Promoting Excellence in HO Scale Vehicle Modeling

This spectacular Peterbilt 359 truck tractor painted up for International Transport is our highlight photo for Photo Gallery 690. This beautiful model was built by Jim Groeneweg and has quite the provenance. Check out Jim's outstanding model and all the great companion models in our Photo Gallery 690! [posted 09/24/2016]

Ralph Ratcliffe Models is having an 'End of Summer' sale, offering all of the items in his catalog at 10% off.  
William (Ralph) Ratcliffe says, "I had to close my web store a few years ago due to real life time constraints, but my complete product line has always been, and still is available directly from me. I haven't been able to run a sale though but now it's time. Just in time for the arrival of Fall and the indoor season, it's a good time to start some new projects or get back to work on some unfinished ones. I have over 130 products available from complete truck kits, cab kits, wheels, frames, and lots of detailing parts to just about everything you need to create a great 1/87 scale project."
Contact William at [email protected] and he'll send you a complete list of all of his products with ordering information, either via e-mail, or hard copy form via U.S. Mail. You can also find Ralph Ratcliffe Models on Facebook and message him there. [posted 09/14/2016]

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

We are extremely honored to announce in our September New Products a very unique and absolutely one of a kind (and coolest) 1/87 scale resin cab kits of the very rare (only one example produced) Mack K-600! The story of how this model kit came about is as interesting as the truck itself! Check the New Products page for details. This month began with announcements of a new brass Caterpillar 349F L excavator from Classic Construction Models and new production runs of 20' corrugated side containers, 20' container chassis, and Model A Fords from Athearn. Check out all the details in our September New Products.

Our feature photo for Photo Gallery 689 is this very impressive and exquisite derelict Ford Model A on the back of a tow truck from Chester Fesmire. Chester applied his substantial talents to a Jordan Highway Products Ford Model A. Check out Chester's outstanding model and all the great companion models in our Photo Gallery 689! [posted 09/11/2016]

Our highlight photo for Photo Gallery 688 is this very impressive auto carrier based on a 3D printed International S2200 truck tractor from Sergey Zawislak. We welcome first-time contributor Riccardo Gorini debuting in this Photo Gallery. Check out Sergey's terrific model and all the great companion models in our Photo Gallery 688! [posted 07/28/2016]

Our highlight photo for Photo Gallery 687 is a spectacular model based on the Lindberg Mini-Lindy Ford F-750 cab built by Brandon Hintz. We welcome first-time contributors Lucas Gresham and Alex Forman debuting in this Photo Gallery. Check out Brandon's terrific model and all the great companion models in our Photo Gallery 687! [posted 07/10/2016]

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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