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Diecast Construction Models

Dirtman2007

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As I love operating heavy equipment, I enjoy collecting diecast excavator models. Anyone else have any diecast models of construction equipment?
 

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Journey

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That's pretty cool. Don't suppose they have die-cast of the mini's? Father in law might like a die-cast of his PC50 for Christmas.
 

Dirtman2007

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My Pride and joy. The Bucyrus 495HR mining done in 1:50 scale. 1 of only 1500 made.

If there are any models anyone wants to see up close I will be glad to take individual pictures.
 

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CM1995

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Awsome!:thumbsup My collection is not as big - embarrasing compared to yours actually.:eek: I really like the Kobelco with the hydraulic thumb. Where do you get your models from?

Journey - theres a bobcat mini in there.
 

Dirtman2007

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I bought most of my models off of eBay. I got the thumb from a custom model builder and put it on myself. I Have bought a few customs that are not produced by any model companies. I have one model builder building me a custom Link-belt 210 long boom excavator in 1:50 scale!
 

EZ TRBO

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Very nice collection, only just started with construction die-cast, have a ton of #3, #8 and #29 NASCAR cars. Working on trying to get some equipment I have run as well as things we have owned in early years.
Trbo
 

DaveVB

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That's pretty cool. Don't suppose they have die-cast of the mini's? Father in law might like a die-cast of his PC50 for Christmas.

Dhsdiecast.com would be a good place to start. They also have a forum for collectors and operators. Good stuff there.
 

Construct'O

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I have to spend my money while I have it :)

Next question ,who does the dusting???? Nice shelfs,but i would consider getting inclosed glass shelfs easier to dust.Find some old antique show cases like they use to have in the candy stores.

That way your have two collections going:drinkup Good luck and nice collection!!!!!!:usa
 

surfer-joe

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I have 40 to 50 models that I have collected by hook or crook over the last 40 years. Don't have the nice display shelves like yours yet, but I'm working on it. I've bought some off ebay, some from DHS or Buffalo Road Imports and some from other on-line sites. I currently have several kits to put together when I've nothing better to do, one is a rare plastic Michigan scraper that I bought from some guy in Switzerland. I have two or three of the AMC D8H kits, one is complete.

Don't buy so much off ebay these days as some of those guys jump in way early and run the price way over what it ought to be. Sometimes buying the same item direct from other on-line sellers is far cheaper. DHS has a nice page devoted to buyers and sellers of models, there are some good bargains there -- sometimes.
 

coopers

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I really want the case 580M backhoe 1:16 scale. I can't wait to get it, it looks awesome! I also like the deere 544j loader 1:16 scale.

Blake
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Dirtman2007

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lets see some more of those older case models..... those really bring back memories of being a kid...

Here are a few pics of the case excavator models i have
 

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637slayer

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what a sweet collection! thats the best i have ever seen
 

Countryboy

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Here's my JD 650H Precision Model 1/16 scale. It weighs about 10 lbs. The Ol' Lady got this for my birthday while she was working at the JD dealership. It cost an arm ...they were asking for a leg too but she got a discount :cool:... but it was worth it.

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Dirtman2007

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Countryboy the precision by models Ertl are a great deal for the money. The 650H is awsome, oping doors, hood and amazing detail. I used to have the 1/16 case 580 backhoe, it was just like the real thing. "It cost an arm ...they were asking for a leg too but she got a discount ... but it was worth it."
You know that was the best $150.00 ever spent!!
 
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