Coming Soon: Streamlined Hudson

HO Collector’s fourth edition of 2017 arrives this fall with a fond look back at AHM-Rivarossi’s New York Central 4-6-4 Dreyfus streamlined Hudson, Revell’s operating crossing gate accessory, and a look at collecting freelance roadnames.

Crossing Gates

Action Accessories are favorites among collectors and who didn’t own an operating crossing gate? Tony Lucio rounds up more than a dozen operating crossing gate examples, dating back to the 1950s, and examines how they functioned and who made them.

Streamlined Hudson

David Otte is back in the pages of HO Collector with another great collector favorite locomotive. Mr. Otte’s first HO Collector feature covered the Kraus-Maffei diesel hydraulic made by Rivarossi for AHM. Now, you’ll read about AHM-Rivarossi’s New York Central 4-6-4 Hudson steam locomotives.


Noted model railroader V.S. Roseman shares memories of working with AHM’s Bernie Paul and discussing the connection with Italian hobby manufacturer Rivarossi in “An Insider’s History: My Memories of AHM.” At the conclusion of Mr. Roseman’s story, you’ll find a guide to known AHM catalogs.

Allegheny Midland

Tony Lucio takes a look at “freelance roadnames” in the 4th Quarter 2017 HO Collector. See examples of some of the most well-known roads and read editor Tony Lucio’s thoughts on these models and their importance to collectors.

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This article was posted on: October 18, 2017