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  • Paul Cobb
    started a topic Any model vehicle collectors out there?

    Any model vehicle collectors out there?

    Enthusiasts of the car/truck/bike/train and all things wheeled people accessing this site may well be, but it is not to say that all can afford their own Porsche, Ferrari, Curtain Sider or Chieftain Tank! So, here is the question: is anybody out there also a model vehicle collecting enthusiast?

    a) Do you have a scale model collection, eg Corgi or others? If so, do you specialise in collecting any area like WWII and military, Trucks & commercial, vintage, F1, buses & trams or bikes?

    b) Do you prefer to model make, eg Airfix or equivalent?

    c) Do you RUN your own model cars, eg radio controlled? A skill all of its own!

    The choice available is phenomenal.


    Personally I collect vehicles from WWII, and I have a resonable no of models now, from armoured vehicles and tanks to staff cars and trucks. There is a large choice available so I have to be selective as I do not have museum sized display space whatsoever! I also save models of American cars from the 50s, I have some models of steam driven trucks and have a good collection of model Harley Davidson bikes.

    Am I the only 'big kid' on here that has never grown up?

    Or are you all 'big boys and girls' who only like 'the real thing' - and we aren't talking Pepsi here!

    I adore strolling around toy and model collectors fairs - both from the point of view of seeing what new models are out and also to see which models I can recognise as being one I owned or saw as a child. I am always staggered at the huge number of people who attend these fairs - it is big business.


    OR, quite separately, are you a closet model railway enthusiast? If so, what scale, where do you run your railway, do you make all your own layouts and scenery and do you run trains to timetables?!!! Reveal all!

    Over to others...

  • janihudi
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    yep ,you're right

  • janihudi
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    at this moment the kit will be thrown on the pile of other kits.

  • Ralf__
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    I am just wondering. Do you have the GigaSpace configuration? Or was it the BigSpace? I remember some discussion - wait, i found it, yes you have the GigaSpace...

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  • pakarang
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    Great! A model of your own rig would be awesome to see! Can't wait to see the results! Happy building Thijs!

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  • janihudi
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    also bought a kit of the Mercedes ,to build the Highway Cruiser .

    there are also 3 trailers on there way, need a second Mercedes kit too



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  • janihudi
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    bought today a model of a flower ecport company.
    i already had the manufactory model,but this is from a modelbuilder and is more correct.
    nevertheless at some points is the tekno model better than this one,but overall this one compares the Original better



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  • janihudi
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    Thanks Ralf.
    can't remember if i had mentioned earlier, but the scale is 1:50.
    the most factories use that scale, Tekno ,WSI ,Conrad, Lion Toys, Joal as for the biggest factories, smaller factories also use that scale.
    siku was 1:55 but stepped over to 1:50.
    a little manufactory in England Smith models but others also made them in 1:48, but that is because thwy made them in inches and recalculated it is 1:48
    French companies use the 1:43 scale, which has as +point that cars models al made in 1:43, so trucks and cars fit together.

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  • Ralf__
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    This is really amazing. Which scale is it? 1:43? I looked back, but i think you did not mention it.

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  • janihudi
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    working at all the models the same time



    the reefer trailer is in the varnish, so i can paint the other colors now ,starting with the air suspension

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  • janihudi
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    placing the name plates behind al the windscreens,but then i see the michelin mascottes arn't white



    a lot of plates

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  • janihudi
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    There aren't european truckbuilders anymore that build torpedo's.
    Those what are build now ,are build by costums companies.
    The iveco strator is an Australian model,but with the narrow cab, a Dutch garage build them now here too but with the wide cab.
    Scania don't build them either anymore, a Dutch company designes a new torpedo model for the latest scania model

  • pakarang
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    I really love those "torpedo-trucks" - this is what I remember from my childhood years. There is one in Trondheim, operating out of the part of the port called Brattøra. I think it belongs to Stokke Transport.

    It's a Scania I think.

    http://www.stokketrsp.no/index.php

    I know the son of the owner, he was a trainee at the ferries a while back.

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  • janihudi
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    still busy at the Jac.Kool models

    the Merc is to reconise now from the back



    also got the right size of decals now for the containers aswel the type stickers of the merc, 1933 , which stands for 19 tons and 330 hp



    al 3 ready for the varnish

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  • janihudi
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    the torpedo is still alive



    it's also the model were Jan de Rooij won his first Paris-Daker rally with

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