February 16, 2023
Comparing to hobby reports from 1933, it is interesting to see many parallels from that challenging era with our own contemporary times.
December 15, 2022
Many collectors can’t resist adding one of these classic or contemporary releases to their collections around the holidays.
September 15, 2022
In this installment, we’ll follow the transition that took place between two great hobby names: Varney and Life-Like.
June 25, 2022
The group of Athearn U-Boats added to the catalog in the early 1970s represents the largest number of new tooling to debut from the manufacturer.
March 15, 2022
Known for its line of HO scale track, structures, and rolling stock, Atlas surprised everyone with the introduction of O scale models.
December 15, 2021
With roots going back to 1955, Athearn’s short-lived series of Wild West figures lasted until the mid-1960s.
May 6, 2021
Few locomotives are as synonymous with Amtrak as the F40PH and more than a few model manufacturers have offered them over the years.
March 15, 2021
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.
October 25, 2020
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.
March 13, 2020
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.