Model Mania: Jeff Jelinek’s model collection

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Updated Jun 26, 2014

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“I’ve been collecting models since I was 10,” says 55-year-old Jeff Jelinek, a fire protection engineer, who spend 25 years in the automotive/heavy truck industry. Jelinek collects with his two sons, and also builds models he can’t find in the market. Most of his 800-model collection is 1:50 scale. “I have a room large enough to display about two-thirds of my models, so I rotate them from time to time so I can see them all.” Jelenik is shown with two favorites, a CCM Cat D9 dozer and a WSI Hitachi 879 excavator.