Promoting Excellence in HO Scale Vehicle Modeling

Our feature photo for Photo Gallery 724 is this very good looking 1968 Ford F-350 tow truck model from John DaPos. John kitbashed his model from a Neo Scale Models pickup truck model and a tow truck body from Trident. We also have another great collection of model photos from modelers from around the world. Check out all the details of John's model and all the other great models we have on display in our Photo Gallery 724! [posted 07/23/2017]

Hot on the heels of last month's First Gear announcement of the all new VNR300 day cab truck models comes this all new Volvo VNL760 sleeper cab model available in four different colors, each paired with a 53' van trailer. This follows Volvo's announcement of the all new prototype VNL760 on July 11, 2017! These two new Volvo truck models from First Gear are most welcome and we congratulate First Gear on near perfect execution of these new truck models! Previously, Walthers announced a new run of their Stoughton 53' van trailers is some very attractive and desirable paint schemes. Walthers also announced a brand new 40' Trailmobile van trailer suitable for intermodal/piggyback use in 1970-1980s. This model features all new tooling and fills a serious void in modeling trailers of the period. Check out all the available details in our July 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.

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Our highlight photo for Photo Gallery 723 is this very creative street taco food truck model from Richard Olson built using an Atlas/Masterpiece step van model and a lot of creativity! We welcome first-time contributor Jay Huang debuting in this gallery. As always, we have another great collection of model photos from modelers from around the world. Check out all the details of Richard's model and all the other great models we have on display in our Photo Gallery 723! [posted 07/16/2017]

Our feature photo for Photo Gallery 722 is this spectacular Kershaw RCT150 railroad maintenance of way wreck crane built by James Kocher. James is the owner of Custom Finishing Models and has considerable experience assembling his pewter kits. This model was photographed on James' beautiful BNSF model railroad as are several other models featured in this gallery. We want to welcome first-time contributor Andrew Pearson debuting in this gallery. In addition, we have another great collection of model photos from around the world. Check out all the details of James' model and all the other great models we have on display in our Photo Gallery 722! [posted 07/08/2017]

Our highlight photo for Photo Gallery 721 is this impressive Mackie The Mover/North American Van Lines Volvo VNL780 from Bruno Zueger. If you're a regular visitor to our Photo Galleries you may have noticed Bruno is quite the fan of household goods movers (moving company tractor-trailers) and this one if one of our favorites. We also have another great collection of model photos from around the world. Check out all the details of Bruno's model and all the other great models we have on display in our Photo Gallery 721! [posted 07/01/2017]

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. 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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