Always sad to see another hobby store disappear. The last O scale serving hobby store in my home city closed before my time (with the now nearest over 3hrs away).
I've never met Mr. Wolf, nor know too much about MTH as I haven't really been in the hobby long, but seeing all the fallout, closures, livelihoods/jobs/fixtures of the community vanishing, and uncertainty stemming from literally one mans retirement makes me wish that things went down in almost any other way. Maybe something that didn't set off a detrimental cascade akin to a small wrecking ball to the very hobby MTH helped build up?
I know something new may come out of MTH's ashes, but its too bad it had to intentionally combust in the first place. I cant help but feel a little critical of how events are unfolding...
I don't think the way this Covid thing is rapidly moving around has helped much either ! 🤤
Even non model railroading outlets have been closing down and the retailers that are out there have severely limited their hours of operation . Some are just using mail order sales.
At least many of us are able to get caught up in the work needed on the layouts.
Take care and be safe 😷