My Library - Magazine Articles By Category: Model Railroad Retailers

A Report from Nuremburg

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2003-05
Page:
86
Author:
John Glaab
Description:
The annual toy fair has good representation by model railroad manufacturers.

A View From a Hobby Shop Owner

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1991 #1 February
Page:
30
Author:
Brian Jackson
Scale:
S
Description:
The author describes the reality of a brick-n-mortar store owner in the 1990s of stocking model railroading items, and S-scale products specifically.

A Visit to Fred's Train Shop

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2015 #3 May
Page:
5
Author:
Bill Hutton
Description:
The author describes the owner's history and the what is available at the store in downtown Overland Park, Kansas. Includes several photos of the store and its owner.

A Visit to The Train Shop

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1991-01
Page:
138
Author:
George Hall
Description:
This store is located in a 5,000-square foot former grocery store in Santa Clara, California. The three partners discuss their store and their philosophy about the store and the model railroad industry. It provides some insight in to the business of this hobby.

Central Coast Trains

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2015 #2 March
Page:
4
Author:
Bill Pyper
Description:
The author interviews Anita Walter, owner of this model trains-only store in Atascadero, California. The store stocks S-scale products, consignment items, Lionel, Kadee, and scratchbuilding materials. She has a mailing list for those who model in S-scale.

Dealer's Corner

Magazine:
O Scale Trains Magazine 01 March 2002
Page:
13
Author:
Bruce B. Blackwood
Description:
This article describes how to build a relationship with a local hobby store, from a storeowner's perspective, to help grow an interest in the scale you are modeling.

Des Plaines Hobbies Open House for S Scale

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2015 #3 May
Page:
16
Author:
Jim Kindraka
Scale:
S
Description:
As part of the O Scale National convention near Chicago, and Mike Calvert of Gilmaur Models in the United Kingdom being there, Des Plaines Hobbies held an open house to give S-scale modelers who attended a chance to see the U18b pilot model in person. Photos are included with the article.

Dixie Union Station Expands Inventory to Carry S Gauge Trains

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2017 #2 March
Page:
4
Author:
Ray Garbee
Scale:
S
Description:
The store primarily carries HO- and O-scale, but has recently added about 10 feet of shelf space for S-scale products, such as MTH, Lionel, GarGraves, Artistta, and more.

Express Station

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1992-05
Page:
112
Author:
George Hall
Description:
The behind-the-scenes story of a small model train store in Tukwila, Washington.

Jeff's Junction

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2004 #5 October
Page:
5
Author:
Jeff Madden
Scale:
S
Description:
The author reflects on where he has been buying his S-scale products (at S-specific train shows).

JR Junction Train and Hobby

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2015 #4 July
Page:
4
Author:
Jamie Soberman
Description:
After a brief history of railway traffic in Syracuse, New York, the author learns from the owner that the store carries all current S-scale products and catalogs, as well as many other items. Includes several photos.

O Scale Influences Bay State Models: A 30-year Massachusetts Tradition Closes

Magazine:
O Scale Trains Magazine 33 July 2007
Page:
21
Author:
Roger C. Parker
Description:
The author interview Win Nowell

The S Starter Set Project

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1990 #5 October
Page:
14
Author:
Kent Singer
Scale:
S
Description:
The idea of a local club putting together an S-scale starter set from lightly-used and commonly-available American Flyer components has spread to several clubs, and this article covers the success these clubs have had with the idea over the past couple of years. It also covers how tasks are divided among club members to build these sets. A complete listing of how to review the purchased equipment to prepare for including in the sets, is included in this article.

The Sacramento Improbabillium Mine

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1992-02/03
Page:
58
Author:
Dick Karnes
Scale:
S
Description:
A slide by Bob Werre leads the author to go visit and interview Wayne Lyndon, owner of the Whistle Stop Hobbies in Sacramento, California. The S-scale mine is based on the Ophir Tram House.

Visit Des Plaines Hobbies

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2016 #2 March
Page:
4
Author:
Jim Kindraka
Scale:
S
Description:
After a brief introduction of the owners, the article covers that S-scale is quite visible within the mostly-HO-scale store. Covers the services they offer, and which product lines they have purchased over the years. Includes several photos of the store.

Welcome to Toy Trains Unlimited

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2016 #5 September
Page:
4
Authors:
Ron Borsella & Bill Pyper
Scale:
S
Description:
Covers the history of the Toy Trains Unlimited store in Hanover, PA. They repair A.F., and carry Lionel, MTH, K-Line, and parts. Includes photos of the store (the web site listed in the article was shut down in 2018 due to lack of interest).