1st QUARTER 2018:  This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the ill-fated Penn Central. What HO-scale model trains were produced when the railroad was alive and active between 1968 and 1976? We also continue our series on Tyco “Preprods,” and a look at the early Mantua-TYCO streetcar. We explore the heritage of early brass imports with Overland Models’ GP40X, while noted hobby historian Dle Smith presents the history of Gilbert’s six-axle Alco DL-600/RSD-7 diesel locomotive model from the mid-1950s. All this and more in the 1st Quarter 2018 issue of HO Collector!

From Current to Classic?

From Current to Classic?

When does something in your life go from being current everyday over to nostalgic memory? I can pinpoint when my interest in older model trains was sparked and when I began to see those items in a different light.


Preserved Freelance: Allegheny Midland 3101

Preserved Freelance: Allegheny Midland 3101

I spotted this locomotive in the estate of an elderly gentleman downsizing his life’s collection. It turned out to be brass, an Alco at that, and I recognized the road name…


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…


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