SECOND QUARTER 2020: The latest issue looks at Revell and its line of HO-scale model trains. The company is well known for its line of plastic models of ships, planes, vehicles, and more; however, Revell did offer an extensive collection of HO model trains beginning in 1956. Read about Revell’s brief foray into model trains in the Second Quarter 2020 edition of HO Collector!

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Second Quarter 2020

Vol. 4, No. 2


HO Scale in the Revell Era

by Tony Cook — Setting the scene for this special edition of HO Collector comes with a look at the hobby and especially HO scale as it was from the mid-1950s into the early 1960s.

Clear the Tracks for Revell

by Tony Cook — An introduction and overview history of the well-known plastic kit maker’s entry in the world of HO-scale model trains. The line saw production from 1956 through 1962, and this look presents the basics on Revell’s line with loads of colorful illustrations and model pictures.

Revell Checklist

Based on several sources, this two-page collector’s checklist presents the known road names for Revell’s HO-scale collection of motive power and rolling stock.

Revell’s Marketing Prowess

by Tony Cook — One of the more appealing aspects of Revell’s run at HO was the company’s excellent promotional efforts.

Collecting Burlington Northern’s First Decade

by Tony Cook — This year marks the 50th anniversary of Burlington Northern’s creation from a collection of four railroads known as the “Hills Lines.” See classic 1970s examples that were the first offerings on the market decorated for Burlington Northern.


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