View Poll Results: Which truck would you rather use?

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Thread: Matchbox or Hot Wheels trucks and 1/87 trucks

  1. Default Matchbox or Hot Wheels trucks and 1/87 trucks

    Sometimes Hot Wheels or Matchbox trucks will look perfect on HO layouts.They are very close to HO scale.

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    Yes, I have several of the Matchbox trucks that, when they're not right next to a 1/87 scale vehicle, do look very good.
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    There was a Peterbuilt tank truck with the driver inside of it that Matchbox or Hot Wheels used to make.

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    Well some of the trucks are passable but other than the Hot Wheels 1/87 cars the rest are much too big. There are some die cast cars that are close to passable, I don't know if they are hot wheels or not. I did collect some that I considered close enough but with the HO cars available from Wal Mart I've decided not to use them

    Willis
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    Matchbox has two utility trucks (! Ford and 1 GMC) that are spot on HO scale.They also have a Chevy mid 70s t0 mid 80s that has a very usable cab for use with a Athearn,Boley,Herpa chassis.Matchbox also has an International
    CXT pickup that works very nicely for HO.

    Back in the late 60s MATCHBOX also had a Ford F800 tow truck and a Dodge tow truck and dumptruck that were spot on.
    Johnathan (Catt) Edwards
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    Hi Catt, That's interesting information, guess I'll do a bit of looking around especially in my son's Hot Wheel collection (considering he's 40 now there's a good chance I'll find something) now I do believe it's in the basement somewhere.

    Willis
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    Quote Originally Posted by CBCNSfan View Post
    Hi Catt, That's interesting information, guess I'll do a bit of looking around especially in my son's Hot Wheel collection (considering he's 40 now there's a good chance I'll find something) now I do believe it's in the basement somewhere.

    Willis
    You son's old Hot Wheels cars are going to be more along the lines of 1/57-1/64 scale.

    I believe the 1/87 Hot Wheels are a fairly recent addition.

    Rotor
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    Quote= Catt
    Back in the late 60s MATCHBOX also had a Ford F800 tow truck and a Dodge tow truck and dumptruck that were spot on.
    Hi Rotor, guess I'll be looking for those trucks only. I've bought some of the new 1/87 Hot Wheels cars at our Wal Mart, so far they haven't had any trucks.

    Cheers Willis
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    If the Dodge wrecker Catt mentioned is the yellow and green BP tow truck, I have that one sitting in my Matchbox dealer counter display. It's also too large, but not as bad. I think it's 1/72.

    Matchbox wasn't very consistant with what scale they produced models in. Many had the scale cast into the chassis.

    I'll try to get a pic of mine next to an HO mid 70's Dodge model I have on my layout tomorrow.

    Mathbox did have some vehicles that were closer to HO scale. I have an army medic van that is very close.

    Rotor
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    Judge fot yourself


    Matchbox Dodge - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -- - -ATLAS Ford


    Matchbox Ford - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -ATLAS Ford

    I've beem searching for the Matchbox Dodge dumptruck ,and finding them all over the place but I'll be damned if I'm going to pay those idiotic prices for somthing I plan to modify anyway.
    Johnathan (Catt) Edwards
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