Promoting Excellence in HO Scale Vehicle Modeling

Our showcase photo for Photo Gallery 714 is another beautifully finished model from Jim Groeneweg, this time a grain hauler featuring a Mack F600 truck tractor. Jim applied his considerable talents as a professional auto painter to this combination and the results are simply spectacular! We have another terrific collection of model photos from modelers around the world. We also want to welcome first-time contributor Ben Damon to our Photo Galleries. Check out all the details of Jim's Mack and all the other great models we have on display in our Photo Gallery 714! [posted 04/25/2017]

Masterbilt Models announces the immediate availability of series of exhaust heat shields for 1/87 scale trucks, available in three different hole patterns. Previously, a very welcome bit of news from Atlas; they will be running their Ford LNT-9000 truck tractors once again in 23 different paint schemes plus undecorated! In addition to previously available colors, six all new railroad MOW paint schemes will be available for the first time. Availability is projected for Q4 2017. Also, Athearn has announced a new production run of their 1955 Ford F-100 pickup truck models in twelve different paint schemes and 20' containers in eleven paint schemes for delivery in February 2018. We began our April New Product announcements with news of some classic Jeep Wagoneer models from Brekina. Check out all the available 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

Our feature photo for Photo Gallery 713 is very impressive snow plow/dump truck built by Brian Donato. This Brockway 761 showcases Brian's building and weathering talents very nicely! We also have another world class collection of model photos from around the globe and want to welcome first-time contributor Dana Stratton to our Photo Galleries. Check out all the details of Brian's Brockway and all the other models we have on display in our Photo Gallery 713! [posted 04/14/2017]

Our highlight photo for Photo Gallery 712 is this spectacular Autocar DC102 truck tractor model built by Jim Reid that he calls his "Frankentruck" built using components from several kits and using accessories from a variety of sources. We also have another extraordinary lineup of photos from modelers from around the world. Check out all the details of Jim's terrific model and view all the other models we have on display in our Photo Gallery 712! [posted 04/07/2017]

Photo Gallery 711 marks the return of one our favorite logging modelers, Dennis Raper! Our feature photo for this gallery is this terrific model of a Kenworth C500 "Brute" logging truck that Dennis modeled after an actual prototype from the American Northwest. In addition, we have another amazing lineup of photos from modelers from around the world. We want to welcome first-time contributor Ed Selby debuting in this gallery. Check out all the details of Dennis' great model and view all the other models we have on display in our Photo Gallery 711! [posted 03/30/2017]

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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