Promoting Excellence in HO Scale Vehicle Modeling

The feature photo for our Photo Gallery 703 is an amazing and unique Freightliner M2 Business Class crew cab truck tractor pulling an equally unique horse trailer. We also have another great collection of 1/87 scale models from around the world. Read all the details of Jim Groeneweg's classy models and check out all the great models in our Photo Gallery 703! [posted 01/08/2017]

The 1/87 scale modeling world lost one of our best friends and prolific modelers as Fred Gruin passed away January 2, 2017. Fred has been one of our most prolific contributors over the years. His specific interests in modeling revolved around LTL truck fleet modeling reflecting his past vocation as a DOT inspector. Fred was also a railroad modeler and many of his model photos were taken on his home layout. In case you might not be familiar with Fred's work we encourage you to check out our Photo Gallery Index entry with over 400 entries dedicated to Fred's work. The posted 01/08/2017]


River Point Station Ford F Series Regular Cab Pickups Arrive!

As we close out 2016 and look confidently toward a prosperous 2017 we are finding ourselves blessed with the arrival of River Point Station's models of their 2008 Ford F series pickup trucks in a variety of paint schemes and configurations. Even better is the news that River Point Station seems to have secured a reliable manufacturing source and has on the production schedule for 2017 the previously announced utility bucket truck and brush fire attack models. Plans also call for expansion of the current product line! Check out all the available details in our January New Products.

From Don Mills Models comes the announcement of complete resin and white metal kit for a classic Kenworth "needle nose" truck tractor. We began our January New Products section with the arrival of River Point Station's models of their 2008 Ford F series pickup trucks in a variety of paint schemes and configurations. Check out all the available details in our January 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

2017 East Coast Meet Rapidly Approaching! Registration Closed

The January 1, 2017 registration deadline has passed and registration for the 2017 East Coast Meet has ended! We may have some last minute cancellations so if you're interested in being on a wait list go ahead and use the registration form, just be aware we may not be able to accommodate you and there will be a $10 fee for your show admission badge.

We are once again participating in the 2017 Amherst Model Railroad Society's annual show in W. Springfield, Massachusetts. We gather once a year to participate in the largest model railroad show on the east coast and enjoy the companionship of fellow 1/87 scale vehicle modelers. Shown here is some of Jesse Weigand's modeling who will once again be attending with his outstanding Route87 modules. We anticipate having a very heavily populated display area again this year. We have additional constraints this year so be sure and sign up for our convention e-mail list so you're up to date on the latest information about the show. We look forward to seeing you there! [posted 10/24/2016]

Our Photo Gallery 702 highlight photo is another Alaskan oilfield diorama photo from Günter Storch. We have another great collection of 1/87 scale models from around the world posted for your enjoyment. We wish all of you a very joyous holiday season and a very prosperous new year! Check out all the great models in our Photo Gallery 702! [posted 12/24/2016]

Our Photo Gallery 701 features another spectacular model from British Columbia modeler Jim Groeneweg. This Freightliner Coronado mid roof tow truck with short sleeper is a real gem! Joining Jim's model is another terrific and varied collection of models from around the world. Check out all the great models in our Photo Gallery 701! [posted 12/19/2016]

We celebrate another significant milestone for our web site with the publishing of our 700th Photo Gallery! Since 1998 we've brought you some of the very best in 1/87 scale modeling and look forward to continuing that tradition for a ling time to come! Our highlight photo for this gallery is a very nice Peterbilt 378 truck tractor and trailer from German modeler Christian Köhlen. Check out all the great models in our Photo Gallery 700! [posted 12/14/2016]

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 truck tractors and trailer in addition to the five new N scale tractor-trailer models based on movies and TV shows shown previously. Based on the photos these are going to be outstanding models and adds sorely needed North American prototype variety to N scale layouts and collections! Check it out!

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