FIRST QUARTER 2019: In this issue, we dive into the history and planned releases from American GK. This hobby company produced a few HO-scale models in the 1970s and planned for many more. You’ll see never-before-viewed images of mock-ups for the never-released models. This Union Pacific General Electric F30B diesel is one of the amazing examples! All this and more in the First Quarter 2019 issue of HO Collector!

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First Quarter 2019

Vol. 3, No. 1


The Little Engine That Could: The Ubiquitous Dockside Switcher

by David Otte — Owned and operated only by Baltimore & Ohio, this little 0-4-0 steam locomotive saw inclusion in a variety of hobby lines over the years. This article takes us through the history of the Dockside.

Trains That Never Arrived: American GK

by Tony Cook — A new series for HO Collector debuts with co-editor this look at the 1970s collection of announced (and some unannounced) products from American GK.

C-Liners from A to Z: The Rivarossi Era

by Tony Lucio — By reader request, we’ve gone back to the introduction of the long-serving C-Liner diesel locomotive models. This first installment covers the 1950s for Rivarossi and Lionel offerings.

Going in Circles: Things We Never Kept

by Tony Cook — It’s not just about model trains… it’s also about literature, fine art, and more. Join us for a brief primer on non-model collectables that will enhance your enjoyment of the hobby.

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