Another newbie from the UK.

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Another newbie from the UK.

Post by ghosthunter » Thu Jan 07, 2016 6:06 pm

Hi Guys.

I have just joined the forum after seeing some interesting topics and knowing of a collector friend is also a member.

I hope I can contribute to some of the topics and hope members here can find some of them interesting.

I collect anything in miniature with a Rolls-Royce or Bentley grille up to 1998, nothing after this date.

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Re: Another newbie from the UK.

Post by dbonser » Thu Jan 07, 2016 10:25 pm

Welcome! Soon you will have more than 1 friend on this forum. We're a very friendly bunch here. :)

There are definitely other fans of what you collect on this forum so you are in good company.

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Re: Another newbie from the UK.

Post by DeadCanDanceR » Fri Jan 08, 2016 12:49 am

You've got great taste!

Welcome aboard! ;)
-Julio-

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Re: Another newbie from the UK.

Post by rotormotor » Fri Jan 08, 2016 1:22 am

Julio fizzing at the bung. :D

Welcome aboard the forum Ghosthunter.
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Re: Another newbie from the UK.

Post by scalainj » Fri Jan 08, 2016 1:41 am

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: Another newbie from the UK.

Post by Tom » Fri Jan 08, 2016 1:49 am

Welcome to S143!

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Re: Another newbie from the UK.

Post by David MG » Fri Jan 08, 2016 3:14 am

Welcome to the diecast gang,
Cheers,
David

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Re: Another newbie from the UK.

Post by GBOAC002 » Fri Jan 08, 2016 5:25 am

When you belong to this forum it's hard to not expand your collection beyond a particular make... On here our biggest RR collector is testament to that fact. Welcome. Where in the UK are you based?

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Re: Another newbie from the UK.

Post by thetrooper » Fri Jan 08, 2016 8:03 am

Welcome to the forum. I'm pretty certain we can get you to veer off Rolls Royce and Bentley after you've been here a while ;)
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Re: Another newbie from the UK.

Post by ghosthunter » Fri Jan 08, 2016 12:12 pm

Thank's Guys for the warm welcome.

My interests in model car collecting do go beyond Rolls-Royce, but it is that brand that I specialise in and where most of the Money goes... :D

For many Years I was maintaining a Vauxhall car collection, real and models and I do have an unhealthy enthusiasm for Scalextric.

Veering me away from Rolls-Royce is easy because I do appreciate models cars from many company's and I do enjoy the World of Classic car shows.

I have been a regular visitor to the Beaulieu Autojumble since before I could drive (I am now 59!) I have been an active member of a Vauxhall car club helping with rescuing a rare Vauxhall, owning another rare Vauxhall (sadly no longer with us!), organising a 'Cars and Camera' car show where all you do is bring a car and a Camera and enjoy the afternoons picture taking opportunities.

The list goes on and on, far too long to tell you all everything and probably very boring for a lot of you (or all of you!).

GBOAC002, My current location is Bedfordshire, England.

I have been collecting Rolls-Royce stuff since the early 1970's, collecting toys and models seriously since the mid-70's, got my first real Rolls-Royce for my 40th Birthday, got my Second and current Rolls-Royce in 2005.

I like to scratchbuild models with added details like steerable front wheels and working suspension all in 1/43rd scale.

That will do for now, far too much about me so far, so I'll sign off and go and look at some of the forum's topics, a lot of catching up to do.

Ghosthunter.

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Re: Another newbie from the UK.

Post by GBOAC002 » Fri Jan 08, 2016 3:34 pm

Thanks for giving us some background. It's good to have another car enthusiast on board. A friend (who owns an '89 RR) and I visited the Vauxhall Heritage museum a couple of years ago and thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

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Re: Another newbie from the UK.

Post by DeadCanDanceR » Fri Jan 08, 2016 3:59 pm

Cool background, indeed! ;)

I'm looking forward to see your model collection and also your 1:1 Rolls!

Here's a thread where you can post photos of your 1:1s:

http://scale143.com/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=686

:)
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Re: Another newbie from the UK.

Post by Stu935 » Fri Jan 08, 2016 4:34 pm

welcome to S143, I'm sure you'll enjoy your time here

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Re: Another newbie from the UK.

Post by Ianus » Fri Jan 08, 2016 5:08 pm

Welcome to the forum!

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Re: Another newbie from the UK.

Post by ghosthunter » Fri Jan 08, 2016 5:10 pm

What method do you use to upload pictures to the forum, is the in-house or 'Photobucket' method.

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Re: Another newbie from the UK.

Post by Ianus » Sat Jan 09, 2016 3:48 am

Photobucket, flickr... you name it.

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Re: Another newbie from the UK.

Post by ghosthunter » Sat Jan 09, 2016 3:53 am

Thank's Ianus, like this then...

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I did this picture to celebrate the Anniversary of the Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow. The models are by Matchbox in c1/67th scale.

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Re: Another newbie from the UK.

Post by ghosthunter » Sat Jan 09, 2016 4:44 am

Just for Julio, I have posted a picture of my 1:1 Rolls-Royce here...http://scale143.com/viewtopic.php?p=288859#p288859

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Re: Another newbie from the UK.

Post by thetrooper » Sat Jan 09, 2016 5:13 am

That's a pretty smart looking picture.
Steve

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Re: Another newbie from the UK.

Post by DeadCanDanceR » Sat Jan 09, 2016 5:32 am

ghosthunter wrote:Just for Julio, I have posted a picture of my 1:1 Rolls-Royce here...http://scale143.com/viewtopic.php?p=288859#p288859

Ghosthunter.
Thanks, mate!

I've just seen the photos you've posted. What a gorgeous Silver Shadow you have! Congratulations! ;)
-Julio-

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Re: Another newbie from the UK.

Post by ghosthunter » Sat Jan 09, 2016 6:01 am

Thank you Julio, I'll try and get some pictures of some of my models posted, but I live a very complicated life and my collection is split between Two Houses (actually a bungalow and a Seven storey high flat), and most of my collection is in deep storage at the bungalow, but I live with my Father as His full-time carer in His flat with limited space, so I only have a few of my models with me.

I can show you this model as it is on my computer...
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...one of my creations by cutting Two models and putting a front and a different rear together with some scratchbuilding, got me this nice 'Fire Tender'.

Ghosthunter.

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Re: Another newbie from the UK.

Post by Bizi » Sat Jan 09, 2016 8:18 am

welcome in our community!

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Re: Another newbie from the UK.

Post by David MG » Sat Jan 09, 2016 9:07 am

ghosthunter wrote:Thank you Julio, I'll try and get some pictures of some of my models posted, but I live a very complicated life and my collection is split between Two Houses (actually a bungalow and a Seven storey high flat), and most of my collection is in deep storage at the bungalow, but I live with my Father as His full-time carer in His flat with limited space, so I only have a few of my models with me.

I can show you this model as it is on my computer...
Image
...one of my creations by cutting Two models and putting a front and a different rear together with some scratchbuilding, got me this nice 'Fire Tender'.

Ghosthunter.
Was this for putting out 'toff' fires only?
Cheers,
David

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Re: Another newbie from the UK.

Post by BertOne » Sat Jan 09, 2016 9:57 am

Hello and welcome to the forum. Looking forward to seeing your models especially your own creations.

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