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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Top 10 Reasons to Attend the Summer Open House

Hello all...  also posted this in the forum...

Here are the Top 10 reasons to attend Open House this year... July 27-28, 2013.

10. Visit with the handsome Tonkin representative Luc Lebel, who will be here to:

     a) Show off the newest sample shots of the Tonkin Caterpillar models in public for the first time. You will be able to see them live and in-person FIRST!

     b) Announce some amazing new items from Tonkin's Caterpillar series of models (some of which will be delivered before Christmas and you can pre-order at the show!)

     c) Listen to your comments and suggestions about the Tonkin Program (sorry Luc!).

9. Marvel at a fantastic 1/8 scale Manitowoc 4100 Crawler Crane made from steel that is Radio Controlled (and meet the crazy brothers who made it). You heard me right, 1/8 SCALE!

8. Visit with other people who collect scale construction and truck models, just like you. Talk about your collection to your heart's content!

7. Prove to your "significant other" that there are lots of people out here with your obsession. And feel better about yourself...

6. Participate in raffles, giveaways and door prizes to get FREE STUFF!

5. Climb onto cranes, trucks, cars, military vehicles, fire and rescue vehicles and whatever else happens to be parked in the lot behind DHS that day.

4. Come Saturday and enjoy the 300+ piece auction in air conditioned comfort.

3. Check out some of the best model and diorama builders in the business!

2. Take advantage of the heat stroke generally affecting the DHS Staff and purchase models for low, low prices (Wait until you see the Open House Special Sale!).

And the number one reason...

1. Eat gourmet hot dogs for FREE!

Here are some pics from previous years...

Don't miss it !


Monday, June 3, 2013

Hello all,

Just returned from helping a customer move a few models.  Just a few "small" ones! 

Check this out!  All of the models are finally together again in one place.  There is a bunch of organizing to do, but the model room looks fantastic.  There is 4000 square feet of construction collector heaven!

P&H 5700 in 1:24 scale.

Cat 10 that actually runs using a gasoline motor!  We decided it should be re-named a Cat 2.5!

The famous Silver Spade model.

Hitachi EX8000 Shovel Model.

Liebherr 9800 Excavator Model

Komatsu PC8000 still strapped for moving.

Cat Dozer

Cat 390 Excavator - a little larger than CCM's.

Cat D11R.

Liebherr T282 Quarry Truck.

Cat 797F Mining Truck.

LeTourneau Loader.

Diesel Locomotive in 1/4 Scale.

Wooden P&H 5700 Shovel Model.

Cat Dozer.

We call this one "Little Muskie"

The king of dozers - Cat D11R in 1/3 Scale.

HCEA's Otis Shovel Model.

RH400 Front Shovel.

Old Style Cat Dozer.