Promoting Excellence in HO Scale Vehicle Modeling

Our feature photo for Photo Gallery 677 is s railroad maintenance of way track repair gang finishing up their work. The models and diorama are the handiwork of Marcel Devlieger. Check out all the great models and let us know what you think about our new format in our Photo Gallery 677! [posted 02/07/2016]

Our recent new Photo Gallery presentation method has met with overwhelming, enthusiastic approval! If you're one of the three people who have had objections or reservations, please check out this new feature.

You can now load and view ten photo galleries at a time and page through a whole series of photo gallery subjects fairly quickly and scan for the models that most closely align with your interests. Depending on your internet connection speed, you can load 150-160 photos in very short order. You may have noticed navigation arrows at the bottom of each new format Photo Gallery page that allows you to page through individual Photo Galleries very efficiently. You can now page through ten Photo Galleries at a time! We're still seeking feedback and are very open to suggestions for improvements; let us know what you think! To "test drive" this new feature, click on the photo above or on the header of this article above.[posted 02/04/2016]

Continuing our 2016 new product announcements, Walthers has announced a new 35' corrugated side van trailer as used in early piggyback and railroad freight service. Earlier in the month Athearn announced a new production run of their HO scale 28' UPS container models and Ford Model A coupe models. Lonestar Models announced new Wilson 43' Pacesetter grain trailer kits available in unpainted metallic silver, painted white, or painted black side and end panels with a variety of tarp colors (including newly available red, orange, and silver-gray in addition to previously available blue and black). Check out all the details in our January New Products.

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.

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Photo Gallery 676 is perhaps one of the most dramatic changes we've ever presented on our web site. The proliferation of portable devices with various screen sizes has necessitated consideration of the best presentation methods of contributed photos on a huge variety of screen sizes. We sincerely hope we've taken a step in the right direction and trust you'll let your opinions be known, especially if you have a strong opinion of whether we should stick with the old format (currently any Photo Gallery prior to 500) or if you prefer the new "responsive" format introduced with this Photo Gallery that adapts the photo presentation to your screen size. We'd ask you test drive Photo Gallery 676 on as many different device displays that you have available (computer, laptop, tablet, phone, etc.) or resizing your computer screen and let us know what you think! One extremely important thing to note; the link to the details of each model is displayed on the thumbnail popup view.

Highlighting the content for Photo Gallery 676 is this unique and rare (in the real world) Powerliner from Freightliner built by Kurt Hofmeyer. Kurt used a resin cab from Paul Kittle. We also have some of the remaining 2015 Fulda Meet photos thanks to Günter Storch. Check out the great models and let us know what you think about our new format in our Photo Gallery 676! [posted 01/15/2016]

Photo Gallery 675 is a terrific collection of great 1/87 scale models highlighted by this International 9670 wood chip hauler from Kurt Hofmeyer. Kurt used a resin cab using a mold master from fellow German modeler Roland Hahn. As we bid farewell to our 2015 Fulda Meet coverage we want to once again thank the photographers who submitted photos from the meet; Markus Traeger, Günter Storch, Thomas Anic, and Thomas Leuchtmann. Check out the great models in our Photo Gallery 675! [posted 01/09/2016]

We continue our 2015 Fulda Meet coverage with Photo Gallery 674. Our feature photo for Photo Gallery 674 is a very impressive logging forwarder and transporter. We want to again thank the photographers who submitted photos for this Gallery; Markus Traeger, Günter Storch, Thomas Anic, and Thomas Leuchtmann. Check out the great models in our Photo Gallery 674! [posted 12/12/2015]

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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