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Flatbed Trailer in 1:87 Scale decked out with Chicken Lights......


A flatbed trailer in 1:87 scale with chicken lights…. So fancy… it’s a winning combo… Flatbed trailers transport special equipment or material that create loads which are wide, over length, over-sized, overweight and yet can still legally use on the highway/ freeway. A good example of such freight is cargo bound for or out of construction sites or shipping points without an available dock/loading bay.  Our 1:87 scale flatbed trailer is more than equal to the challenge.  

Roshann's 2012 Favorites


Today we are featuring the favorite fan picks of 2012 from the personal collection of Roshann Black.  As most of us know, Roshann mainly collects our 1:53 models and is a collector of our replicas forever… well maybe not forever but for so long it is hard to say when he wasn’t interested in our scale model replicas….

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.

Starting 2013 off with a Bang! A classy W900L Heil Tanker

Heil Tankers make the best trailer on the market.  At Tonkin Replicas we agree,  our 1:87 TON chrome takers are, like Heil Tankers, designed by engineers, built by those skilled in innovative techniques and set industry standards.  It’s our commitment to quality, value and performance that makes us leaders in the diecast replica industry.

Santa Delivering Even more holiday cheer.....

Here at Tonkin Replicas we are still at work to make sure that our sweet TON Brand… 1/87 replicas are on the way to our distributors so that all can buy and enjoy them. 

We have Santa with a Freightliner Cascadia with the Transcard Deco.  We have Santa with a Freightliner Cascadia with a Cargill Sunny Fresh deco and last for the super sweet is …

Kenworth T800 in Slate Grey with Lowboy trailer….


Why are we here on Christmas Eve you might wonder?

Santa Claus is coming to town and he's bringing a new 1:87 to.....


Remember how the song goes:

Santa Claus is Coming To Town….


You better watch out

You better not cry

Better not pout

I’m telling you why

Santa Claus is coming to town


He’s making a list

And checking it twice

Gonna find out Who’s naughty and nice

Santa Claus is coming to town….

So you'd better listen, 'cause Santa will soon be here....

Christmas shipments sent out with care....

We've sent out many a Christmas shipment of our replicas for a bit of cheer to good folks everywhere.... we hope that all of your Christmas are  merry and bright .......and full of good times....

Cherokee Freight Lines and 1:87 scale Ornaments

Merry Christmas from Tonkin Replicas to one and all!!!  We hope you have a bright and cheery Christmas … We wanted folks to know that our replicas spread cheer and good wishes by showing you this 1:87 ornament we made for the good folks at Cherokee Freight Lines…..


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