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  • Hello from Houston

    Googling about, was quite pleased to happened upon the link to this forum. Looking forward to reading your many and varied posts and to getting to know you on this site.

    Recently, have developed an interest in expanding my meager collection of 1/64 vehicles. Am certain this site and forum will be a great aid.

    Originally, I hail from the Great Plains state of Nebraska. Now reside in retirement here on the Texas Gulf Coast. Been around cars generally and motorsports specifically the greater part of my life. Collecting die cast helps in bringing back and preserving those memorable moments and memories. Hoping along the way to favorably contribute to the great material and models I see posted to this site.

    Good being here. Cheers and Regards. Arnold

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    Welcome aboard, Arnold! Enjoy your stay!

    What motorsports were you involved in, if I may ask?
    The image file limits have been reset. We have over-limit warnings for the past 3 months and I've had to lower the image file limits. Upper limits now are 100,000 when we have some images that exceed 5,000,000. I know I've mentioned many times before, but it is very important to downsize images - doesn't matter if they are hosted elsewhere or here. I've set the pixels for no more than 1000 across the longest side, so if you resize to that all should be well. (The new limits are larger than what I typically use, and my images turn out just fine, so I know it shouldn't be a problem)

    Thank you for your understanding.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by jt3 View Post
      Welcome aboard, Arnold! Enjoy your stay!

      What motorsports were you involved in, if I may ask?
      Hello jt3 and thanks for the welcome. Truly, I shall enjoy my stay. So much to like here and I've just begun to look around.

      Regarding motorsports, thanks for asking. Generally motorsports for me runs wide. Not deep. Basically, if it had a racing number I had an interest in following. Specifically, my involvement either directly or indirectly included drags, sprint cars, motorcycles, autocross (aka gymkhana), show and RC.

      What is really great, I am finding out, is that 1/64 covers that and more. Much more. Again, thanks for the welcome and hope to contribute in a satisfactory manner. I have an image hosting site. Should be able to easily re-size to meet the parameters of your signature and FAQ.

      Stay safe. Cheers and Regards. Arnold

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      • #4
        I'm looking forward to what you have to add! I asked in part to suggest a few makers, depending on the type of racing most tickled your fancy. Action is one maker who did a great many models that were available at various tracks, mostly NASCAR type racing and Drags. I don't follow NASCAR now for many years, but I am given to understand Lionel (of toy train fame) now holds the NASCAR license. Some vintage makers, particularly for Sprint Cars and such, would be Nutmeg and White Rose. Both of these used models made by others and applied their own unique designs for the different drivers. Of course there are the additions from the likes of Hot Wheels and Johnny Lightning, the "real" liveries tend to be vintage. I'm sure others around here more deeply into the various motorsports would have their own suggestions. There are a wave of boutique makers out of Japan and China now making a lot of top shelf models, particularly in 1/43 scale but more and more that level of detail is seeping into 1/64 (which is great news for those of us who like the smaller scale).

        There's a few guys around here deeply into more than just NASCAR and Drags, so there should be a good bit to see and share around here.
        The image file limits have been reset. We have over-limit warnings for the past 3 months and I've had to lower the image file limits. Upper limits now are 100,000 when we have some images that exceed 5,000,000. I know I've mentioned many times before, but it is very important to downsize images - doesn't matter if they are hosted elsewhere or here. I've set the pixels for no more than 1000 across the longest side, so if you resize to that all should be well. (The new limits are larger than what I typically use, and my images turn out just fine, so I know it shouldn't be a problem)

        Thank you for your understanding.

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        • #5
          Welcome to the Garage Arnold, I'm sure you'll find your visits enjoyable, but I must warn you, seeing all the great diecast that members here show from around the world, may get you seeking out models you never knew you'd be interested in.

          Glad you joined us, and look forward to your contributions.
          Doug

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Omaha64 View Post
            Recently, have developed an interest in expanding my meager collection of 1/64 vehicles. Am certain this site and forum will be a great aid.
            Hello and welcome aboard.

            Speaking as one who was in this situation just a few months ago I can GUARANTEE this site and the good people on here will take your collection from meagre to mighty.

            Enjoy!
            "Nobody.......nobody trusts anybody now."

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            • #7
              Welcome to the Garage Arnold - great to have you join us. I am up on the northern tier of the Great Plains in the ND Outback. This is a great place to enjoy all types of small scale diecast and we look forward to hearing and seeing your collection as you get settled in.

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              • #8
                Welcome to the Garage. It's not often that collectors are close to one another geographical on here. I live in Spring, TX which just north of Houston. Looking forward to see your posts.

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                • #9
                  Welcome to the garage Arnold, good having you here

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                  • #10
                    Welcome to the forum!
                    No matter where you go, there you are.

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                    • #11
                      Thanks for all the 'welcome's' guys. Oh, and for Firehawk. Perhaps we could get together for a cup of coffee and some die cast chat once this pandemic concern is over.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Omaha64 View Post
                        Thanks for all the 'welcome's' guys. Oh, and for Firehawk. Perhaps we could get together for a cup of coffee and some die cast chat once this pandemic concern is over.
                        Sounds good and my name is Paul.

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