Uncle Dave’s Mighty Mallet

Uncle Dave’s Mighty Mallet

HO Collector’s 1st Quarter 2022 edition debuts a new expanded 68-page format for this White River Productions’ quarterly publication.

The cover story presents a collector-favorite steam locomotive imported several times by Pacific Fast Mail (PFM). Reproducing Denver & Salt Lake Railway’s 2-6-6-0 Mallet (one of the smallest of this type of articulated steam locomotive), PFM’s brass replica came from United Models of Japan and saw releases from 1969 into the 1980s. Learn about the variations in the runs and discover the prototype history on this famous mountain climber in HO Collector!

This edition of HO Collector also includes Co-Editor Tony Lucio’s second part of his “What Timesaver Is it?” feature on Baltimore & Ohio boxcars produced in HO over the years wearing the famous blue with orange Timesaver service livery. Tim Garner returns more memories of his days working for Life-Like with tales of trade shows and catalog production. Co-Editor Tony Cook shows off Athearn’s “Blue Box” SD9 diesel locomotive from the 1970s and presents Life-Like’s Campbell’s “Trainload of Good Foods” promotional train set from the early 1980s. There’s also a first installment of TYCO Billboard-series freight cars with coverage of the late 1970s Billboard Boxcar offerings.

New sections for HO Collector include “Catalog Connoisseur” with a look at a vintage 1950s HObbyline catalog, “Identification Station” looks at a curious Amtrak F9A diesel locomotive model, “Trains That Didn’t Arrive” shares an announcement for a Frisco “Spirit of ’76” wide-vision caboose model that never came to market, and returning section “Future Collectibles” will share news on new and coming HO releases not to be missed.

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This article was posted on: December 26, 2021