4th QUARTER 2018: Varney’s Aerotrain and TYCO’s Talgo Train team up for HO Collector’s “When the Future Came to HO” cover story. Larry Gibbs presents the HO-scale version of General Motors’ Aerotrain made by Varney in the late 1950s. Tony Lucio examines TYCO’s Talgo Train from the same era. These sleek and futuristic attempts at breathing new life into the U.S. rail passenger business saw short careers, but ultimately enjoyed longevity in the hobby. All this and more in the 4th Quarter 2018 issue of HO Collector!

Looking Back at Campbell Scale Models

Looking Back at Campbell Scale Models

One of the many product lines HO Collector is researching and seeking additional materials is Campbell Scale Models. The company has been producing craftsman-level kits for more than half a century.


Santa Fe F7A Diesel by Penn Line

Santa Fe F7A Diesel by Penn Line

Every hobby manufacturer, both current and past, seems to have offered a Santa Fe F-unit model and Penn Line was no exception. Penn Line produced its HO-scale reproduction of EMD’s popular F7 diesel in the early 1960s in powered and dummy versions.


Planning Ahead: Managing Your Collection

Planning Ahead: Managing Your Collection

As in all life matters, planning ahead makes a big difference to any outcome. Too often our heirs have no concept of our collections. While we are happily accumulating all the various bits and pieces involved in the pursuit of the hobby it makes sense to take a few moments to document our holdings.


Coming Soon: Varney’s Aerotrain

Coming Soon: Varney’s Aerotrain

Easily one of the most iconic models produced by Varney or any other hobby company in the 1950s was General Motors futuristic Aerotrain. Larry Gibbs returns to HO Collector with his second feature article and presents the history of Varney’s Aerotrain model for the 4th Quarter 2018 cover story.


Coming Soon: Athearn’s Iconic Hustler

Coming Soon: Athearn’s Iconic Hustler

Among the very first HO diesels released by Athearn in the 1950s, the little Hustler switcher became an instant favorite and today is a collector’s classic.


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