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."
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)
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
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
1971 Norton Commando Fastback
1974 Norton Commando DUNSTALL 850