Promoting Excellence in HO Scale Vehicle Modeling

Our highlight photo for Photo Gallery 761 is this absolutely astounding model of a vintage Ford N-850 dump truck from Fritz Dahlin. This model is kitbashed from a variety of sources; we hope you're as impressed as we were! We also have another world class collection of models from modelers around the world. We hope you enjoy our Photo Gallery 761! [posted 04/15/2018]

Our initial posting for April New Products is an announcement from Athearn for new paint schemes in three packs of their 40' high cube containers. Check out all the available details in our April 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

We are very pleased to announce the 1/87 Vehicle Club 2018 Midwest Meet will be held in Collinsville, Illinois (St. Louis, Missouri metro area) July 20-21, 2018. We will be collaborating with the Railroad Prototype Modelers (RPM) group who organizes this show. While primarily a show for serious railroad modelers, there has historically been a strong contingent of very high quality 1/87 vehicle models on display such as Mike Budde's outstanding auto rack loads shown here. We have elected to capitalize on this presence and hold our first meet in Collinsville this July and hope to make this an annual event. We have secured commitments from several 1/87 vehicle model manufacturers and vendors to appear at this show. Already confirmed are Lonestar Models, Custom Finishing Models, Zycon Models, and Masterbilt Models; tentatively, River Point Station will also have a presence. For this initial appearance we have been allocated an extremely limited model display area. Regrettably, the club's participation in this event must be restricted on an invitation only basis. However, we will set up a registration page to submit your interest in attending the show. After we have collected registrations and can gauge interest we will send invitations with display space allocations to interested participants with details. For now, check out the 2018 St. Louis Railroad Prototype Modeler's Meet web site for information on the meet. [posted 03/01/2018]

Our feature photo for Photo Gallery 760 is a spectacular Mack LTL truck tractor model from Jim Reid. Jim did a phenomenal job is assembly and finish on this Sylvan Scale Models resin kit (corrected - erroneously identified previously as a Don Mills kit). We also have another collection of world class models from around the world. We welcome another first-time contributor debuting in this gallery, Keith Grzadziel. We hope you enjoy our Photo Gallery 760! [posted 04/06/2018]

Our highlight photo for Photo Gallery 759 is another extraordinary scratchbuilt model, an oilfield service rig built by David Nicholson. Once again, we have another great world class collection of models from around the world. We also want to welcome another first-time contributor Blake Kearns, debuting in this gallery. We hope you enjoy our Photo Gallery 759! [posted 03/25/2018]

Our feature photo for Photo Gallery 758 is this extraordinary scratchbuilt Terex/O&K RH-200 mining shovel from Jens Göhrs. We have another great collection of models from around the world in this gallery. We also want to welcome another first-time contributor Thomas Fitzgerald, debuting in this gallery. We hope you enjoy our Photo Gallery 758! [posted 03/18/2018]

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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