gen Con considers its future in Indy
Gen Con CEO Adrian Swartout sounded a cautionary note on March 26, hours after Indiana Gov. Mike Pence signed into law the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (SB 101), which allows businesses to refuse...
Noch names deputy managing director
On Feb. 1, German model railroad scenery manufacturer Noch GmbH & Co. KG named Sebastian Topp as deputy managing director. After five years as Noch’s marketing manager, Topp, 32, will serve ...
Gen Con and others protest new Indiana law
In an open letter dated March 23, Gen Con, the Seattle-based consumer and trade gaming convention, urged Indiana Gov. Mike Pence to reconsider his support of Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restorat...
50th issue of Burlington Bulletin
The Burlington Route Historical Society is celebrating the 50th issue of its flagship publication, Burlington Bulletin. Authored by Chicago, Burlington & Quincy historian John W. “Bill&rdquo...
Thieves bag $80,000 in model trains
Two burglars in the early morning of March 16 made off with hundreds of model train locomotives, rolling stock and other products from English’s Model Railroad Supply in Montoursville, Pa.
Online sales tax gets bipartisan push
Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Sens. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., Mike Enzi, R-Wyo. and Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D. have teamed to reintroduce the Marketplace Fairness Act, which would enable s...
Remco co-founder Isaac Heller dies
Isaac Heller, who with a cousin, Saul Robbins, founded the toy company Remco Industries in 1949, died March 7. He was 88.
After World War II, Heller, a former U.S. Navy electronics specialist, acquir...
Hitec signs Drake as factory driver
Hitech RCD USA signed Adam Drake as factory driver, expanding his duties from running Hitec’s Revolutionary 9000 series of brushless servos to piloting vehicles with the Hitec Lynx 4s radio and ...
Catan Con 2015 in Music City
Mayfair Games will host Catan Con 2015 April 24-26 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, Tenn. According to a Mayfair press release, show highlights will include a Catan...
Pinewood Derby time!
In many communities, spring is when a young scout’s fancy turns to thoughts of turning a wood block into a fast car. From its inaugural run in May 1953, the Boy Scouts of America’s Pinewoo...
How to Build Realistic Scenery
This special issue gives proven techniques you can trust to make scenery as realistic as possible.Order here
Basic Trackwork for Model Railroaders, 2nd Edition
This is the one-source guide modelers need to learn to install trackwork properly for smooth operation in any scale.
Historic Trains Today
Explore the history and heritage of railroading with Historic Trains Today. Order here
Acclaimed modeler Chris Mrosko explains how to build dioramas that showcase models and create dramatic scenes, as well as offering expert modeling tips.