Fourth Quarter 2020
Vol. 4, No. 4
Bachmann’s Wild West Adventure of ’76
by David Otte — A few years after introducing a full line of HO-scale model trains, Bachmann expanded its catalog with a series of prototypes depicting the “Old West.” David Otte shares his knowledge and examples of these fun collectible replicas.
An Introduction to Ulrich
by Charles J. Ulrich — From 1:1 bomb bay doors to 1:87 general service gondolas, that was the career of Charles J. Ulrich. This article presents a time line history of the company and surveys this popular line of early HO models.
TYCO Virginian C-430s
by Tony Cook — Famous eastern U.S. coal hauler Virginian was a long-serving road name in TYCO’s line. This article focuses on the C-430 diesel locomotives that wore Virginian livery for more than a dozen years.
Department Store Train Sets
by Tony Cook — This edition’s “Going in Circles” column looks at identifying train sets and the importance of being aware of releases from department stores.