Going In Circles
December 22, 2022
USA Today explores the 100-year-old train tradition at Christmas
See USA Today’s “A (model train) Christmas story: The holiday tale behind a 100-year-old tradition”
August 18, 2022
Is It All About The Box?
There’s something about a box. Many collectors are equally attracted to a model’s package as much as to the replica itself.
December 26, 2021
Fifth Anniversary for HO Collector
Five years of covering vintage 1:87 model trains is marked as HO Collector moves into 2022. The quarterly publication expands to 68 pages going forward.
June 23, 2021
Who Made That?
Who was Charmerz and what did they offer?
April 27, 2021
What’s available now or coming soon that will be tomorrow’s Amtrak collectible in HO scale?
March 25, 2021
Emptying My Piggy Bank for Amtrak
Remember buying a model with your own money when you were a kid?
February 26, 2021
The prototype is one of the first diesel locomotives produced and the model is well-remembered Roundhouse release that is long out of production.
January 8, 2021
Tracing Shorty Heavyweights
A classic set of models with a long history in the hobby is this shorty heavyweight passenger car collection.
November 30, 2020
TYCO’s 7603Q Train Set
Collecting and documenting promotional train sets is always a challenge so many years after their release.
October 17, 2020
Collecting MTH Trains
MTH Trains announced in mid-2020 that the company’s owner was retiring … what does this mean for collectors?