Just out of interest
Following on from Al’s recent posting about NASCAR, and the queries on the 1/43 scale, I thought I would show you my collection of 1950’s Formula One cars. These are diecast toys made by Dinky Toys, roughly to 1/43 scale. I’ve pictured them on an A4 cutting mat to give you some idea of the size, but they are approx 2 1/2 inches long. I think 1/43 was chosen to be an ideal size for collectors and kids, and it is also the same scale as ‘O’ gauge model railways. Anyway, my brother and I had these toys when we were kids in the 1950’s, and they were much used and abused. About 35 years ago I re-discovered them, and due to their condition decided to try and bring them back to their former glory and I still have them now. Mint condition, original examples, with their boxes are worth a lot of money now, but these are almost worthless but are still fun to look at. There are six in the series, Maserati and HWM
, Ferrari and Cooper Bristol
and Talbot Lago and Alfa Romeo
Hope you find them interesting, and thanks for looking.
1 additional image. Click to enlarge.