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#1 Cleveland

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Posted 04 September 2010 - 12:27 AM

Hi all

I've finally retrieved some of the boxes out of storage and had time to catalogue & photograph parts of my collection , as I said I would quite some time back and post a few pic's here on Auslots. So far I've managed to catalogue the models produced post 2000. I have only included pictures of the brands which are the dominate makes in the collection.

I've been collecting since 2003 and only got serious about it five years ago. I wont know exactly the number in the collection until all the cataloguing is complete. I estimate around the 1500 plus mark. There is 851 mint in box of post 2000 manufactored models which we just recorded.

The main proportion of the collection and my priority is in the earlier models (pre 2000),sets and accessories from Scalextric and other manufactors of Fords GT40.These items will be next for cataloguing.Due to the complexity of the ealier models with different varients and colours of the same part numbers, I went for the easier approach first, by doing the post 2000 cars.

Each car has been photographed individually and limited edition numbers photographed and recorded (If applicable) . This took quite some time just for the cars in these pic's and to come up with a program for listing the cars and details.

Hope you enjoy these pictures, their in no particular order of brand and I have tried to limit the number of photo's posted due to size an amount of photo's.

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In case you were wondering there's 146 slot.it in this picture
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122 Aussie V8's & four UK editions for "Toys R Us". Most of the Aussie cars are signed by the drivers
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I'll show what I've done with storing the cars in label boxes in my next reply to this thread, and I would be interested in how other collectors store their cars?
If you would like to see the rest of the collection I will continue to post pic's.

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Posted 04 September 2010 - 12:45 AM

What hours are you open at your store !!!!!!

I thought I had a bad case of OCD but mine stops at putting the Stellas in a straight line in the fridge.

Brilliant collection by the way. More stock than Pendles.
Of course we'd like to see the rest.

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Posted 04 September 2010 - 03:23 AM

Bloody hell Clevo. Well, just bloody hell - that's all I can say.

I'll send the application forms for Pioneer Premier Stockist straight over to you.

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Posted 04 September 2010 - 07:15 AM

Well thats insane. Do you have a track & ever race any? Do you buy the multipes with selling in mind later on? Do you buy the multiples in one hit or do you shop around for bargains. Im totally in awe with that lot, I really am.

wow!
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Posted 04 September 2010 - 08:13 AM

That's a really bad habit you have. You really should get some counselling before it gets out of control, whoops too late.

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Posted 04 September 2010 - 08:22 AM

No real surprise, ;) i knew you had a lot BUT....

You have more Scaleys than i have total collection great effort Clevo keep the pics coming.

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Posted 04 September 2010 - 08:29 AM

geezuz! VERY impressive. You have given me hope! I will now show the mrs your collection when she bitches about me buying a car! ;)

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Posted 04 September 2010 - 08:59 AM

yeah my thoughts exactly Shane, "Look darl' I don't have it bad check out this collection"

Have you cataloged them using a database? - Would be good to build a wesbite of the cars - you have a fantastic reference collection there.

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Posted 04 September 2010 - 09:15 AM

Just AMAZING Clevo!!!!!

During the last year my collection had started to worry me at 150+. Inevitably you start to just collect them because after all...how many slots can you race???

But now I can see I have nothing to worry about at all!! ;) ;) :)

Thanks for sharing mate, VERY IMPRESSIVE!!!!!

Can't wait to see the next photos.

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Posted 04 September 2010 - 09:54 AM

I was going to go with something like 'Why?', but then i realized jealousy is never a good look.

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Posted 04 September 2010 - 11:01 AM

Clevo,

I'm going to make this topic my homepage. I'll echo the comments from others and advise - "Holy Crap Batman...." that is one serious collection and shows that my collection is in the normal range - I'll be showing my wife these pictures and she'll never again roll her eyes.

Great stuff - totally awesome..... looking forward to the other photos of the collection.....

I store my cars in Aussie Post B4 boxes, each box hold 8 cars and everything seems to fit in nicely.

Mark

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Posted 04 September 2010 - 04:59 PM

I'm impressed,i'll 1 of them,1 of those and 2 of them and 1 of them and.................. :)

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Posted 04 September 2010 - 05:53 PM

Clevo, I need a car for a proxy. Can I trouble you for an Escort?

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Posted 04 September 2010 - 07:53 PM

Cheers for the comments, I had a chuckle with a few of them :D .

I'll try to answer a few of the questions. I haven't worked out yet, how to cut and paste quotes from each post :huh: .

I generally shop around for bargains regarding the multiple cars, except for the V8's, I get four of each. With some limited editions I place orders with a few different shops around the world just to make sure I get one. As I have missed out on a couple of cars due to them not coming to Australia previously. Sometimes I end up with one, and other times multiples turn up of the same car. Also I have bought other slotcar collections in the past which add to the multiples I already had. One day I hope to trade the doubles for other earlier Scalextric cars which I don't have. My goal is to get a complete Scalextric collection from day dot to the 80's.

Garage sales and markets are a favourite of mine for coming across the older stuff. My biggest outlay when starting to go to these was for flowers and chocolates for the missus. She never lets me forget how we turned up to the inlaws anniversary late due to one of my excursion's after seeing a garage sale sign :nice: . Now she points them out to me.

I was planning on doing a web page once all items were photographed. I thought this would be an easier method of adjusting the collection and for insurance purposes. With the photo's I've taken so far, I've also taken pic's of one less of each multiple car till there was only one. This way if i did trade one I could just replace the pic with one less and if I acquired more of the same car I could add an extra picture to adjust total.

I've posted a couple pic's on how the cars are stored away. I use the actual boxes Scalextric cars are shipped with (the shops generally throw these out). The boxes hold 24 cars, with four sleeves in the box holding six cars each. On the outside, the box is numbered and has an A4 paper marked out with four sleeves, each with the car in that position. The computer program in which I have for recording the cars details, also has its location, eg: Box number and sleeve number, for ease of locating.
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It might be a few weeks before further photo's are posted of the collection, as there are quite a few pre 2000 models to get through . The car's which aren't in their original case's are individually wrapped and sealed (incomplete cars aren't ) . Here's a pic of just one of the Scalextric sleeve's with the dividers out for these cars. Generally there's 20-40 cars in each sleeve, depending on the models housed.
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Thanks for the comments and more pictures will be coming shortly
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Posted 04 September 2010 - 08:31 PM

Clevo,

Is that some mini's that I can see in that box. I've been eagerly awaiting someone to post up a collection of mini's. I've always liked them, particularly as in my youth I was a passenger in quite a few mini's, most had rust on the chassis that was hidden with carpet, you could lift it up and see the road on the bottom. Fortunately the car never had a crash so no dramas....

Mark

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Posted 04 September 2010 - 08:52 PM

So next time I can't find the car I want at the shops I just shout "BJeezuz Clevo!!" 'cause I know who to blame.. :nice:
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Posted 04 September 2010 - 08:52 PM

View Postmiveson, on Sep 4 2010, 09:40 PM, said:

Clevo,

Is that some mini's that I can see in that box. I've been eagerly awaiting someone to post up a collection of mini's. I've always liked them, particularly as in my youth I was a passenger in quite a few mini's, most had rust on the chassis that was hidden with carpet, you could lift it up and see the road on the bottom. Fortunately the car never had a crash so no dramas....

Mark

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There's nine of them in that picture. I had a scalextric 300 set which had a couple mini's when I was a youngster, and they were always great fun racing them.

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Posted 05 September 2010 - 10:05 AM

View PostMOPARDEVIL, on Sep 4 2010, 07:24 AM, said:

Well thats insane. Do you have a track & ever race any? Do you buy the multipes with selling in mind later on? Do you buy the multiples in one hit or do you shop around for bargains. Im totally in awe with that lot, I really am.

wow!

Hi Mopar

No track setup as of yet, but I do have plans for two tracks to be built. One will be out of classic track and the other in sport with the new six car Digi power base.

The classic track will be set up as a diarama with all the vintage Scalextric accessories form the 60's & 70's and be in a large configuration of "Brands Hatch" or "Catalunya". Part of my collection is Scalextric buildings and specialist tracks which will all be used for this circuit. It will be a four laner

The Digi version will be the one mates use when we have a few beers and pizza. I have everything for the classic track except for one thing, The room..........

None of the MIB cars in the photo's get used. I do have about 30 cars which do though use, these were my old race cars from when I raced at Tbirds.

Clevo

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Posted 05 September 2010 - 01:40 PM

that's alot of cars i'v only just scrached the surface with four cars of my own <_< . opps i mean my son's cars ;)

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Posted 05 September 2010 - 05:02 PM

I just showed my wife who said "What in gods name is that" when viewing the pictures of boxes... I then proceeded to scan through the photos at which point she said "you people are just sick....." - she was obviously not referring to me <_<

Still I doubt anything will change here with a few new deliveries scheduled to arrive this week ...

Also in the picture with the Camaro's, I can't see the #40 Vince Gimondo (probably in another box along with the Sunoco's).

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