ERTL

ERTL has been making toy cars since the company was founded in 1945. They produce vehicles of every kind in a variety of scales and sizes. ERTL diecast cars, trucks, tractors, and other objects like farmhouses, equipment, and animals can be displayed in collections or used for play.

What sizes do ERTL vehicles come in?

ERTL scale diecast vehicles come in a variety of different model sizes. Scale ratios show the approximate size of an ERTL farm vehicle. For instance, a 1:64 scale model would be about 1/64th of the size of the real thing. This scale usually falls within the 2.5- to 3-inch range. A few of their scale model sizes include:

  • 1:64
  • 1:43
  • 1:32
  • 1:24
  • 1:18
What materials are ERTL vehicles made of?

Some of the earliest models from ERTL were made of plastic. The company also makes an assortment of diecast cars and other collectibles. These vehicles are made of a combination of metal and plastic parts. Some also have real rubber tires.

What kinds of vehicles does ERTL make?

ERTL creates realistic replicas of many types of actual vehicles. This includes cars, trucks, and tractors as well as vintage and historic vehicle models. The company also makes diecast muscle, racing, and sports cars in various sizes as well as farm toys, models, equipment, and playsets. They also produce toys and display replicas of famous vehicles, including General Lee from the Dukes of Hazard, John Deere Tractors, and NASCAR diecast model cars. ERTL also makes action figures to go along with some of their toy vehicles on occasion.

Are ERTL vehicles suitable as toys?

ERTL makes a variety of cars and toy tractors that are suitable for children to play with or for collecting and displaying, including John Deere farm toys. Many of the larger sizes are marked as suitable for ages 8 and up. Their 1/64 scale toys are usually marked as safe for ages 3 and up. It is best to check each package for details.

How can I take care of my die-cast collection?

Like many collectibles, you will enjoy them longer if you take good care of your ERTL diecast models. For toys that are meant to be played with, keep them stored properly when not in use. For collectible models, displaying them in a sealed case can help to prevent dust, dirt, and damage to the car. Any vehicles on display should be dusted regularly. Once or twice a year, it's a good idea to wipe the vehicles down with a lightly damp cloth. Do not store or display the models in extreme temperature or in direct sunlight.

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