is back! re-launched June 2015


RiggenHO Reproductions complete Production History
The full production history of RiggenHO (repro effort from 1998)

From the beginning: The 1998 "Press Release" announcing RiggenHO Reproductions...
Toybaron purchases the Riggen Master Body Molds in 1998


Research and HO (Brass Wars) History (updated Sep 2015)
--Brass Wars Intro
--Brass wars History


--History of the TycoPro by G. Patrick Dennis 1967-1976

"The purpose of this is to document the factual story of the TycoPro. We were not a part of a huge organization with a multitude of marketeers, draftsmen, engineers, etc., we were just two young guys (initially just myself), with a real passion for developing revolutionary HO race cars and systems.

Without the (initial) full cooperation of Tyco's small management team and the talents of a group of Chinese Engineers, Tool makers and Model makers these products would never have come into being."

--Pat Dennis


--TycoPro Museum


Collecting HO Scale Slot Cars (updated August 2015)

The Most Collectible HO Scale Slot Car EVER
Pat Dennis MK II Project, 1972-2015: 2010-2015: the ultimate-ultimate RiggenHO Limited Edition

(as of Sep 18, 2015)                                                                                                              (click for the full Dec 1972 Car Model article)

Collecting Vintage Riggen (HO Scale)
--(almost) everything you need to know about collecting 1970's vintage Riggen Industries HO Scale slotcars

Other (mostly) HO Slotcars

--Cobramite (HO Scale)
--Marusan (HO Scale)
--Micrex (smaller than HO Scale)
--G+ Period Race Cars (HO Scale) with first person commentary
--How they painted the Tyco Curvehugger
--Cars acquired from the Ken Hill / Model Motoring auction 1998
-- AFX Super II ad


More sections coming back soon! Contact me if you need some information you think I may have...

Newletter? Click here to subscribe... (hope to publish issue 11 for 2015 Holiday season)

previous issues (December 2005 - January 2010, issue 1 & 2 are word docs, others are web pages): one two three four five six seven eight nine ten


(ed. note: the following article helps put things in context from Jan 1971, click for larger)

(and here's a lot more about Mini Raceways)


Some pictures from the RiggenHO archive:

RiggenHO FSR Super Modified by FS, 2005

Trans Am LTD Edition by TF, 2009




Some amazing 1/24 Slot Car builds

Large Scale Collection


Vintage Gas Powered Race Cars; 1940's-1960's

"History Lessons" in photos

Collecting Tether Cars
RAB Collection 09/2015


From Gas Powered to Electric Powered...


1970's-1980's Radio Control Cars

RC10 Information and Team Associated Collection (RS, period builder and Racer)
TA related parts from the same collection
Gene Husting Race Report (during the intersection / crossover from Slots to RC circa 1972

RC10 era parts and hop up kits:
Andy's, RPM, TecnaCraft, A & L, MIP, Composite Craft, Hot Trick, Transmissions,

Builds: MIP Trailing Arm Kit, A & L, Edinger, Blue Belt Drive, "Stroppe"

Japanese Radio Control Cars, some history (mostly buggies):
Sankyo, Hirobo, Ishimasa, Izumi, KKK, Tomo, Spital


1:1 Scale



1971 Norton Commando Fastback
1974 Norton Commando DUNSTALL 850

Motorcycle Parts:
Campagnolo Brakes