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It is a bold step to create a forum for slot car collectors (a world first?) as up until now most of us knew that we had a little bit of the collector in us to a lesser or greater extent but it was seen as a rivet counting train thing and not something that slot car folk would want to admit to or event talk about.

I for one aplaude this new section and whoever came up with the idea should work for Donald Trump.

So lets have less talk about racing the slot cars and more talk about looking at them!

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QUOTE but it was seen as a rivet counting train thing and not something that slot car folk would want to admit to or event talk about

Better tell that to my 1345 listed collecting customers that I have on my database !
 

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It is great that the Forum has extended. It should be clear to anyone who spends time here that we have already posted interesting threads all of which refer to the collecting element of the hobby.

Mope on this thread and others you seem intent on segragating people into clearly defined factions. I wondered if you realised that this is the case and people I talk to interpret you in the same way? We are all interested in ALL things slot, by varying degrees and the different sections on the forum benefit the organisation and smooth running of the forum . They do not exist to split us into seperate groups so I say more talk on every section please
 

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It is one hobby but what is wrong with splitting the hobby into different segments?

I don't get the argument that I am seen as somebody who segregates the hobby into its different areas and that this is harmful to the hobby.

It is not just about racing cars.

If folk don't wish to participate in "Collector's Corner" then they don't have to.

The pure racers have many other areas at Slotforum to discuss the aspects that interest them and now the collectors have their own area to discuss aspects that interest us.

And I like it!

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PS that is not to say that I don't have an interest in racing the cars but I personally will keep the racing aspect out of this forum.
 

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You have just done it again and hung yourself with your own rope Gary! The RACERS and the COLLECTORS are the same people mate. Read more around the different sections and you`ll see what I mean.
 

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Even I buy cars which I like to look at (thought very seldom). For example, I aim to buy the 2004 (reliveried 2002) McLaren F1 from Scalextric. Obviously, this will never go near the track, so I am a collector. But also a racer...

Am I allowed in here? Is my collection not big enough? What defines a collector? What defines a racer?

I see myself, and everyone I know as a mixture of the both. I find it hard to believe that there is anyone around (though I may be wrong) that has bought lots of cars and never raced them, or has only bought cars which are the fastest in their class and for the purpose of racing. I think almost everyone has at least one car which isn't raced, but kept all the same.

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It was a nice surprise to logon to Slotforum & find the new board dedicated to Collectors. I totally agree that it is a great move, thank you to all those involved.

The collectors/racers debate (almost as bad as the home/club racer) at the end of the day it's all the same hobby!

Roll on with pictures of collections that's what I say!


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Well I must confess it was my idea and I am very pleased to see a new section on SlotForum. I just hope I can find enough time to post.

Hopefully we will see lots of interesting discussion on the collecting side of the hobby.

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QUOTE (Slotraccoon @ 22 Oct 2004, 19:30)Well I must confess it was my idea and I am very pleased to see a new section on SlotForum. I just hope I can find enough time to post...<{POST_SNAPBACK}>

Good one Slotraccoon.


Lets hear about your collection.
 

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I think there should be a 1/24 slot car section. Maybe not in Eurpoe but in the U.S 1/24 is def very popular maybe even more then 1/32. I no for one i enjoy 1/24 beter then 1/32
 

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Does 1/24 (or 1/32 or HO for that matter) need a separate section?

By that I mean if one ignores scale, are not the categories of News, Cars, Events, Scratch Building, etc just as relevant whatever the scale. If we start a 1/24 section will it have to have all those sub-divisions as well?

What is to stop news and information about cars and track of any scale being included within the main forum?

I'm more inclined to support keeping the forum a rich mixture than starting to fragment along scale, brand or any other lines of demarcation.
 
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....can we start a section on just tyres ranging from 1962 - 1978 please!

you may think that this is a stupid idea, and it is.

My point is, how far can you go splitting up a hobby like this, from any outsider looking in this could look really sad.

...."I'll get me anorak"

 

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I'd like to know if there are any people racing HO at clubs in the UK?

I was reading a slotcar book the other day and was quite attracted to the long tracks fitting in small spaces.

Just a thought...

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You know, the cool thing about this hobby is that at first I just liked the look of the contemporary car. Then I started liking the looks of the classic race cars. The hobby has introduced me to other forms of racing and other important racing history. I have never had the appreciation for for Lotus 49B and the old Eagles the way I do this day.

I have learned quite a bit here. This is actually a great hobby, appealing to many senses and tastes (mechanics, tuners, land scape artists, speed lovers, eye candy lovers).

Interestingly enough, it brings me back around to the slot hobby on its own merits. Thus the idea of collecting some historic slots due to the name of the driver/race as well as the progression in applied technology of things slot in general has now become appealing though I own no significant pieces...YET.

Hats off to other slot aficionados and what they bring to these forums!


If figure the volume and any perceived difficulty in finding what one wants will naturally dictate whether categories will be needed or not. In the mean time I want to see EVERYTHING!

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Of course no one asked for it - you are all smarter than that, but.... my opinion...

I started in 1/43 some 40 years ago, went 1/24, then 1/32 and 1/24, then HO, then 1/24, then back to HO for a long time, and am now back in 1/32!

Separate forums? No need for them, or desire for them, in my eyes. Just state your scale in any of the existing forums, if it's relevant, and you'll get the attention of the people you want, if they are here.

Unlike some other boards, I haven't seen scale-bashing happening here, and hope it won't start. I doubt it will.

Creating separate forums for each scale is not necessarily a good thing anyway, there is so much common ground!

From what I've seen, SF is a place where anyone, regardless of scale, can both contribute, and request information.

Yes, it is primarily focused on 1/32, but the other scales have their advocates here, and also people with knowledge.

It ain't broke.... so don't fix it. JMO
 

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I haven't seen scale-bashing happening here, and hope it won't start. I doubt it will.

I can't do any scale bashing because my scale is already broken. I tossed it rather than get a new one so to this day I really don't know what I weigh. Can't very well bash what you don't have


40 years ago, eh?


About mumble years ago I started out in HO, then stopped for a few years, then got into it heavily. I single handedly (sp?) increased the value of numerous slot cars by reducing their numbers. Collectors should idolize me but do they? No, they revile me. "You did WHAT to a Super II?", "That's a blue '69 Mach 1, you can't be seriously considering racing that" "What consider? I race it regularly, see where I opened up the rear wheel wells for the AJ's tires?"

Then I dropped out of HO. This year I started playing with toy cars again but in the 1/32nd scale. I'm already reducing the number of available collectable cars so collectors all over the world should rejoice since their pristine shelf queen just increased in value again
But to make it more interesting, I'm looking into getting the cars autographed by the original driver THEN racing it


Now if I could only learn to race...
 
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