Promoting Excellence in HO Scale Vehicle Modeling

Our highlight photo for Photo Gallery 742 is this impressive Conrail International S2200 maintenance of way dump truck built by Andrew Pearson. Andrew combined a Herpa/Promotex International with an extremely well crafted scratchbuilt dump body. Check out the details of Andrew's model as well as the other outstanding models and all the rest on display in our Photo Gallery 742! [posted 11/19/2017]

We are rapidly filling up our allotted space for the 2018 East Coast Meet will be held January 27-28, 2018 in W. Springfield, Massachusetts. Our group meal scheduled for Friday night, January 26, 2018 is now fully subscribed; a few seats are still available for the Saturday night meal. If you would like to participate in this year's event we encourage you to register immediately to ensure your space for the show. This event offers a great opportunity to display your vehicle models and meet and enjoy the company of fellow 1/87 scale vehicle modelers who share your passion! 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. [posted 10/01/2017]

River Point Station has announced a new production run of their very popular Ford Expedition models that are scheduled to deliver in early 2018. Also, Athearn has announced new production runs of their Ford C cab truck tractor, 48' x-post wedge van trailer, and 45' ocean containers. Check out all the available details in our November 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

The latest issue of Model Freightways was mailed to subscribers on November 1, 2017. The December 2017 issue (#62) introduces a great new feature to the publication - all the pages are in now color! Topics included in this edition are "Modeling Consolidated Freightways," "More Indiana Trucks," "Mobil's Flying Red Horse," "What's All That Stuff," a look at the new Trainworx 40 foot vans, and much more. Visit the Model Freightways web site for subscription info and additional information on the current issue. [posted 11/03/2017]

Photo Gallery 741 concludes our photo coverage of the 2017 Fulda Meet held October 21, 2017 in Germany. We once again want to express our sincere thanks and gratitude to Markus Traeger, Thomas Leuchtmann, and Günter Storch for sharing their photos of all the great models on display in Fulda! We also want to express our admiration for the outstanding modeling on display in Fulda as well! Our feature photo here is one of the several 1972 Ford Torino Ranchero models on display at Fulda this year, this one built by Christian Köhlen. Check out the details of Christian's model as well as the other outstanding Ranchero models and all the rest on display in our Photo Gallery 741! [posted 11/14/2017]

Photo Gallery 740 continues our excellent photo coverage of the 2017 Fulda Meet held October 21, 2017 in Germany. We once again want to express our sincere thanks and gratitude to Markus Traeger, Thomas Leuchtmann, and Günter Storch for sharing these and additional photos in coming galleries of all the great models on display in Fulda! We also want to express our admiration for the great modeling on display in Fulda as well! Our feature photo here is a Preston Trucking International CO9670 day cab truck tractor built by Roland Hahn. Check out the details of Roland's model and all the companion models on display in our Photo Gallery 740! [posted 11/07/2017]

Photo Gallery 739 continues our excellent photo coverage of the 2017 Fulda Meet held October 21, 2017 in Germany. We again want to express our sincere thanks and gratitude to Markus Traeger, Thomas Leuchtmann, and Günter Storch for sharing these and additional photos in coming galleries of all the great models on display in Fulda! We also want to express our admiration for the great modeling on display in Fulda as well! Our highlight photo here is a pair of 1970 Plymouth Superbird NASCAR race cars built by Martin Taxis from his MTM resin kits. Check out the details of Martin's model and all the companion models on display in our Photo Gallery 739! [posted 11/04/2017]

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. 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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