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Virginia man's collection of farm equipment toys goes back to his childhood

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Farm equipment isn't just for the field, as a Virginia man shows with his toy collection.
Farm equipment isn't just for the field, as a Virginia man shows with his toy collection.

Though he may not operate real farm equipment himself, a Virginia man still gets his hands on some pieces, albeit on a smaller scale.

According to a recent story from the Virginia Gazette, Mike Green has been collecting toy construction and farm equipment since he was younger. And, after years of collecting, the James City County man has amassed more than 1,000 pieces of the miniature pieces of machinery.

"I just like toys," Green told the paper. "It's something I like doing."

The paper noted that Green recently made his way to a farm equipment show in Raleigh, North Carolina, so that he could get closer to some of the latest that farm equipment companies have to offer. He also went to check out what toys the show had to offer, which should come as no surprise given the size of his collection.

Green's job as an operator of heavy machinery for Dominion Virginia Power is yet another connection the man has to construction equipment. The paper noted that even his wife, Kathy, has gotten into the act by adding to the collection.

Though Green's collection of toys is rather large, he isn't alone when it comes to the hobby. Along with the toy enthusiasts that may make an appearance at farm equipment shows, the toys are celebrated at a number of museums across the country.
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