JMD opens new superstore
JMD Plastics is set to open a new model railroad superstore in DePere, Wis. on Monday, Sept. 19, 2016.
This is a soft opening, with the official grand opening to follow on Oct. 3-8.
A press release...
HMA nixes 2017 iHobby Expo
The Hobby Manufacturers Association announced it will not hold an iHobby Expo in 2017. The HMA board of directors made the decision after its regularly scheduled meeting on Aug. 17. The iHobby website...
Bob Wilke named president of HMA
August 19, 2016 — The HMA board members elected Bob Wilke as the new HMA president. His new role took effect immediately. He replaced Richard Janyszek of Bachmann Industries.
Wilke is als...
Stores buying more comics in 2016
Diamond Comic Distributors reported that the number of stores ordering comics from the company had risen 2.7 percent so far this year. It also noted that it shipped a record number of comics in June.
Chip-card flaw found
Computer security researchers at payment technology company NCR said they found a flaw in chip-based credit cards issued in the U.S.
The chip cards, which are “dipped” into card readers r...
World's largest model train store is closing
Caboose Hobbies in Denver, reputedly the largest model-train store in the world, shut its doors for good on Sept. 25, and the owners said they planned to retire.
The store lost its lease at its curr...