Kalmbach Publishing going out of business


John from Indiana

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Seems like Kalmbach is pulling the plug on all their publications. Up for sale is Model Railroader and Trains. Everything is gone...too bad
 
That was a couple of months ago. A new company down in Tennessee purchased their titles

 
Also, the Aug issue of MRR has a one page "letter" from the new publisher describing his vision, and comparing what's ahead to what he already did for "Flying" magazine.

I'm cautiously optimistic that the MRR family will be in good hands.
 
Seems like Kalmbach is pulling the plug on all their publications. Up for sale is Model Railroader and Trains. Everything is gone...too bad
Here's the interview on Ken Patterson's what's neat with the CEO of the company that purchased Kalmbach. Talking a little about the direction of Trains, and MRR.

 
I let my subscription lapse several years ago due to the advertising and articles that did not pertain to HO model railroading. I've got a complete collection of Model Railroaders from 1944, so with Model Railroad Craftsman in 8 files cabinets...can't even give them away
 
Welp, still have a couple years on my MR subscription - we will see how it goes.

I also have a complete set of MR from '34 up, bunch of Craftsman and Trains. Well, at least I think MR is complete; might have missed a couple/few issues. I don't want to give them away or trash them as I still like thumbing through the pages every once-in-awhile vs dealing with the Inet.

Trains are pretty much round basket fodder although I have not gotten to that with them yet.

Good Luck to them anywho.

Later
 
I have about 5 yrs of MR that I take with me to doctor, dentist, and other appointments.
Occasionally someone will strike up a conversation-my uncle, grandpa had/has a
train set.

Most waiting rooms are void of reading materials since covid. If you're lucky, they'll
have a tv on with something of interest-mostly not.
 
Hopefully the new owners will continue the book publishing side. They have some good titles.
Don't have time to watch the video, so if it's answered in there please forgive me!
 
I let my subscription lapse several years ago due to the advertising and articles that did not pertain to HO model railroading. I've got a complete collection of Model Railroaders from 1944, so with Model Railroad Craftsman in 8 files cabinets...can't even give them away
I had over 3000 magazines in 1992 that were Model & Train related & finally gave all of them away. You can get more from this Group & other MRR groups than you could ever get from a magazine. Now adays you can't afford over $100.00 a year for a magazine or I can't.
 
I had over 3000 magazines in 1992 that were Model & Train related & finally gave all of them away. You can get more from this Group & other MRR groups than you could ever get from a magazine. Now adays you can't afford over $100.00 a year for a magazine or I can't.
If you sell items on eBay and use flat rate shipping they make good packing material.
 
I was given a collection of MR which date almost to the beginning. but which had also lain on the waterlogged floor after a flood. Covers mostly gone and pages wrinkled.
But there are some real gems in there too, among them the article by Frank Ellison sometime (IIRC) before WWII, wherein he pointed out that a model railroad can be viewed as something of a stage play, hence the concept of "staging" we use so often today. AFAIK, it was Frank who first presented the concept. More than eighty years ago now.
 



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