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: TYCO Virginian Alco C430s

May 28, 2020

Coming Soon: TYCO Virginian Alco C430s

The Fourth Quarter 2020 edition of HO Collector will include a survey of TYCO’s colorful Virginian Alco C-430 diesel locomotives.

Coming Soon: Revell Operating Hoppers

April 13, 2020

Coming Soon: Revell Operating Hoppers

The coming HO Collector will continue our coverage of Revell’s entry into the model train market, exploring the development of the Operating Hopper Set.

Coming Soon: An Intro to Revell Trains

January 20, 2020

Coming Soon: An Intro to Revell Trains

Frequently requested by HOC readers, Revell’s line of model trains will receive an overview in the 2nd Quarter 2020 edition. The line launched in the mid-1950s and includes many interesting catalogued items.

Coming Soon: The Short-Lived PEMCO Line

December 13, 2019

Coming Soon: The Short-Lived PEMCO Line

The 1st Quarter 2020 edition of HO Collector will present the short-lived PEMCO line of model trains. Available for a short time around 1980, this group of trains always generates questions from collectors.

Coming Soon: Life-Like’s McDonald’s

July 18, 2019

Coming Soon: Life-Like’s McDonald’s

The 4th Quarter 2019 edition of HO Collector will present Life-Like’s short-lived McDonald’s structure kit. Introduced in the early 1970s, despite featuring the famous McDonald’s name and look this HO structure didn’t stay on the market long. See this collector favorite and learn more about it!

Coming Soon: American GK’s Cancelled Trains

December 13, 2018

Coming Soon: American GK’s Cancelled Trains

Thanks to new information provided by the founder, we explore some of the enticing projects from American GK that unfortunately never made it to market.

Coming Soon: Varney’s Aerotrain

September 27, 2018

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

June 15, 2018

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.

Coming Soon: An Intro to Cox Trains

March 11, 2018

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.

Coming Soon: Penn Central’s 50th Anniversary

November 29, 2017

Coming Soon: Penn Central’s 50th Anniversary

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…