Promoting Excellence in HO Scale Vehicle Modeling

Our Photo Gallery 699 feature photo is this very nice little White 3000 fuel tanker from Bruce Gamble. Bruce utilized one of Sylvan Scale Models' excellent resin kits as the basis for his model. We want to welcome first-time contributors Robert Scott and Eliomar Pires debuting in this Photo Gallery. Check out Bruce's tanker truck and all the great companion models in our Photo Gallery 699! [posted 11/28/2016]

Our December New Products section begins with announcements from Kulak Custom Kits for two different laser cut styrene kits including this massive 192 wheel monster. Athearn announces new production runs of their 53' containers, 53' container chassis, and 1968 Ford F-850 stake bed models. Check out all the details in our December New Products.


2017 East Coast Meet Registration Now Open!

We are very happy to announce that we have once again been invited to participate in the 2017 Amherst Model Railroad Society's annual show in W. Springfield, Massachusetts. We gather once a year to participate in the largest model railroad show on the east coast and enjoy the companionship of fellow 1/87 scale vehicle modelers. Shown here is some of Jesse Weigand's modeling who will once again be attending with his outstanding Route87 modules.

We have now posted the registration page for the 2017 East Coast Meet and we encourage you to sign up as soon as you are able to confirm your plans to attend. We anticipate having a very heavily populated display area this year and strongly encourage you to sign up early. We have additional constraints this year so be sure and sign up for our convention e-mail list so you're up to date on the latest information about the show. We look forward to seeing you there! [posted 10/24/2016]


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

Photo Gallery 698 wraps up our photo coverage of the 2016 Fulda Meet held recently in Germany. Our highlight photo for this gallery is a pair of Caterpillar machines built by Walter Altmannshofer. This last batch of photos is again courtesy of Günter Storch and we thank him for his photos. Check out Walter's models and all the great companion models in our Photo Gallery 698! [posted 11/20/2016]

Photo Gallery 697 continues our photo coverage of the 2016 Fulda Meet held recently in Germany. Our highlight photo for this gallery is a group of American truck tractors built by Rein hard Meier. This batch of photos is courtesy of Günter Storch and we thank him for his photos. Check out Reinhardt's models and all the great models in our Photo Gallery 697! [posted 11/13/2016]

Photo Gallery 696 begins our photo coverage of the 2016 Fulda Meet held recently in Germany. Our highlight photo for this gallery is a module built by Andre Schulz. This first batch of photos is courtesy of Thomas Leuchtmann and we offer our gratitude for his photos of the great models on display in Fulda. We welcome four new modelers debuting in this gallery; Peter Rings, Jürg en Moisture, Trainer Salk, and Christoph Scheveningen. Check out all the great models in our Photo Gallery 696! [posted 11/06/2016]

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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