THIRD QUARTER 2020: The latest HO Collector presents a favorite model with in-depth coverage and history. The 62-foot triple-dome tank car is a behemoth in the world of freight car models and came from several hobby companies. Tony Lucio presents them all and the development of this offering with loads of information and a wealth of images.

Bachmann’s Old West in HO

Bachmann’s Old West in HO

Journey back to the Old West with Bachmann’s “The Great Iron Horse Train Robbery!” set.


Attention Collectors: Menards Exclusives for 2020

Attention Collectors: Menards Exclusives for 2020

Menards Collectibles has two exclusive HO trains sets from Bachmann for the 2020 holiday season.


Classic 1950s Athearn Budd RDCs in HO

Classic 1950s Athearn Budd RDCs in HO

The first HO-scale Budd RDCs from Athearn were metal kits in the early 1950s, which were followed by plastic releases by the end of the 1950s.


TYCO’s 62-foot Tank Cars

TYCO’s 62-foot Tank Cars

A giant in the world of 1970s HO-scale freight car models was this infamous 62-foot triple-dome tank car. Read about these releaeses in the 3rd Quarter 2020 HO Collector.


The Big, Small, and Surprising Things to Watch for when Collecting Catalogs

The Big, Small, and Surprising Things to Watch for when Collecting Catalogs

Annual catalogs and back issues of hobby magazines provide a wealth of information to help educate and guide the collector on what was made and when by various companies.


HO’s Yugoslavian Connection: The Mehano Alco RS-11

HO’s Yugoslavian Connection: The Mehano Alco RS-11

This RS-11 was the last new diesel release for Varney’s line in 1968 (rebranded Life-Like in 1970), produced by Yugoslavian manufacturer Mehano.


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