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A fond farewell

Published: June 29, 2017
Since 1975, Model Retailer has been proud to provide hobby retailers, manufacturers and distributors with valuable industry news, business advice, trade show coverage and product reviews.

As you are well aware, the hobby market has changed over the years, in ways both promising and challenging. The media landscape has also changed. Sorry to say, we have made the difficult decision to cease publication of Model Retailer; this issue will be our last. Our website,, will remain active and updated on a limited basis.

Although this magazine will no longer publish, Kalmbach Publishing Co. remains committed to the success of the market and will continue to express that commitment through its many brands, including Model Railroader, FineScale Modeler and Drone360.

We thank you, our readers, for the loyal support you’ve shown us over the years, and we wish everyone a prosperous future.

–Jeff Reich, editor