HO Collector Second Quarter 2021
Amtrak’s French Connection: Jouef’s Turboliner • by Tony Lucio — As Amtrak turns 50 years old, co-editor Tony Lucio has an interesting European model to share that reproduces the French Turboliner train set brought to the U.S. in the 1970s.
TYCO’s Claim to Amtrak Fame • by Tony Cook — What was the first mass-produced Amtrak models in HO scale? Co-editor Tony Cook presents TYCO’s F9A and streamlined passenger cars that made up the line’s “Inter-City” set in 1972.
My Life at Life-Like • by Tim Garner — Ever wonder what it was like to work for one of your favorite hobby companies? Tim Garner presents a brief history of Life-Like as he introduces you to his experience of working for them.
A Cab Forward from Akane • by Tony Cook — This Southern Pacific articulated giant was imported in 1959 from Akane. Akane was owned by the same guys who brought you Lifoam coolers and Life-Like model trains.
Going in Circles: Future Collectibles • by Tony Cook — Are you missing out? Why keeping up with current releases is important to collectors and a pair of interesting Amtrak releases you don’t want to miss!