FOURTH QUARTER 2020: We explore Bachmann’s “Wild West Adventure” series introduced in the 1970s and see the train sets, locomotives, rolling stock, and structures that made up this exciting group of models that are fun collector’s items today. All this and more in the Fourth Quarter 2020 issue of HO Collector!

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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.

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