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Hey, I know they are toy and blowed if I have the ability to make them myself. But if a standard were drawn, too what percentage level would this particular Fly GT 40 come in at? This car has just been removed from the box.

Tight guards and dodgy tampo?


Painted with road marking brush.?


Having said this, the rear end work is stunning.
 

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Don't worry about it, if I had one I would swap you, because some manufactures mistakes like yours become even more collectable.
 

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Yo Squeezie,
Send me the car and I'll send you a new one!

See, may be it will do like stamps printed upside down in the last century, worth millions now, eh!
 

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I have a Lola T70, the Sid Taylor model, which has some of the Tampo missing on one side. I toy with the idea of sticking it on e-bay sometimre to see what It's worth. I've left it in its box.

Cheers,

John
 

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I think that as in the stamps and coins collector's world, only " good mistakes " would have in the future some value; here in Italy we have the case of the old lire 500 coin, in which was depicted a fleet of ships; in some of them the flags were painted against the wind and the rest of the sails, and these have today a value.
I don't believe that poor paint and double tampo will ever have an appeal.
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I agree with Sprint. Coins, stamps and banknotes are one thing, as it is not bad workmanship normally but missed workmanship that makes the item desirable, and there are many millions of these items in circulation so a few 100 with a fault have instant collectibity.

Poor paintwork on a slot car has absolutely no collectibility value and does nothing for me and probably a lot of other folk.

In the model railway world in which I am fairly knowledgable (
) more so that with slot cars there are "official" Hornby-Dublo products and Wrenn products that were released with the wrong loco/carriage number detail and were subsequently changed down the line with the correct loco/carriage numbers. This did not detract from the appearance of the locomotive/carriage and these are rare and if they come up at auction (proper auction with an auctioneer and a hammer, not e-auctions!) they do fetch big money. Too big for me unfortunately!


Can anybody here provide hard evidence of poor workmanship as opposed to a good quality mistake subsequently corrected doing otherwise in the slot car world?


I thought so!


Take it back Uksqueezea, it has no value and don't let others fool you into pretending otherwise.


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Mine looked like that Christmas night.... back to normal the next day! Beer? Nawww, couldn't have been that!
 
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