Promoting Excellence in HO Scale Vehicle Modeling

Welcome to our Photo Gallery 710! Our highlight photo for this gallery is this beautiful vintage White WC22 truck tractor and Fruehauf Aerovan trailer from Alan Olson painted for his model railroad's captive truck line. Joining Alan's model is another worldwide collection of models from modelers all over the world. We want to welcome first-time contributors Eric Laberge and James Biela, both debuting in this gallery. Check out all the details of Alan's great model and view all the great models we have n display in our Photo Gallery 710! [posted 03/24/2017]

We continue March New Product announcements with news of a new laser cut styrene kit from Kulak Custom Kits for a nine axle West Coast style lowbed trailer. Previously announced this month were new product runs from Athearn of their excellent yard tractor models in six railroad paint schemes (three shown here) and 40' ocean containers with two flat panels per side and Wm. K Walthers announced a new run of SceneMaster International trucks painted white and including MoW decals for many popular railroads. Check out all the available details in our March New Products.

The latest issue of Model Freightways (#60) released contains a tribute to Fred Gruin, Spector Motor Service of the fifties, a day in the life of a Walmart dedicated driver, and much more. Also in the March issue is a nice change of pace article that features a miniature doll and doll house collection in miniature with a story 'A Trucker's Dream' that ties into the theme of the publication. The details are exceptional. [posted 02/18/2017]


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

We wrap up our photo coverage of the 2017 East Coast Meet held in W. Springfield, MA on January 28 & 29, 2017 with our Photo Gallery 709. Our feature model photo for this gallery is one of William Ratcliffe's Mack models. Shown here is William's Mack DM600 steel nose model on it's display base. We want to once again thank Andy Madden as serving as our official photographer for the event and John Soehner for contributing photos to this gallery. Check out all the details of William's Mack and view all the great models in our Photo Gallery 709! [posted 03/17/2017]

We continue our photo coverage of the 2017 East Coast Meet held in W. Springfield, MA on January 28 & 29, 2017 with Photo Gallery 708. Our highlight model photo for this gallery is a a spectacular model of a Hennis Freight Lines classic Mack H67 COE from Brad Hassler's fleet he had on display. We want to once again thank Andy Madden as serving as our official photographer for the event. Check out all the details of Brad's Mack and view all the great models in our Photo Gallery 708! [posted 03/10/2017]

We continue our photo coverage of the 2017 East Coast Meet held in W. Springfield, MA on January 28 & 29, 2017 with Photo Gallery 707. Our feature model photo for this gallery is a a collection of Jeep models built by Alan Olson and Richard Olson. We want to once again thank Andy Madden as serving as our official photographer for the event. Check out all the details of Alan's and Richard's unique collection of Jeeps and view all the great models in our Photo Gallery 707! [posted 03/02/2017]

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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