HO Collector First Quarter 2017


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Pacific Fast Mail’s SD45 Diesel Locomotive — Brass pioneer importer Pacific Fast Mail moved from its longtime diesel model maker, Tenshodo, to Fujiyama in 1970 for an HO model of EMD’s SD45.

Railbox Models Part One: ACF — Arriving in the mid-1970s, the familiar yellow Railbox has been a regular sight on prototype railroads, as well as HO pikes. Discover the prototypes behind the many models.

Lost and Found Treasures along the Lindberg Line — Introduced in the early 1960s was Lindberg’s HO train line. The company was known for its series of ship, plane, and vehicle kits before entering model railroading.

Bowser Power for TYCO’s Century 430 — Ever wished you could run a classic diesel of your youth on your contemporary HO railroad? TYCO’s popular Spirit of ‘76 receives a modern Bowser-made drive.

Inside Bachmann’s Operating Caboose — Operating accessories were once the mainstay of large-scale toy trains, but HO companies have frequently produced these models. See what’s inside this late 1970s operating caboose.



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