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July 20, 2020
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.
April 13, 2020
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.
July 18, 2019
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.
April 24, 2019
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.
January 16, 2019
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.
October 23, 2018
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.
November 29, 2017
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.
July 11, 2017
The Electro-Motive SW7 diesel locomotive saw production from 1949 to 1951 with nearly 500 examples going to work for railroads across the U.S. The first plastic model to reproduce this versatile 1,200-hp diesel switcher came from Revell in 1956.
February 1, 2017
Collectors will recognize the shiny silver box lid that came with many early Tenshodo-made brass models distributed by Pacific Fast Mail (PFM) in the U.S. and Canada.
December 25, 2016
Enjoy this gallery of collectible vintage model train packages from Varney, Life-Like, Tyco, Lindberg, Lionel, and many others.