WINTER 2017: From the publishers of Railroad Model Craftsman and Model Railroad News comes the new HO Collector, a new quarterly magazine dedicated to the history of HO scale model trains! In our premiere issue, we track the extensive catalog of models offered by Lindberg Line, including the never-produced General Electric U25B! We take a look at the world of brass imports, starting with the Pacific Fast Mail EMD SD45s. Editor Tony Cook begins part one of his research into the world of Railbox boxcar models, while associate editor Tony Lucio shows us how to repower and detail an old Tyco Alco C430. All this and more in the Winter 2017 issue of HO Collector!
Coming soon to HO Collector is the story of the all-door boxcar model, which first appeared in the 1960s. Explore the different models produced over the years and learn about the prototype they were based on.
Operating accessories add to the fun of model railroading. Examples exist in every popular hobby scale. The HO market enjoyed a boom in this segment during the 1970s. Among the prolific producers of these items was Bachmann Trains.
Revell’s HO-scale train line was introduced in 1956. According to Thomas Graham’s book Remembering Revell Model Kits, management changes and poor response to the HO-scale train line caused its demise in the early 1960s. Can you help us track down more information for a future issue of HO Collector?