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!
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.
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.