The way to get around it is this:Read this thread 4 - 5 months ago and went immediately to Wally's.
I model the 50's so PT Kruizers, Camaros, Mustangs and F150's don't help me. And when I do find that occasional 55 2dr ht, and bring it home, it ain't a 1:87. I got a whole box full of cars that just don't look right setting side by side. And I am not a rivet counter by any stretch of the word.
When I go to Wally world, IF I see anything that looks like 1:87 or says 1:87 it looks like an Acura, a Jeep Cherokee or an AMC Pacer. I've stopped walking by and hoping to see something that might fit. And, I gave up Wally's as a source of hardware long, long ago.
Hope your trip to Wally's is more productive than mine have been.
Winner's circle also makes the #99, #12, #24, #48, #44, #38, #55 and those are just the 2007 ones. They also made for the 2006 #8, #20, #24, #29, #48. I think they may have made more, but that was all I could get my greedy little paws on!Just got back from WM. The CAT 1/87 series also have a water truck. Another company called Winner's Circle is making 1/87 NASCARS. #s 9,00, 8, and 2. That's all this store had. This store didn't have the Hot Wheels 1/87, but everything else Hot Wheels made they had.
Thats ok. I added shots of the two I do have. I think I will move the vans later tonight.Josh, the Model Railroad Tips are I've haven't forgot about the Priemeres just been to busy. I would put the vans on the list being that the WM stores around here do not carry them Sometimes I find the Johnny Lighting vans at WM or KB Toys but unfortunately they are 1/64 scale I have other collections as well like the Road Champs collections that are extinct
Johnny Lightning is supposed to come out w/a line of 1/87th vehicles some time before the end of the year. I'm going to confirm that as soon as I get in touch w/the owner of the company in Cass., Mich.
I was about to tell you there's a seller on eBay from the Netherlands that has them for $9.99, but it looks like you already found themHOLY CRUD KNOCKERS!
Del Prado, has 1:87 fire engines!
Some of the scales are off a bit, but heck, $20 for a full truck, or $20 for a Ricks Decals resin cab!? The 1:80 Miami Dade pumper is 1:87 according to what I see...
Do you have an HO scale ruler or another 1:87 vehicle you could take a picture of side-by-side with the Matchbox truck? It looks pretty nice, and if it's close enough, some A-line wheels and tires would make a huge difference.I just found this matchbox truck at Wally World for 97 cents.
Going under the "good enough" theory, I thought it was worth grabbing.
RailroadBookstore.com - An online railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used railroad books. Railroad pictorials, railroad history, steam locomotives, passenger trains, modern railroading. Hundreds of titles available, most at discount prices! We also have a video and children's book section.
ModelRailroadBookstore.com - An online model railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used books. Layout design, track plans, scenery and structure building, wiring, DCC, Tinplate, Toy Trains, Price Guides and more.