Promoting Excellence in HO Scale Vehicle Modeling

Photo Gallery 787 continues, after resolving some self-inflicted technical gltiches, 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]


William Ratcliffe of Ralph Ratcliffe Models proudly announces his most detailed fire truck kit yet! Consisting of 64 newly designed resin parts, this kit builds into a beautiful finished model of a modern fire rescue/pumper as is shown here. This model was built by William himself. 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.

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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]

Our highlight photo for Photo Gallery 785 shown here is a spectacular Freightliner 114SD dump truck built by Kurt Hofmeyer. Kurt began with a 3D printed cab, a Promotex chassis, and a ton of modeling talent! We want to welcome first-time contributor José Ramón Ruiz debuting in this gallery! We hope you enjoy all the great modeling on display and check out all the details in our Photo Gallery 785! [posted 05/11/2019]

Our feature photo for Photo Gallery 784 shown here is a Volkswagen Amarok pulling a horse trailer by Erik Block. Erik began with a Wiking Amarok model and added a 3D printed horse trailer. We hope you enjoy all the great modeling on display and check out all the details in our Photo Gallery 784! [posted 03/04/2019]

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. 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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