Moving

I still have WordPress problems. I can only post and edit using my phone. This month we also moved; a nightmare for me and my diecast collection. Not all my cars have moved, those that have are mostly hidden away in boxes awaiting display space. Our old flat is now being rented by my stepdaughter,…

One Lari Cars

In Drybridge Market in Tbilisi, I find many interesting models at a variety of prices. Karo has lovely models but often the asking price for a model can be 50 lari, 70 lari or even 100 lari. My nominative collecting budget for the month is 100 lari. So, when I see a stall with cars…

Bburago 1:32 Classic

The Bburago 1:32 Classic range comprises just ten models each in a choice of two colours*. All of them are tempting, I have so far succumbed on six occasions (over half the range). Three years ago in Paris I picked up the Citroen DS and Ford Capri 2600, both of which I have since seen…

Bburago 1:64 Scale

My favourite scale for diecast collecting is 1:64 scale. This is the nominal scale for Hot Wheels and Matchbox . Looking in the 1969 Matchbox catalogue only the Fiat 1500, SnowTrac Tractor and Field Car are actually 1:64 scale. This time last year, I noticed some Bburago models appearing in this scale, at first, the selection here…

Scale Models: 1:64 Scale

My favourite scale for diecast collecting is 1:64 scale. This is the nominal scale for Hot Wheels and Matchbox . Looking in the 1969 Matchbox catalogue only the Fiat 1500, SnowTrac Tractor and Field Car are actually 1:64 scale. The Matchbox containers being the same size as each other determined the size of the model a Matchbox…

Scale Models: 1:43 Scale

1:43 scale is a very popular scale for diecast cars. All my DeAgostini and Eaglemoss models are this scale, as are some Corgi, Solido and Soviet Made cars. A 1:43 scale car is roughly 4 inches long. This 1907 Peugeot scaled at 1:43. Made by Lesney Products in London, England. This model- 5Y – was made in…

Scale Models: 1:32 scale

1:32 was once so common a scale for toy trains, autos, and soldiers that it was known as “standard size” in the industry. 1:32 is a common scale for agricultural vehicles manufactured by Siku and Britains. 1:32 was also the scale used for slot car racing, I had a lot of fun as a kid…

Scale models: 1:24 scale

Scale models come in a variety of scales. Fantasy spaceships can be as small as 1:20000 at the other end of the scale fashion dolls can be 1:2. Model cars come in a vast range of scales: some radio controlled models can be as big as 1:12 or even 1:10, whilst small cars can be…