FIRST QUARTER 2020: In this issue we unpack PEMCO’s brief appearance in the model train industry. Learn the interesting history behind this short-lived product line and its connections with Aurora and TYCO. No other line has generated so many questions from collectors. You may have come across this product line with its bold black-and-gold packaging and wonder where they came from and what happened to the company? All this and more in the First Quarter 2020 issue of HO Collector!

Coming Soon: An Intro to Revell Trains

Coming Soon: An Intro to Revell Trains

Frequently requested by HOC readers, Revell’s line of model trains will receive an overview in the 2nd Quarter 2020 edition. The line launched in the mid-1950s and includes many interesting catalogued items.


Coming Soon: The Short-Lived PEMCO Line

Coming Soon: The Short-Lived PEMCO Line

The 1st Quarter 2020 edition of HO Collector will present the short-lived PEMCO line of model trains. Available for a short time around 1980, this group of trains always generates questions from collectors.


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?


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