Promoting Excellence in HO Scale Vehicle Modeling


We begin our September New Products a few days early with an announcement from Atlas Model Railroad Co. of a newly tooled 1973 Ford F-100 pickup truck model in 1/87 scale. Atlas is showing preproduction sample shown at the 2015 National Train Show in Portland, Oregon. Special thanks to Richard Olson for our photos. Check out all the details in our September New Products.

Our feature photo for Photo Gallery 668 is a spectacular diorama from Ulrich Busse of a classic Karmann Ghia in a garage setting. We want to welcome another first-time contributor debuting in this gallery, Ja'Michael Hines. We have our usual outstanding collection of world class models from modelers from around the world on display in our Photo Gallery 668! [posted 08/22/2015]


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
  • Trainfest
    • November 13-14, 2015 - Milwaukee, WI

Publisher Bob Sundstrom announces the September 2015 issue of Model Freightways (#53) has been mailed to subscribers. This issue features new model enhancement articles for the recently released Classic Metal Works 1960 Ford truck tractor and upgrading the new Bachmann truck tractor cab as well as a unique P-I-E photograph collection, models from Western Interstate Truck Miniatures, a Tim Horton's B-Train, models that are mechanical wonders, transcontinental trucking in 1937, and much more. Contact publisher Bob Sundstrom for subscription details. [posted 08/09/2015]

Our highlight photo for Photo Gallery 667 is a beautifully finished vintage Ford Model AA delivery truck built from a Jordan Miniatures kit. We want to welcome first-time contributor Derwin Brown debuting in this gallery. We also have our usual collection of world class models from modelers from around the world on display in our Photo Gallery 667! [posted 08/16/2015]

Our feature photo for Photo Gallery 666 is a fantastic group of models from Hartmut Peters. Hartmut has created a spectacular group of models based on a small race team. We want to welcome two first-time contributors debuting in this gallery, Mark Gautschi and Monty Schnieder. We also have our usual collection of world class models from modelers from around the world on display in our Photo Gallery 666! [posted 08/02/2015]

Our feature photo for Photo Gallery 665 is a fantastic model from Jim Groeneweg. Jim used a Don Mills Models Mack F700 truck tractor kit and a Ralph Ratcliffe Models acid trailer kit to build this beautiful combination. We also have our usual full complement of world class models from modelers from around the world on display in our Photo Gallery 665! [posted 07/05/2015]

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. Trainworx continues to announce a wide range of modern truck tractors and trailer in addition to the five new N scale tractor-trailer models based on movies and TV shows shown previously. Based on the photos these are going to be outstanding models and adds sorely needed North American prototype variety to N scale layouts and collections! Check it out!

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