Promoting Excellence in HO Scale Vehicle Modeling

Our feature photo for Photo Gallery 745 is this spectacular Freightliner Classic XL truck tractor and 53' van trailer built by Christian Köhlen. This model features a resin cab that is available on a very limited basis (if you're interested, check the details on this model). Debuting with this photo gallery are three new search categories that will be of interest to many modelers; Grain Trucks & Trailers, Pneumatic Bulk Trailers, and Moving Trucks & Vans. Check out these new search categories and the details of Christian's new models as well as all the other outstanding models on display in our Photo Gallery 745! [posted 12/08/2017]

Athearn has announced new production runs of their Ford Model A tow trucks (shown here) and 45' container chassis. Check out all the available details in our December New Products.

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]


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 feature photo for Photo Gallery 744 is this Kenworth T800 truck tractor and custom scratchbuilt oilfield frac trailer painted for Trican Well Service built by Günter Storch. We want to welcome first-time contributor David DiCarlo debuting in this Photo Gallery. Check out the details of Günter's model as well as all the other outstanding models on display in our Photo Gallery 744! [posted 12/02/2017]

Our feature photo for Photo Gallery 743 is this brute of a dump truck built by Richard Olson. Richard built this very unique 6x6 Ford F-850 using an Athearn cab and dump body mated to a Roco military chassis. We want to welcome two new first-time contributors debuting in this Photo Gallery, Johan Russ Anderson and Eren Polat. Check out the details of Richard's model as well as the other outstanding models and all the rest on display in our Photo Gallery 743! [posted 11/26/2017]

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 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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