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DavieW
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Hello from Scotland

Post by DavieW » Fri Oct 02, 2015 12:18 pm

Just saying Hi. I currently have a few 1/18 scale models but I'm thinking of thinning them down and going down the 1/43 scale route for better choice and I can display more in my cabinet!

Looking forward to reading through the posts and starting a 1/43 collection.

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Re: Hello from Scotland

Post by grinbergs » Fri Oct 02, 2015 1:03 pm

Hi Davie! Welcome to the forum and looking forward to seeing your collection of 1:43 growing. Any particular theme in mind? Please post the 1:18 cars as well, we have a subforum for that.

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Re: Hello from Scotland

Post by Tom » Fri Oct 02, 2015 1:30 pm

Welcome to S143, looking forward to seeing pictures of your collection!

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Re: Hello from Scotland

Post by rotormotor » Fri Oct 02, 2015 3:33 pm

Welcome David. I collect different scales too, post pics of what cha' got when you able.

1/43 Better choice and more room for display..exactly correct :mrgreen:
Lars

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Re: Hello from Scotland

Post by scalainj » Fri Oct 02, 2015 3:53 pm

Welcome to the forum
Andy

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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Re: Hello from Scotland

Post by DeadCanDanceR » Fri Oct 02, 2015 7:43 pm

Hello, and welcome! :)
-Julio-

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Re: Hello from Scotland

Post by dcast » Sat Oct 03, 2015 2:51 am

Hi and welcome :)

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Re: Hello from Scotland

Post by David MG » Sat Oct 03, 2015 2:54 am

Welcome Davie
Cheers,
David

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Re: Hello from Scotland

Post by Marcellix » Sat Oct 03, 2015 3:00 am

Sounds like a good choice to me! Welcome :)

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Re: Hello from Scotland

Post by GBOAC002 » Sat Oct 03, 2015 6:31 am

Welcome to the world's best 1:43 diecast collectors forum. I was in Edinburgh last month and visited a big model/toy shop in the Lothian Road and was disappointed to see how few 1:43 diecasts they had.

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Re: Hello from Scotland

Post by DavieW » Sat Oct 03, 2015 6:44 am

GBOAC002 wrote:Welcome to the world's best 1:43 diecast collectors forum. I was in Edinburgh last month and visited a big model/toy shop in the Lothian Road and was disappointed to see how few 1:43 diecasts they had.
That'll be Wonderland Models. There's Harburn Hobbies in Leith Walk that used to have a better selection but I haven't been in for a while.

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Re: Hello from Scotland

Post by SPR Models » Sat Oct 03, 2015 7:10 am

Halò Davie. Fàilte - Welcome to the Forum. You're absolutely correct about the two major benefits of collecting 1:43rd scale...
  • 1. Much greater choice. I collect race cars only, and swapped from 1:18th because there is a much greater selection of Le Mans, GTs, CanAm, etc, available in 1:43rd scale.
    2. More models on display. This was another reason why I made the change. I can display quadruple the number of models in the same amount of space.
Good luck with your 'downsizing'.
John

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Re: Hello from Scotland

Post by Jager » Sat Oct 03, 2015 12:26 pm

Welcome Davie, there's plenty of us here with a bit of Scottish blood.

I never went down the 1:18th path......a bit like I'm glad I never took up smoking.
“Racing is life. Anything before or after is just waiting.” - Steve McQueen

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Re: Hello from Scotland

Post by JSB33 » Sat Oct 03, 2015 1:04 pm

Welcome.

Switching to 1:43 from 1:18 is a path I took and that conversion is the reason this forum exists.

What sort of cars interest you?
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Re: Hello from Scotland

Post by DavieW » Sat Oct 03, 2015 6:54 pm

JSB33 wrote:Welcome.

Switching to 1:43 from 1:18 is a path I took and that conversion is the reason this forum exists.

What sort of cars interest you?
I'm looking to start with 70s and 80s road cars - Escorts, Fiestas, 205 GTis, Mantas etc.

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Re: Hello from Scotland

Post by SPR Models » Sun Oct 04, 2015 6:35 am

DavieW wrote:
I'm looking to start with 70s and 80s road cars - Escorts, Fiestas, 205 GTis, Mantas etc.
What! Not planning to have any Galloways, Argylls or Albions in your collection?
John

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Re: Hello from Scotland

Post by dcast » Sun Oct 04, 2015 7:56 am

DavieW wrote:
JSB33 wrote:Welcome.

Switching to 1:43 from 1:18 is a path I took and that conversion is the reason this forum exists.

What sort of cars interest you?
I'm looking to start with 70s and 80s road cars - Escorts, Fiestas, 205 GTis, Mantas etc.
The 80's road cars was my original plan too but then it went all over the place, now I have cars from 1940's to present day :D
Looking forward to see your collection growing :)

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Re: Hello from Scotland

Post by jj2728 » Sun Oct 04, 2015 4:40 pm

Welcome to the best die-cast forum on the web, Dave.

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Re: Hello from Scotland

Post by carcollector » Mon Oct 05, 2015 11:21 pm

Hello and Welcome here Davie!

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Re: Hello from Scotland

Post by RaceOddity » Mon Oct 12, 2015 1:40 pm

[quote="DavieW
I'm looking to start with 70s and 80s road cars - Escorts, Fiestas, 205 GTis, Mantas etc.[/quote]

Welcome and good luck with that... ;)
We all had solid themes at one point, and then the rest of the lot here
dangled one pretty little car after another...
You can imagine the result.
You'll fit right in.
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Re: Hello from Scotland

Post by JBRedondo » Fri Oct 23, 2015 12:34 am

Hi Davie, good to have you here. I too switched from 1:18 to 1:43 about 12 years ago and I'm glad I did. Wife isn't irritated that much.
Jerry

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