3rd QUARTER 2021: Take a look at Mantua’s Matchbox Railroad in the latest edition of HO Collector. Also in this issue, the cover story details the process of bringing Kentucky Fried Chicken to HO scale kit form by Life-Like in the 1970s. All this and more in the 3rd Quarter 2021 issue of HO Collector!

Current Issue

Third Quarter 2021

Vol. 5, No. 3


Was HO’s Kentucky Fried Chicken Really Life-Like? How a Classic Kit Came to Be

by Tony Lucio — Co-editor Tony Lucio presents a recently uncovered archive detailing the process that brought a well-known structure kit to market in the mid-1970s.

Old-School Modeling: AHM/Roco’s Flexi-Flo Hopper

by Brian Banna — Brian Banna shows how he’s found new fun in the hobby by returning to vintage models and doing kitbashing and upgrades.

Mantua’s Matchbox Railroad Set

by Tony Cook — An uncatalogued release from the mid-1990s from Mantua is one of several Matchbox-themed releases. Co-editor Tony Cook shares some information and presents this interesting set.

The Spirit of America

by Tony Cook — TYCO’s 1890s passenger car models served in a Bicentennial-themed train set decorated with Spirit of ‘76 markings. Take a look at these two models and discover some history on this tooling.


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