Collector Consist

Collector Consist: “Shorty” Heavyweights with a Long History

February 25, 2021

Collector Consist: “Shorty” Heavyweights with a Long History

Most recently offered by Life-Like, the “shorty” 60-foot heavyweight coach has a long and colorful history of passing from one hobby manufacturer to the next. 

Collector Consist: Buyers Balked at a Better Boxcar

February 25, 2021

Collector Consist: Buyers Balked at a Better Boxcar

How many HO boxcar models released in the 1950s could you get away with operating today? The Kurtz Kraft effort at Pullman-Standard’s PS-1 40-foot prototype can pretty much still hold its own in comparison to contemporary models.

Collector Consist: Lionel’s Burlington Northern GP30 in HO Scale

March 13, 2020

Collector Consist: Lionel’s Burlington Northern GP30 in HO Scale

Lionel’s return to HO scale in 1976 included the release of an EMD GP30 model decorated for Burlington Northern. This model went on to live in the Bachmann catalog in later years.