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Newbie form the Netherlands

Post by Rene van den Abeelen » Fri Apr 28, 2017 7:26 am

This summer it will be sixty years since I was born and still I'm into model cars :-)
Luckily I still have quite a few of the model cars from my youth and during the years I've bought new ones, nearly all in 1:43.
There is a (Dutch) Facebook page with pics of some miniatures I have: ... 799181866/
This july I will visit San Francisco and the area around it and I hope to find one or more shops with 1:43 model cars.
I hope to check this forum regularly!

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Post by Tom » Fri Apr 28, 2017 7:33 am

Welcome to S143 from a fellow Dutchman, René! There are a few of our fellow countrymen here already, you'll see.
I don't have facebook so I'm looking forward to seeing your collection in our Collection pics subforum.

When I was in SF I didn't see any diecast stores. I still had a great time there, though!

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Post by Jager » Fri Apr 28, 2017 7:57 am

Welkom René. From your Facebook page Isee you have a varied collection. You should fit right in here.
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Post by dcast » Fri Apr 28, 2017 8:27 am

Hi and welcome. Cool cars in your FB page :)

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Post by Stu935 » Fri Apr 28, 2017 11:44 am

Welcome to the scale143 forums 8-)

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Post by LUW » Fri Apr 28, 2017 12:13 pm

Welcome aboard René! Image
:checkered_flag: Luciano :checkered_flag:


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Post by GBOAC002 » Fri Apr 28, 2017 12:59 pm

Welcome to the Forum. Both my visits to SF over the last twenty years failed to yield any model cars. Just one shop which seemed to major on model railways. Interesting selection of your models on FB.

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Post by Serafa » Fri Apr 28, 2017 2:13 pm

Hi René! Hope you enjoy this space and don't forget to share your collection with us. Feel comfortable to participate in the discussions.

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Post by johann.nunweiller » Fri Apr 28, 2017 2:15 pm

Welcome!. Nice cars in your FB page. :o

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Post by scalainj » Fri Apr 28, 2017 4:10 pm

Welcome to the forum

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Post by Marcellix » Fri Apr 28, 2017 4:58 pm

Welkom, veel plezier :)

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Post by JSB33 » Fri Apr 28, 2017 10:45 pm

Welcome to the group

You will have to look up the Scale143 FB page.

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Post by Alfaholic » Sat Apr 29, 2017 2:17 am

Welcome to the Forum Rene.

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Post by 105epaul » Wed May 03, 2017 4:17 pm

Hello and welcome Rene! Lovely collection of American cars on your FB page, I approve. I'm in my 63rd year and love buying models, in fact just won two on Ebay, an old Spot-On MG1100 and a Somerville Ford Popular 103E. This Sunday I shall be going to the toyfair at Spalding here in England, no doubt my bank balance will go down again. :D

Enjoy your time here.


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Re: Newbie form the Netherlands

Post by grinbergs » Wed May 03, 2017 5:46 pm

Welcome to S143! :)

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