Promoting Excellence in HO Scale Vehicle Modeling

Our feature photo for Photo Gallery 716 is this very impressive classic Penn Central Freightliner FL8642 truck tractor and 40' Fruehauf Z-Van trailer by Jeff Black. Jeff built his model from an Athearn kit with many additional aftermarket details added. We also have another great collection of model photos from world class modelers. We also want to welcome yet another first-time contributor debuting in this gallery, Dale Henigman. Check out all the details of Jeff's intermodal model and all the other great models we have on display in our Photo Gallery 716! [posted 05/28/2017]

Sylvan Scale Models is hosting an open house at their facility June 4, 2017. 2017 marks the 25th year in the model business for Sylvan Scale Models and proprietor Clare Gilbert. Sylvan Scale Models wishes to thank all of their customers, dealers, and vendors for a great 25 years. All are invited to visit their shop at 32229 Sylvan Road, Parkhill, Ontario, Canada, Sunday, June 4, 2017 from 1-4 PM to see their operation and have a chat. We congratulate Clare and Sylvan Scale Models and wish them continued success![posted 05/28/2017]

We are very excited to announce that River Point Station has scheduled production of their service body equipped 2008 Ford F-450 pickup truck models currently scheduled to be delivered late this summer! These variants have been in the works for some time now with early samples shown at our East Coast Show events the past couple of years. We kicked off our May New Products announcements with Athearn's announcement of the re release of their 28' doubles trailers in twelve different paint schemes including an all new scheme for XPO Logistics and the Ford F-850 rescue trucks in six different paint schemes, all scheduled for delivery in March 2018. Check out all the available details in our May 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
  • Sylvan Scale Models Open House
    June 4, 2017 - Parkhill, Ontario, Canada
  • National Train Show
    August 5-6, 2017 - Orlando, FL

The latest issue of Model Freightways was mailed to subscribers on May 20, 2017. The June 2017 issue (#60) features a 'Tow Truck Fleet', a 'Remembrance of Fred Gruin' by a friend, a beginning series of an 'Indiana Layout' with lots of trucks, close ups of 'Transamerica Distribution Services Reefers', a tall tale about 'Katchburge Bros. Produce' and more. In the works for future issues are GMC Cracker Box and Cannonball truck tractors and Western Star power, 32' and 35' foot trailers on the rail, Monon RR early TOFC, and decorating truck models 'Dekotora' style. Visit the new Model Freightways web site for subscription info and additional information on the current issue. [posted 05/22/2017]

Our highlight photo for Photo Gallery 715 is a spectacular pneumatic bulk hauler model from Brad Hassler. Brad's model features a very nice Decal Print trailer and Trucks N' Stuff Freightliner XL Classic. We also have another great collection of model photos from world class modelers. We also want to welcome another first-time contributor, Randy Lehman to our Photo Galleries. Check out all the details of Brad's bulk hauler and all the other great models we have on display in our Photo Gallery 715! [posted 05/07/2017]

Our showcase photo for Photo Gallery 714 is another beautifully finished model from Jim Groeneweg, this time a grain hauler featuring a Mack F600 truck tractor. Jim applied his considerable talents as a professional auto painter to this combination and the results are simply spectacular! We have another terrific collection of model photos from modelers around the world. We also want to welcome first-time contributor Ben Damon to our Photo Galleries. Check out all the details of Jim's Mack and all the other great models we have on display in our Photo Gallery 714! [posted 04/25/2017]

Our feature photo for Photo Gallery 713 is very impressive snow plow/dump truck built by Brian Donato. This Brockway 761 showcases Brian's building and weathering talents very nicely! We also have another world class collection of model photos from around the globe and want to welcome first-time contributor Dana Stratton to our Photo Galleries. Check out all the details of Brian's Brockway and all the other models we have on display in our Photo Gallery 713! [posted 04/14/2017]

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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