Every few months I decide to count my diecasts. They are almost all on display, the shelves as you might imagine are rather crowded, it might be better if I circulated what is on display.
The first shelf is for American Muscle cars in 1:64 scale like Ford Mustangs, Dodges, Mercury Cougars etc… Most of these are Hot Wheels (31), some Matchbox (8), a couple of Maisto and Majorette Mustang Convertible.
Shelf Count: 42
The next shelf by contrast is for East European Cars (apart from a Welly Syrena (Polish) the cars are all of Soviet Models like Volgas, Ladas and Moskvitches. Some are made in USSR but most are made by DeAgostini in China. In the background Julian Nowill’s book “East European Cars” a great reference for cars from the Eastern block. Shelf Count:14
Veteran and Vintage Cars this is mostly for pre WW2 cars like the Matchbox Models of Yesteryear and three models of a 1925 Panhard 35CV manufactured by Siharuli in Tbilisi. In the background two books about Corgi Toys and Dinky Toys by David Cooke.
Shelf count: 15
This is the shelf for Lamborghinis, Ferraris, Isos, a DeAgostini Maserati Indy, De Tomaso Pantera GTS and Alfa Romeo Montreal. In the background a book about Supercars in Georgian.
Shelf Count: 27
Shelf 5: Trucks
As you can see this is not just for trucks. Some cars (mostly of unknown Chinese manufacture) are mixed in with the trucks. Quite a few of the trucks are Matchbox and there are a few cement mixers (I have a weakness for them).
Shelf count: 31
Shelf 6: German Cars
Mercedes, Porsche and Audi
This shelf also has a few automotive related badges from the Soviet Era.
Shelf count: 19
Shelf 7 (not shown): This is a mix of new models, packaging and catalogues.
Shelf Count: 31
Shelf 8: This is for my Japanese Cars. I have been actively looking for Hot Wheels models of JDM (Japanese Domestic Market) vehicles. There is a solitary Korean Hyundai amidst all the Japanese models. I particularly like the Tomica Toyota Crown and the Hot Wheels Honda Civic EF, Toyota 2000GT and ’70 Toyota Celica. Like with the American Muscle Cars most of these are Hot Wheels.
Shelf Count: 41
Shelf 9: Chevrolet
I had so many Chevrolets they have a shelf exclusively for the marque. This shelf includes my largest model a Maisto 1970 Chevrolet Corvette in 1:24 Scale.
Shelf Count: 37
Shelf 10: 6 models
Shelf 11: Emergency Services for Police Cars of the World, ambulances and Fire Vehicles. Shelf count : 23
Shelf 12: Racing Cars: shelf count :17
Shelf 13: Mixed small scale around 1:64. Shelf count: 39
Shelf 14: Larger scale around 1:32 to 1:43. Shelf count: 15
Shelf 15: This is for ჩინური ხარახურა (Chinuri Kharakhura), basically “Chinese crap”. These are cars if kids visit, they can play with these cars, crash them race them on the Hot Wheels track. They are not all made in China but they are models I don’t mind getting a few knocks.
On the opposite side of the room my brother-in-law Paata has put up some shelves.
the Top Shelf just has a Bburago 1:32 Ford Capri, a Metro 1:43 Alfa Romeo and a Hot Wheels USS Enterprise.
- Ford and AC. Shelf count: 9
- Sixties Cars. Shelf count: 9
- Porsche. Shelf count: 20
- Mixture including US Convertibles and Royal Mail vans. Shelf count: 19
- 1:43 scale Soviet cars. Shelf count: 10
- British Sports and Prestige cars (Lotus, Jaguar, Aston Martin, TVR etc…). Shelf count: 18
- Fifties Cars. Shelf count: 6
- Mixture including two Mars Curiosity Rovers. Shelf count: 12
There are also a few models in other places like a Hot Wheels Carbonator in the kitchen as it is also a bottle opener.
153 Hot Wheels, 93 Matchbox, 33 Kinsmart, 30 DeAgostini, 21 Majorette, 20 Maisto, 20 Siku, 12 Welly, 11 Corgi and 88 models from other manufacturers.
Details of the different models can be found in other posts in this blog.