Promoting Excellence in HO Scale Vehicle Modeling


We're getting a head start on our July New Products with an unexpected and very exciting announcement from Rapido Trains that will be very much appreciated by bus fans and model railroaders alike! We are very privileged to share with you a sneak peek of the CAD renderings of Rapido's upcoming 1/87 scale model of the GMC New Look transit bus. Rapido informally introduced this model with a very amusing YouTube video. Check out all the details in our July New Products.

Our feature photo for Photo Gallery 686 is beautiful vintage White Super Power truck tractor and trailer built from Sylvan Scale Models resin kits by Jeff Black. Check out Jeff's model and all the great companion models in our Photo Gallery 686! [posted 06/25/2016]


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

Introducing AM Miniatures


Dan Goins of Zycon Models is introducing AM Miniatures, a new line of photo-etched 1/87 vehicle detail parts from Andy Madden. Check out all the details in our June New Products.

Publisher Bob Sundstrom announces the June 2016 issue of Model Freightways (#56) has been mailed to subscribers. The theme for the current issue is 'The Night Shift' with night truck driving experiences from many of their readers that run the gamut of routine to scary! Also featured are The Spaulding Trading story, Meet Clare and Sylvan Scale Models, CF Memories, building pup trailers, Lehigh Valley pigs on the workbench, a great story by Mont Switzer titled 'Don't break down on Saturday Night,' and much more. Contact publisher Bob Sundstrom for subscription details. [posted 05/14/2016]

Our highlight photo for Photo Gallery 685 is another spectacular Canadian prototype model from Jim Groeneweg. This Western Star twin steer concrete mixer represents some serious kitbashing! Check out the details of Jim's build and all the great companion models in our Photo Gallery 685! [posted 06/12/2016]

Our feature photo for Photo Gallery 684 highlights our last collection of model photos from our 2016 East Coast Meet in W. Springfield, Massachusetts in January, 2016. This well-worn Santa Fe Chevrolet C-30 service truck was built by Jesse Michaud. Another special thanks to photographer Andy Madden for his contributions to this photo gallery and previous photo galleries featuring our 2016 East Coast Meet models. Check out all the great models in our Photo Gallery 684! [posted 06/03/2016]

Our feature photo for Photo Gallery 683 highlights another collection of model photos from our 2016 East Coast Meet in W. Springfield, Massachusetts in January, 2016. Brad Hassler built the beautiful vintage Kenworth needlenose truck tractor shown here. Special thanks to photographer Andy Madden for his contributions to this photo gallery. Check out all the great models in our Photo Gallery 683! [posted 05/29/2016]

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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