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Walthers and Model Railroader magazine honored at Trainfest 2013

Model train manufacturer Wm. K. Walthers and Model Railroader magazine received the John H. Tews, MMR, Spirit of Model Railroading Award at Trainfest 2013
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Model Railroader magazine and Walthers received the John H. Tews, MMR, Spirit of Model Railroading Award. Pictured from left: Neil Besougloff, Kevin Keefe, Chuck Croft, Stacey Walthers Naffah, Phil Walthers, John Tews, and Joe Russ (superintendent of the WISE Division).
Hobby manufacturer Wm. K. Walthers and Model Railroader magazine received the John H. Tews, MMR, Spirit of Model Railroading Award. As managing director of Trainfest, John Tews presented the award himself on November 8, during the Friday Product Showcase. Phil Walthers, president, and Stacey Walthers Naffah, vice-president of sales and marketing, received the award on behalf of Walthers. Chuck Croft, president of Kalmbach Publishing Co., Kevin Keefe, vice-president of editorial at Kalmbach, and Neil Besougloff, editor of Model Railroader magazine, received the award on behalf of Model Railroader and Kalmbach. The Trainfest Committee established the annual award in 2011 to recognize individual or collective dedication to the hobby of model railroading.

Trainfest is presented by the Wisconsin Southeastern (WISE) Division of the National Model Railroad Association. This year's show was held on November 8 to 10 at the Wisconsin Exposition Center at State Fair Park in West Allis, Wis. For more information, see the Trainfest website.

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