Note: This feature is in the May TT&C 2019 issue.
New Zealand collector Allan Davidson has collected replica truck and construction models for most of his life. His collection began with his childhood Matchbox and Fun Ho! toys.
“Things have changed (with the years),” he says. “The die-casting detail is now superb, and I’ve stepped up with my collecting accordingly.”
For this article, we focus mainly on the 1/50 scale models in his collection.
He jests about taking quite a bit of time to remove the models from their boxes for the photographs. “And it will be the same or longer putting them back,” he says. The impression Allan gives is of a collector who enjoys his hobby and sharing it with others. All his models are die-casts in pristine condition and some have yet to have their mirrors and other accessories fitted.
Most of the trucks have detailed cockpits and opening doors, and a number also have opening bonnets. The engine and the cockpit detailing of his Mack B-61 1/34 scale tow truck by First Gear prove what Allan says about current die-casting standards. His tip truck version of the Mack in Cobleskill Stone Products livery, another First Gear replica, is equally as detailed.
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