Promoting Excellence in HO Scale Vehicle Modeling

Our feature photo for Photo Gallery 660 an extraordinary model of a Peterbilt 379 truck tractor and 53' refrigerated trailer built by Jim Groeneweg. Joining Jim's great models are models from first-time contributors Brian Falcone and Richard Johnson along with modelers from around the world. Check out all the world class models on display in our Photo Gallery 660! [posted 04/026/2015]

Our April New Products section continues with new models from Classic Metal Works. The 1960 Ford F-100 pickups and F-600 medium duty truck models' arrival is imminent. Announced earlier this month were a new production run of 45' intermodal container chassis in six paint schemes and a new production run of Ford C truck tractor and 28' pup trailer models from Athearn in six paint schemes including the very popular Roadway and Consolidated Freight (CF) "No Zone" schemes. Check out all the details in our April 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

Regular visitors to our site are already aware of just how good the modeling is in our scale and how the work of the best modelers in our scale rival the best in any scale! IPMS modelers in larger scales and other modeling disciplines had the pleasure and opportunity to witness one of our very best modelers, William Ratcliffe's, work at the recent Mosquitocon 2015 modelers' contest in New Jersey. William won first place with his exquisite 1/87 scale Eagle Indianapolis race car that he produced the mold masters and resin castings for. We congratulate William on his well deserved award! Click for more details.[posted 04/07/2015]

Our highlight photo for Photo Gallery 659 is this spectacular model of a Pyke railroad maintenance of way snowplow. First-time contributor Marcel Devlieger built his model from a Custom Finishing Models kit. Check out all the world class models on display in our Photo Gallery 659! [posted 04/01/2015]

Headlining our latest Photo Gallery is an impressive Mack FL700 cabover truck tractor from Jim Reid. Jim converted a Ralph Ratcliffe Models Brockway cabover into this beautiful model. We would like to welcome a trio of first-time contributors this week; Kevin Irwin, John DaPos, and Terry Lyman. Check out all the great models on display in our Photo Gallery 658! [posted 03/22/2015]

Our last photo gallery dedicated to the models displayed at the 2015 East Coast Meet held recently in W. Springfield. MA compose our Photo Gallery 657. The feature photo for this gallery is a beautiful Volvo VT880 truck tractor and dropdeck flatbed trailer from Jeffrey Barros. Check out all the rest of the models from the show on display in our Photo Gallery 657! [posted 03/15/2015]

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 N scale Mack R truck tractor from Athearn was selected as N Scale Vehicle of the Year at it's recent annual convention in Roanoke, Virginia. We've made a significant contribution in time and effort in support of this web site. Check it out!

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