PICS - Display Cabinet of "favorites" in my office.
@ed-glorius, great collection & pics! To delete, click on the "Edit" button below and to the right of your post, then click next to your image and backspace.
@john-barry, yes, that works as well. Most covnentional ways will work. But the "Edit" button is not always easy to find.
@d-m-holcombe. David, what year, make and scale is the large model in your 4rth picture? Could it be 1/8 scale? I have a few old classics in this scale as well as a scratch build. Always interested in the large scales.
Thanks guys for sharing your displays. While our hobby is relatively small in numbers, it is big in passion. Thanks Ben for finding and playing the PBS piece on my collection. Some time ago someone said that his goal was not to just fill shelves but to be more selective in the models he has. Believe it or not I feel the same way however my selective process must not be quite as strict but I can assure you that every piece in my collection was put there with much forethought as I believe most of our collections were built that way.
@kenspear Ken, Sorry to be so slow, but I had lost this thread and just now bumped into your question. I now very little of this old car. Under the windshield is "The Silver Ghost," a Rolls Royce term. It's over 18 inches long and weighs several pounds. I really don't remember where it came from, as it's been around here for years and I have trouble remembering what I had for supper last night. There are no certificates, marks, or information other than that term under the windshield. I have vague recollections of such metal monsters being made in Viet Nam years ago and being sold as decorator items. I probably found this one in a junk store or resale venue. I just pulled it out, hoping there might be some information about it on the underside, but no such luck. Here are some quick shots I just took. The driver is a plastic figure, not original to this RR.
(later) I just returned it to its cabinet. To give you an idea of how it's made, I was clumsy trying to reach over and get it into the side entry, and I caught myself holding the thing by its upper windshield. Try that with one of our fine models!
Thanks David. I think you made a great find on this one. There seems to be very few 1/8 or 1/6 scale early 1900 autos and the ones that are available (such as Franklin Mint) are now very expensive. If anyone has any information on this Rolls, please share it with us.
Here's a picture of the large scales that I have.
I have two original Corgi display cabinets (with base drawer units) that I rotate display items through. One of these days I hope to have the space to display more. Here's a recent pic - can anyone guess the theme?
YARD SALE !!!!
Forever perish that thought !!
No yard sales allowed !
Have you checked out the nice 'man sheds' available at Home Depot & Lowe's ?