A Fan’s Pick of 2012 Tonkin Replicas


A Fan’s Pick of 2012 Tonkin Replicas….

We asked long time Face Book fan--  Robby Gaines for his favorite Tonkin Replica at the end of 2012.  Robby is well known for his favorite Cab Over requests and … well since we haven’t made one of those in a while; with the closest cab over I could find being  the 1:64 white and orange model for the TNT – Wallace Colville Company---- it was nice of Robbie to provide us with such a winning list of his favorite replicas.

Robby told us he is now mostly collecting 1:87s because of the price point and the clear boxes our TON models arrive in… Robby thinks that the Peterbilt 389 we made for Western Distributing with the Western graphics on the side was a big hit of the 2012 season. He also picks the Rockwood replica we produced because as Robby writes "The Rockwood truck is really cool also. The moving van it comes with is really nice and something different."Can’t say that we disagree these are  sharp looking scale model trucks.

Robby also picks out the Heil Tanker as a winning scale model for 2012…Robby  mixed/matched a Heil Tanker and a Chrome Reefer with a couple of Tonkin Replicas' other tractors. This photo of Robby's choice in Heil Tanker & Chrome Reefer and Tractors is just as sweet as it can be.

This is twice in two years that the Western Distributing 1:87 scale model and the Heil Chrome Tanker make the favorite/best of our replicas by fans that have collected our replicas for a long time.

Robby sticks with Western Trucking’s KW W900L for his favorite 1:53 of the last season. 

We want to thank Robby for his super sweet picks… It might be hard to beat this outstanding line up in 2013 but we will certainly try to push the boundaries of what define cool in die cast models to the very edge.