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North American Diesel’s SD40-2

August 18, 2022

North American Diesel’s SD40-2

One of the early entries in HO’s SD40-2 club was this offering from North American Diesel. The hobby needed an SD40-2, but was this the one?

TYCO’s Last Best Year: 1982

June 11, 2022

TYCO’s Last Best Year: 1982

In ranking TYCO’s output during the Brown Box era (early 1970s into the 1990s), the year 1982 is a standout for the line.

HObbyline Locomotives and Rolling Stock

March 21, 2022

HObbyline Locomotives and Rolling Stock

How many HObbyline models are in your collection?

Don’t Forget “Collector Consist” in Railroad Model Craftsman

December 26, 2021

Don’t Forget “Collector Consist” in Railroad Model Craftsman

There’s always more hobby history and you’ll find a serving presented quarterly in the pages of Railroad Model Craftsman.

Florida, Gulf & Atlantic SD40-2 collectible from TrainWorld

September 15, 2021

Florida, Gulf & Atlantic SD40-2 collectible from TrainWorld

Florida, Gulf & Atlantic SD40-2s are available in HO from Broadway Limited and exclusive to New York’s TrainWorld.

Ertl’s Authentic Railway Designs

June 6, 2021

Ertl’s Authentic Railway Designs

Debuting in the late 1990s, famous toy maker Ertl ventured into HO scale with several offerings.

White River Productions Acquires Diesel Era Magazine

April 8, 2021

White River Productions Acquires Diesel Era Magazine

White River Productions announces its acquisition of Diesel Era magazine.

IHC-Hobby Fantasy GG-1s

March 17, 2021

IHC-Hobby Fantasy GG-1s

A colorful collection of “what if” models from IHC Hobby was the company’s run of “Catenary Collectibles” GG-1s.

Roundhouse’s Sand & Gravel Hopper

January 21, 2021

Roundhouse’s Sand & Gravel Hopper

Introduced in the mid-1970s, this sand & gravel hopper car kit was produced by Model Die Casting/Roundhouse.

Amtrak 50th Anniversary E8 coming from Rapido Trains

December 28, 2020

Amtrak 50th Anniversary E8 coming from Rapido Trains

A limited edition Amtrak 4316 has been announced by Rapido Trains for release with the company’s first production of HO-scale E8A and E8B units.