FIRST QUARTER 2019: In this issue, we dive into the history and planned releases from American GK. This hobby company produced a few HO-scale models in the 1970s and planned for many more. You’ll see never-before-viewed images of mock-ups for the never-released models. This Union Pacific General Electric F30B diesel is one of the amazing examples! All this and more in the First Quarter 2019 issue of HO Collector!

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.


Things We Never Kept

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Things We Never Kept

What makes vintage HO literature challenging is not the lack of publications and related materials produced over the years, but the lack of retention of those now-precious items.


AHM’s EMD SD40 Diesel

AHM’s EMD SD40 Diesel

The first production HO-scale model of Electro-Motive Division’s (EMD) SD40 diesel locomotive arrived in the late 1970s and came from Yugoslavia and appeared in AHM’s catalog.


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.


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