THIRD QUARTER 2020: The latest HO Collector presents a favorite model with in-depth coverage and history. The 62-foot triple-dome tank car is a behemoth in the world of freight car models and came from several hobby companies. Tony Lucio presents them all and the development of this offering with loads of information and a wealth of images.

The Big, Small, and Surprising Things to Watch for when Collecting Catalogs

The Big, Small, and Surprising Things to Watch for when Collecting Catalogs

Annual catalogs and back issues of hobby magazines provide a wealth of information to help educate and guide the collector on what was made and when by various companies.


HO’s Yugoslavian Connection: The Mehano Alco RS-11

HO’s Yugoslavian Connection: The Mehano Alco RS-11

This RS-11 was the last new diesel release for Varney’s line in 1968 (rebranded Life-Like in 1970), produced by Yugoslavian manufacturer Mehano.


Coming Soon: TYCO Virginian Alco C430s

Coming Soon: TYCO Virginian Alco C430s

The Fourth Quarter 2020 edition of HO Collector will include a survey of TYCO’s colorful Virginian Alco C-430 diesel locomotives.


Coming Soon: Revell Operating Hoppers

Coming Soon: Revell Operating Hoppers

The coming HO Collector will continue our coverage of Revell’s entry into the model train market, exploring the development of the Operating Hopper Set.


Revell Locomotives in HO Scale

Revell Locomotives in HO Scale

Revell’s line arrived in the mid-1950s with three HO-scale locomotives, including two diesels and a steam switcher. A fourth was later added to the line.


Collecting Burlington Northern’s First Decade in HO

Collecting Burlington Northern’s First Decade in HO

The Burlington Northern merger took effect on March 3, 1970, and with it came a number of new HO scale releases (both real and imagined) wearing the colorful Cascade Green.


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