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    Hi all, my name is Frits (yes, with an S, because I am Dutch) and I have been collecting 3 inch diecast ever since I have been a kid: Matchbox of course, but also Majorette, Siku, Corgi, etc. Since about 25 years my focus has been mainly on police and fire cars, but some other collection areas since a few years are Dodge Challenger, modern BMW, Lamborghini Miura (just because I like them). In the last couple of years especially Greenlight has become my favourite 3 inch brand, and since 2018 also Tiny City... and XcarToys. I currently have some 3,600 models in my collection, but this includes other scales too. Besides collecting I also do some customizing of 3 inch police cars. Keeps one off the streets, right!?
    Best regards
    Frits


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    Welcome Frits, you'll have to share some photos of your police and fire vehicle collection down in the Apparatus bay, even some of your custom police cars.
    Doug

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    • #3
      Thanks Doug, still need to find my way around here, but will definitely post some pictures in the appropriate boards!

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      • #4
        Originally posted by MrDrPapa View Post
        Keeps one off the streets, right!?
        Best regards
        Frits
        Welcome, Frits!!! The 3-inch cars keeps us off the streets outside and on the safe 1/64-scale streets inside. Everything is always perfect in the land of 1/64!

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        • #5
          Welcome Frits - look forward to hearing about your collection and seeing pictures of it down the road.

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          • #6
            Welcome Frits!
            Grüße aus dem schönen Österreich!
            - Patrick

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            • #7
              Welcome Frits - great to see another emergency collector in our midst, and another customizer as well! I love that Alaska State Trooper model in your profile photo, and I am looking forward to seeing your collection down the road.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by MrDrPapa View Post
                Hi all, my name is Frits (yes, with an S, because I am Dutch) and I have been collecting 3 inch diecast ever since I have been a kid: Matchbox of course, but also Majorette, Siku, Corgi, etc. Since about 25 years my focus has been mainly on police and fire cars, but some other collection areas since a few years are Dodge Challenger, modern BMW, Lamborghini Miura (just because I like them). In the last couple of years especially Greenlight has become my favourite 3 inch brand, and since 2018 also Tiny City... and XcarToys. I currently have some 3,600 models in my collection, but this includes other scales too. Besides collecting I also do some customizing of 3 inch police cars. Keeps one off the streets, right!?
                Best regards
                Frits
                Frits what part of Germany are you from? I use to live in Bad Tolz, Germany and I was born in Augsburg, Germany. I was stationed in Sogel, Germany. Went to High School in Munich Germany. Welcome to the board a course.
                Due to the recent budget cuts,
                the rising cost of electricity, gas, and oil, plus the
                current state of the economy, the light at the end
                of the tunnel has been turned off.

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                • #9
                  Welcome Frits! My name is Michael. I am originally from Germany, but my family moved to the US when I was 3 years old, so I am a bit disconnected from the old country.
                  We do have a number of Europeans among our members here, so you are in good company!
                  I'm looking forward to having you share your experiences and photos of your collection with us.
                  Michael "Toyotageek"
                  Japanese Minicar Garage https://japaneseminicargarage.weebly.com/

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                  • #10
                    Thank you very much all, for the warm welcome! I live in the area of the Starnberger See (lake) since 15 years. Prior to that I lived in Munich for 15 years, but I originate from the provincy Zeeland in the Netherlands. @Michael: I notice you are a fan of Japanese cars... I am a Datsun/Nissan fan too. Didn't mention it in my introduction, but as my dad always drove Datsun (amongst others a 200L, a 240K-GT and a Stanza), it did have some influence on me, and my first 2 cars were Datsun/Nissan too and my collection contains several 1/64 scale Datsun/Nissan models, mainly Skylines. Still need to do a lot of reading on the forum and see where to post what. I will share some pictures of my collection shortly.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by MrDrPapa View Post
                      Thank you very much all, for the warm welcome! I live in the area of the Starnberger See (lake) since 15 years. Prior to that I lived in Munich for 15 years, but I originate from the provincy Zeeland in the Netherlands. @Michael: I notice you are a fan of Japanese cars... I am a Datsun/Nissan fan too. Didn't mention it in my introduction, but as my dad always drove Datsun (amongst others a 200L, a 240K-GT and a Stanza), it did have some influence on me, and my first 2 cars were Datsun/Nissan too and my collection contains several 1/64 scale Datsun/Nissan models, mainly Skylines. Still need to do a lot of reading on the forum and see where to post what. I will share some pictures of my collection shortly.
                      Are you on any German boards? Maybe you know my friend Harry Hunt (aka, Gene Hunt, aka Dexter 2.0). He's a big Datsun fanatic. Harry, where are you? (I'm not sure if he made the move here yet).

                      Take your time, and enjoy catching up on all the good stuff here!
                      Michael "Toyotageek"
                      Japanese Minicar Garage https://japaneseminicargarage.weebly.com/

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                      • #12
                        Grüße aus Belgien!

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                        • #13
                          Willkommen and greetings from Austria

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                          • #14
                            Willkommen hier bei uns Frits!

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by toyotageek View Post

                              Are you on any German boards? Maybe you know my friend Harry Hunt (aka, Gene Hunt, aka Dexter 2.0). He's a big Datsun fanatic. Harry, where are you? (I'm not sure if he made the move here yet).

                              Take your time, and enjoy catching up on all the good stuff here!
                              I know him from the german Hot Wheels Board

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