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!
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.
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.