Promoting Excellence in HO Scale Vehicle Modeling

Our feature photo for Photo Gallery 770 is a spectacular 1957 Dodge COE recovery truck built by Jim Groeneweg. Jim used an 87RPM resin cab mounted an a kitbashed chassis to build this gorgeous model. In addition, we have another spectacular collection of world class photos of 1/87 models. We hope you enjoy our Photo Gallery 770! [posted 08/22/2018]

Athearn has announced a new production run of their 53' Jindo domestic containers in a variety of paint schemes, including several in their "Primed For Grime" series. Earlier in the month Walthers announced new production runs of their International 7600 based dump, flatbed, and fuel tanker truck models as well as International 4300 based tree trimming trucks in 1/87 scale. Check out all the available details in our August 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
  • National Train Show - Kansas City, KS
    August 10-12, 2018
  • Amherst Railway Society Railroad Hobby Show - W. Springfield, MA
    January 26-27, 2019
  • 1/87 Vehicle Club East Coast Meet - W. Springfield, MA
    January 26-27, 2019

Our highlight model for Photo Gallery 769 is a pair of Volvo WG64T truck tractors and pneumatic bulk trailer from Andrew Castle. Andrew used resin cabs for the truck tractors and cast his own resin tanks to build his pneumatic bulk trailers. In addition, we have another spectacular collection of photos of 1/87 models from around the world. We want to welcome first-time contributors Alan Bickley and Maxwell Lara joining our group of exhibitors with this Gallery. We hope you enjoy our Photo Gallery 769! [posted 07/15/2018]

Our feature model for Photo Gallery 768 is this great Saurer recovery/tow truck from Swiss modeler Jo Jucker. In addition to Jo's spectacular model we have another impressive collection of photos of 1/87 models from around the world. We want to welcome first-time contributor Matthew Johnson joining our group of exhibitors with this Gallery. We hope you enjoy our Photo Gallery 768! [posted 07/3/2018]

Highlighting our Photo Gallery 767 is this very impressive White 4000 integral sleeper single axle truck tractor and 35' trailer from Jim Groeneweg. Jim built his model from a Sylvan Scale Models resin kit and mated it with a Walthers trailer model. We have two first-time contributors debuting in this gallery; Garrett Gallo and Sammy Führe. We hope you enjoy our Photo Gallery 767! [posted 06/20/2018]

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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