Here’s a sneak preview of what we are working on for future issues of HO Collector! We need your help, though. Do you have information you can share with us about your favorite vintage HO trains?
September 27, 2018
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.
June 15, 2018
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.
March 11, 2018
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.
November 29, 2017
HO Collection begins its second full year of publication! From Penn Central’s auspicious beginnings to an often overlooked Mantua-TYCO trolley, here’s what you have to look forward to in the 1st Quarter 2018 issue…
October 18, 2017
HO Collector’s fourth edition of 2017 arrives this fall with a fond look back at AHM-Rivarossi’s New York Central 4-6-4 Dreyfus streamlined Hudson, Revell’s operating crossing gate accessory, and a look at collecting freelance roadnames.
July 11, 2017
HO Collector’s third edition arrives this summer with Athearn Blue Box diesels on its cover! The new 3rd Quarter 2017 edition of HOC presents a 12-page Athearn Blue Box-Era Diesel Timeline, a continuing examination of TYCO pre-production models, the unique TYCO/Mantua Plymouth Diesel, and a look at the early HO scale trains from Gilbert!
March 30, 2017
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!
January 18, 2017
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.
December 31, 2016
Revell’s HO-scale train line was introduced in 1956. According to Thomas Graham’s book Remembering Revell Model Kits, management changes and poor response to the HO-scale train line caused its demise in the early 1960s. Can you help us track down more information for a future issue of HO Collector?
October 30, 2016
A very interesting and very early line of HO-scale model railroading was Gilbert’s Tru-Model Trains released prior to World War II. Can you help us track down more information for a future issue of HO Collector?