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Alx
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another new member - Nashville TN

Post by Alx » Sun Jan 20, 2019 7:27 am

7-year collection of about 1,400 cars in this scale.
Classic luxury cars : Rolls Royce, Bentley, Packard, Cadillac, Maybach, Mercedes, Chrysler, Duesengerg, Auburn, Cord, Bugatti, etc.
Classic sports cars : Austin Healey, Cunningham, MG, Aston Martin, Corvette, TVR, Panther, Mercedes, Ferrari, Morgan, Lancia, Alfa Romeo,
Lamborghini, Jaguar, Lotus, Porsche, Maserati, Fiat, Abarth, Triumph, Bristol, Marcos, AC, Melkus, Saab, BMW, etc.
Concept cars, prototype cars, press release cars, custom cars, studies,
Exotic cars : McLaren, Bizzarini, Zagato, Pagani, Iso Grifo, Koenigsegg, Gillet, Spyker, Donkervoort, Lykan, Marussia, etc.
Land Rover, Willys Overland, Ford, Chevrolet, etc.
Novelty cars, classic era and modern

These are kept in a unique storage method of my own devising, the cars taken out of the original cases, which are stored separately.
All the cars are placed in flat divider boxes (which boxes are sometimes somewhat customized) of about 9 to 14 cars each, mainly by categories of type or marque, with custom foam padding to protect mirrors, hood ornaments, antenna, trim, etc. - and shelved in a cabinet, able to be viewed quickly, and found by a system of corresponding graphic and listing spreadsheets.

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Post by JSB33 » Sun Jan 20, 2019 8:35 am

Welcome and thanks for the great introduction.
Pictures are always welcome.
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Post by dbonser » Sun Jan 20, 2019 8:38 am

Welcome to the forum!

I like your storage method. Without something like that it's like looking for a needle in a haystack when you want to find a particular model.

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Post by reeft1 » Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:33 pm

Welcome on board

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Post by scalainj » Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:38 pm

Welcome to the forum
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Post by GarageOnAWall » Sun Jan 20, 2019 1:23 pm

Happy to have you here! Photos are always a treat if you have time :)
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Post by GBOAC002 » Sun Jan 20, 2019 3:47 pm

Welcome to the world's best 1:43 model collectors forum!

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Post by Alx » Sun Jan 20, 2019 6:05 pm

dbonser wrote:
Sun Jan 20, 2019 8:38 am
Welcome to the forum!

I like your storage method. Without something like that it's like looking for a needle in a haystack when you want to find a particular model.
Thanks ! Among all the advantages ( I think ) of this storage method, there are a couple of disadvantages. The cars in the tray boxes probably would not be damaged much by tilting or turning them on any of the 4 sides, but these storage divider tray boxes cannot be turned upside down, or risk damage to antenna, windshields on convertibles, and any other protruding lights etc. If one of the boxes somehow gets dropped, it could damage multiple models at the same time.

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Post by Jager » Sun Jan 20, 2019 6:19 pm

1400 cars / 14 car per box = 100 boxes. Must be a huge cabinet !

I like your organization. I do something similar for the the cars that I don't have on display, but I leave them in their original boxes.
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Post by Serafa » Sun Jan 20, 2019 7:05 pm

Welcome to the forum and don't forget to participate!

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Welcome to the group!
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Hi and welcome :)

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Post by Alfaholic » Mon Jan 21, 2019 6:47 am

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Post by Deus Ex Machina » Mon Jan 21, 2019 2:04 pm

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Post by Featherless_Biped » Mon Jan 21, 2019 3:04 pm

Welcome :!: Good to see another collector from the U.S.

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Re: another new member - Nashville TN

Post by seppuku » Sat Jan 26, 2019 2:20 am

Hi and greetings!
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