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Since Europe is the main producer of 87th scale models we felt there was a need for a European web portal which would contain as much information as possible about these models. The portal will also be functioning as a promotional help for the 87th scale industry. the 87th scale.info editorial staff maintains this website to enhance public access to information about its initiatives and to encourage 87th scale modelling in general.
Made by European collectors for collectors from around the world. Our goal is to keep this information timely and accurate. If errors are brought to our attention, we will try to correct them. However 87th scale.info accepts no responsibility or liability whatsoever with regard to the material on this site.
This site is about 87th scale modelling, so everything you will find on the site will have something to do with either car or truckmodels in 87th scale. What you will find on this site, are listings of models per manufacturer, detailed manufacturer information and history, links to other 87th scale websites, links to manufacturers, clubs and shops, how-to's, prototype information, a lot of pictures of 87th scale models and dioramas and many other interesting stories.
Although the greater part of this portal will be dedicated to 87th scale vehicles, this portal will also contain information about other 87th scale models, models close to 87th scale and many other subjects related to scale modelling.
To turn this site into the most interesting and up-to-date site on 87th scale modelling, we ask you to send us your pictures, stories or any other information that is relevant to other 87th scale modellers and we'll make sure it gets published on this portal !
Contributions can be sent to: Info(at)87thscale.info.
Meet the editors:
I got my first 1/87 scale car in 1986 along with an electric train: a Wiking Porsche 911. My second model was a Wiking VW T3 post van. From the very beginning of my modeling 'career' I was fascinated by the exactness of these tiny toys and I began collecting everything that I liked. When I got Danhausen's World Modelcar Book #19, I couldn't stop anymore. Almost indiscriminate I bought every Miber model and every BS-Design kit I could get hold of...and preserved this style until today. Being somewhat discontent with the supply of especially exotic models I started my first attempts to produce solid resin models on my own, although not very successful. However I gained experience and now I am really making and selling 1/87 scale cars.
I really don't remember when I got my first 1/87 scale car, but I do know it was a Wiking Opel Admiral. Although the 1/87 models have been replaced by 1/35 military models for quite some time, I rediscovered the old models in my toybox and started to buy models to replace the old and damaged ones. I am currently focussing on collecting Mercedes-Benz models in any scale near 1/87, any model that is moulded in clear plastic and anything old and obsolete.
I began collecting 1/87 cars in 1983 when my father bought me a Wanderer by Brekina. Some time later came a Brekina Mercedes 190 and a Wiking Mercedes 250T. I played with these models, with the Matchbox and Majorette toycars in 1/64 and with Lego kits. I built buildings and streets with carboard boxes and paper... all very simple. The 1/64 cars were replaced by 1/87 and I started putting the models in layouts. Day by day the layouts became more detailed and the number of models went up.
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