4th QUARTER 2017:  From the publishers of Railroad Model Craftsman and Model Railroad News comes the new HO Collector, a new quarterly magazine dedicated to collecting and operating vintage HO scale trains! We explore the history of Associated Hobby Manufacturers (better known as AHM) and check out variations of their iconic Hudson-type steam locomotive. Functioning crossing gates were offered as an accessory by many manufacturers, but which were the most realistic and reliable? Finally, we take a sidetrip into the world of collectible free-lance roadnames. All this and more in the 4th Quarter 2017 issue of HO Collector!

My Memories of AHM: The Rivarossi Connection

My Memories of AHM: The Rivarossi Connection

I would guess that even today serious model railroaders would be few and far between who never owned some Rivarossi model train equipment. This Italian company, now part of international conglomerate Hornby, manufactured for years in the resort town of Lake Como, Italy, on the border of Switzerland.


Alco Models 1967 Wish Book

Alco Models 1967 Wish Book

This year marks the 50th anniversary of another great wish book that brass importer Alco Models launched in late 1967. The company is familiar to many seasoned modelers. Alco Models was a mainstay in the hobby for a number of years, peaking in the late 1960s and continuing into the 1980s.


Coming Soon: Penn Central’s 50th Anniversary

Coming Soon: Penn Central’s 50th Anniversary

HO Collection begins its second full year of publication! From Penn Central’s auspicious beginnings to an often overlooked Mantua-TYCO trolley, here’s what you have to look forward to in the 1st Quarter 2018 issue…


Gem Models SDP40F Diesel

Gem Models SDP40F Diesel

The first HO-scale reproduction of Amtrak’s six-axle SDP40F passenger diesel arrived at the same time the prototypes went to work. Gem Models delivered its brass SDP40F to North America in 1974. The model came from Kumata of Japan.


Coming Soon: Streamlined Hudson

Coming Soon: Streamlined Hudson

HO Collector’s fourth edition of 2017 arrives this fall with a fond look back at AHM-Rivarossi’s New York Central 4-6-4 Dreyfus streamlined Hudson, Revell’s operating crossing gate accessory, and a look at collecting freelance roadnames.


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