Promoting Excellence in HO Scale Vehicle Modeling

Our latest photo gallery is a collection of models on display at the 2015 East Coast Meet held recently in W. Springfield. MA. Our highlight photo is a stunning model of a car ferry by extremely talented and creative modeler Glenn WIlliams. Check out all the world-class models from the show on display in our Photo Gallery 654! [posted 12/28/2014]


March 2015 Model Freightways Issue

The March 2015 issue of Model Freightways will soon hit the mailboxes of subscribers. The latest issue has a focus on Canadian rigs including Kingsway and a view of a piggyback yard. As shown on the cover shot here, several of Jim Groeneweg's models are prominently featured. If you're not already a subscriber we encourage you to e-mail publisher Bob Sundstrom for subscription information. [posted 02/11/2015]


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 February New Products section kicks off with an announcement of a new production run of 40' intermodal containers in six paint schemes and a new production run of 45' piggyback trailers in six paint schemes. Check out all the details in our February New Products. [posted 02/11/2015]

We're continuing our break from the photo coverage of the 2014 Fulda Meet to catch up on outstanding submissions. Our highlight photo for Photo Gallery 653 is a stunning model of an International R-190 truck tractor from Jim Reid. We also are happy to introduce first-time contributors John Boes and Tommy Hochstetter in this Gallery. Check out all the world-class models on display in our Photo Gallery 653! [posted 12/28/2014]

We're taking a break from our photo coverage of the 2014 Fulda Meet for variety and catch up on outstanding submissions. Our feature photo for Photo Gallery 652 is this classic C&H Transportation International Emeryville rig from Jim Groeneweg. We also want to introduce two new modelers to our Photo Galleries, Jim Reid and Ron Britton. Check out all the great models on display in our Photo Gallery 652! [posted 12/24/2014]

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 N scale Mack R truck tractor from Athearn was selected as N Scale Vehicle of the Year at it's recent annual convention in Roanoke, Virginia. We've made a significant contribution in time and effort in support of this web site. Check it out!

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