2nd QUARTER 2017: From the publishers of Railroad Model Craftsman and Model Railroad News comes the new HO Collector, a new quarterly magazine dedicated to collecting and operating vintage HO scale trains! While German diesel-hyraulic technology did not catch on here in the United States, models of these unique diesels were produced by AHM and Rivarossi for years. Tony Cook explores the history and development of the prototype and model. Tony Lucio explores the world of identifying and collection TYCO preproduction models. All this and more in thre 2nd Quarter 2017 issue of HO Collector!
Ever daydream about the mayhem and creativity you’d unleash, if given the keys to a factory’s resources and R&D department for a day? The answers, such as they are, may be found in the true rarities of HO collecting: factory prototypes, pre-production samples, and one-off proposals. The challenge lies in authenticating such examples, if at all possible.
HO Collector’s second edition arrives this spring with AHM’s Krauss-Maffei on its cover! David Otte will examine this 1960s unique diesel hydraulic model. Learn about the prototype and discover more about this popular release!
Coming soon to HO Collector is the story of the all-door boxcar model, which first appeared in the 1960s. Explore the different models produced over the years and learn about the prototype they were based on.
Operating accessories add to the fun of model railroading. Examples exist in every popular hobby scale. The HO market enjoyed a boom in this segment during the 1970s. Among the prolific producers of these items was Bachmann Trains.