HO Collector Third Quarter 2017


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TYCO Preprods 2: Fantasy Roadsby Tony Lucio — Tony Lucio continues his look at the world of never-released pre-production models or “preprods,” from TYCO with a surprising group of fantasy road schemes.

Mighty Mite: Plymouth CR-4by Lawrence C. Gibbs — Lawrence C. Gibbs shares his years of research and collecting of Plymouth’s CR-4 industrial switcher model produced by TYCO in the 1960s and Mantua in the 1980s.

Intro to Gilbert: Tru-Model HOby Rick Tonet — One of the oldest lines of HO-scale model trains may be even older than you might imagine. Rick Tonet provides an introduction to A.C. Gilbert in HO with a look at the Tru-Model line.

Athearn Blue Box-Era Diesel Timelineby Tony Cook — It would be impossible to enjoy HO-scale model trains and not have owned, experienced, and enjoyed an example of Athearn’s Blue Box-Era kits. See the company’s diesel locomotives presented by year of issue from 1954 to 2000 in this HO Collector cover story.



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