4th QUARTER 2018: Varney’s Aerotrain and TYCO’s Talgo Train team up for HO Collector’s “When the Future Came to HO” cover story. Larry Gibbs presents the HO-scale version of General Motors’ Aerotrain made by Varney in the late 1950s. Tony Lucio examines TYCO’s Talgo Train from the same era. These sleek and futuristic attempts at breathing new life into the U.S. rail passenger business saw short careers, but ultimately enjoyed longevity in the hobby. All this and more in the 4th Quarter 2018 issue of HO Collector!

Coming Soon: American GK’s Cancelled Trains

Coming Soon: American GK’s Cancelled Trains

Thanks to new information provided by the founder, we explore some of the enticing projects from American GK that unfortunately never made it to market.


Looking Back at Campbell Scale Models

Looking Back at Campbell Scale Models

One of the many product lines HO Collector is researching and seeking additional materials is Campbell Scale Models. The company has been producing craftsman-level kits for more than half a century.


The Iconic Athearn Hustler

The Iconic Athearn Hustler

Offered in many variations over the years since 1957, Athearn’s “Hustler” is not a prototype of anything, but it is a neat-looking, little locomotive that “might have been.”


Santa Fe F7A Diesel by Penn Line

Santa Fe F7A Diesel by Penn Line

Every hobby manufacturer, both current and past, seems to have offered a Santa Fe F-unit model and Penn Line was no exception. Penn Line produced its HO-scale reproduction of EMD’s popular F7 diesel in the early 1960s in powered and dummy versions.


Planning Ahead: Managing Your Collection

Planning Ahead: Managing Your Collection

As in all life matters, planning ahead makes a big difference to any outcome. Too often our heirs have no concept of our collections. While we are happily accumulating all the various bits and pieces involved in the pursuit of the hobby it makes sense to take a few moments to document our holdings.


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