Promoting Excellence in HO Scale Vehicle Modeling

Our Photo Gallery 778 feature photo shown here is a Mack Terrapro front load refuse truck with a McNeilus packer body built by Jim Groeneweg from the First Gear model. We want to welcome first-time contributor Brendan Wilson debuting in this Gallery! We hope you enjoy all the great modeling on display and check out all the details in our Photo Gallery 778! [posted 12/05/2018]


Athearn has announced a new production run of their 1968 Ford F-850 fire pumper in a variety of paint schemes including for the first time, the pink version shown here. Check out all the available details in our December New Products.

We have now opened participant registration for the 2019 East Coast Meet to be held in W. Springfield, Massachusetts on January 26-27, 2018. Our annual show is held in conjunction with the Amherst Railway Society Railroad Hobby Show at the Eastern States Exhibition Center in W. Springfield. Participation in the show is free but you must register online so we can coordinate display constraints and provide display space for all participants. If you will be a first-time participant we will go to great lengths to get you prepared and informed on the "routine" of the show and all the ancillary events (group meals and social gatherings of the group) that make this show so enjoyable for all who attend the show. We communicate with all registrants with periodic emailings with travel, hotel, and group meal information and updates as the show date nears. If you are interested in participating in the show and are not already on our email list we encourage to contact us requesting to be added to the email distribution. Check the Announcement Page for further details![posted 11/19/2018]


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 Photo Gallery 777 highlight photo shown here is a military HUMVEE that has been disassembled with all removal body panels and attachments removed built by Michael Stegmann. This gallery features yet more photos from the recent Fulda Meet in Germany, held October 20, 2018. As we bring our photo coverage of the Fulda Meet to a close, we want to once again thank Thomas Leuchtmann for sending us these photos and model details and wish to express our sincere appreciation!! We hope you enjoy all the great modeling on display and check out all the details in our Photo Gallery 777! [posted 11/24/2018]

Our Photo Gallery 776 features more photos from the recent Fulda Meet in Germany, held October 20, 2018. Our highlight photo here is a spectacular model of a Ford Probe Pro Stock drag racer built by Pierre Bonnefille. We want to once again thank Thomas Leuchtmann for sending us these photos and model details and wish to express our sincere appreciation!! We hope you enjoy all the great modeling on display and check out all the details in our Photo Gallery 776! [posted 11/18/2018]

Our Photo Gallery 775 features photos from the recent Fulda Meet in Germany, held October 20, 2018. We want to thank Thomas Leuchtmann for sending us these photos and express our sincere appreciation!! We hope you enjoy all the great modeling on display and check out all the details in our Photo Gallery 775! [posted 11/11/2018]

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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