Promoting Excellence in HO Scale Vehicle Modeling


Athearn has announced a new production run of their 53' Stoughton domestic container in thirteen paint schemes, some of which have never been offered previously. Check out all the available details in our December New Products.

Photo Gallery 792 introduces a first-time contributor debuting with our feature photo for this Gallery! This remarkable model of a Brandt OTM material hander, based on a John Deere excavator, was built by Stephane Joncas. We welcome Stephane to our contributors' list as well as first-time contributor Justin Carr. Check out all the great companion models our Photo Gallery 792! [posted 11/23/2019]


We have now opened participant registration for the 2020 East Coast Meet to be held in W. Springfield, Massachusetts on January 25-26, 2020. Our annual show is held in conjunction with the Amherst Railway Society Railroad Hobby Show at the Eastern States Exhibition Center in W. Springfield. Participation in the show is free but you must register online so we can coordinate display constraints and provide display space for all participants. If you will be a first-time participant we will go to great lengths to get you prepared and informed on the "routine" of the show and all the ancillary events (group meals and social gatherings of the group) that make this show so enjoyable for all who attend the show. We communicate with all registrants with periodic emailings with travel, hotel, and group meal information and updates as the show date nears. If you are interested in participating in the show and are not already on our email list we encourage to contact us requesting to be added to the email distribution. Check out all the available details on the 2020 East Coast Meet announcement. [posted 10/28/2019]


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

Photo Gallery 791 winds up our photo coverage of the 2019 Midwest Meet held in conjunction with the St. Louis RPM Meet in July. Our highlight photo for Photo Gallery 791 shown here is a Paul Knowles' Kershaw railroad wreck crane expertly built from a Custom Finishing Models kit. Check out all the companion models our Photo Gallery 791! [posted 10/31/2019]

We continue our photo coverage of the 2019 Midwest Meet held in conjunction with the St. Louis RPM Meet in July with Photo Gallery 790. Our feature photo for Photo Gallery 790 shown here is a display of some remarkable modeling from Samuel Denehy. Sam had an extensive display of his custom car modeling. Photo Gallery 790 marks the debut of Ron Christensen, making his first appearances in our Photo Gallery section. Check out all the companion models our Photo Gallery 790! [posted 10/23/2019]

Photo Gallery 789 showcases some fantastic modeling on display at the 2019 Midwest Meet held in conjunction with the St. Louis RPM Meet in July. Our highlight photo for Photo Gallery 789 shown here is a beautiful Kenworth T800H logging truck built by Paul Knowles using Dennis Aust resin castings. We would like to welcome Bob Rivard, Andre Von Vooren, and Dave Roeder on their first appearances in our Photo Gallery section. Check out all the companion models our Photo Gallery 789! [posted 10/15/2019]

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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