Coming Soon

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?

Coming Soon: Streamlined Hudson

October 18, 2017

Coming Soon: Streamlined Hudson

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.

Coming Soon: Athearn Blue Box

July 11, 2017

Coming Soon: Athearn Blue Box

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!

Coming Soon: Krauss-Maffei by AHM Rivarossi

March 30, 2017

Coming Soon: Krauss-Maffei by AHM Rivarossi

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: All-Door Boxcars

January 18, 2017

Coming Soon: All-Door Boxcars

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.

Coming Soon: Revell Trains

December 31, 2016

Coming Soon: Revell Trains

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?

Gilbert HO Tru-Model Trains

October 30, 2016

Gilbert HO Tru-Model Trains

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?