HO Collector First Quarter 2018


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TYCO Preprods 3by Tony Lucio — This third installment examines preproduction or “preprod” examples that resemble releases which made it to regular production, as well as some that never did.

Overland Models GP40Xby Tony Cook — Take a look at this landmark brass import from Overland Models. Discover why this Ajin-made brass HO-scale EMD GP40X diesel locomotive was an important first in the hobby.

Mantua/TYCO Street Carby Lawrence C. Gibbs — The author shares his knowledge of the history for the Mantua/TYCO street car. Introduced in the early 1950s, this model saw many changes during its long career in the hobby.

Gilbert’s Alco DL-600by Dale Smith — A noted hobby historian presents his first feature for HO Collector with a history of Gilbert’s six-axle Alco DL-600/RSD-7 diesel locomotive model from the mid-1950s.

Collecting Penn Central — This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the ill-fated Penn Central. What HO-scale model trains were produced when the railroad was alive and active between 1968 and 1976?



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