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Renwal Bridge and Pier Set

November 9, 2020

Renwal Bridge and Pier Set

Renwal’s Bridge & Trestle set is one of several offerings released by the company.

Fleischmann’s Chicago & North Western Switcher

October 16, 2020

Fleischmann’s Chicago & North Western Switcher

From the 1950s and West German hobby line Fleischmann came what might be the first C&NW decorated ready-to-run diesel locomotive model in HO scale.

Gilbert’s Big Alco Diesel

September 24, 2020

Gilbert’s Big Alco Diesel

In the mid-1950s, the Gilbert/American Flyer line of HO added an impressive Alco to its catalog.

HO’s Yugoslavian Connection: The Mehano Alco RS-11

July 20, 2020

HO’s Yugoslavian Connection: The Mehano Alco RS-11

This RS-11 was the last new diesel release for Varney’s line in 1968 (rebranded Life-Like in 1970), produced by Yugoslavian manufacturer Mehano.

Revell Locomotives in HO Scale

April 13, 2020

Revell Locomotives in HO Scale

Revell’s line arrived in the mid-1950s with three HO-scale locomotives, including two diesels and a steam switcher. A fourth was later added to the line.

Con-Cor’s Burlington Northern Alco PA-1/PB-1 Diesels

July 18, 2019

Con-Cor’s Burlington Northern Alco PA-1/PB-1 Diesels

After a drought of many years from Alco’s 1946 introduction of its PA-1/PB-1 diesels to the 1970s, modelers received not one, but two plastic models of this famous passenger hauler in HO scale.

TYCO’s Chessie System SD24 Diesel

April 24, 2019

TYCO’s Chessie System SD24 Diesel

TYCO’s HO-scale SD24 model came in several liveries during its run, with the Chessie System release as one of the more eye-catching offerings.

AHM’s EMD SD40 Diesel

January 16, 2019

AHM’s EMD SD40 Diesel

The first production HO-scale model of Electro-Motive Division’s (EMD) SD40 diesel locomotive arrived in the late 1970s and came from Yugoslavia and appeared in AHM’s catalog.

Santa Fe F7A Diesel by Penn Line

October 23, 2018

Santa Fe F7A Diesel by Penn Line

Every hobby manufacturer, both current and past, seems to have offered a Santa Fe F-unit model and Penn Line was no exception. Penn Line produced its HO-scale reproduction of EMD’s popular F7 diesel in the early 1960s in powered and dummy versions.

Gem Models SDP40F Diesel

November 29, 2017

Gem Models SDP40F Diesel

The first HO-scale reproduction of Amtrak’s six-axle SDP40F passenger diesel arrived at the same time the prototypes went to work. Gem Models delivered its brass SDP40F to North America in 1974. The model came from Kumata of Japan.