As most of you, if not all of you know that diecast cars come in many different scales (size). You can get them in a very small scale of 1:64 to a very large scale of 1:18. I have even seen them in a 1:8 scale, HUGE.
The 1:64 scale for diecast cars is about 3 inches long, where as the 1:18 scale is about 10 ½ inches long. So how does one choose which scale, he or she would like to collect? Well, everyone has their own reason for collecting a certain scale; whether it be a small scale due to lack of space or a larger scale, so they can enjoy the more detail. It’s only fair to say that the larger the scale the more detail can be added. Remember, the 1:64 scale diecast car was originally produced as a toy for kids to play with. That’s not to say that today’s newer 1:64 scale hasn’t improved because it has greatly improved.
Now take me for instants, I started with the 1:32 scale when I was collecting diecast cars like the 1969 Mustang, ’69 Camaro, ’57 Bel-Air etc… When I start with my NASCAR collection, I went to the 1:24 scale and again the detail better than the smaller scale. By better detail, I’m referring to the engine, wheels and the interior, the exterior of the smaller scale cars is of fine quality. I also have some Formula One diecasts in the 1:64 and 1:43 scale that look great. Really there is no reason to collect just one scale of diecast cars, you can mix it up, you will know it when you see it if it’s a good fit to your collection.
Just one other thing, it doesn’t matter what scale you collect, make sure you display them in display cases, that way they stay protected and dust free.
Keep on collecting