3rd QUARTER 2018:  Brad E. Smith presents his first article for HO Collector with his survey of an all-time favorite critter: Athearn’s Hustler diesel locomotive. You’ll see variations in The Hustler and accessories offered over the years for this classic HO-scale model. Additionally, this issue features Tony Lucio’s look at Kader’s early drives employed in Bachmann diesels of the early 1970s. And the final installment of TYCO Preprods features an amazing array of freight cars that you’ve likely never seen! All this and more in the 3rd Quarter 2018 issue of HO Collector!

Coming Soon: Varney’s Aerotrain

Coming Soon: Varney’s Aerotrain

Easily one of the most iconic models produced by Varney or any other hobby company in the 1950s was General Motors futuristic Aerotrain. Larry Gibbs returns to HO Collector with his second feature article and presents the history of Varney’s Aerotrain model for the 4th Quarter 2018 cover story.


Coming Soon: Athearn’s Iconic Hustler

Coming Soon: Athearn’s Iconic Hustler

Among the very first HO diesels released by Athearn in the 1950s, the little Hustler switcher became an instant favorite and today is a collector’s classic.


Modeling Nostalgia

Modeling Nostalgia

Model too seriously, and face derision for losing sight of the fact that model railroading is supposed to be fun. Model for pure fun, you’re derided for simply playing around because after all, it’s supposed to be a model railroad, not a toy train. Where is the line in the balance?


General Electric E60 Electric Locomotives

General Electric E60 Electric Locomotives

American GK Locomotive Works would be the first to offer modelers a rendering of the General Electric E60 series locomotives. The Chatsworth, California-based company contracted with Athearn to produce HO kits of both an passenger and freight version.


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.


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