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Tonkin Replicas started in 1970 making promotional Freightliner models for Consolidated Freightways.

In 1972, they were licensed by Kenworth to make Kenworth truck models.

In 1974 they added Peterbilt.

Freightliner & Volvo followed in 1976.

In 1978, Navistar was added.

And in 1980 they added Caterpillar.

In 2003, they bought the AHL & PEM diecast production lines from Hartoy.



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https://www.hobbydb.com/subjects/hartoy-brand
https://www.hobbydb.com/subjects/tonkin-replicas-brand
Encyclopedia of Small-Scale Diecast Motor Vehicle Manufacturers - Sahakangas, Foster & Weber (2006)
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