Promoting Excellence in HO Scale Vehicle Modeling

One of the first modeling events this uear open to the public is happening this weekend in the DFW metro area. The 1/87 Vehicle Club is collaborating with the Red River RPM Meet for a joint show on June 29, 2021 in Forest Hill (Ft. Worth), Texas. This is the first RPM Meet in the Dallas/Ft. Worth and we're doing our best to help promote the meet. If you've never attended a RPM Meet, this is a golden opportunity to meet fellow vehicle modelers, like Ryan Harris whose P-I-E Kenworth is shown here, and also enjoy some outstanding work from model railroaders in the area. [posted 04/1/2021]

We are sad to announce that master model builder, crane enthusiast, and friend, Denis Doucet, age 70, passed away on the night of May 6, 2021 in his hometown of Trois-Rivières, Quebec. Denis was a giant of a man physically, but he was also a giant in the hobby that we all love. Being a crane operator by trade, Denis' passion drove him to produce some of the most detailed and accurate crane models that we will ever see, probably most well known for his museum quality scratch-built Manitowoc 4100. Denis was quite the joker, and always a pleasure to be around. His knowledge of the hobby and of cranes knew no bounds and he is single handedly responsible for making many of us better modelers. Having known Denis personally, I can assure you that we will all miss him dearly, and wish the best for his family. - special thanks to Robert Kelly [posted 04/19/2021]

The latest Brekina newsletter has photos of the Peterbilt 359 (shown here) and Kenworth K100 truck tractor samples paired with various trailers from other manufacturers already available. Brekina announces they will not be investing in producing trailers for these models but rather, invest those tooling dollars in additional future truck models. We only hope additional models will be useful for North American prototype modelers! Brekina previously released photos of their first painted sample model of the Kenworth K100 VIT truck tractor due out this summer. From all appearances, these promise to be some of the best North American prototype truck models produced to date! Special thanks to Brekina for allowing us to use their photo. Also, Athearn has announced new production runs of their 1955 Ford F100 panel trucks and 45' ocean containers. Check out further details in our June New Products.

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 have another great gallery posting for you this week highlighted by this Peterbilt 567 forward axle dump truck from Brian Roy. This is an almost complete custom build using a variety of parts and pieces from several commercial models. Joining Brian's terrific Pete are vehicle models from all over the globe representing many of the varied interests of our website visitors. We hope you enjoy! Check out all of the great companion models in our Photo Gallery 801! [posted 02/16/2021]

Photo Gallery 800 features, as promised, a complete gallery of Kenworth T800 variant models. We wish to thank everyone who submitted photos for this gallery! It took a few weeks more than planned but we're very pleased to present these models. Our feature photo is a gorgeous Kenworth T800W truck tractor built by Brad Hassler using Dennis Aust resin components. Check out the details and all the great companion Kenworth T800 and variant models in our Photo Gallery 800! [posted 03/28/2021]

Photo Gallery 799 features another phenomenal model from Paul Kittle. This handsome Kenworth W900 in the bicentennial paint scheme of 1976 began as an Athearn model. Check out the details and all the great companion models in our Photo Gallery 799!

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 1-2 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!). [posted 02/16/2021]

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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