Among the very first HO diesels released by Athearn in the 1950s, the little Hustler switcher became an instant favorite and today is a collector’s classic. For his first HO Collector feature, Brad E. Smith presents the Hustler diesel model for the 3rd Quarter 2018 edition’s cover story. You’ll see the many Athearn offerings, as well as close relatives produced by Lionel-HO, Gem Models, and more!
Coming Soon: Early Bachmann Drives
Bachmann’s position in the HO market saw great expansion with the coming of the 1970s. The company went from offering its famous Plasticville U.S.A. structure kits to providing HO modelers with a full line of releases. The first Bachmann HO diesel locomotive models included an EMD F9A and GP40. These two models soon were joined by GE’s U36B. Tony Lucio looks at the early drive mechanisms found in those original 1970s Bachmann diesels.
Coming Soon: TYCO Preprod Freight Cars
The fourth and final installment of Tony Lucio’s series on pre-production or “preprod” models from TYCO. This latest presentation will show you never-released and curious variations of well-known production freight car models. Ranging from the early 1970s to the end of TYCO’s electric train in the 1990s, this new article is sure to excite collectors.
Coming Soon: Managing Your Collection
A new series begins promising to benefit collectors with important and useful information. George Riley presents his first installment of the “Managing Your Collection” series in HO Collector’s 3rd Quarter 2018 edition. Documenting and cataloging your models is the subject with suggestions to help you keep track of your model trains and why it is important to do so and how it will benefit you.
All this and more in the Third Quarter 2018 issue of HO Collector! Subscribe today!