Going In Circles
January 8, 2021
A classic set of models with a long history in the hobby is this shorty heavyweight passenger car collection.
November 30, 2020
Collecting and documenting promotional train sets is always a challenge so many years after their release.
October 17, 2020
MTH Trains announced in mid-2020 that the company’s owner was retiring … what does this mean for collectors?
September 25, 2020
An HO pioneer, Varney was nearing the end of its run in the hobby by the late 1960s.
July 20, 2020
Annual catalogs and back issues of hobby magazines provide a wealth of information to help educate and guide the collector on what was made and when by various companies.
January 17, 2019
What makes vintage HO literature challenging is not the lack of publications and related materials produced over the years, but the lack of retention of those now-precious items.
July 26, 2018
Looking over a local auction ad, I saw that an assortment of HO-scale model trains was promised for the offering at this event. How could I pass it up?
May 21, 2018
Model too seriously, and face derision for losing sight of the fact that model railroading is supposed to be fun. Model for pure fun, you’re derided for simply playing around because after all, it’s supposed to be a model railroad, not a toy train. Where is the line in the balance?
January 2, 2018
When does something in your life go from being current everyday over to nostalgic memory? I can pinpoint when my interest in older model trains was sparked and when I began to see those items in a different light.