THIRD QUARTER 2019: Check out The Alco Issue of HO Collector! Features include Co-Editor Tony Lucio’s article on TYCO’s six-axle Alco Super 630, David Otte presents Alco steam with his examination of Pemco’s 4-8-2 Mountain steam locomotive. Co-Editor Tony Cook provides a look at Lima’s C-420 and its incarnations. Plus, HOC’s cover story survey presenting every plastic HO model produced based on Alco prototypes! All this and more in the Third Quarter 2019 issue of HO Collector!

Con-Cor’s Burlington Northern Alco PA-1/PB-1 Diesels

Con-Cor’s Burlington Northern Alco PA-1/PB-1 Diesels

After a drought of many years from Alco’s 1946 introduction of its PA-1/PB-1 diesels to the 1970s, modelers received not one, but two plastic models of this famous passenger hauler in HO scale.


Classic Literature from Revell Trains

Classic Literature from Revell Trains

One of the challenges in presenting past hobby company histories is documenting the promotional materials produced by those manufacturers. Do you have catalog or promotional materials from the Revell HO scale train line you could share with us?


Coming Soon: Life-Like’s McDonald’s

Coming Soon: Life-Like’s McDonald’s

The 4th Quarter 2019 edition of HO Collector will present Life-Like’s short-lived McDonald’s structure kit. Introduced in the early 1970s, despite featuring the famous McDonald’s name and look this HO structure didn’t stay on the market long. See this collector favorite and learn more about it!


TYCO’s Chessie System SD24 Diesel

TYCO’s Chessie System SD24 Diesel

TYCO’s HO-scale SD24 model came in several liveries during its run, with the Chessie System release as one of the more eye-catching offerings.


The Little Engine That Could: The Ubiquitous Dockside Switcher

The Little Engine That Could: The Ubiquitous Dockside Switcher

Baltimore & Ohio’s stubby little C-16 class steam locomotive has provided the inspiration for HO scale models in plastic and metal since the 1950s.


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