July 2016

The right stuff
Finding and training a good manager takes time, money and persistence; here are some suggestions to make this all-important process a little easier
Family-business blues
Tips on making 'outside' workers feel welcome in a family-run buisness
Facebook with ease
Your customers are already on the social-media giant—meaning you don’t have to work hard to connect with them, especially if you’ve got the basics down
Panther fills a need
Owners of a scale military miniatures shop focus on their loyal customers
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R/C club revives Camel Trophy Expedition
The Hong Kong RC Defender Club is bringing back a scaled version of the Camel Trophy, a 4x4 vehicle race held from 1980 to 2000. Gary Yuen Siu-cheung started the club in 2015 and has already held five...
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Retailers crowd ‘quality’ Games Day
ACD Distribution held its annual Games Day trade show in Madison, Wis., on May 25-27. The show gave nearly 400 attendees from 200 stores a chance to talk directly to game publishers, see new games and...
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Monroe Models purchases AIM
Monroe Models has purchased AIM Products, taking over operations on June 1. AIM produced model railroad tunnels portals, retaining walls and bridge abutments. Its line also included weathering powde...
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Albuquerque park no-fly zone lifted
Model and R/C airplanes can once again take to the skies over Arroyo del Oso Park in Albuquerque, N.M., with the lifting of a no-fly zone that was put into place in January. Although R/C aircraft had...
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Novak closes operations
Novak Electronics of Lake Forest, Calif. announced June 13 it was shutting down operations, effective immediately. Novak has been in business since 1978 and is known primarily for making brushless mot...
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Dorset's Tank Museum breaks record for largest number of model tanks
The Tank Museum, located in Dorset, South West England, has entered the Guinness World Records with the largest collection of scale model tanks. A total of 81 1:6 scale tanks were brought together at ...
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Mayfair Games acquires controlling interest in Twilight Creations
Mayfair Games announced June 3 it purchased a majority share of Twilight Creations, the board game publisher best known for the Zombies!!! series as well as The Haunting House.   All Twiligh...
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Rather Dashing Games Sponsors Origins Game Fair 2016
Today, Rather Dashing Games, publisher of quality family and hobby board games, announced its sponsorship of the 2016 Origins Game Fair in Columbus, Ohio, on June 15-19. As a regular exhibitor at Ori...
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Rather Dashing releases new dice game
Rather Dashing Games is releasing a new dice game called We Come in Peace at Gen Con in August. More details about the game can be found in the July 2016 issue of Model Retailer. Kalmbach Publishing...
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Kalmbach introduces new jewelry site Facet, an online resource for jewelry makers, is now active. Developed by Kalmbach Publishing, Facet provides a helpful and inspirational place for readers of Bead&Button, as well as th...
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611 In Steam
This special publication covers the debut of the restored Norfolk & Western No. 611.
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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.
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Lionel Trains: Best Layouts & Store Displays
This publication will showcase a full range of colorful and collectible model railroad layouts made by Lionel's craftsmen.
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Building Dioramas
Acclaimed modeler Chris Mrosko explains how to build dioramas that showcase models and create dramatic scenes, as well as offering expert modeling tips.
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