Promoting Excellence in HO Scale Vehicle Modeling

Headlining our latest Photo Gallery is an impressive Mack FL700 cabover truck tractor from Jim Reid. Jim converted a Ralph Ratcliffe Models Brockway cabover into this beautiful model. We would like to welcome a trio of first-time contributors this week; Kevin Irwin, John DaPos, and Terry Lyman. Check out all the great models on display in our Photo Gallery 658! [posted 03/22/2015]

Our March New Products section kicks off with an announcement of a new production run of 40' intermodal container chassis in six paint schemes and a new production run of 1968 Ford F-850 boom truck models (sample shown here) from Athearn in six paint schemes. Check out all the details in our March 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

March 2015 Model Freightways Issue

The March 2015 issue of Model Freightways will soon hit the mailboxes of subscribers. The latest issue has a focus on Canadian rigs including Kingsway and a view of a piggyback yard. As shown on the cover shot here, several of Jim Groeneweg's models are prominently featured. If you're not already a subscriber we encourage you to e-mail publisher Bob Sundstrom for subscription information. [posted 02/11/2015]

Our last photo gallery dedicated to the models displayed at the 2015 East Coast Meet held recently in W. Springfield. MA compose our Photo Gallery 657. The feature photo for this gallery is a beautiful Volvo VT880 truck tractor and dropdeck flatbed trailer from Jeffrey Barros. Check out all the rest of the models from the show on display in our Photo Gallery 657! [posted 03/15/2015]

We continue our reflection on models displayed at the 2015 East Coast Meet held recently in W. Springfield. MA. This gallery features a collection of photos of Route87 modules displayed at the show. Our feature photo for this gallery is an outstanding scene from the module on display at the show built by John Shannon and Steve Mayerson. Check out all the world-class models from the show on display in our Photo Gallery 656! [posted 03/08/2015]

Our latest photo gallery is another collection of models on display at the 2015 East Coast Meet held recently in W. Springfield. MA. Our feature photo for this gallery is a scene from the outstanding Alaska Railroad module on display at the show built by Jesse Weigand. Check out all the world-class models from the show on display in our Photo Gallery 655! [posted 03/28/2015]

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. 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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