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Home Page Archive Articles Index - 2003


Note: This section contains articles previously appearing on the home page of our web site. They are presented here in reverse chronological order (more recent at the top). The date originally posted appears beside each link. Can't remember where you saw that article you're looking for? Try our Google search feature.

Happy New Year, 2004! - Happy New Year wishes for 2004! [posted 12/31/2003]

Photo Gallery 169 - Announcing our Photo Gallery 169 featuring the 2003 Holiday Model Contest entries . [posted 12/27/2003]

2003 Holiday Model Contest Winners - Announcing our winners of the 2003 Holiday Model Contest awards. [posted 12/23/2003]

Athearn Announces "New" Freightliner Models - Athearn announces significant new paint schemes for their venerable Freightliner cab. [posted 12/20/2003]

Photo Gallery 168 - Announcing our Photo Gallery 168 from Fulda, Germany and all around the world! [posted 12/19/2003]

Photo Gallery 167 - Announcing our Photo Gallery 167. [posted 12/14/2003]

Photo Gallery 166 - Announcing our Photo Gallery 166. [posted 12/05/2003]

Sheepscot Announces International RDFC-405 Truck Kits - Announcing Sheepscot's latest resin truck tractor kits. [posted 12/01/2003]

Photo Gallery 165 - Announcing our Photo Gallery 165. [posted 11/29/2003]

Third Annual Holiday Model Contest - Announcing the third annual holiday model contest. [posted 11/27/2003]

Photo Gallery 164 - Announcing our Photo Gallery 164. [posted 11/26/2003]

Newsletter 17 Ships - Announcing the mailing of our latest newsletter, issue #17. [posted 11/24/2003]

Athearn Fire Trucks; Third Release - Photos of the third Athearn Ford C canopy cab fire trucks. [posted 11/22/2003]

Photo Gallery 163 - Announcing our Photo Gallery 163. [posted 11/22/2003]

Puget Sound Casting Services Closes - Announcing the shutdown and closure of Puget Sound Casting Services. [posted 11/22/2003]

Photo Gallery 162 - Announcing our Photo Gallery 162. [posted 11/20/2003]

Photo Gallery 161 - Announcing our Photo Gallery 161. [posted 11/13/2003]

New 1968 Ford 15M P6 Model - New resin kit of German Ford auto from Christian Grottendieck. [posted 11/11/2003]

Photo Gallery 160 - Announcing our Photo Gallery 160. [posted 11/09/2003]

Photo Gallery 159 - Announcing our Photo Gallery 159. [posted 11/08/2003]

Membership Road Show - Report from the 2003 Membership Road Show from Keith Raikes [posted 11/07/2003]

Photo Gallery 158 - Announcing our Photo Gallery 158! [posted 11/03/2003]

Photo Gallery 157 - Announcing our Photo Gallery 157! [posted 10/26/2003]

Photo Gallery 156 - Announcing our Photo Gallery 156. [posted 10/18/2003]

Photo Gallery 155 - Announcing our Photo Gallery 155. [posted 10/10/2003]

Photo Gallery 154 - Announcing our Photo Gallery 154. [posted 10/05/2003]

Photo Gallery 153 - Announcing our Photo Gallery 153. [posted 10/02/2003]

Brekina Porsche 917 - Brekina's announcement of their upcoming Porsche 917 race car model! [posted 09/29/2003]

First European 1/87 Vehicle Club Meeting - Announcement of our club's first European meet in Fulda, Germany. [posted 09/26/2003]

Photo Gallery 152 - Announcing our Photo Gallery 152. [posted 09/21/2003]

Classic Mint Debuts Brass Talbert Lowboy Trailer - Classic Mint's first public showing of their upcoming brass model of the Talbert 55 ton lowboy trailer. [posted 09/14/2003]

Boley Introduces Volvo Construction Equipment Models - Announcing the Volvo Construction Equipment models coming from Boley (also to be sold by MotorArt). [posted 09/14/2003]

Photo Gallery 151 - Announcing our Photo Gallery 151. [posted 09/10/2003]

Return Of The Classic Ulrich Models Line - Announcing the return of the classic Ulrich Models line! [posted 09/09/2003]

Photo Gallery 150 - Announcing our Photo Gallery 150. [posted 09/06/2003]

Photo Gallery 149 - Announcing our Photo Gallery 149. [posted 09/03/2003]

Truck Survey Winners - The final results of our 2003 Truck Survey. [posted 09/01/2003]

Photo Gallery 148 - Announcing our Photo Gallery 148. [posted 08/30/2003]

Photo Gallery 147 - Announcing our Photo Gallery 147. [posted 08/26/2003]

Photo Gallery 146 - Announcing our Photo Gallery 146. [posted 08/24/2003]

Photo Gallery 145 - Announcing our Photo Gallery 145. [posted 08/22/2003]

Photo Gallery 144 - Announcing our Photo Gallery 144.[posted 08/20/2003]

2003 Truck Survey - Announcing our 2003 Heavy Truck Survey. [posted 08/15/2003]

Photo Gallery 143 - Announcing our Photo Gallery 143. [posted 08/15/2003]

Photo Gallery 142 - Announcing our Photo Gallery 142. [posted 08/12/2003]

Photo Gallery 141 - Announcing our Photo Gallery 141. [posted 08/08/2003]

Sylvan Scale Models Introduces New Vehicles! - Sylvan Scale Models' announcement of their completely new line of resin vehicle kits. [posted 08/04/2003]

Photo Gallery 140 - Announcing our Photo Gallery 140. [posted 08/03/2003]

Photo Gallery 139 - Announcing our Photo Gallery 139! [posted 08/01/2003]

Photo Gallery 138 - Announcing our Photo Gallery 138. [posted 07/25/2003]

Photo Gallery 137 - Announcing our Photo Gallery 137. [posted 7/21/2003]

Fullerton (CA) Model Swap Meet - Announcing the Fullerton model swap meet. [posted 07/19/2003]

Photo Gallery 136 - Announcing our Photo Gallery 136. [posted 07/18/2003]

Photo Gallery 135 - Announcing our Photo Gallery 135. [posted 7/15/2003]

Busch Smart forfour Coupe - Announcing the newest Smart from Busch, the forfour coupe. [posted 07/11/2003]

Photo Gallery 134 - Announcing our Photo Gallery 134. [posted 07/11/2003]

Photo Gallery 133 - Announcing our Photo Gallery 133. [posted 07/05/2003]

1 Million Hits - On July 4, 2003 we hit a milestone with our one millionth site visit. [posted 07/04/2003]

Photo Gallery 132 - Announcing our Photo Gallery 132. [posted 07/01/2003]

2003 National Convention Product News - New Product announcements from the 2003 National Convention. [posted 06/30/2003]

Photo Gallery 131 - Announcing our Photo Gallery 131. [posted 06/24/2003]

Photo Gallery 130 - Announcing our Photo Gallery 130.. [posted 06/21/2003]

Photo Gallery 129 - Announcing our showcase of the 2003 National Convention award winners, Photo Gallery 129! [posted 06/18/2003]

Photo Gallery 128 - Announcing our Photo Gallery 128. [posted 06/17/2003]

2003 National Convention Photo Album - Many thanks to all the folks who helped in preparations to make the 2003 National Convention such an outstanding success including Alan Olson, Ralph Ratcliffe, Fred Drenhouse, Wade Roese, and Bob Johnson!! [posted 06/17/2003]

2003 National Convention Model Contest - Judged Category - Announcing our 2003 National Convention model contest winners in the judged category (with photos). [posted 06/16/2003]

2003 National Convention Model Contest - Popular Vote - Announcing our 2003 National Convention model contest winners in the popular vote category (with photos). [posted 06/16/2003]

2003 National Convention "Thank You" - Special "thank you" note to some special folks for making the 2003 National Convention a great success. [posted 06/16/2003]

Photo Gallery 127 - Announcing our Photo Gallery 127. [posted 06/09/2003]

Photo Gallery 126 - Announcing our Photo Gallery 126. [posted 06/05/2003]

Sheepscot Landoll Trailer - Announcing Sheepscot Scale Products' new Landoll trailer. [posted 06/03/2003]

Photo Gallery 125 - Announcing our Photo Gallery 125. [posted 06/01/2003]

Photo Gallery 124 - Announcing our Photo Gallery 124. [posted 05/28/2003]

Photo Gallery 123 - Announcing our Photo Gallery 123. [posted 05/24/2003]

Photo Gallery 122 - Announcing our Photo Gallery 122. [posted 5/23/2003]

Club Shirt Announcement - Announcing our new club shirts! [posted 05/21/2003]

Wiking Volkswagen Multivan Review - Announcing Marc Schmidt's excellent review of Wiking's VW Mulitvan. [posted 05/21/2003]

Photo Gallery 121 - Announcing our Photo Gallery 121. [posted 05/20/2003]

Photo Gallery 120 - Announcing our Photo Gallery 120. [posted 05/16/2003]

Photo Gallery 119 - Announcing our Photo Gallery 119. [posted 05/12/2003]

Photo Gallery 118 - Announcing our Photo Gallery 118. [posted 05/08/2003]

Photo Gallery 117 - Announcing our Photo Gallery 117. [posted 05/04/2003]

Sheepscot Mack B Model Truck Kits - Sheepscot announces new resin truck kits for the popular B model Mack. [posted 05/04/2003]

Photo Gallery 116 - Announcing our Photo Gallery 116. [posted 05/02/2003]

2003 National Convention Model Contest - Announcing the rules and format for the 2003 National Convention. [posted 5/02/2003]

Photo Gallery 115 - Announcing our Photo Gallery 115. [posted 04/30/2003]

Photo Gallery 114 - Announcing our Photo Gallery 114. [posted 04/28/2003]

Photo Gallery 113 - Announcing our Photo Gallery 113. [posted 04/25/2003]

Photo Gallery 112 - Announcing our Photo Gallery 112. [posted 04/24/2003]

Dennis Aust Kenworth C500A Cab Kits - Announcing a pair of new Kenworth C500A resin cab kits from Dennis Aust. [Posted 04/23/2003]

Photo Gallery 111 - Announcing our Photo Gallery 111. [posted 04/23/2003]

Photo Gallery 110 - Announcing our Photo Gallery 110. [posted 04/21/2003]

Athearn Ford C Fire Truck Review - Announcing the posting of Jeff Webster's excellent Athearn Ford C Canopy Cab Fire Truck Review. [posted 04/19/2003]

Motorart Volvo EC-210 Excavator - Preview photographs of the forthcoming 1/87 scale Volvo EC-210 hydraulic excavator from Motorart. [posted 04/19/2003]

Photo Gallery 109 - Announcing our Photo Gallery 109. [posted 04/18/2003]

Photo Gallery 108 - Announcing our Photo Gallery 108. [posted 04/14/2003]

Photo Gallery 107 - Announcing our Photo Gallery 107. [posted 04/13/2003]

Photo Gallery 106 - Announcing our Photo Gallery 106. [posted 04/12/2003]

Photo Gallery 105 - Announcing our Photo Gallery 105. [posted 04/07/2003]

Athearn Ford C Fire Truck Update - The first photos on the web of Athearn's new Ford C canopy cab fire trucks! [posted 04/05/2003]

Photo Gallery 104 - Announcing our Photo Gallery 104. [posted 04/04/2003]

Photo Gallery 103 - Announcing our Photo Gallery 103. [posted 03/28/2003]

Photo Gallery 102 - Announcing our Photo Gallery 102. [posted 03/21/2003]

Athearn Announces Ford C Fire Truck - Athearn announces their stunning new Ford C canopy cab fire truck. [posted 03/19/2003]

Final New Model Survey Results - Final survey results from our New Model Survey. [posted 03/17/2003]

Photo Gallery 101 - Announcing our Photo Gallery 101. [posted 03/14/2003]

Photo Gallery 100 - Announcing our landmark Photo Gallery 100. [posted 03/08/2003]

Photo Gallery 99 - Announcing our Photo Gallery 99. [posted 03/01/2003]

"A Truck Modeler's Notebook" Update - Announcing an update of David Bontrager's truck modelers' book in e-book form on CD. [posted 02/21/2003]

Photo Gallery 98 - Announcing our Photo Gallery 98. [posted 02/20/2003]

Photo Gallery 97 - Announcing our Photo Gallery 97. [posted 02/14/2003]

2003 National Convention, Allentown, PA - Announcing our 2003 National Convention in Allentown, PA. [posted 02/12/2003]

12th Model Vehicle Swap Meet And 1/87 Vehicle Club 2003 West Coast Meet - Announcing the 2003 West Coast Meet in Culver City, California. [posted 02/07/2003]

Photo Gallery 96 - Announcing our Photo Gallery 96. [posted 02/07/2003]

2003 Nurnberg International Toy Fair Announcements- Our club correspondent, Marc Schmidt, along with reports from Wayne Calder and Jan Scholten, updates you on Toy Fair announcements. [Posted 02/03/2003]

Italeri Introduces Two More Trucks! - Italeri shows two more North American prototype trucks at the 2003 International Toy Fair in Nurnberg. [posted 02/01/2003]

Photo Gallery 95 - Announcing our Photo Gallery 95! [posted 01/30/2003]

Wiking John Deere JD6920 Farm Tractor - More exciting news from Nurnberg; a John Deere 6920 farm tractor. [posted 01/28/2003]

High Tech Modell Lola T-70 Can-Am - Very exciting news about the first Can-Am model in 1/87 scale! [posted 01/27/2003]

Busch Announces Dodge Power Wagon - Busch will introduce a Dodge Power Wagon at the 2003 Nurnberg International Toy Fair. [posted 01/25/2003]

Photo Gallery 94; Tribute to Lyle Noah - We humbly present our photo tribute to the late modeler Lyle Noah; Photo Gallery 94. [posted 1/23/2003]

Motorcycle Model from Big Boys Toys - Announcing Big Boys Toys' spectacular American motorcycle. [posted 01/14/2003]

Puget Sound Casting Services Update - Announcing the closing of Puget Sound's doors for the time being. [posted 01/14/2003]

Photo Gallery 93 - Announcing our Photo Gallery 93! [posted 01/13/2003]

Promotex Offers Updated Kenworth W900 - Announcing an updated Kenworth conventional truck tractor from Promotex. [posted 01/09/2003]

Photo Gallery 92 - Announcing our Photo Gallery 92. [posted 01/08/2003]

Athearn 28' Pup Trailers - First photos of Athearn's assembled and decorated 28' pup trailers. [posted 01/07/2003]

Google Google Search Feature Added - Announcing the addition of Google search engine features tailored for the 1/87 Vehicle Club web site. [posted 01/03/2003]

New NZG Models Arrive - NZG's newest 1/87 scale die-cast models are a real treat for collectors! [posted 01/03/2003]

Photo Gallery 91 - Announcing our Photo Gallery 91. [posted 01/03/2003]

Don Mills Models Mack B875 - Announcing a new resin kit for the classic Mack B875 truck tractor from Don Mills Models. [posted 01/01/2003]