2017年05月25日

Tracks from Texas to Tokyo (Hallmark Models)

by Bobbye Hall with Tim Blackwell, first printing May 2006
soft cover 153x229mm, 156 pages, $15.95, Ballpark Impressions, L.L.C., Keller, Texas

Tracks_from_Texas2.jpg Cover: Bobbye Hall celebrates 50 years in business in 1996
Back cover: Bobbye Hall is pictured with former employee Lynne Fleming on her 96th birthday in September 2005

 テキサス州西部の小さな町、タホカの女の子は誰も、男が支配する鉄道模型の業界のトップに就くとは想像できるものでは無かった。
 ボビー・ホールも夢にも思わなかったけれど、その人生を歩むこととなった。1946年、ボビーはその第一歩を印して、最も成功した小売業者および輸入業者の一つとなった。業界を縦横無尽に駆け回り、世界中の著名人と交流した輝かしい55年の生涯を、この活気に満ちた女性と共著者ティム・ブラックウェルと一緒に振り返ろう。
Most girls from the small West Texas town of Tahoka could not imagine rising to the top of the male-dominated model train industry. Bobbye Hall certainly didn't dream of it---she lived it! In 1946, Bobbye embarked upon a prestigious career as one of the industry's most successful retailers and importers. Join this energizing lady and co-author Tim Blackwell on a fascinating ride through the model train industry, and a tender look back at a remarkable 55-year career that took her all over the world, introduced her to royalty and celebrities, and forged friendships that lasted a lifetime.

Acknowledgments
Foreword
Table of Contents
1----Chapter 1---Developing a life-long affection
9----Chapter 2---Picking up roots (and pieces)
15--Chapter 3---Love and model trains
24--Chapter 4---Starting with plain vanilla
33--Chapter 5---One of the men in the Windy City
39--Chapter 6---Becoming one with the neighborhood
45--Chapter 7---Making a statement
54--Chapter 8---A good opportunity at Casa View
61--Chapter 9---New beginnings and uncertainties
69--Chapter 10--Fresh start and around the world
79--Chapter 11--To Tokyo with Hallmark idea
87--Chapter 12--Picking up steam with the Japanese
98--Chapter 13--Exploring new territory in Korea
107-Chapter 14--Good, but painful times
112-Chapter 15--Slice of life at Hall's Hobby House
122-Chapter 16--From Counts to cruises
131-Chapter 17--People and singing cowboys
138-Chapter 18--Deposits and withdrawals
148-Chapter 19--Memories of a great ride

In Stock at the publisher, Ballpark Impressions, LLC, Keller, TX.


ボビー・ホール (1909-2007)は、ホールマーク・モデルズのオーナーであると共に、テキサス州ダラスのボビー・ホールズ・ホビー・ハウスという模型店の店主としても知られる。Hal Carstens著"150 Years of Train Models"p22、79、128に“若い頃”の写真、MR誌2007年4月号p9に追悼文がある。業界団体のHMA(Hobby Manufacturers Association)がボビーホール功労賞を設ける。開店50周年記念貨車をガラクタボックスに展示している。

Hallmark logo ホールマーク・モデルズは中堅ブラス・インポーターの一つ。1967年から1989年?まで、クマタ、ミズノ、フジヤマ、ゴー、サムホンサ、アジン、ドンジン、キョンドン、ロックアム等を使い、HO、HOn3、N、O、On3ゲージ・モデルを供給した。高級品路線のブランドは"Super Crown"。
Bobbye Autrey Hall (1909-2007) owned Hall's Hobby House in Dallas, Texas, and founded Hallmark Models. There are pictures at her "young age" in some pages of "150 Years of Train Models" by Hal Carstens, and a memorial statement in the April issue 2007 of Model Railroader magazine. The HMA (Hobby Manufacturers Association) established the Bobbye Hall Award. The 50th anniversary commemorative model is displayed here.

Hallmark was a brass importer, supplied HO, HOn3, N, O & On3 scale models using Kumata, Mizuno, Fujiyama, GoM, Samhongsa, Asin, Dong Jin, Kyong Dong, Rok Am and etc. from 1967 to 1989(?). The brand name of upper grade models was "Super Crown."

The Hallmark Models' products appeared in magazines

SeriesRailroad, Number, PhaseObjectscalemgznissuepageManufactureNote
BrillEBT, M1ModelHOn3Train91.01110Samhongsa
BrillEBT, M1, year 1926ModelHOn3Train97.0352Samhongsa 1983
BrillSperry Rail Service, 136, year 1928ModelHOTrain97.0350Mizuno 1969ex-NYC M-11 rail detictor
Budd, RDCAT&SF, DC191ModelHOTrain87.0349Samhongsa 1985
Budd, RDCAT&SF, DC192ModelHOTrain87.0349Samhongsa 1985
EMC, 75'AT&SF, M115-126ModelHOTrain97.0350Kyong Dong 1976
EMC, 75'AT&SF, M150-157, year 1931ModelHOTrain97.0350Kyong Dong 1976
EMC, M190AT&SF, M190, Gas-ElectricModelHOTrain88.0854Rok AmD&GRN
EMDAT&SF, 1+1AModelHOTrain87.0349KMT
EMDAT&SF, 1+1A, StreamlinedReviewHOTrain84.1190KMT
EMD, CF7Topeka CabReviewHOTrain81.0387KMT
EMD, CF7AT&SF, Topeka CabModelHOTrain92.0575KMT
EMD, E5CB&QModelHOTrain79.0663KMT
EMD, F3ModelHOMRG89.0132Samhongsa
EMD, FTModelNMRG88.1053Samhongsa
EMD, FTModelHOMRG89.013Samhongsa
EMD, FTReviewOOSN80.055
EMD, GP7ModelNMRG88.033Samhongsa
EMD, GP9ModelNMRG88.033Samhongsa
EMD, GP9ModelNMRG88.0724Samhongsa
Caboose, 2300SSW, 2301, DrowberModelHOTrain82.0576KMT
Caboose, B-W WoodKCS, 373, TuscanModelHOTrain82.0573Dong Jing
Caboose, Steel CupolaWabash, 2748, RedModelHOTrain82.0577Ajin
Caboose, Wood CupolaGM&O, 2634, RedModelHOTrain82.0573Samhongsa
Caboose, Wood CupolaMKT, 790, YellowModelHOTrain82.0576
Caboose, Wood Side DoorFrisco, 27, RedModelHOTrain82.0577KMTno-BN renumbered
Caboose, Wood Side DoorT&P, 2702ModelHOTrain82.0577KMT
DynamoAT&SFModelHOTrain88.0861Samhongsa
0-8-0, C2aMKT, 73ModelHOTrain92.0574Ajin
2-10-0, 2565AT&SF, 2567ModelHOTrain92.0575Dong Jin
2-10-4, 5000AT&SF, 5000ModelHOTrain88.0854Dong JinD&GRN
2-6-2, 11EBT, 11AdHOn3Train90.0879Sakatsu
2-8-0, 1MoPac, 17ModelHOTrain77.0565Dong Jin
2-8-0, C63MoPac, 17ModelHOTrain87.0569Dong Jin
2-8-2, 12EBT, 12AdHOn3Train90.0879Sakatsu
2-8-2, 12EBT, 14ReviewOn3MR89.094
2-8-2, K28D&RGW, 473ModelHOn3Train76.0250Dong Jin
2-8-2, 4200Frisco, 4205ModelHOTrain79.0670Dong Jin
2-8-2, 4200Frisco, 4205ModelHOTrain85.1166Dong Jin
2-8-2, L2dMKT, 891ModelHOTrain87.128Dong Jin
2-8-2, MK63MoPacModelHOTrain83.0478Dong Jin
2-8-2, MK63MoPac, 1444ModelHOTrain86.0267Dong Jin
4-4-0, 182Frisco, 187ModelHOTrain87.128Kyong Dong
4-6-2, 1337AT&SF, 1369, Valley FlyerModelHOTrain82.0874Dong Jin
4-6-2, H3aMKT, 397ModelHOTrain76.0250Fujiyama 1969
4-6-2, H3aMKT, 397ModelHOTrain91.1176Fujiyama 1969
4-6-2, H3aMKT, 397ModelHOTrain94.0128Fujiyama 1969
4-8-2, M1T&P, 903ModelHOTrain86.0267Dong Jin
4-8-2, M1Wabash, 2806ModelHOTrain87.0955Dong Jin
4-8-4, 2900AT&SF, 2900ModelHOTrain95.0869Samhongsa
4-8-4, 3752AT&SF, 3752ModelHOTrain95.017Samhongsa
4-8-4, 3776AT&SF, 3780ModelHOTrain95.017Samhongsa
4-8-4, 4500FriscoModelHOTrain80.1186Dong Jin
4-8-4, 4500Frisco, 4503ModelHOTrain83.0179Dong Jin
4-8-4, 4500Frisco, 4503ModelHOTrain83.0487Dong Jin
4-8-4, 4500Frisco, 4503ModelHOTrain87.128Dong Jin
4-8-4, O1Wabash, 2910ModelHOTrain78.0672Dong Jin
4-8-4, O1Wabash, 2910ModelHOTrain87.0190Dong Jin
4-8-4, R67RIModelHOTrain83.0486Go Model 1978VIP series
4-8-4, R67RI, 5102ModelHOTrain89.1267Go Model 1978VIP series
"Train" is one of Japanese model railroad magazines. "OSN" is O Scale News. "MRG" is Model Railroading.

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