Tim Williams' Le Mans collection

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Re: Tim Williams' Le Mans collection

Post by oliber » Wed Feb 18, 2015 9:40 am

Love the models and the display !
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Re: Tim Williams' Le Mans collection

Post by PLAYLIFE » Wed Feb 18, 2015 11:08 am

TimWilliams wrote:Only a few more to go....

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Who made the number 8 NewMan Porsche?

What models are you still planning to get?

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Re: Tim Williams' Le Mans collection

Post by TimWilliams » Wed Feb 18, 2015 11:57 am

PLAYLIFE wrote:
TimWilliams wrote:Only a few more to go....

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Who made the number 8 NewMan Porsche?

What models are you still planning to get?
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I currently have 280 Le Mans models, all post war. There are quite a lot of models I am looking for - maybe too numerous to list. These Alfa Romeos are a recent acquisition.

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Re: Tim Williams' Le Mans collection

Post by TimWilliams » Wed Feb 18, 2015 12:23 pm

I keep my collection in book form as well so here's the index of all the cars so far and alphabetical order.

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Re: Tim Williams' Le Mans collection

Post by Tom » Wed Feb 18, 2015 12:48 pm

That looks VERY attractive! What software did you use to make it? Also, can you insert new buys easily?

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Re: Tim Williams' Le Mans collection

Post by TimWilliams » Wed Feb 18, 2015 5:18 pm

Tom wrote:That looks VERY attractive! What software did you use to make it? Also, can you insert new buys easily?
The publishing software is Adobe inDesign. It's my day job.

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Re: Tim Williams' Le Mans collection

Post by Tom » Thu Feb 19, 2015 5:57 am

Luckily, mine too. Must do the same, if and when I have photographs of everything.

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Post by JSB33 » Thu Feb 19, 2015 1:15 pm

Outstanding presentation!
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Post by thetrooper » Sat Feb 21, 2015 10:11 am

I'm liking the layout as well.
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Post by Stu935 » Mon Feb 23, 2015 2:36 pm

superb collection Tim, and i really like the way you've collated them together.

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Post by PLAYLIFE » Mon Feb 23, 2015 2:47 pm

Looks good - the display.

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Post by martinis » Wed Feb 25, 2015 1:30 pm

Congrats! Awesome colection, love your idea for display`s show cases! Regards!
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Post by frenchy » Sat Mar 21, 2015 5:51 pm

And i thought i had a half descent Le Mans collection :mrgreen:
Great collection Tim,and i love the way they are displayed...congrats sir ;)
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Re: Tim Williams' Le Mans collection

Post by oliber » Thu Apr 23, 2015 7:51 am

Great ! One question, does 5 cars with your box sytem take more place than 5 Spark boxes side by side ?

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Re: Tim Williams' Le Mans collection

Post by TimWilliams » Thu Apr 23, 2015 7:59 am

oliber wrote:Great ! One question, does 5 cars with your box sytem take more place than 5 Spark boxes side by side ?

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Less, 305mm vs 365mm.

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Re: Tim Williams' Le Mans collection

Post by oliber » Thu Apr 23, 2015 3:33 pm

TimWilliams wrote:
oliber wrote:Great ! One question, does 5 cars with your box sytem take more place than 5 Spark boxes side by side ?

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Less, 305mm vs 365mm.
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Re: Tim Williams' Le Mans collection

Post by davylemans » Fri Apr 24, 2015 6:19 am

I can only begin to imagine the amount of work you put in to display your collection, in such a unique way. I've thought about mounting mine on a 1/18 plinth and using the clear plastic lid for protection. Only problem is making the labels for each car. Brother makes a labeler that I could use, problem is, it won't print small enough for my purposes. Are you able to remove each car or are they permanently attached? When you are finished, you've got to let us see your handiwork. Fantastic job, so far!!
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Re: Tim Williams' Le Mans collection

Post by TimWilliams » Fri Apr 24, 2015 1:12 pm

davylemans wrote:I can only begin to imagine the amount of work you put in to display your collection, in such a unique way. I've thought about mounting mine on a 1/18 plinth and using the clear plastic lid for protection. Only problem is making the labels for each car. Brother makes a labeler that I could use, problem is, it won't print small enough for my purposes. Are you able to remove each car or are they permanently attached? When you are finished, you've got to let us see your handiwork. Fantastic job, so far!!
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I have the cases made for me although the best bloke I used seems to have disappeared; his shop has closed without forwarding address. I do fortunately have another source. I print a sheet to match the inside dimension of each case and reverse the text out of a 'tarmac' textured background. Design and print is my day job! The cars aren't attached so I can move them around if I need to change the way groups are displayed.

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Re: Tim Williams' Le Mans collection

Post by R32Dave » Thu Apr 30, 2015 6:46 pm

Tim,

I've just been sifting through this thread and I have to say, no one else's collection that I've seen comes close to yours.

Really well presented and I can see alot of effort has been put into it.

I'm only just starting out, but this is inspirational!

Keep it up!

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Re: Tim Williams' Le Mans collection

Post by Jager » Sat May 02, 2015 7:45 pm

Nice to see all your collection in one place Tim. I have quite a few Le Mans cars, but there are still several in your collection I don't have in mine.
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Re: Tim Williams' Le Mans collection

Post by TimWilliams » Fri May 29, 2015 11:54 am

I have been a bit quiet recently but the past few days have been seriously fruitful

Here are two professionally built Provence Moulage models from the 60s.

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This is the Ferrari 250GTO/64 of Hugus and Rosinski. The car broke its transmission on the pit straight shedding bits everywhere, one piece hitting a spectator.

The 1967 P4 of Mairesse and 'Beurlys' was more successful finishing third overall.

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Re: Tim Williams' Le Mans collection

Post by TimWilliams » Fri May 29, 2015 11:55 am

Something more modern now. This is a model I've been after for ages. I now have it courtesy of another forum member.

This is the 1992 Mazda Judd of the 1991 winners, Herbert, Gachot and Weidler. It finished 4th after one of the wetter Le Mans 24 Hours.

I've added a shot of the sister car which ran with a low downforce rear wing. Mauricio Sandro Sala drove both cars switching to the #5 after the #6 retired.

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Up to date now with another 2014 Le Mans car the LMGTE Pro Porsche of Lietz, Holzer and Makowiecki.

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Re: Tim Williams' Le Mans collection

Post by reeft1 » Sat May 30, 2015 6:11 pm

Usual top drawer work Tim
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Re: Tim Williams' Le Mans collection

Post by R32Dave » Sat May 30, 2015 9:56 pm

Hi Tim,
Really enjoying your collection.
given Le Mans is my collection focus, I'm learning a lot about how to go about things.
Keep em coming !

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