2ndQUARTER 2018:  While the General Electric E60 represented the latest in electric locomotive technology, it saw few customers outside of Amtrak. That didn’t stop the model manufacturers from offering colorful fantasy models decorated for a variety of road names! David Otte explores the world of E60s while Tony Cook digs deeper into little-known model manufacturer American GK. We dust off those old wood craftsman kits while we take a look back at the brief history of model trains offered by Cox. All this and more in the 2nd Quarter 2018 issue of HO Collector!

Modeling Nostalgia

Modeling Nostalgia

Model too seriously, and face derision for losing sight of the fact that model railroading is supposed to be fun. Model for pure fun, you’re derided for simply playing around because after all, it’s supposed to be a model railroad, not a toy train. Where is the line in the balance?


General Electric E60 Electric Locomotives

General Electric E60 Electric Locomotives

American GK Locomotive Works would be the first to offer modelers a rendering of the General Electric E60 series locomotives. The Chatsworth, California-based company contracted with Athearn to produce HO kits of both an passenger and freight version.


Coming Soon: An Intro to Cox Trains

Coming Soon: An Intro to Cox Trains

Introduced for the 1971 holiday season, Cox moved into the HO-scale electric train market with a series of train sets and additional items. Tony Cook gives an overview of Cox Trains’ time in the HO-scale train market in the 2nd Quarter 2018 HO Collector.


O Scale Trains Magazine joins the WRP Family of Publications

O Scale Trains Magazine joins the WRP Family of Publications

White River Productions is pleased to announce it has acquired O Scale Trains Magazine from publisher Jaini Giannovario, effective immediately. Brian Scace will remain the editor of OST, along with his crew of regular columnists.


Streetcars from Mantua and TYCO

Streetcars from Mantua and TYCO

As early as 1955, the street car was advertised under the TYCO banner, as ready-to-run, showing a multicolor paint scheme on an unlettered model. Whether you prefer to call it a street car or trolley, what’s the scoop on this model?


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