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Feb 23, 2022 - Periodical News

Walthers - All Scales - Update on Walthers Reference Books

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Dear PWRS Customers,

Walthers sent us a note a few moments ago updating all of our customers about the changes coming forward for the Walthers Reference Books.


Valued Modelers and friends,


The Walthers Reference Book has stood as the industry resource for the Model Railroad Hobby providing users with modeling tips, inspiration, education, dealer listings, product announcements and more recently, a forum for showcasing some of our outstanding dealers and up and coming modelers.  Walthers has been proud to bring the modeling community all of this in one handy resource for decades!  As we celebrate our 90th year of business, we reflect on the changes that have naturally occurred in this great hobby, that includes reviewing the Reference Book and its role in a modeler’s year.  Many of you recently contributed to a survey and provided your feedback on potential changes to the format and/or frequency of the book.  We conducted similar surveys with the manufacturers who contribute to its content as well as the dealers who sell it.  While we heard loud and clear that it continues to be a very valuable asset to the modeling community, many of you told us you don’t necessarily purchase a book every year.


After much careful consideration we have made the decision to move to a bi-annual publication of the Walthers Reference Book.  Beginning this year, we will skip the publication normally scheduled to launch in the Fall of 2022. The next publication, the 2024/2025 Reference Book, will be available in late 2023.


Many of you have supported us from the very beginning and rely on this book as an important avenue to learn about new products and industry news.  Rest assured,  we remain deeply committed to you and to the model railroading industry.  We look forward to serving your modeling needs with great products and information all year long – in some ways tried and true, and some brand new.  We hope to earn your support of those new things, too!  Should you have additional questions or concerns, please give PWRS a call at 1.866.840.7777

We have limited inventory of the recent 2022, 90th Anniversary edition Reference Books in stock. Take advantage of purchasing one now while they last. 

Thanks for your ongoing support. Happy Modeling!


- Your friends at Walthers 

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