FIRST QUARTER 2021: Opening our fifth year of publication, co-editor Tony Lucio opens some vintage HO scale locomotives to inspect and discuss their drive mechanisms in “Mechanical Marvels.” This edition also features a behind-the-scenes story on TYCO artwork and an overview of American Train & Track. All this and more in the First Quarter 2021 issue of HO Collector!

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First Quarter 2021

Vol. 5, No. 1


Mechanized Marvels: Hobbytown, Lindsay, and Pittman

by Tony Lucio — Co-editor Tony Lucio shares a look inside several vintage locomotive offerings and their intriguing drive mechanisms.

Operating Features to Operating Cars:
Ulrich’s Groundbreaking Efforts

by Tony Lucio — Continuing the look at Ulrich, co-editor Tony Lucio presents the manufacturer’s operating freight car models and operating accessories.

An Introduction to American Train & Track

by Tony Cook — Introduced in 1967 and gone by the early 1970s, this Wisconsin-based hobby importer offered an assortment of HO releases. Co-editor Tony Cook provides an overview of the line.

From Canvas to Carton: Packaging and Marketing TYCO

by Justin Discoe — A behind-the-scenes look at how TYCO’s packaging artwork was assembled; independent toy designer and photography teacher Justin Discoe shares insight into this eye-catching part of the hobby.

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