FOURTH QUARTER 2019: Tony Lucio uncoils the mystery of the Evans coil car and the classic HO replica in the new issue. You’ll see examples of this early 1970s release from a variety of hobby companies, though all models came from the same manufacturer. You likely have at least one of these interesting freight cars in your collection… now find out the story about it. All this and more in the Fourth Quarter 2019 issue of HO Collector!

Athearn’s 1972 Computerization

Athearn’s 1972 Computerization

The early 1970s saw many companies employ computers for the first time. Model train maker Athearn added IBM’s System/3 Model 6 for use in keeping track of the company’s products and production.


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.


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