Promoting Excellence in HO Scale Vehicle Modeling

Athearn has announced new production runs of their 45' intermodal van trailers, 20' refrigerated containers, and 20' refrigerated containers with chassis. Check out all the available details in our October New Products.

Our Photo Gallery 795 features a collection of models and dioramas on display at the 2020 East Coast Meet held this past January in W. Springfield, Massachusetts. Our highlight photo shown here is one of first-time attendee Sam Denehy's many custom car and hot rod collections, shown here staged around his custom car and hot rod shop. Check out all of Sam's imaginative and creative models and all the great companion models in our Photo Gallery 795! [posted 06/07/2020]


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 feature model for Photo Gallery 794 is this Caterpillar CT660S dump truck built by German modeler Kurt Hofmeyer. Kurt combined a cab from Die Cast Masters with a dump bed from Model Power. Check out Kurt's impressive model and all the great companion models in our Photo Gallery 794! [posted 02/17/2020]

Photo Gallery 793 features a whole batch of first-time contributors; we welcome London Drysdale, Ray Schwedhelm,  Juan Carlos Piro, and Nicola Albrecht, all making their debut in this Photo Gallery. Our highlight photo for this gallery is this Peterbilt 337 water tanker painted in Sunbelt Rentals colors. Check out all the great companion models in our Photo Gallery 793! [posted 01/08/2020]

Photo Gallery 792 introduces a first-time contributor debuting with our feature photo for this Gallery! This remarkable model of a Brandt OTM material hander, based on a John Deere excavator, was built by Stephane Joncas. We welcome Stephane to our contributors' list as well as first-time contributor Justin Carr. Check out all the great companion models in our Photo Gallery 792! [posted 11/23/2019]

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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