[collectibles] Model Collection

Taking inspiration from others, have I used my limited web building
skills to put my scale model collection on my web site. What
started out as a way to give me access to what I already have and
not buy duplicates, again!, has actually been a good way to spend
idle time as the snow is flying outdoors. Still very much a work
in progress, I have the Jaguar part about 99% done. Any feedback
would be appreciated.

http://www.oldirish.com/collection/models2.html

Merry Christmas!

Jerry–
Jerry Liudahl, Mk2, XJ6C, XJR, X-Type
Eugene, United States
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In reply to a message from Old Irish sent Mon 22 Dec 2008:

Hi Jerry,

It looks like time well spent (It also makes me feel a
little guilty at not having made the time to do the same for
my collection.)

I was just wondering which car(s) you are the most happy
with in respect to their level of detail?

I had not seen the Exoto models before, for example.

Regards,

Martin–
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Index - Old Irish Racing Model & Automobilia Collection


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Martin,

Thank you for the response.

I am impressed with the detail of the 1/18 scale Exoto cars and they seem to
keep getting better (and more expensive). If you are interested in one of
the 1/18 scale Daytona Jaguars, they have a great deal right now for $99 USD
on an XJR-9. The link is here:
http://exototifosi.com/s/2/ProductDetails.aspx?Language=en&CategoryId=236&Pr
oductId=1890 I just bought one for my son. I have several of their models
of other marques and enjoy them all. That said, I have just purchased a
1/18 scale Ferrari 250 GTO made by Kyosho and the level of detail on that
car is outstanding for less than half of what an Exoto model usually costs.
I just posted a picture of it yesterday.

AutoArt is also very, very good in 1/18 in particular. Their Jaguar XJ13 is
probably my favorite in the Jaguar collection I have.

In 1/43 I am very impressed with the level of detail in Spark, Bizarre, IXO
and Minichamps. They all seem to keep getting better as well. The 1/32
slot cars should not be overlooked either. Detail level on those cars is
high as well as you can see by some of the cars in my collection.

If there is anything in particular you are interested in, want more detailed
photos, I would be happy to use my limited photographic talents and take
some photos and send you.

Jerry

Jerry Liudahl
Old Irish Racing - Jaguar
Eugene, OR USA
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Sent: Tuesday, December 23, 2008 11:30 PM
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Subject: Re: [collectibles] Model Collection

In reply to a message from Old Irish sent Mon 22 Dec 2008:

Hi Jerry,

It looks like time well spent (It also makes me feel a little guilty at not
having made the time to do the same for my collection.)

I was just wondering which car(s) you are the most happy with in respect to
their level of detail?

I had not seen the Exoto models before, for example.

Regards,

Martin

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Index - Old Irish Racing Model & Automobilia Collection


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In reply to a message from Old Irish sent Mon 22 Dec 2008:

Jerry,

I suggest that you do your picture handling differently. As
an example let’s look at your picture JR1.JPG (1971 E type,
bottom row of your ‘‘New models/restoration’’ page).

The photo file is 782x543 pixels
In the HTML page code you have width=‘‘230’’ height=‘‘135’’
The difference between these two causes several problems.

First of all it is a waste of bandwidth to transport a large
photo and have it shrunk to a small size after the
transport. Downloading the page with all its photos now
takes much more time than needed.

Second: shrinking a photo in a responsible way is a
difficult job. If not done properly you’ll loose the fine
details, and diagonal lines will exhibit a ‘‘staircase’’
behaviour.
A browser is too much in a hurry to do proper scaling, and
will give bad quality results. Linux Gimp, Linux Image
Magick, Adobe PhotoShop etc. etc. do a much better job. And
they take much more time for it. It is better to scale your
photos by hand before putting them on the site.

Third: the aspect ratio of the photo file is 782/543=1.44
but the aspect ratio of your HTML numbers is 230/135=1.59
That difference is too much. Browsers such as Firefox will
show the image distorted because they obey your orders and
shrink the width exactly to 230 and the height exactly to 135.

The general rule for best results with photos is: shrink
them with an off-line tool (PhotoShop etc.) to the exact
size that you want to embed them in the page. And watch the
aspect ratio.

Henrdrik-Jan Thomassen–
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in progress, I have the Jaguar part about 99% done. Any feedback
would be appreciated.


Hendrik-Jan Thomassen
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In reply to a message from Hendrik-Jan Thomassen sent Fri 26 Dec 2008:

Sorry, small error in the above:
aspect ratio of HTML code is 230/135=1.7
Hendrik-Jan–
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Third: the aspect ratio of the photo file is 782/543=1.44
but the aspect ratio of your HTML numbers is 230/135=1.59


Hendrik-Jan Thomassen
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In reply to a message from Jerry Liudahl sent Wed 24 Dec 2008:

Thanks for the heads up on the Exoto XJR-9. I went to their site
and ordered one. I noticed today that they are no longer on sale. I
also have been trying to compile my collection on my site. I now
have the XKEs, XK8s and slot cars. Only about 250 cars out of 750
so have a ways to go. Your diarama settings are nicely done.–
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I am impressed with the detail of the 1/18 scale Exoto cars and they seem to
keep getting better (and more expensive). If you are interested in one of
the 1/18 scale Daytona Jaguars, they have a great deal right now for $99 USD
on an XJR-9. The link is here:
Exoto Tifosi Inc.
oductId=1890 I just bought one for my son. I have several of their models
of other marques and enjoy them all. That said, I have just purchased a
1/18 scale Ferrari 250 GTO made by Kyosho and the level of detail on that
car is outstanding for less than half of what an Exoto model usually costs.


Dick Maury , Rebuild Dept., Coventry West, Inc., JCNA VP
Lithonia, GA, United States
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In reply to a message from Dick Maury sent Fri 26 Dec 2008:

Forgot to mention my site link:
http://www.georgiajag.com/Miniature/MiniatureCarIndex.html--
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In reply to a message from Hendrik-Jan Thomassen sent Fri 26 Dec 2008:

Thanks for the technical feedback. I will try and find someone
that can help me with the graphics.–
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I suggest that you do your picture handling differently. As
Henrdrik-Jan Thomassen


Jerry Liudahl, Mk2, XJ6C, XJR, X-Type
Eugene, United States
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In reply to a message from Dick Maury sent Fri 26 Dec 2008:

Dick,

Thanks and thanks for sharing your website. I enjoy seeing what
others collect and have in their collections. I often see items I
would like to add to mine. Putting my on my website has helped me
see where I have some gaps I want to fill in my collection. Again
thanks!

Jerry–
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also have been trying to compile my collection on my site. I now
have the XKEs, XK8s and slot cars. Only about 250 cars out of 750
so have a ways to go. Your diarama settings are nicely done.


Jerry Liudahl, Mk2, XJ6C, XJR, X-Type
Eugene, United States
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