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Post by swift63 » Wed Nov 19, 2014 12:56 pm

Thought I'd best say hi and introduce myself. Been collecting now for nearly 12 years & another who progressed from 1/18 to 1/43 & still run out of space :lol: . Originally started off trying to acquire all the cars mentioned in the book "Into The Red" from Nick Masons' collection but somehow ended up with just a few more & the rest just followed. Principally I just collect anything I find aesthetically pleasing, be it the model or the artwork, otherwise it's just the case of "gotta have one of those!". I also spend some time converting models, mainly F1 into unavailable items or those that would break the bank.

On a final note, I started collecting at the same time I gave up smoking so when I'm enjoying looking at all these shelf fillers it reminds me just what hasn't gone up in smoke! :D

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Re: Another new member

Post by Tom » Wed Nov 19, 2014 1:07 pm

Welcome! I can't think of a better way to spend your cigarette money than on diecast.

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Post by scalainj » Wed Nov 19, 2014 1:12 pm

Welcome to the forum.
Know all about that space issue

British roads have history. Some were built by the Romans. British road investment being what it is, they have only been re-surfaced a few times since.

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Post by grinbergs » Wed Nov 19, 2014 1:13 pm

Welcome, may be a wiser way of spending your money than buying cigarettes. On the other hand it may not prove to be any less expensive in the end... :lol:

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Re: Another new member

Post by wkennerley » Wed Nov 19, 2014 1:16 pm

Welcome, please show us your "Into the Red" collection sometime


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Post by DeadCanDanceR » Wed Nov 19, 2014 1:16 pm

Welcome aboard! ;)

I quit smoking five years ago...but, I'm not planning to ever quit collecting these little things! 8-)


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Re: Another new member

Post by JSB33 » Wed Nov 19, 2014 1:27 pm

Great refocus of your spending, much better for you. If you are going to waste your money, why not waste it ion something you can enjoy.

Love to see what cars make the grade for you.

And welcome.

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Post by GarageOnAWall » Wed Nov 19, 2014 3:25 pm

No matter how light your wallet becomes from tiny cars it's always a better trade-off from cigarettes!

And I see several mention the 'wasting' of money here :o I actually look at the cars as a minor 'expense' at worst and in many times an investment. These little toys often do maintain or increase in value if bought well to begin with? Guess I'm preaching to the choir though :P

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Post by thetrooper » Wed Nov 19, 2014 5:14 pm

Welcome to the forum and it doesn't harm your lungs ;) It harms your wallet though :lol:

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Re: Another new member

Post by GBOAC002 » Wed Nov 19, 2014 6:41 pm

Welcome aboard.

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Re: Another new member

Post by carcollector » Thu Nov 20, 2014 2:18 am

Welcome here on the board and continue showing us your interesting collection :D

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Re: Another new member

Post by stewil » Thu Nov 20, 2014 1:09 pm

Welcome aboard. :)
I identify with with your comments about "aesthetically pleasing" as I've been sucked into purchasing many of those.
Loved Nick Mason's book too, cover to cover.
Cheers and Happy Collecting,

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Re: Another new member

Post by seppuku » Thu Nov 20, 2014 5:13 pm

Hello Swift and welcome! :)
"I have to admit I dont understand 1:43. 1:12 and larger I get, but most 1:43 I have seen (MOST) dont look like real cars. They are usually off in some way."
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