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April 8, 2021
White River Productions announces its acquisition of Diesel Era magazine.
March 17, 2021
A colorful collection of “what if” models from IHC Hobby was the company’s run of “Catenary Collectibles” GG-1s.
January 21, 2021
Introduced in the mid-1970s, this sand & gravel hopper car kit was produced by Model Die Casting/Roundhouse.
December 28, 2020
A limited edition Amtrak 4316 has been announced by Rapido Trains for release with the company’s first production of HO-scale E8A and E8B units.
November 9, 2020
The New York Central System Historical Society marks its 50th anniversary in 2020 and the group has a specially made model offering commemorating this milestone. A New York Central 40-foot sliding door boxcar produced by MTH Trains for the society.
September 1, 2020
Menards Collectibles has two exclusive HO trains sets from Bachmann for the 2020 holiday season.
August 27, 2020
The first HO-scale Budd RDCs from Athearn were metal kits in the early 1950s, which were followed by plastic releases by the end of the 1950s.
August 27, 2020
A giant in the world of 1970s HO-scale freight car models was this infamous 62-foot triple-dome tank car. Read about these releaeses in the 3rd Quarter 2020 HO Collector.
April 13, 2020
The Burlington Northern merger took effect on March 3, 1970, and with it came a number of new HO scale releases (both real and imagined) wearing the colorful Cascade Green.
October 18, 2019
The early 1970s saw many companies employ computers for the first time. Model train maker Athearn added IBM’s System/3 Model 6 for use in keeping track of the company’s products and production.