Promoting Excellence in HO Scale Vehicle Modeling

Our feature photo for Photo Gallery 754 is a pair of livestock haulers from Mark Kulak. Mark paired a couple of his assembled Kulak Custom Kits laser cut styrene kits with highly customized Trucks N' Stuff Kenworth truck tractors. Joining Mark's models is another great collection of world class models in this gallery. We hope to be bringing you photos from the 2018 East Coast Meet within the next few weeks so for now, please enjoy our Photo Gallery 754! [posted 02/15/2018]

Besides all the great 1/87 scale vehicle models and Route87modules on display at our annual gathering in W/ Springfield, Massachusetts, the show affords the opportunity for modelers and collectors to speak directly with manufacturers of scale vehicle models about current products, announced new products not yet delivered, and projects in the pipeline for future delivery. This year, River Point Station had a bunch of new products on display. Also, Lonestar Models had two new Wilson grain trailer kits with all new graphics on display, Sylvan Scale Models had their usual vast array of resin kits for sale [updated 2/11/2018], Custom Finishing Models had kits and built up models of their maintenance of way equipment ford sale, Don Mills Models was there with his line of reins kits, and William Ratcliffe of Ralph Ratcliffe Models had a large inventory of his excellent resin kits and accessories for sale. Check out our 2018 East Coast Meet New Products Report. [posted 02/10/2018]

Robert Sundstrom has announced the Model Freightways March 2018 issue, in all color, is in the mail. Featured is this issue are the vehicles on a Rio Grande Southern model railroad layout, remembering open top trailers, trucking in Germany, de-identifying trailers, new models and much more. We want to thank Bob Sundstrom and Model Freightways for joining us in W. Springfield, Massachusetts this year for the 2018 East Coast Meet! [posted 02/08/2018]

Our initial posting for February New Products is an announcement from Athearn of a new production run of their 28' UPS drop floor trailers in two paint schemes with several unit numbers available in each scheme. Also, Minichamps has announced a bunch of new 1/87 scale automobile models planned for 2018 including 2018 Ford Mustang GT and Ford GT! Check out all the available details in our February 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
  • National Train Show - Kansas City, KS
    August 10-12, 2018
  • Amherst Railway Society Railroad Hobby Show - W. Springfield, MA
    January 26-27, 2019

Our highlight photo for Photo Gallery 753 is a model from one of our prolific European modelers, Bruno Zueger. Bruno's Blue Moon beverage delivery truck features a Boley International 7600 truck tractor and Boley beverage trailer with custom decals by Bruno's grandson, Kai. Joining Bruno's model is another great collection of world class models in this gallery. We hope to be bringing you photos from the 2018 East Coast Meet within the next few weeks so for now, please enjoy our Photo Gallery 753! [posted 02/04/2018]

We have reached a significant milestone with our latest photo gallery; we now have over 12,000 individual photo entries from over 1,000 different modelers in our photo gallery database! Our Photo Gallery 752 continues our preview of the upcoming 2018 East Meet being held on January 27-28, 2018 in West Springfield, Massachusetts with a very impressive array of models. Our feature photo for this photo gallery is Andrew Castle's Canadian logging truck built using a Jacobs Models resin Western Star 4900SF truck tractor and completely scratchbuilt logging trailer. We have quite a few photos from modelers and of models that will be attending the 2018 East Coast Meet this weekend as well as several Route87 modules. Joining Andrew's model is another great collection of companion models in this gallery. Please enjoy our Photo Gallery 752! [posted 01/26/2018]

Our Photo Gallery 751 provides a preview of the upcoming 2018 East Meet being held on January 27-28, 2018 in West Springfield, Massachusetts. Our feature photo for this photo gallery is Jesse Weigand's new Volvo VNR300 truck tractor and specialized lowboy trailer with a Pandrol Jackson track tamper displayed on his Route87 module. Joining Jesse's models is our usual collection of great companion models in this gallery. Please enjoy our Photo Gallery 751! [posted 01/19/2018]

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 and vintage truck tractors and trailers in addition to the five new N scale tractor-trailer models based on movies and TV shows shown previously. The latest additions are classic Kenworth W900 truck tractors mated to a pneumatic dry bulk trailer or Timpte grain trailer in the striking Tri-State Commodities paint scheme! These are outstanding models and adds sorely needed North American prototype variety to N scale layouts and collections! Check them out!

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