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  • Question of the Week - Vintage Combine Harvesters in 1/64?

    I've got a question for you old timers that I'm hoping you may have some answers to.

    Does anyone make (or have made any) vintage combine harvesters in 1/64 scale?

    Since I'm an urban citizen, my knowledge of all things farming is rather limited, and my knowledge of farm toys even more so. But over the past year I've been enjoying collecting and learning about farming history and the apparatus that go with it.

    I've managed to add a few combine harvesters to my farm, but since my main interest tends to lean toward vintage machinery, I've been wondering if there are any vintage combine harvesters in 1/64 scale, because so far I haven't seen any.

    Am I looking in vain, or can you guys tell me about something I've missed?


    Here's a few examples of what I'm talking about. I think these are all 1/32 scale

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    Michael "Toyotageek"
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  • #2
    I think Ertl made some but not sure

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    • #3
      I know there is a Matchbox (see below), but I'm hoping for something more accurate and true to scale (although I'm not certain as to how the MBX scales out).

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      Michael "Toyotageek"
      Japanese Minicar Garage https://japaneseminicargarage.weebly.com/

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      • #4
        Hi Michael,
        The oldest one I know made by ERTL is the International Harvester 815 - know production of the real ones is from the early '70's (maybe earlier) so not real vintage. I don't think this model from ERTL is in production any longer

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        You can go way back to the threshing machines - this one from Scale Models
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        Back in the days when I was going to farm toy shows and had a diorama display, there were a number of gifted guys who made their own pull type combines. I have been away from the farm toy show scene for many years so don't know who, out there, might be doing the pull type combines or perhaps other vintage combines. The Minneapolis Moline I show was made by a fellow in Montana and sold through Action Farm Toys in Billings, MT. - but again, I got this one many years ago.
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        • #5
          ERTL in the mid 90s released a John Deere 95 combine. It came with a 4 row corn picker and dates to the 1960s era.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by toyotageek View Post
            I know there is a Matchbox (see below), but I'm hoping for something more accurate and true to scale (although I'm not certain as to how the MBX scales out).

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            I have one of those
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            these too
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            SF version

            remade version
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            none are 1/64 scale anyway
            they're even too small for 1/87 scale!

            Matchbox did make a combine in King Size but even thats bigger than 1/64!

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            • #7
              Originally posted by pjedsel View Post
              Hi Michael,
              The oldest one I know made by ERTL is the International Harvester 815 - know production of the real ones is from the early '70's (maybe earlier) so not real vintage. I don't think this model from ERTL is in production any longer

              You can go way back to the threshing machines - this one from Scale Models

              Back in the days when I was going to farm toy shows and had a diorama display, there were a number of gifted guys who made their own pull type combines. I have been away from the farm toy show scene for many years so don't know who, out there, might be doing the pull type combines or perhaps other vintage combines. The Minneapolis Moline I show was made by a fellow in Montana and sold through Action Farm Toys in Billings, MT. - but again, I got this one many years ago.
              Thank you John! Some good info and some really neat pieces you have there. I especially like the Scale Models threshing machine and the custom Minneapolis Moline pull combine is fantastic!
              Michael "Toyotageek"
              Japanese Minicar Garage https://japaneseminicargarage.weebly.com/

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              • #8
                Originally posted by craftymore View Post
                ERTL in the mid 90s released a John Deere 95 combine. It came with a 4 row corn picker and dates to the 1960s era.
                Thanks Crafty! With that bit of info I was able to find pictures of some ERTL JD 95s online. Now to find a decent deal on one.
                Michael "Toyotageek"
                Japanese Minicar Garage https://japaneseminicargarage.weebly.com/

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by microbuss View Post

                  I have one of those

                  these too

                  SF version

                  remade version

                  none are 1/64 scale anyway
                  they're even too small for 1/87 scale!

                  Matchbox did make a combine in King Size but even thats bigger than 1/64!
                  Thanks Micro. That helps clear up the Matchbox situation. I wondered how big the King Size worked out, but seems like too big for my needs.
                  Michael "Toyotageek"
                  Japanese Minicar Garage https://japaneseminicargarage.weebly.com/

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                  • #10
                    Some really, really nice models pictured here guys...

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                    • #11
                      very interesting info- i might not be a city boy, necessarily, but i can still barely tell a potato harvester from a cotton picker... most of my vintage stuff is limited to tractors.
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