Rolling Stock
Box Car
Flat Car
1/87 Vehicles
1/87 Accessories
1/87 American Classics Series
1/87 American Classics Series II
1/87 Craftsman Series Kit
1/48 Craftsman Series Kits
1/43 Scale Vehicles
1/160 American Classics
Site Notes

Ertl debuted its American Classics Authentic Railway Designs products at the  Chicago National Model and Hobby Show in October of 1996.  Model Railroader magazine of January 1997 includes the Ertl announcement as part of the coverage for that year's industry trade show.  Model Railroader's details on the Ertl line includes reference to the kits having come from the former Railway Design Associates line.  The die-cast Kenworth and Peterbilt tractors are noted with the structure line, but no specifics were provided with respect to HO-scale rolling stock, beyond the mention that Ertl's line would include "rolling stock."

There are two Authentic Railway Designs catalogs (1998 and 1999), both are presented for your viewing on the Catalogs page of this site.  Next to the 1999 catalog cover image is an ad that Ertl ran in 1997 for the introduction of the structures line.  You may click on the ad image to see a larger version for better viewing.

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 Please note that this site was created for use by those with an interest in HO-scale model trains and does not represent a current Ertl line available today. The author is not affiliated with, nor representing Ertl in any way. I do not have items available for sale, nor do I have information regarding repair or replacement parts, etc.
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