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
Hope you find them interesting, and thanks for looking.
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