For a change a model railway shop has opened. This one's in Ipswich and is know as Spograil. Talking to the owner about why he opened the shop he said that Bachmann will now only supply businesses that have a shop and so his swapmeet business now has a shop. At the moment he is selling at mail order prices for the majority of his stock.
It sounds like Bachmann are trying to support model railway shops which must be a good thing.