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Claus
Posted: Friday, October 30, 2020 10:08:23 PM

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Just wondering what most people prefer in a 1/50 T880, Diecast Masters or First Gear. I don’t have a dog in this fight, just interested in hearing opinions on this. Thanks.
Quinella
Posted: Friday, October 30, 2020 10:33:49 PM

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Well, I don't own either one. But I do have three Diecast Masters Internationals and they are really good quality trucks. I have never liked First Gear trucks. The quality is poor in the 1/50 scale. Larger scales are much better for First Gear. CAW
George Hiram
Posted: Saturday, October 31, 2020 12:41:27 PM
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DO YOU HAVE YOUR SPECKS ON OLD MAN?
Quinella
Posted: Saturday, October 31, 2020 5:03:31 PM

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George Hiram wrote:


DO YOU HAVE YOUR SPECKS ON OLD MAN?


Well, well, well. I thought you have defected back to Cuba. Still selling those old tin truck models are you? It's almost time for the early bird supper ain't it? Be well. CAW
kcmtoys
Posted: Monday, November 02, 2020 6:42:29 PM

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Here are some pictures. First, the finish on both trucks is the same, a few very small paint flaws (you have to be looking for them) on both. The tires are 100% better on DM, they are both the same height. The DM has a black metallic finish, and I think the chrome is better on the DM. The FG is easy to take apart and shorten. I have not taken DM apart yet.


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Claus
Posted: Monday, November 02, 2020 7:49:54 PM

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Thanks for the reply and pictures Ken. Your trucks look great.
RobS
Posted: Monday, November 02, 2020 10:39:09 PM
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Those don't even look like the same truck. The bodywork on the First Gear (red) looks much better. I agree on the tires. The grille alone, are there different options on the real truck?

Is the First Gear out? The only day cab I've seen is the upcoming dump trailer.

Rob
Claus
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RobS wrote:
Those don't even look like the same truck. The bodywork on the First Gear (red) looks much better. I agree on the tires. The grille alone, are there different options on the real truck?

Is the First Gear out? The only day cab I've seen is the upcoming dump trailer.

Rob


The Red FG, Is a set back front axle while the Black DM is an axle forward version. DM has also done a set back front axle daycab in white with a lift axle.
RobS
Posted: Tuesday, November 03, 2020 10:31:48 AM
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Claus wrote:


The Red FG, Is a set back front axle while the Black DM is an axle forward version. DM has also done a set back front axle daycab in white with a lift axle.


Ah, I missed that. Thanks. Are these still available?

Rob
Claus
Posted: Tuesday, November 03, 2020 12:56:39 PM

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RobS wrote:
Claus wrote:


The Red FG, Is a set back front axle while the Black DM is an axle forward version. DM has also done a set back front axle daycab in white with a lift axle.


Ah, I missed that. Thanks. Are these still available?

Rob




http://www.dhsdiecast.com/mobile/Kenworth-T880-SBFA-Daycab-Tractor-w_Lift-Axle-White/productinfo/71058/
RobS
Posted: Tuesday, November 03, 2020 2:42:18 PM
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Hey, I have that one! Are the FG T880s still available? I found a few on ebay...

Rob
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