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Word From Our Collectors - "Why I buy Tonkin Replicas' Trucks"

Dear Tonkin,

I must first start off by saying I love these fun promotions you folks hold around the holidays!  I buy and collect Tonkin trucks because they are accurate representations of the real trucks they are modeled after.  Tonkin has a wide selection of different models, with very attractive price points.  I for the most part collect Tonkin 1/53rd scale and appreciate the extra detail provided with the larger scale.  Tonkin also has a great staff on hand that care about the hobby, and listen to what we the collectors want!  I hope this sheds some light on my love of Tonkin models!

Tony Gilbrech Indianapolis, IN 


The reason   I like/  buy Tonkin Replicas’ diecast scale models is the quality and detail of products. Social media presence is also a factor ,with keeping  people up to date on new products. They wide range of where you can buy  Tonkin Replicas products . The line of modern tractors and trailers is best I seen and only I know in 1/87 scale .

 Tim Kuzdrowski Elephant Butte, NM


hey Tonkin Replicas some reasons for liking these models is the many different models you guys have chosen to build my favorite is the peterbilt 388 and Rackley 16 tire since im from southern cali u see the 16 tire configuration with many heavy haul co's and contractors. i had chose to buy this model because i plan on collecting construction models like scrapers and crawler dozers u would catch a real 16 tire rackley or bigger lowboy hauling in southern CA thanks for the models i love them.

DeJon Wade  Corpus Christi, TX

 


Hi

  Why I like to buy Tonkin Replicas

The detail feauture in each model  is just unbelievable every tiny detail capture by Tonkin , also.Tonkin offers almost Truck in the road today lots of.models ro choose from and most inportant is the price....no other.company offers so much detail at so little price.

 

Alberto Esparza  Metairie, LA

 


The reason I like and buy Tonkin is that there are so many replicas of great looking truck fleets including my favourite fleet. Skelton Truck Lines. Outside of collecting Tonkin trucks they are also a great start for many custom made models and with the addition of daycabs and the new Kenworth T800 and Peterbilt 386 heavy haulers there are so many projects planned for the future.

Wayne Crews  Barrie On.


I like Tonkin trucks because of the detail and value you get for your $. They have the finest details of any diecast model truck. Tonkin also comes out with some really cool paint schemes on their tractors. The 1/87 line is my favorite. They are nicely detailed, and come packaged in a nice easy to display clear box. For the price they are an excellent value.

Thanks,

Robby Gaines East Bernstadt, Ky


I get my first Tonkin Truck about 1997, was a gift form a guys of Celadon Trucking, it was Freigthliner FLD 120 whit a 40' Dryvan, so since that time I like it, but in that time was hard to found it.  So why I like to buy Tonkins, I thing many whys, but found two choices:  "Top Quality whit the Best Price" and "Wide Variety Under one Name.

Cesar W Gomez  El Paso, TX 

 


Tonkin Replicas makes it with the addition of many new tractors and trailers of the modern North American trucks a true paradise for the model collector and like myself the builder/re-modeller. Very detailed and with many color schemes from trucks I see traveling the roads. The addition of Caterpillar models makes it even more exiting. Thank you, keep up the good work and looking forward to many more Tonkin Replicas.

Bert Makkinga Brantford, On, Canada

 


First is the fact that you guys try to listen to the needs of us collectors and modelers.  And you guys do your best at trying to bring us those trucks we asked for.  Seconded is that Tonkin really put time into their product.  They not just listen and try to bring us what we asked for but they try to bring us more.  Such as detail and graphics.    Third  is not just is it fun collecting Tonkin trucks.  But it can be very fun to custom build trucks as well using Tonkin Replicas products.  But the absolute reason I like Tonkin and buy Tonkin.  Is that this company stands for it customers.  It has a special person who practically is the face for the company.  And had it not been for that lady I talked with about Tonkin.  Well then I would have over looked them. But that's not the best part.  The best part about Tonkin is the fact that they listen and try to deliver are wishes.  They are a company that stands for their customers.  They are I have got to say one of the best to buy from.  Because you feel like they are part of the family.  How many other Companies do that?  

Johnny Macintosh Washington, MI


I bought my first Tonkin Truck about three years ago off e-Bay and I have been collecting them by the box full. I like the Tank trailer and the Lowboy best and the New 'Pete's and KW Rock, I hope you have some more cool things coming now that we are seeing a little more money in our pokets these day's Thank you for all the cool Big Rig's and Trailers.  Best Regards  Bill.

Bill Johnson West Jordan, Utah 


One of the most noticeable charcteristics of Tonkin Replicas' 1:87 scale vehicle catalog is the incredible variety of tractor manufacturers, tractor styles, trailer types and decorations.  Each model includes an extraordinary amount of detail for a typical price range of $13 - $18, making them a tremendous value.  In terms of availability, if a particular model is sold out at the local hobby shop, many on-line retailers are certain to have the desired item in stock.  The recent addition of Caterpillar construction equipment to the product line is only going to increase the popularity of all the company's die-cast products.  What is there not to like about Tonkin Replicas' diecast scale models?  

Gary Bowen Smithfield, RI

 


One of the most noticeable charcteristics of Tonkin Replicas' 1:87 scale vehicle catalog is the incredible variety of tractor manufacturers, tractor styles, trailer types and decorations.  Each model includes an extraordinary amount of detail for a typical price range of $13 - $18, making them a tremendous value.  In terms of availability, if a particular model is sold out at the local hobby shop, many on-line retailers are certain to have the desired item in stock.  The recent addition of Caterpillar construction equipment to the product line is only going to increase the popularity of all the company's die-cast products.  What is there not to like about Tonkin Replicas' diecast scale models?  

What I like best about Tonkin Replicas’ diecast models is their ability to complete a scene on HO-scale model railroad layouts for very little cost.  The wide range of logos and sponsors on the vehicles provides opportunities to add everything from a Sherwin Williams paint store, a Domino’s Pizza shop, a Texaco gas station, a FedEx or UPS freight terminal or hundreds of others.   

Lindy Bowen  Centredale, RI

 


I would like/buy Tonkin replacas beacause how cheap priced they are, the amount of detail that put in to each model. great customer sevice. You guys do a lot diff models from low boys, trailers dumps and more. best section of truck and soon equipment for caterpillar. And aslo have all the American truck made from kw. peter bilt, and more. the one with flames are the best out there, plus the perstion ser is mint I love my 2 trucks!!! keep up the awesome work!!!!

Kevin Drennan   Bellingham MA

 


·        We like the model trucks from Tonkin Replicas because the trucks are up to date and modern.

We like the details on the trucks and the accuracy of the trucks.

The variety and the fact they are actual trucking companies.

The quality of construction. They are made of metal and not plastic.

 We are looking forward to the construction equipment coming out from Tonkin Replicas also.

We expect the quality of the construction equipment to be the same high standards as the trucks.

That will be a great addition to the trucks.

Chris & Julie Swanson  North Bend, OR