4th Quarter 2018
Vol. 2, No. 4
The Varney Aerotrain
by Larry Gibbs — Sleek and modern, it was among Varney’s first plastic offerings in HO scale. Larry provides the story on General Motors’ Aerotrain, Varney’s model, and more.
TYCO Talgo Train
by Tony Lucio — Based on American Car & Foundry’s Talgo cars with a eye-catching, if fanciful, locomotive, Tony documents the 1950s Mantua-TYCO Talgo train.
Aristo-Craft Metal Steam Locomotives
by Tony Cook — By reader request, Tony presents a survey of Japanese-made metal steam locomotive models imported by Aristo-Craft in the early 1960s.
2-8-8-2 Mallet from AHM-Rivarossi
by David Otte — David provides the story on the prototype and the model of HO’s first plastic, ready-to-run Mallet-type steam locomotive.
Southern Pacific Popsicles
by Tony Lucio — An experimental livery applied to a trio of U25B rebuilds enjoyed release in HO on a variety of diesel locomotive models. Tony shows you Southern Pacific Popsicles in HO.
Lionel HO for the Ages
by Dr. Geoff Bunza — Dr. Bunza brings you an introduction to Lionel’s efforts in HO. With an emphasis on the company’s first period (1957 to 1966), you’ll get a primer on Lionel HO.