Next Era in Tonkin Replicas History: The Executive Class Brand (1:30 scale) model


Next Era in Tonkin Replicas’ History: The Executive Class Brand (1:30 scale ) Model.


The new era in TR's Company history begins with the introduction of the new Peterbilt T587 and T 700 scale model family designed and produced for PACCAR. TR now produces these scale models in four (4) sizes - the 1:30, the 1:53, the 1:64, and the 1:87.  Our core philosophy is to design all our replicas in four scales, depending on demand of the product – we then will produce the model in any of the four scales.

Since 1970, with our first scale model for Consolidated Freightways, Tonkin Replicas has proven to be a leader in the world of scale model truck replicas.  After the success of Consolidated Freightways, licensing agreements for Kenworth trucks was granted in 1972; followed by Peterbilt in 1974 and then in 1976 by Navistar. Tonkin Replicas’ continuously strives for excellence and innovation. The Executive Class (1:30 scale) model replica has classic design that meets excellence in engineering to produce a winning combination. 

The Precision Series (1:53 scale) model truck was launched in the year 2000.  Several features signaled the quality of this scale model truck such as the use of over 200 individual parts with doors that open, wheel that turn, battery box covers that open and interior hand grips.  In tractors, TR produces the Precision Series for Kenworth T600, T660, T700, W 900L, W900 Dump Truck and W900 Day Cab. Our Peterbilt models included the 379 Series, 386 Series, 388 Day Cab Series.  The Precision Series also includes Volvo VNL 670, VNL 780 as well as International 4300 Series and International 9400 Series. TR created and produced Sterling’s LT 9500 Dump, Acterra and 9500 Material Handler. 

After acquiring Phil Schaffer’s AHL and PEM line of scale models in 2003, TR began to produce the 1:64 scale models.  PEM Brand trucks have set the standard in 1:64 scale as one of the longest running lines of diecast collectibles.  Why?  Sharp Graphics, top fleet names along with model duality all say why our PEM Brand 1:64 scale model trucks are best in class. This year, we produced the Mack Pinnacle in red and blue with the options of single or dual axle, fairing or no fairing. 

TON Brand began in 2004, (rhymes with stone) as a mass market giveaways originally. These scale model trucks have ample imprint areas and a memorable end-user presence all wrapped up in style. Now Tonkin Replicas’ TON brand is a big hit with the serious collector. TON Brand OEMs include Volvo, Kenworth, Peterbilt, Freightliner and Western Star.  Tonkin Replicas offers the Volvo VN 780 and the Volvo VT880.  These TON brand Volvo models are top true to detail replicas in the 1:87 scale market.  Kenworth W900 is one of the most popular models to date. Tonkin Replicas TON Brand (1:87 scale) impresses serious Scale Truck Model Collectors. Newest to our TON Brand is the Peterbilt 389.  This Peterbilt model has the most detail of all our 1:87 scale model trucks and it is filled with some of the same features that make the real truck a standout on the road.  The Columbia Freightliner is a standard in American Trucking and we captured all this quality in our 1:87 scale model trucks.

It is easy to see the reasons that Industry Leaders, Fleet Owners and Serious Collectors repeatedly chose scale model replicas from Tonkin Replicas. 

New Peterbilt Family of Scale Models