Promoting Excellence in HO Scale Vehicle Modeling

Photo Gallery 789 showcases some fantastic modeling on display at the 2019 Midwest Meet held in conjunction with the St. Louis RPM Meet in July. Our highlight photo for Photo Gallery 789 shown here is a beautiful Kenworth T800H logging truck built by Paul Knowles using Dennis Aust resin castings. We would like to welcome Bob Rivard, Andre Von Vooren, and Dave Roeder on their first appearances in our Photo Gallery section. Check out all the companion models our Photo Gallery 789! [posted 10/15/2019]


River Point Station has released photos of the previously announced Ford F-450 fleet service trucdks in eight paint schemes. These models feature a dual rear wheel service body with bed mounted shrouded air compressor and air tank. Delivery is expected in December. Previously, Athearn had announced a new production run of 40' high cube ocean containers to be delivered in September 2020. Check out all the available details in our October New Products.


Cold weather is just around the corner (at least for the Northern Hemisphere) and that’s time to get back indoors and building new models. Ralph Ratcliffe Models has announced an End of Summer sale on most of their high quality resin kits with almost everything marked down 10% to 15%. This includes all cab kits, trailer kits, body kits, fire truck kits, complete truck kits, fire siren kits, and some select items. If you see something of interest that’s not on sale, just ask! William Ratcliffe wants to extend a special thanks for his customers of Ralph Ratcliffe Models, the finest 1/87 scale resin kits and parts available. Check out all the available details on the Ralph Ratcliffe Models web site. [posted 10/03/2019]


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 788 shown here is a classic Ford CLT-9000 COE truck tractor built by Paul Kittle using one of his own resin castings. Check out all the companion models our Photo Gallery 788! [posted 10/06/2019]

Photo Gallery 787 continues, after resolving some self-inflicted technical glitches, our coverage of the 2019 East Meet held in W. Springfield, MA this past January 26-27. Our feature photo shown here is a classic Yellow Freight GMC Crackerbox truck tractor by Brad Hassler. Check out all the companion models from the second of several Photo Galleries showcasing the 2019 East Meet. We hope you enjoy all the great modeling on display and check out all the details in our Photo Gallery 787! [posted 08/01/2019]

Photo Gallery 786 begins our coverage of the 2019 East Meet held in W. Springfield, MA this past January 26-27. Our feature photo shown here is Tom Hart's amazing model of an International CO-4070 Transtar outfitted as a tow truck used in tunnels. Check out all the companion models from the first of several Photo Galleries showcasing the 2019 East Meet. We hope you enjoy all the great modeling on display and check out all the details in our Photo Gallery 786! [posted 05/27/2019]

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 latest updates highlight the new River Point Station 1992 Ford F-250 pickups and F-350 service body trucks. 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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