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In memoriam Theodore (Ted) Klein, 1935-2020

Theodore (Ted) Klein, longtime owner of the M.B. Klein hobby shop in Baltimore, died on July 19. He was 84 years old.

Ted worked with his father, Morris Benjamin (M.B.), at the family’s well-known hardware store and hobby shop on North Gay Street in Baltimore. Ted encouraged his father get out of the hardware business in the early 1970s to focus solely on model trains.

In 2007 M.B. Klein moved to its current location on Cockeysville Rd. in the Baltimore suburb of Cockeysville. The store shifted from a brick-and-mortar retailer to online only (modeltrainstuff.com) in 2019.

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