Promoting Excellence in HO Scale Vehicle Modeling

Our feature photo for Photo Gallery 642 is from first-time contributor Brent Knutson. In addition to Brent's fire department Ford F-450 and Lehmar boat shown here we have a fantastic collection of world class models for your to emjoy. Check out all the great models on display in our Photo Gallery 642. [posted 09/20/2014]

Classic Metal Works has officially announced their upcoming models of 1960 Ford F-100 pickups and light duty trucks. Check our September New Products announcements for more details. Earlier this month we began with an announcement from from Athearn of new paint schemes on their '55 Ford F100 panel trucks including several police and fire/emergency vehicles and the hot rod UPS version complete with mag type wheels! Check out all the details in our September 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.

   Upcoming Events
  • 2014 iHobby Expo
    • Oct 2-3, 2014 - Schaumburg, IL
  • 2014 Mo87 Fulda Meeting
    • Oct 25, 2014 - Gasthaus Rhönblick
  • 2015 1/87 Vehicle Club East Coast Meet
    • Jan 24-25, 2015 - W. Springfield, MA

We're featuring another spectacular Mack model from William Ratcliffe as our feature photo for Photo Gallery 641. This gallery is another spectacular group of work by modelers from around the world. We're excited to introduce you to three more first-time contributors making their debut in this Photo Gallery; Andrew Wedge, Ian McGrath, and Todd Walton. Check out all the great models on display in our Photo Gallery 641. [posted 09/15/2014]

Our feature photo for Photo Gallery 640 is another spectacular photo from Chester Fesmire taken on his little garage diorama! Chester's modeling and composition and photography skills are absolutely amazing! Joining Chester's fabulous models are another world class collection of photos and 1/87 scale vehicle modeling. Check out all the great models we have for your enjoyment in our Photo Gallery 640. [posted 09/05/2014]

We have such a great Photo Gallery for you this time that we had a remarkably tough time picking out just one model for our highlight photo. We ended up selecting this beautiful custom Ford F-250 pickup truck model from Jens Roehle for our feature photo for Photo Gallery 639. Jens started with the already outstanding River Points Station model and added custom paint and wheels as well as a lift kit and roll bar. Check out all the great models on display in our Photo Gallery 639. [posted 08/29/2014]

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. The N scale Mack R truck tractor from Athearn was selected as N Scale Vehicle of the Year at it's recent annual convention in Roanoke, Virginia. We've made a significant contribution in time and effort in support of this web site. Check it out!

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