Model Mania explores the world of construction scale model collecting and delves into why so many people have a passionate interest in these big iron replicas. From this page, you can click to read the full story or you can select a specific section. Just interested in looking at model collections? Pick a gallery and jump straight into it. And don't pass up your chance to win one of 13 scale models in our Model Mania giveaway contest.


hat may have started as a marketing tool has become so much more as fervant collectors, both in and out of construction, vie to display and claim bragging rights for these miniature works of art.

Who collects construction scale models and why?

In Section One of Model Mania: Serious collectors thrive on information. They like to know about upcoming model releases and offer their opinions on what models should be produced. And they love telling the stories behind their collections. Here we take an inside look at who they are, what drives them to collect, and the impact big iron introductions have on the miniature world.

How does a construction model get made?

In Section Two of Model Mania: Producing a scale model involves precise planning between model makers and manufacturers. And once a model is produced, it’s promoted by scale model dealers using a variety of techniques, including open houses and forums.

How do big-iron equipment manufacturers use scale models to promote their brands?

In Section Three of Model Mania: Many manufacturers feel there’s nothing better for promoting the brand than the scale model. Dealers want them, customers demand them, and people ask for them even if they don’t own the equipment. Part of the appeal: if a child gets hooked on collecting, maybe he or she eventually will become a customer.

Are you passionate about model construction equipment? Would you like to beef up your already awesome collection? Equipment World is ready to help. We're giving away two construction models every week during our summer promotion.

All you have to do to enter the Model Mania Giveaway is to fill out the information below! Come back each week to enter for the next set of models!

NO PURCHASE OR ENTRY FEE NECESSARY TO ENTER, PARTICIPATE OR WIN. Open only to legal residents of the United States and the District of Columbia who are 18 years of age or older as of the date of entry and who are associated with the construction industry. To enter, go to or follow the instructions set forth therein to submit an entry in the contest. Online entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. on August 14, 2014. Void where prohibited. Click here to see Official Rules and for complete details including prize descriptions. Sponsored by: Randall-Reilly, 3200 Rice Mine Road NE, Tuscaloosa, AL 35406. Void where prohibited or restricted by law.

Here are just just some of the models that you could win each week!