Promoting Excellence in HO Scale Vehicle Modeling

As those attending the 2018 East Coast Meet to be held January 27-28, 2018 in W. Springfield, Massachusetts are making last minute preparations for the show, we want to encourage all of those in driving proximity to the the show to stop by this weekend to meet fellow modelers and see some outstanding 1/87 scale models coming from all over the United States and Canada. This event offers a great opportunity to see spectacular vehicle modeling, purchase unique or hard to find 1/87 scale models, and meet and enjoy the company of fellow 1/87 scale vehicle modelers who share your passion! Our annual show is held in conjunction with the Amherst Railway Society Railroad
Hobby Show at the Eastern States Exhibition Center in W. Springfield. [posted 10/01/2017]

River Point Station has begun shipping the latest production run of Ford Expedition models in both emergency service and solid color paint schemes including some all new schemes not produced before. These should be widely available in time for the 2018 East Coast Meet in W. Springfield, MA the weekend of January 27-28, 2018. Also appearing at the 2018 East Coast Meet will be Kulak Custom Kits' latest laser cut styrene kits for an oilfield water tank used in the hydraulic fracturing process. Expected later in 2018 is a resin model of the Mack H-67 truck tractor from BoS Models! This is a very exciting announcement; BoS Models has several North American truck tractor models in larger scales and we can only hope this is just the first 1/87 truck tractor announcement. We began 2018 with an announcement from Athearn of new production runs of their Ford C series rescue trucks (shown here), 53' Wabash National Duraplate van trailers in several all new paint schemes, and 20' refrigerated containers. Check out all the available details in our January New Products.

Our Photo Gallery 751 provides a preview of the upcoming 2018 East Meet being held on January 27-28, 2018 in West Springfield, Massachusetts. Our feature photo for this photo gallery is Jesse Weigand's new Volvo VNR300 truck tractor and specialized lowboy trailer with a Pandrol Jackson track tamper displayed on his Route87 module. Joining Jesse's models is our usual collection of great companion models in this gallery. Please enjoy our Photo Gallery 751! [posted 01/19/2018]


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

Our highlight photo for Photo Gallery 750 is this Werner Enterprises Freightliner Classic XL truck tractor and 53' refrigerated trailer from Christian Köhlen. The Classic XL was built using one of Christian's resin castings he had commissioned and the trailer is from Athearn. Joining Christian's model is our usual great collection of companion models in this gallery. Please enjoy our Photo Gallery 750! [posted 01/14/2018]

Our feature photo for Photo Gallery 749 is this BC Rail Kenworth W900 truck tractor and outside frame flatbed trailer built by Marcel Devlieger using an Athearn truck tractor with an out of production Lazlo Dora resin trailer with gas pipe load. As always, we have a great group of companion models in this gallery. Please enjoy our Photo Gallery 749! [posted 01/08/2018]

Our feature photo for Photo Gallery 748 is this OK Trucking Mack R600 truck tractor and 40' exterior post trailer from Brad Hassler. Brad used Athearn products for both tractor and trailer for this very sharp classic LTL rig. We want to introduce new Photo Gallery contributors Mark Riche and Tommy Strobel, appearing for the first time in this Photo Gallery. We welcome both of our first-time contributors and look forward to seeing more of their work in the future. As we hope you continue to enjoy your holiday season, please enjoy our Photo Gallery 748! [posted 12/30/2017]

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 and vintage truck tractors and trailers in addition to the five new N scale tractor-trailer models based on movies and TV shows shown previously. The latest additions are classic Kenworth W900 truck tractors mated to a pneumatic dry bulk trailer or Timpte grain trailer in the striking Tri-State Commodities paint scheme! 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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