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Krauss-Maffei ML-4000 Diesel-Hydraulic

May 10, 2017

Krauss-Maffei ML-4000 Diesel-Hydraulic

For the budding model railroader of the 1970s, the AHM (Associated Hobby Manufacturers) production line was a staple. While each of us may have a particular favorite, AHM’s Krauss Maffei (K-M) ML-4000 diesel-hydraulic locomotive certainly resides near the top of the list for many a seasoned hobbyist.

TYCO Preprods

April 25, 2017

TYCO Preprods

Ever daydream about the mayhem and creativity you’d unleash, if given the keys to a factory’s resources and R&D department for a day? The answers, such as they are, may be found in the true rarities of HO collecting: factory prototypes, pre-production samples, and one-off proposals. The challenge lies in authenticating such examples, if at all possible.

Bachmann’s Action Caboose

January 13, 2017

Bachmann’s Action Caboose

Operating accessories add to the fun of model railroading. Examples exist in every popular hobby scale. The HO market enjoyed a boom in this segment during the 1970s. Among the prolific producers of these items was Bachmann Trains.

Pacific Fast Mail’s Pioneering SD45 in Brass

December 20, 2016

Pacific Fast Mail’s Pioneering SD45 in Brass

Pacific Fast Mail was the biggest name in model railroad brass imports from the 1950s into the 1980s. While the majority of PFM’s brass releases were HO-scale steam locomotive replicas, the line included a number of diesel locomotives over the years.

The 1966 World of TYCO

November 22, 2016

The 1966 World of TYCO

Wishing for a train set for Christmas is a well-remembered investment of a young model railroader’s time. What could have appeared under your tree 50 years ago?

Lost and Found Treasures Along the Lindberg Line

November 7, 2016

Lost and Found Treasures Along the Lindberg Line

Introduced in the early 1960s, The Lindberg Line of HO-scale model trains is a modest group of releases (and non-releases) that nonetheless forged an interesting legacy in the hobby that continue to resonate today.

History of TYCO Trains

September 1, 2016

History of TYCO Trains

The history of TYCO trains can be traced back to founder John Tyler, a pioneer in HO scale who began selling trains under the Mantua name in the 1930s.

Introducing HO Collector Magazine

July 2, 2016

Introducing HO Collector Magazine

White River Productions announces a new quarterly magazine publication coming for 2017. HO Collector will fill a void in the hobby market by serving those with an interest in older, vintage, and classic model trains.