Tim Williams' Le Mans collection

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Re: Tim Williams' Le Mans collection

Post by reeft1 » Fri Sep 28, 2012 2:30 pm

re: "I have no idea why. I'm sure I must have had a reason."

Not left handed by any chance?
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Post by guitardave_1 » Fri Sep 28, 2012 4:10 pm

Fantastic. Pretty tough to choose a favourite decade. I love looking at the progression and the different variations of types.

Is 1962 your only post-war gap in the winners? Is there not an IXO version yet?
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Re: Tim Williams' Le Mans collection

Post by PLAYLIFE » Sat Sep 29, 2012 10:21 am

Congratulations on a fantastic collection.

I have to say this is almost exactly how I plan to display my cars. But I want to have them at a 45 degree angle or so with the front looking left.

Where did you get the cases though?

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Post by guitardave_1 » Sat Sep 29, 2012 4:36 pm

Hope you don't mind me repeating you on your behalf Tim?!
PLAYLIFE wrote: Where did you get the cases though?
TimWilliams wrote:There's a perspex fabricator in Brighton that makes them to my design and dimensions. Some of the cases hold ten models i.e. a decade of winners. I'll post some of those soon. Others hold the cars from just one year.
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Re: Tim Williams' Le Mans collection

Post by PLAYLIFE » Tue Oct 02, 2012 2:22 pm

TimWilliams wrote:These lolas have all been seen before but were all bought at different times and are now together in one case.

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liar-liar you bought five of them at a single time. Admit it. :lol:

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Re: Tim Williams' Le Mans collection

Post by TimWilliams » Wed Oct 03, 2012 6:30 am

Here is the first of the McLarens cases in my Le Mans collection. These are the 1997 and 1998 cars including the Gulf car which was too badly fire damaged in practice to take part.

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And this rather overcrowded case has the leading cars from 2010. The Drayson Lola is there because I like the livery. It finished but wasn't classified.

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Re: Tim Williams' Le Mans collection

Post by stewil » Wed Oct 03, 2012 10:53 am

Tim,
Yours is such an outstanding collection - love the organization and look.
How do you display them - on shelves, angled, all at once?
Would love to see pictures of your display room too.

BTW - I love that curious cycle fendered 1950 Talbot winner because it harks back to many earlier LeMans race cars.
Here's a pic of it posed with some evolving LeMans winners and or others I find interesting.
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Post by AdamM » Wed Oct 03, 2012 10:55 am

Fantastic collection, lovely way to display the models.
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I like the Honda NSX

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Re: Tim Williams' Le Mans collection

Post by TimWilliams » Wed Oct 03, 2012 12:42 pm

stewil wrote:Tim,
Yours is such an outstanding collection - love the organization and look.
How do you display them - on shelves, angled, all at once?
Would love to see pictures of your display room too.

BTW - I love that curious cycle fendered 1950 Talbot winner because it harks back to many earlier LeMans race cars.
Here's a pic of it posed with some evolving LeMans winners and or others I find interesting.
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All the cases are stacked three high on shelves in the cupboard which passes for my office.
The photos show them as they are displayed but without the clear lids - see the first post in this thread - some of them are not so well organised. They get into their final box once I have the group as I want it. I'll post one of the unsorted ones as an example in a day or two.

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Re: Tim Williams' Le Mans collection

Post by Arvid » Wed Oct 03, 2012 1:16 pm

displays are awesome!
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Post by PLAYLIFE » Wed Oct 03, 2012 2:41 pm

TimWilliams wrote: All the cases are stacked three high on shelves in the cupboard which passes for my office.
The photos show them as they are displayed but without the clear lids - see the first post in this thread - some of them are not so well organised. They get into their final box once I have the group as I want it. I'll post one of the unsorted ones as an example in a day or two.
Post also a picture of how they look in the room.

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Re: Tim Williams' Le Mans collection

Post by BadBoyzVettes » Thu Oct 04, 2012 1:45 am

Gorgeous! How I wish I can free up my 400+ babies like the way you showcase yours...

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Re: Tim Williams' Le Mans collection

Post by TimWilliams » Thu Oct 04, 2012 4:27 am

PLAYLIFE wrote:
TimWilliams wrote: All the cases are stacked three high on shelves in the cupboard which passes for my office.
The photos show them as they are displayed but without the clear lids - see the first post in this thread - some of them are not so well organised. They get into their final box once I have the group as I want it. I'll post one of the unsorted ones as an example in a day or two.
Post also a picture of how they look in the room.
When I said a cupboard I meant it.

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Here's the view from the door of my office.

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Three Macs, a MacPro on the floor which drives the two big monitors, a Mac Mini which is a data server and a MacBook which is a print server.

Here's the other end showing the industrial sized printer the bases are printed with.

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and this pile of assorted junk is the workshop with the unfinished Repsol 962 ready for decalling.

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Re: Tim Williams' Le Mans collection

Post by TimWilliams » Thu Oct 04, 2012 4:47 am

PLAYLIFE wrote:
TimWilliams wrote: All the cases are stacked three high on shelves in the cupboard which passes for my office.
The photos show them as they are displayed but without the clear lids - see the first post in this thread - some of them are not so well organised. They get into their final box once I have the group as I want it. I'll post one of the unsorted ones as an example in a day or two.
Post also a picture of how they look in the room.
This is where some of the Ferraris live until I have completed a set or decided how to arrange them in their own display case

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I have just noticed that something unpleasant is happening to the number decal on the offside of the 312PB at the back. It was wrong so maybe this is a chance to correct it. Spot the non-Le Mans interloper.

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Re: Tim Williams' Le Mans collection

Post by JSB33 » Thu Oct 04, 2012 6:21 am

Really enjoy seeing your office Tim. Lots to look at.
Is it nerve wracking placing a 10 car case?
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Re: Tim Williams' Le Mans collection

Post by Arvid » Thu Oct 04, 2012 6:32 am

everything is in its right place:)
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Re: Tim Williams' Le Mans collection

Post by PLAYLIFE » Thu Oct 04, 2012 3:07 pm

Nice collection you have.

TimWilliams wrote:Spot the non-Le Mans interloper.
The 1970 312, Daytona, Posey/Perkins, #24 ?

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Re: Tim Williams' Le Mans collection

Post by PLAYLIFE » Thu Oct 04, 2012 3:08 pm

Damn you for being able to buy whatever sized cases you want.

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Re: Tim Williams' Le Mans collection

Post by TimWilliams » Fri Oct 05, 2012 2:49 am

PLAYLIFE wrote:Nice collection you have.

TimWilliams wrote:Spot the non-Le Mans interloper.
The 1970 312, Daytona, Posey/Perkins, #24 ?
Nope - it's the SP333

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Re: Tim Williams' Le Mans collection

Post by URQRR20V » Fri Oct 05, 2012 3:10 am

Do you own a Volvo 850 T-5 by any chance, if so do you get alot of front drive sahft and brake wear. My friend had to sell his due to those issues...

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Re: Tim Williams' Le Mans collection

Post by TimWilliams » Fri Oct 05, 2012 4:02 am

URQRR20V wrote:Do you own a Volvo 850 T-5 by any chance, if so do you get alot of front drive sahft and brake wear. My friend had to sell his due to those issues...
Yes and no.

I've done 100,000 miles in mine and it's regularly checked. If you drive it as it can be driven you will get brake wear and you'll go through front tyres. However I wouldn't swap it for anything else right now.

Leather, aircon, cruise, infinite luggage space and 240BHP. What more could you want?

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Re: Tim Williams' Le Mans collection

Post by URQRR20V » Fri Oct 05, 2012 4:10 am

Indeed Tim it was - esp in that pale yellow colour. I used to watch it being raced in the Aussie SuperTouring with Peter Brock and Jim Richards - and the saloon version. Looked brilliant - but bonkers :lol:

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Re: Tim Williams' Le Mans collection

Post by TimWilliams » Fri Oct 05, 2012 4:40 am

Tom Walkinshaw is reputed to have sent one of the racing estates out at Silverstone with a stuffed Golden Retriever in the back!

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Re: Tim Williams' Le Mans collection

Post by stewil » Fri Oct 05, 2012 10:43 am

Tim,
Thank you for posting the glimpse into your modeling life.
OUTSTANDING - Love it.
An "industrial sized printer the bases are printed with". Ahhhh - now I understand. :D

And then there is my living room set up, one Mac and a towel across my knees.
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