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Tru-Scale Models’ Ready-Bilt Homes

April 26, 2021

Tru-Scale Models’ Ready-Bilt Homes

An uncommon item, Tru-Scale Models’ Ready-Bilt Homes series provided illuminated, assembled, and decorated HO structures.

Matchbox Railroad GP20

March 25, 2021

Matchbox Railroad GP20

Do you have the mid-1990s Matchbox Railroad train set made by Mantua?

Northern Pacific’s A-3 4-8-4 steam locomotive from Pacific Fast Mail

March 12, 2021

Northern Pacific’s A-3 4-8-4 steam locomotive from Pacific Fast Mail

Big steam and impressive brass handcrafted workmanship is found in Fujiyama’s NP 4-8-4 steam locomotive imported by Pacific Fast Mail in the 1970s.

Westside’s GS-6 4-8-4 Northern Steam Locomotive

February 12, 2021

Westside’s GS-6 4-8-4 Northern Steam Locomotive

Westside Model Company’s mid-1970s brass replica of the GS-6 Northern-type 4-8-4 steam locomotive.

Uncommon FT Diesel Locomotive

January 29, 2021

Uncommon FT Diesel Locomotive

Produced for the Canadian market and not cataloged in the U.S., this Canadian National FT diesel locomotive is an uncommon Bachmann release.

American Train & Track’s Container Car

December 28, 2020

American Train & Track’s Container Car

One of the more intriguing freight car releases from American Train & Track was this container car offering.

Renwal Bridge and Pier Set

November 9, 2020

Renwal Bridge and Pier Set

Renwal’s Bridge & Trestle set is one of several offerings released by the company.

Fleischmann’s Chicago & North Western Switcher

October 16, 2020

Fleischmann’s Chicago & North Western Switcher

From the 1950s and West German hobby line Fleischmann came what might be the first C&NW decorated ready-to-run diesel locomotive model in HO scale.

Gilbert’s Big Alco Diesel

September 24, 2020

Gilbert’s Big Alco Diesel

In the mid-1950s, the Gilbert/American Flyer line of HO added an impressive Alco to its catalog.

HO’s Yugoslavian Connection: The Mehano Alco RS-11

July 20, 2020

HO’s Yugoslavian Connection: The Mehano Alco RS-11

This RS-11 was the last new diesel release for Varney’s line in 1968 (rebranded Life-Like in 1970), produced by Yugoslavian manufacturer Mehano.