3rd QUARTER 2018:  Brad E. Smith presents his first article for HO Collector with his survey of an all-time favorite critter: Athearn’s Hustler diesel locomotive. You’ll see variations in The Hustler and accessories offered over the years for this classic HO-scale model. Additionally, this issue features Tony Lucio’s look at Kader’s early drives employed in Bachmann diesels of the early 1970s. And the final installment of TYCO Preprods features an amazing array of freight cars that you’ve likely never seen! All this and more in the 3rd Quarter 2018 issue of HO Collector!

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3rd Quarter 2018

Vol. 2, No. 3


Kader Sandwiches & Pancakes

by Tony Lucio — One area of identification that many collectors enjoy pursuing is the unseen world inside HO models. Journey inside early Bachmann diesels for a look at their drives.

TYCO Preprods: Part 4

by Tony Lucio — Tony wraps up his presentation on rare TYCO curiosities with a look at a number of HO-scale freight car models planned, but were not always released by this famous train maker.

The Iconic Athearn Hustler

by Brad Smith — Introduced by Athearn in the late 1950s, “The Hustler” enjoyed a long run with the company and remains a collector favorite. This article looks at this well-known little diesel switcher.

Managing Your Collection

by George Riley — Responding to common feedback received from a variety of sources, George begins his “Managing Your Collection” series with suggestions on documenting and cataloging your trains.

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