Promoting Excellence in HO Scale Vehicle Modeling

The lead photo for another great photo gallery is this spectacular '50s Kenworth "Needlenose" truck tractor from Brad Hassler. This beautiful model began as an old Ulrich white metal kit. Brad added an immense assortment of details and features including the 3D printed Mercury sleeper. Joining Brad's terrific KW is another great collection of vehicle models from all over the world. We hope you enjoy! Check out all of the great companion models in our Photo Gallery 802! [posted 07/24/2021]

Mark Kulak of Kulak Custom Kits has announced an extensive array of new 3D printed truck cab kits, trailers, and accessories. The latest Brekina newsletter has some (not so great) photos of the upcoming Brekina/PCX Chevrolet Corvette C8 and Aston Martin DBS models and we've reposted them in our New Products section. Also, Athearn has announced new production runs of their Ford C box trucks and 40' UPS parcel trailers. Check out further 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

We have another great gallery posting for you this week highlighted by this Peterbilt 567 forward axle dump truck from Brian Roy. This is an almost complete custom build using a variety of parts and pieces from several commercial models. Joining Brian's terrific Pete are vehicle models from all over the globe representing many of the varied interests of our website visitors. We hope you enjoy! Check out all of the great companion models in our Photo Gallery 801! [posted 02/16/2021]

Photo Gallery 800 features, as promised, a complete gallery of Kenworth T800 variant models. We wish to thank everyone who submitted photos for this gallery! It took a few weeks more than planned but we're very pleased to present these models. Our feature photo is a gorgeous Kenworth T800W truck tractor built by Brad Hassler using Dennis Aust resin components. Check out the details and all the great companion Kenworth T800 and variant models in our Photo Gallery 800! [posted 03/28/2021]

Photo Gallery 799 features another phenomenal model from Paul Kittle. This handsome Kenworth W900 in the bicentennial paint scheme of 1976 began as an Athearn model. Check out the details and all the great companion models in our Photo Gallery 799!

We are planning a special Photo Gallery 800 featuring all Kenworth T800 models! If you have any projects that include T800s of any spec, please send them to us. We'd anticipate posting in 1-2 weeks. We're looking forward to seeing what you folks have for us.

We want to thank everyone who has responded with photos so far but please, send us photos of your modeling to keep our pipeline of galleries coming. We would request anyone who had sent us photos that have not appeared in a previous Photo Gallery to please resend to [email protected]. We would like to take this opportunity to remind contributors that we desperately need details of your models and photos that are a minimum of 800 pixels wide (wider is much better!). [posted 02/16/2021]

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]

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