I don't give a Rats @$$ what the "collectors" think ! The HO world does not revolve around the priorities of so-called Collector/investors !Let them stick with Goldman Sach's for all I care !
I'm always aware that a car that seems valuable can suddenly become commonplace. A few years back a bunch of Aurora AFX Sheriff's cars showed up, which lowered the value of those that were already out there. It happens and you need to realize that.
not true. slot cars don't smell if you don't clean their litterboxes. (or if they do smell, you're probably doing something wrong...)(snip)
So, if you have a collection it's for you to enjoy. If you're lucky enough to have someone to pass it on to, then that's great. Otherwise, when they come in to clean out your stuff, you'll be like the old lady who dies and leaves behind 100 cats.
i was thinking the other day about what will eventually happen to all my slot cars...
Your grandkids will sell them at their garage sale for $.25 each and boosa14's grandkids will make a fortune on ebay.
No. The Lifelike family tree is Amrac to Rokar to Lifelike. I believe Cox may have preceeded Amrac. The M-5 was a Rokar design, continuing on in the Lifelike M chassis.Are they the M-5 cars that eventually were Rokars and then Life Likes?
I have been racing and collecting since 1962 so I have a point of view here. The repop will not hurt the value of the originals at all. If AW or Dash repops an Aurora tjet it doesn't effect the price of an original Aurora. If that was the case the Mona Lisa would go for about $5 on the bay.
No. The Lifelike family tree is Amrac to Rokar to Lifelike. I believe Cox may have preceeded Amrac. The M-5 was a Rokar design, continuing on in the Lifelike M chassis.
Marchon was the MR-1 car. It was purchased by Scalextric and the earliest MicroScalextric cars were based on the last Marchon chassis (and labeled as MR-1). Marchon had a couple chassis designs, including one that looked a lot like the HP-7. All the chassis use a can motor.
The biggest issue I believe anyone has with Marchon was the lack of quality control. The bodies could look like something out of a rudimentary art class and the chassis could be all over the map. But when you get a good one, it can be really smooth.