2ndQUARTER 2018:  While the General Electric E60 represented the latest in electric locomotive technology, it saw few customers outside of Amtrak. That didn’t stop the model manufacturers from offering colorful fantasy models decorated for a variety of road names! David Otte explores the world of E60s while Tony Cook digs deeper into little-known model manufacturer American GK. We dust off those old wood craftsman kits while we take a look back at the brief history of model trains offered by Cox. All this and more in the 2nd Quarter 2018 issue of HO Collector!

Coming Soon: An Intro to Cox Trains

Coming Soon: An Intro to Cox Trains

Introduced for the 1971 holiday season, Cox moved into the HO-scale electric train market with a series of train sets and additional items. Tony Cook gives an overview of Cox Trains’ time in the HO-scale train market in the 2nd Quarter 2018 HO Collector.


O Scale Trains Magazine joins the WRP Family of Publications

O Scale Trains Magazine joins the WRP Family of Publications

White River Productions is pleased to announce it has acquired O Scale Trains Magazine from publisher Jaini Giannovario, effective immediately. Brian Scace will remain the editor of OST, along with his crew of regular columnists.


Streetcars from Mantua and TYCO

Streetcars from Mantua and TYCO

As early as 1955, the street car was advertised under the TYCO banner, as ready-to-run, showing a multicolor paint scheme on an unlettered model. Whether you prefer to call it a street car or trolley, what’s the scoop on this model?


Collecting Penn Central Models: 1968-1976

Collecting Penn Central Models: 1968-1976

Being a new railroad during a boom period in model railroading benefited Penn Central and the HO enthusiast during the late 1960s and first half of the 1970s, with offerings both factual and fantasy from a variety of manufacturers.


From Current to Classic?

From Current to Classic?

When does something in your life go from being current everyday over to nostalgic memory? I can pinpoint when my interest in older model trains was sparked and when I began to see those items in a different light.


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