Photo Line

Welcome to HO Collector’s Photo Line, a gallery of vintage model railroad products!
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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.

Atlantic Coast Line SW7 by Revell

July 11, 2017

Atlantic Coast Line SW7 by Revell

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.

Tenshodo GP9 Diesel

February 1, 2017

Tenshodo GP9 Diesel

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.

Vintage Model Train Packages

December 25, 2016

Vintage Model Train Packages

Enjoy this gallery of collectible vintage model train packages from Varney, Life-Like, Tyco, Lindberg, Lionel, and many others.

Some Vintage Model Trains

July 5, 2016

Some Vintage Model Trains

A gallery of some vintage HO scale model trains from various manufacturers and production eras.