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· Fast Co.
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I must have missed the "era" by just a few years or maybe just a few miles. I got my first slot car set - an Aurora HO set - for Christmas 1967. I was aware of 1/24 and 1/32 scale cars (my next door neighbor's father had a set - Revell, I think), but everyone had HO sets in their basements. It was a blast getting together to race or just trying to beat the HO train to the crossing (or not). Man, what I would give to be able to go back to that time and place.

Best present I'd ever received, but alas by 1973 I put the rheostat down for other pursuits. Left an absolutely indelible mark though. Fast forward to 1995 when I began collecting HO cars again and then in 1997 the bug bit hard, real hard, when I re-discovered 1/32.

Very nice cars in any case Edo.

Regards,
Steve
 

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Personally, I want it all, and as an Egyptian Pharaoh, want to be buried with all my toys.


Fortunately I will recover most of my senses before this will ever happen.
 

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for me it's only Alfa Romeo, although the fly 147 and 156 fantastic model i prefer the little bit older models.
at this moment i have a compact collection:

Alfetta GTV costa brava - GOM
Giulia GT l Álpes - Team Slot
TZ1 - Proto slot kit
GTV bertone - Fly (yet to arrive by post)
6c2300 static kit Airfix - in progress
33TT old Scalextric - in progress
wish list: all the alfa bodyshells from MacP
giulia, and 2600 spyder
 

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vipers are my main favourite


A1 Dodge Viper (White + Green Stripes, #98, Daytona 96)
A3 Dodge Viper (Fluorescent Yellow)
A4 Dodge Viper (Fluorescent Orange)
A6 Dodge Viper Silverstone 1998 (*****)
A89 Viper GTS-R Chereau
A201 Viper "Silverstone" 2000 GT
A203 Viper GTS-R 24h LeMans 2001
A205 Viper GTS-R Zwaan's Racing 2004
E4 Dodge Viper UK Special Edition
E82 Dodge Viper (Red + Silver logos, "Footlocker" 25th anniversary)
S100 Viper celebrating 1 millionth Fly slot car X 2

S200 Dodge Viper Vipermania
S300 Viper Viper celebrating 2 millionth Fly slot car

14 VIPERS


oh then there is my gaugemaster collection which seams to have slowed


and then the rest of my cars about 100 asst scalextric/scx/teamslot/fly
 

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QUOTE I wonder, did the buyers know what they were getting?

Apparently not... see how the auctions were phrased and it is enuf to confuse anyone. Let see if there is a refund on the way.


I'll stick to sure things...

 

· Ewan McKen
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Help!

I am out of control.
I have space for about 250 cars.
I just passed 900.
I spent most of yesterday rearranging the spare room so I can cram in more cardboard boxes to take what I have already ordered for this year.
I have been trying to stop buying for years.
Just when I thought I was getting on top of it along came Revell and AutoArt.
I dont think I can last more than a couple more years.
Is anybody working on a cure?

Regards,
Ewan.
 

· Ewan McKen
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I hope I did not chase anybody off this topic with my last post, as it is very interesting.
There must be more collectors out there, tell us what you collect and why.

My own collecting habits are completely scatter gun.
See it, like it, buy it.
All types of cars, all manufacturers, no plan at all.

I suppose there is a bias towards what I think I missed out on when I first had a Scalextric.
Capris, TR7s, Rovers, Trucks etc.
I may have the timeframe wrong, these are just what I think I remember wanting when I could not afford them.

There are also many cars from the last 8 or so years because that is how long I have had a house with space for a permanent track.
But the fact I ran out of sensible storage space for more cars long ago does not seem to have slowed my rate of purchase as much as I would like.

I often think it would be nice to have a more specialised, and therefore smaller and more manageable collection.

But I cant think of a single car in my collection that I would like to sell.

Does anybody else feel this way or is it just me?
 

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I had to limit myself to GT and Endurance cars. As there are already a vast supply in this category, I cant buy all the cars I want so if started collecting F1 and rally, the domestic economy will be in a complete crisis


I really do like the F1 cars from Scalextric and might give in to them soon.


Cheers

GTJ
 

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Ewan, I started out like that, but with age, wisdom, less space and diminished memory, I've started defining my collection a little more - basically eliminating all the stuff that seemed neat at the time, but didn't really do anything for me once it was in the collection - horse racing sets, etc. Also selling or trading anything that, after having for a couple years, did not really stir up any emotion. I'd like to think I have an active collection, since I race the cars, but you just can't keep up a stable of 500+ racers, so choices have to be made....

Now, as to projects, you can always imagine you're going to finish them some day! I personally have about 50 to restore and another 50 or so scratch-built projects....

The real wake-up call was the first time I bought something that I already had in the collection without realizing it. Oooops, collection's getting too large....
Don
 

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age, wisdom, less space and diminished memory

Don,

I have three of those, so only the wisdom lacking.
The problem is identified then.
So, according to the wise, that would be half the cure?

Regards,
Ewan.
 

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QUOTE Is that Bugatti genuine?
Hope it's not one of the Repro Perris resin ones that have recently sold on ebay for almost genuine money I wonder, did the buyers know what they were getting?
QUOTE Apparently not... see how the auctions were phrased and it is enuf to confuse anyone. Let see if there is a refund on the way.

Heard a rumour yesterday that Graham Perriss has about 24 Bugatti shells that were never finished and is thinking of completing and selling them! Wonder what that will do for the ebay price?
 

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something else about collecting


I'm a collector too .and I compete on the track
But one thing bothers me: You know the limited editions??FLY perhaps??
First you collect ALL the Vipers, then they launge the final one Nr 49 in a giftbox
with complete history (nice) And what do they do???

THEY GO ON and on and on

with the same bloody model
SHAME

I rest my case,but i don't buy FLY anymore, their integrety sucks
Final old model Viper = Final old model Viper
I would like to hear your opinion too about socalled limited editions

By the way I'm new here
 

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Personally, I like to have 10 or 15 of the same model with different liveries. I think they look nice when displayed together.


I must however agree that the limited editions are not so "limited" anymore, there seems to be more of them than the standard cars, especially from Fly. And they are indeed way too expensive.


Greetings

GTJ
 

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I am tryingmy best to get all the old Leyland trucks, I think Ive got 4left to get. and YES I think it is getting out of hand because with the trucks I need Im not worried how much Im gonna pay.

Im tryin to sae my money fo scotland next week and Ive just ordered 2 trucks from ebay
 

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i thhought the question was .

WHICH CARS DO YOU COLLECT, and has it gone out of control?

THEN I READ ,
I WANT... I'M LOOKING FOR...........I AM STARTING...


no wonder all wings and things go haywire in a slotcar forum,and in the slotcar world


i got nothing against other peoples collections ,but answer the thread .

i collect cars that are worth collecting..........

cox revell ,monogram,k&b, tamiya, and some others that came out in hard plastic.
these cars are mostly kit cars and a very few rtr's.
usually in 1/24 scale,some in 1/32 as well.

yes it did went out of control,so i had to sell 98 % of them dirt cheap.
 
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