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Email Newsletter 11/03/2014

In This Issue

In this newsletter you will find:

  • 2 new books for modelers and railfans

  • Special issues for your customers

  • Your holiday offer

  • Model Retailer preview

  • Big Boy on DVD

  • Marketing: Stick to the plan

New Books!

New Projects and Classic Stories for Modelers and Railfans!

In Narrow Gauge Modeling, renowned model railroader Tony Koester offers the tips, projects, and techniques modelers need to create realistic narrow gauge layouts – using the latest products.

$21.99 - #12490

Click here to preview and order this book »

Great American Railroad Stories collects popular stories from 75 years of Trains magazine, lending rare historical insight from founding Editor Al Kalmbach, David P. Morgan, Lucius Beebe, and many more.

$24.99 - #01300

Click here to preview and order this book »

Special Issues

How to Build Small Model Railroads

This special issue from Model Railroader demonstrates how to build a manageable layout that can be built in a short amount of time. If modelers are looking to downsize their house or modeling area, this is the perfect guidebook to help them make the most of their space.

Available November

Click here to read more and pre-order now »

Trains of the 1940s

This special issue explores the decade of railroading’s finest hour and its finest trains. The industry fulfilled its patriotic duty by helping the nation win World War II, then, exhausted by the effort, spent lavishly in order to renew itself.

Available November

Click here to read more and pre-order now »

Your Holiday Offer

Kalmbach’s Holiday Gift to You!

Get 12 of our top-selling pre-selected books for an extra 12% off! This includes books on track plans, kitbashing, scenery, DCC, and more. This offer is good now through December 12.

Call your sales rep today to get your offer, 800-558-1544!

Coming up!

January 2015 Issue:

What's ahead in 2015?

Blue skies and cool breezes. That's what economists see for retailers in the coming year as shoppers are more willing to spend. 


Inventory management

We'll show you how to squeeze more performance from your stock and increase your sales.


Looking outside for help

Store owners can't be expected to know everything. Tips for reaching out to professional business and legal advisors. 


Managing teen employees

Here are 10 guidelines for making the most of your youngest employees.


Eat, drink and see trains

A Chicago business offers its customers a chance to enjoy model railroading, pint in hand.  

Hot DVD!

Big Boy DVD is flying off the shelves!

This DVD, produced by Trains magazine, delivers 90 minutes of video coverage of Union Pacific No. 4014's journey to restoration.  It includes:

  • The move from the Los Angeles County Fairgrounds to Cheyenne, Wyoming.

  • Exclusive behind-the-scenes footage and interviews.

  • Never-before-seen video coverage.

  • Unique access to places, views, and vantage points.

  • Historic footage of Big Boys in action.

#15109 ~ $29.99

Make sure you have this DVD in stock

Did You Know ...

59 days until 2015!

Make sure you have model railroading and trains calendars stocked for your customers as it gets closer to the new year.

Business News You Can Use

Marketing: Stick to the plan

Learn how your hobby shop can create, organize and implement a successful marketing plan with measurable results.

Read more about creating a marketing plan »

Brought to you by Model Retailer magazine

Meet the Staff

Your representative appreciates your business and looks forward to hearing from you. Please feel free to e-mail her directly. You'll be surprised at how fast she will respond!

Phone: 800-558-1544

Fax: 262-798-6592

Website: www.Retailers.Kalmbach.com

Nanette Fox


Ext. 595

Terri Meunier


Ext. 513

Kristen Beach


Ext. 385


Kalmbach Publishing Co.