1/18 Diecast Models

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  1. Stacey_V

    Stacey_V Stunt Coordinator

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    The wife and I were at my Xmas party on the weekend which was held in Banff. Did the customary day of shopping, and found a neat little store that had wall-to-wall diecast model cars, trucks, etc. I must admit that I had never had any interest in these, but I now seem to be quite smitten with them. I would like to start collecting some, but as in any hobby, there are some that are better values than others...

    Does anyone else collect these?
    Are the 1/18 scale the most "collectable" (popular, selection)?
    What brands seem to be the best made and detailed? Ertl? Corgi? etc.

    I am not in it for the investment side of this hobby. I just want to buy a few cars or trucks, display and enjoy them. It's kinda like DVD's...I'll buy them to enjoy, not to see what they value in the future.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. Grant B

    Grant B Producer

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    I think a lot of the car scales go along with the train scales which are much older. O scale is 1/48 and S is 1/64. 1/18 might be G scale. If you have a lot of room; big is great.
     
  3. Chuck C

    Chuck C Cinematographer

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