Promoting Excellence in HO Scale Vehicle Modeling

Photo Gallery 765 continues our photo coverage of the 2018 East Coast Meet held January 27-28, 2018 in W. Springfield, Massachusetts. Our highlight photo this time is a very brutish looking Kenworth C500B prime mover built by Chester Fesmire (we had erroneously credited this model to Ed Sweeney who graciously alerted us to our error!), mostly a Dennis Aust resin kit and components. We want to once again thank our photographer, Andy Madden, who concentrated this year on brand new models or models we've not shown before so we hope you like the fresh look to this year's coverage. We hope you enjoy our Photo Gallery 765! [posted 05/14/2018]

Publisher Bob Sundstrom has announced that Model Freightways (#64) June 2018 issue is in the mail and features extra pages and full color. In this edition are models of the road equipment that maintain our highways in winter and summer starting with 'Snow Plows in June' complimented with the real thing, an article by a plow operator titled 'Colorado D.O.T.' and followed by 'More Road Work'. Also included, 'Modeling CF', 'The Housatonic Mine', 'Round Up Time', 'Front End Details', a collage of pictures from the 1/87 Vehicle Club's meet in W. Springfield, MA this past January and more! Click on the cover photo shown here for more information and subscription info.[posted 05/07/2018]

We are very pleased to announce the 1/87 Vehicle Club 2018 Midwest Meet will be held in Collinsville, Illinois (St. Louis, Missouri metro area) July 20-21, 2018. We will be collaborating with the Railroad Prototype Modelers (RPM) group who organizes this show. While primarily a show for serious railroad modelers, there has historically been a strong contingent of very high quality 1/87 vehicle models on display such as Mike Budde's outstanding auto rack loads shown here. We have elected to capitalize on this presence and hold our first meet in Collinsville this July and hope to make this an annual event. We have secured commitments from several 1/87 vehicle model manufacturers and vendors to appear at this show. Already confirmed are Lonestar Models, Custom Finishing Models, Zycon Models, and Masterbilt Models; tentatively, River Point Station will also have a presence. For this initial appearance we have been allocated an extremely limited model display area. Regrettably, the club's participation in this event must be restricted on an invitation only basis. However, we will set up a registration page to submit your interest in attending the show. After we have collected registrations and can gauge interest we will send invitations with display space allocations to interested participants with details. For now, check out the 2018 St. Louis Railroad Prototype Modeler's Meet web site for information on the meet. [posted 03/01/2018]


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.

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This very cool little Mitsubishi Fuso stake bed truck built by Jason Zerrenner is our feature photo for Photo Gallery 764. Photo Gallery 764 begins our photo coverage of the 2018 East Coast Meet held January 27-28, 2018 in W. Springfield, Massachusetts. Our photographer, Andy Madden, concentrated this year on brand new models or models we've not shown before so we hope you like the fresh look to this year's coverage. Jason built this great little truck using a die-cast model for the cab and chassis and added a modified Lonestar Models stake bed body. We want to than Andy Madden for taking these photos from the show and we hope you enjoy our Photo Gallery 764! [posted 05/05/2018]

Our highlight photo for Photo Gallery 763 is this model of a very purpose built prototype from Brian Donato. Brian built this Brockway 758 refuse collection packer body using the excellent resin components from Ralph Ratcliffe Models for both the Brockway cab and Leach 2RII packer body. We also once again have another collection of world class models from modelers around the world. We hope you enjoy our Photo Gallery 763! [posted 04/29/2018]

Our feature photo for Photo Gallery 762 is this beautiful Kenworth W900A Aerodyne model from Markus Fuerthaler. Markus kitbashed his model from a variety of sources. We once again have another collection of world class models from modelers around the world. We hope you enjoy our Photo Gallery 762! [posted 04/22/2018]

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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