Promoting Excellence in HO Scale Vehicle Modeling

Photo Gallery 672 begins our coverage of the recent 2015 Fulda Meet in Germany. Our feature photo for Photo Gallery 672 is this spectacular bus model by Christian Schulz. Joining Christian's model is a great collection of models we've come to expect from the annual Fulda gathering. We want to thank the photographers who submitted photos for this Gallery; G√ľnter Storch, Thomas Anic, and Thomas Leuchtmann. Check out the great models in our Photo Gallery 672! [posted 11/22/2015]

Publisher Bob Sundstrom announces the December 2015 issue of Model Freightways (#54) has been mailed to subscribers. This issue features articles on "How to build a drop frame volume van," "Adding payload to a bull wagon," "CF Package Express-the inside story", "The view at the TOFC yard" and lots of great looking model trucks. Contact publisher Bob Sundstrom for subscription details. [posted 11/20/2015]

We've opened registration for the 2016 East Coast Show to be held January 30-31, 2016 in W. Springfield, Massachusetts. This is our seventh year participating in the Amherst Railway Society's Railroad Hobby Show and we've expanded and improved our presence each year. We've become an anchor attraction in the Mallary Complex at the fairgrounds and this is an opportunity to display your models in front of approximately 20,000-25,000 visitors over the two days.

Requirements for sign up are pretty simple; you must agree to attend both days, man your display of models or have a substitute (usually a willing club member) do so, and generally be agreeable to answering questions about your models and being a goodwill ambassador for our hobby. We may be accommodate a very limited number of requests for participation for a single day; if you are able to attend only one day and would like to participate, e-mail us directly and we'll try our best to place you and your models in our display area. We look forward to seeing as many of you as are able to participate in W. Springfield! Click here to register. [posted 11/16/2015]

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

André Giroux is now offering a very limited run of 1/87 scale Peterbilt 372 resin cab kits. Trainworx, a highly regarded manufacturer in N scale that has recently expanded their N scale vehicle model offerings, has announced an all new series of HO scale 40' drop van trailers commonly seen in the 1970s and '80s in piggyback service. This is a very welcome addition for both vehicle modelers and model railroaders in HO scale! Earlier, Athearn announced a repeat run of their HO scale Ford F-850 grain trucks and 53' CIMC domestic containers. Check out all the details in our November New Products.

Our highlight photo for Photo Gallery 671 is this pair of Caterpillar D6 dozers by Marcel Devlieger. Marcel did a spectacular job of building and finishing this pair of Custom Finishing Models dozers! We also want to welcome another first-time contributor debuting in this gallery, Larry Olsen. Check out the details in our Photo Gallery 671! [posted 11/15/2015]

Our spotlight photo for Photo Gallery 670 is a set of beautiful models and photo from Bruce Welsh. This pair of Case-International combines are riding on a TTX railroad flat car from Intermountain. Bruce did a spectacular job of modeling and photo composition! We also want to welcome another first-time contributor debuting in this gallery, Luis San Roman. Check out the details in our Photo Gallery 670! [posted 10/24/2015]

Our highlight photo for Photo Gallery 669 is another outstanding model from Jim Groeneweg. We also want to welcome another first-time contributor debuting in this gallery, Thomas Meuller. We have our usual outstanding collection of world class models from modelers from around the world on display in our Photo Gallery 669! [posted 09/28/2015]

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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