Promoting Excellence in HO Scale Vehicle Modeling

Our feature photo for Photo Gallery 634 is this amazing bulk cargo vessel and dock diorama built by Jimmy Cancino. Jimmy scratchbuilt the vessel and the entire diorama. We also have another great world class collection of modelers' photos for you to enjoy. Check out Chester's and all the great models on display in our Photo Gallery 634. [posted 07/22/2014]

We're working overtime to keep up with our July New Products updates, out latest from Ralph Ratcliffe Models. William Ratcliffe has announced four new Brockway cab kits whose prototypes used Mack cabs of the period. He's also released a new resin kit for a Mack M75SX with a high capacity coal dump body.

We'd earlier highlighted photos of forthcoming five new tank trailer models from Tonkin/Trucks N' Stuff! Models include cryogenic, propane (shown in lower section of this photo), food grade, hot oil, and chemical (shown in the upper section of this photo) versions.

We have also added preproduction photos of Classic Metal Works' new '55 Ford sedan models. We also previously posted the announcement of new production runs from Athearn of Ford C Telesqrt fire truck models (shown here), 40' UPS drop frame trailers in two different paint schemes, and the "owner/operator" version of the Utility 53' refrigerated trailer. As reported previously, Masterbilt Models is offering a "kit" of a River Point Station 2007 Ford Expedition that has been stripped of factory paint to bare plastic. Check out all the details in our July 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
    • October 25, 2014 - Gasthaus Rhönblick
  • 2015 1/87 Vehicle Club East Coast Meet
    • Jan 24-25, 2015 - W. Springfield, MA

Our feature photo for Photo Gallery 633 is an outstanding vintage Mack truck model and garage diorama built by Chester Fesmire. Chester built the diorama specifically for photographing models and as you can see, it does an extremely remarkable job as intended. We also have another great collection of modelers' photos from around the world for you to enjoy. Check out Chester's and all the great models on display in our Photo Gallery 633. [posted 07/13/2014]

Our spotlight photo for Photo Gallery 632 is this spectacular derelict Kenworth 848 logging truck from Dennis Raper. Dennis applied his considerable talents to a much modified Athearn model and extensively weathered it to reflect decades of neglect. We want to welcome another first-time contributor, Jaykob Stephens, to our Photo Galleries this week. We again have another great collection of modelers' photos from around the world for you to enjoy. Check out all the great models on display in our Photo Gallery 632. [posted 06/30/2014]

Our highlight photo for Photo Gallery 631 is a spectacular Mack H67 truck tractor and tri-axle dump trailer from André Giroux. We want to welcome three first-time contributors to our Photo Galleries; Klaus Dörfer, Dakota Blackwolf, and Victor Ankney. In addition, we want to welcome our old friend Dennis Raper whom we've not heard from in quite a while back with another of his expertly built and finished logging theme models. On top of all that we have a great collection of modelers' photos from around the world for you to enjoy. Check out all the great models on display in our Photo Gallery 631. [posted 06/22/2014]

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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