yo yo wassup y'all!
I'VE BEEN SHOPPING!!!!!!
and i have indeed seen the light! halleluyah!, i now am the proud owner of 2 scalextric compact mercs, a diecast porsche, lambo, hummer,mini, and beemer 5 series, plus a big crappy old digger and some scrap collecting trucks, and recycling bins.plus some new fangled glue for the kits, 6 paints and an AAAAAIIIIIIRRRRBBBRRRRUUUUSSSSSHHHHH WITH COMPRESSOR....yiiiihhaaaaa!
and all for the princley sum of 120 well earned euros...try and do that with 1:32!!!!???
now i never realised just how small these compact cars are, the fotos on the web are very misleading, they are TINY...think ...a matchbox!
now quite how they get to write readable letters on the tyres of those things were the rubber profile is about 2mm ..i do not know.
i take back all i said about the black windows, it just doesnt really matter.
the truth is theres too much detail in those things for the eye to take in anyway!
i've tried them on the village track and they look like go karts, and the church looks like a cathedral, they go well, a bit slower than the bigger ones but to be honest thats a good thing, otherwise they'd be just a blur.also my worries about sliding were ill founded, they act just like the others, great!
the only thing is that they are so light the brushes raise the fr4ont off the ground!, i can see i'll have to put a bit of plasterscene in there!
so the other diecast stuff...well they're ok, toys and super cheap, the 5 series beamer rides too high and i think tht will be destined to be josep hernandez,s car of choice, but as hes in prison, i might need to burn it out!.
if i had more money i could have bought any number of excellent cars (was looking at the old citroen ds) but the posh models were going between 20 and 40 euros.
also some of the train lights and equipment is sold as ho but looks fine in 1:43, and the quality /price ratio is great, so expect some old railway lighting dotted around...
so there you go, as you can see from the fotos the planes are beginning to look big (and in reality remember they are even bigger), so officially from now on this track is a 1:43 scale track
meaning it can be much bigger on the same board, giving space for loads more dioramas and events...so i'm pleased, my pocket is and my eye...i hope you all are too
thanks to all that convinced me 1:43 was the way to go...now to relearn all the tecniques i learnt on the village...they say the smaller scales are easier...i'll tell you when i find out!
cheers for now sig