Category: Advice & Ideas

Tips, Tricks and advice based on my own experience

Restoring Diecast - Panit 0

Which paint to use?

The majority of the little toy cars we collect are made from diecast metal, sure they have their plastic components as well, the windows, interior and wheels spring to mind, but the core of...

Restoring Diecast - Baseplate 0

How to replace the baseplate

The is the first ‘How To’ article in a planned series and for the first article I thought we should build on some of our previous articles where we have talked about ‘reproduction parts’,...

Restoring Diecast - HELP! 0

5 Diecast restoration tips

We have all found that old model at a flea market that we had searched for years to find and now we have it there are some things we need to do to make...

Model Car Parts 0

Reproduction Parts

If you like to get those old, well played with, battered and bruised diecast vehicles and restore them then I am sure you have had to use reproduction parts at some stage.  Some of...

Matchbox Cars 0

Collecting Diecast Models

The hobby of collecting diecast miniatures is one that has many benefits for collectors of all ages. It doesn’t matter what you collect; cars, trains, planes, boats or a combination of all of them,...

Keeping your collection clean 0

Keeping your collection clean

A common question that gets asked on the MCF Facebook page made me think of this article that I wrote some years ago and it is possibly one of the more important aspects to...

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Model Scales

In a recent discussion on a diecast forum a point was raised about the scale of some models and its popularity amongst the collectors of diecast around the world.  This got me to wondering,...

Matchbox Collectors Forum : Collecting Diecast 0

Collecting Diecast Models

The hobby of collecting diecast miniatures is one that has many benefits for collectors of all ages. It doesn’t matter what you collect; cars, trains, planes, boats or a combination of all of them,...