Radio Shack

I’ll miss you, Radio Shack. Kinda. Sorta.

My Radio Shack Free Battery Club card, circa 1982.

My Radio Shack Free Battery Club card, circa 1982.

Electronics retailer Radio Shack, which has been circling the drain for quite a while now, finally did what everyone expected it to do, and declared bankruptcy this week. If you’ve been in the hobby of model railroading for a while, you’ve almost certainly purchased something there that you needed for your railroad—some solder, a spool of wire, Cinch-Jones connectors. How will we survive in a post-Radio Shack retail landscape?

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