Promoting Excellence in HO Scale Vehicle Modeling

March kicks off with announcements from Athearn and Showcase Miniatures. Athearn has announced new production runs of their 1968 Ford F-850 stakebed trucks in railroad paint schemes and their 45' stretched Fruehauf Z-Van piggyback trailers. Shown here is Showcase Miniatures' all new multimedia kit for a GMC Brigadier dump truck. Check out further details in our March New Products.

Photo Gallery 798 features the return of Ed Sweeney to our galleries and we'd like to give him a very warm welcome!!! Ed submitted this fleet of dump trucks featuring Autocar and Mack trucks.

We are planning a special Photo Gallery 800 featuring all Kenworth T800 models! If you have any projects that include T800s of any spec, please send them to us. We'd anticipate posting in 2-3 weeks. We're looking forward to seeing what you folks have for us.

We want to thank everyone who has responded with photos so far but please, send us photos of your modeling to keep our pipeline of galleries coming. We would request anyone who had sent us photos that have not appeared in a previous Photo Gallery to please resend to [email protected]. We would like to take this opportunity to remind contributors that we desperately need details of your models and photos that are a minimum of 800 pixels wide (wider is much better!). Check out all of the great companion models in our Photo Gallery 798! [posted 02/16/2021]


Who We Are, What We Do

The 1/87 Vehicle Club was established to promote the construction, use, and manufacture of prototypically accurate scale vehicle and equipment models specifically in 1/87 (HO) scale. 1/87 scale is most commonly referred to as "HO" scale because this is the scale of HO gauge model trains, by far the most popular scale for railroad modeling.

Our club assists in the exhibition, promotion, manufacturing, and production research of vehicles of all kinds in 1/87 (HO) scale. This web site and associated events are the place to meet and communicate with other people who are passionate about your hobby.

   Upcoming Events

We want to thank the spectacular modelers who responded to our appeal for photos at our last Gallery posting. Photo Gallery 797 is the result of those who responded and we have enough photos for about one more so please, send us photos of you modeling. We would request anyone who had sent us photos that have not appeared in a previous Photo Gallery to please resend to [email protected]. We would like to take this opportunity to remind contributors that we desperately need details of your models and photos that are a minimum of 800 pixels wide (wider is much better!). Our highlight photo shown here is another of Paul Kittle's extraordinary truck models built form his own resin castings, a 1970s Peterbilt 352 truck tractor and 40' Trailmobile flatbed trailer. Check out all of the great companion models in our Photo Gallery 797! [posted 02/16/2021]

We are very pleased to present for our long-suffering fans, our Photo Gallery 796. Due to a long list of interruptions including real world job requirements brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, a computer hardware failure, and a few personal issues along the way, we had fallen woefully behind in our Photo Gallery postings. The greatest impact has been the computer hardware failure which wiped out our stockpile of unused photos. We would request anyone who had sent us photos that have not appeared in a previous Photo Gallery to please resend to [email protected]. We would like to take this opportunity to remind contributors that we desperately need details of your models and photos that are a minimum of 800 pixels wide (wider is much better!).

Our highlight photo shown here is one of Paul Kittle's extraordinary truck models built form his own resin castings, a late 1980s Western Star 4964 truck tractor. Check out all of the great companion models in our Photo Gallery 796! [posted 02/10/2021]

Our Photo Gallery 795 features a collection of models and dioramas on display at the 2020 East Coast Meet held this past January in W. Springfield, Massachusetts. Our highlight photo shown here is one of first-time attendee Sam Denehy's many custom car and hot rod collections, shown here staged around his custom car and hot rod shop. Check out all of Sam's imaginative and creative models and all the great companion models in our Photo Gallery 795! [posted 06/07/2020]

We continue to update the Classic Mint Collectibles web site as we uncover more photos, some never before published. This is another of the projects we've recently completed, an archival web site for Classic Mint Collectibles. In case you're a recent "convert" to 1/87 scale or have only recently discovered our web site, Classic Mint Collectibles produced some of the most exquisite museum quality brass models of HO scale Peterbilt trucks, Komatsu and John Deere mining and construction equipment, and Talbert lowboy and Heil pneumatic bulk trailers from 2003 through 2009. Having been involved in the research and development of these models we feel uniquely qualified to keep the brand at the forefront of any discussion regarding high quality models in 1/87 scale. We'll be adding to the site and doing all we can to keep the content fresh so please check it out. We hope you enjoy the site! [posted 08/02/2013]

We invite you to check out the N Scale Vehicle Association's latest web site updates. The latest updates highlight the new River Point Station 1992 Ford F-250 pickups and F-350 service body trucks. These are outstanding models and adds sorely needed North American prototype variety to N scale layouts and collections! Check them out!

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