Promoting Excellence in HO Scale Vehicle Modeling

We continue our photo coverage of the recent 2014 Fulda Meet with our first batch of photographs from Thomas Anic. We want to thank Thomas and once again thank Markus Traeger for their generosity in sharing their photos from Fulda! We have several models and modelers we haven't been able to identify so if you can help us we'd certainly appreciate it! Our highlight photo for this gallery is of an unknown modeler's pair of very impressive MAN lumber delivery trucks. Check out all the great models on display in our Photo Gallery 650! [posted 11/22/2014]

We've now opened registration for the 2015 East Coast Show to be held January 24-25, 2015 in W. Springfield, Massachusetts. This is our sixth 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 this year in W. Springfield!Click here to register.

[posted 11/08/2014]


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 begin November with news of test shots of Classic Metal Works' upcoming 1960 Ford F-100 pickup truck shown here. CMW also is announcing on their web site that the 1955 Ford Fairlane Town Sedan is expected to arrive in early November along with new truck and scenic loads. We also have an announcement of rerun of 28' trailer models from Athearn. Check out all the details in our November New Products.

We continue our photo coverage of the recent 2014 Fulda Meet with our fourth (and last) batch of photographs from Markus Traeger. We've again tried to select a broad cross-section of Markus' photos to give our web site visitors a flavor for the variety of models on display. We will be presenting the first batch of photos from the Fulda Meet taken by Thomas Anic in our next Photo Gallery. We want to publicly thank all of modelers attending Fulda who submitted photos and will recognize them individually as we publish their photos. Our highlight photo for this gallery is Roland Hahn's impressive Pilot Truck Stop fuel tanker! Check out all the great models on display in our Photo Gallery 649 with many more Fulda Meet models to come! [posted 11/18/2014]

We continue our photo coverage of the recent 2014 Fulda Meet with our third batch of photographs from Markus Traeger. We've again tried to select a broad cross-section of Markus' photos to give our web site visitors a flavor for the variety of models on display. We will continue to feature additional photos from the Fulda Meet over the next several weeks as we have received many generous contributions from modelers who attended the meet. We want to publicly thank all of them and will recognize them individually as we publish their photos. Our highlight photo for this gallery is Michael Stegmann's classic automobile restoration shop diorama with its absolutely spectacular collection of unique 1/87 scale vintage automobile models! Check out all the great models on display in our Photo Gallery 648 with many more Fulda Meet models to come! [posted 11/18/2014]

We continue our photo coverage of the recent 2014 Fulda Meet with our second batch of photographs from Markus Traeger. We've again tried to select a broad cross-section of Markus' photos to give our web site visitors a flavor for the variety of models on display. We will continue to feature additional photos from the Fulda Meet over the next several weeks as we have received many generous contributions from modelers who attended the meet. We want to publicly thank all of them and will recognize them individually as we publish their photos. Our feature photo for this gallery is Christian Köhlen's Koehliman Works industrial complex diorama. We want to especially thank Heinz Peters for providing some background and additional historical information for several models in this Gallery; it is very much appreciated! Check out all the great models on display in our Photo Gallery 647 with many more Fulda Meet models to come! [posted 11/12/2014]

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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