Promoting Excellence in HO Scale Vehicle Modeling

Route87 Standards Now Available

route87 module

We are very pleased to announce we have the standards for our Route87 vehicle module concept posted and available for your inspection! We want to share these with all of you and hope they provide the basis for a worldwide format for displaying 1/87 scale vehicles in a public venue in the future. In short, our Route87 concept is a set of standards and recommended practices for the construction of realistic display modules for the sole purpose of providing a common platform for displaying 1/87 scale vehicles. We anticipate these new standards opening a whole new window into our little world of scale vehicle modeling!

We recently demonstrated a limited number of these display modules at the 2010 East Coast Meet in Springfield, MA this past January to an extremely enthusiastic crowd reception (and not just from us...)! Watch our Photo Gallery section for additional upcoming module photos showing just how effective this platform can be for displaying 1/87 scale vehicle models as shown by Chester Fesmire's module above.

We'd like to publicly thank Marlon Spencer for first suggesting the concept, Ralph Ratcliffe for all his work on the dimensional standards and continued development of the concept, Andy Madden for creating and maintaining the Route87 web site, and demonstration display modules from Chester Fesmire, Joe Fay, and Steve Del Sesto. Thanks to all these guys! We are really looking forward to nurturing this concept and seeing just how creative all of you can be. If you have any comments or questions please refer to the Route87 web site or contact us. [posted 01/28/2010]