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skedaddle Supporting Member of TMP03 Jun 2021 12:16 p.m. PST

Anyone know of a scource for miniature F1 cars to use with the Formula De/D game?

14Bore03 Jun 2021 12:19 p.m. PST

Matchbox use to have F-1 cars in easy 70s

khanscom03 Jun 2021 12:29 p.m. PST

Khalsa Miniatures (IIRC) in the SF Bay Area did metal castings scaled to the gameboards. I don't know if they're still in business.

Personal logo Lluis of Minairons Sponsoring Member of TMP03 Jun 2021 12:55 p.m. PST

Don't Eureka have such a range?

Personal logo Saber6 Supporting Member of TMP Fezian03 Jun 2021 12:55 p.m. PST

MicroMachines might be another source

Thresher0103 Jun 2021 1:21 p.m. PST

They used to sell some metal ones as accessories to go with the game.

They are tiny, but very nice.

Check with your local game retailer, if you have one, to see if they have them or can order them for you.

They're much smaller than all of the above suggestions.

Personal logo Sgt Slag Supporting Member of TMP03 Jun 2021 1:29 p.m. PST

I bought a couple of sets, a number of years ago. Do not remember the source, sorry. Try an Internet search for them, as well as e-Bay, and Etsy.

They are properly sized, metal, and heavy. Painting them is a bit of a challenge, due to size. I attempted to duplicate the color combinations, for ease of continuity using the colored boards, and the stick shift markers.
Cheers!

Wackmole903 Jun 2021 1:57 p.m. PST

Hi

If you like classic formula I. I have these on e-bay

Aurora Formula 1 cigar box cars loose lot of 6
auction

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Aurora Formula 1 Cars cigar box cars loose lot of 6. Made by Aurora in 1960's. Models are complete and opened. Sold as is.

Includes 6 cars

1/43 scale Formula 1 Coopermaserati 6123 loose and used

1/43 scale Formula 1 BPM 6125 loose and used

1/43 scale Formula 1 Honda 6126 loose and used

1/43 scale Formula 1 Ferrari 6122 loose and used

1/43 scale Formula 1 Lotus Ford 6124 loose and used

1/43 scale Formula 1 Honda 6126 loose and used

Mister Tibbles03 Jun 2021 4:12 p.m. PST

Check the BoardGameGeek entry: link

Guys on shapeways and etsy are selling custom cars.

I don't think folks here realize how small the cars in the board game are:

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huron725 Supporting Member of TMP03 Jun 2021 5:28 p.m. PST

Go with Eureka. 22mm or 25mm long F1 cars. I have them and they look great. I also have Shapeways and do not like how rough it is. But suit yourself.

walkabout Supporting Member of TMP04 Jun 2021 5:51 p.m. PST

Micro Machines Indy Cars X33
1996 Indianapolis 500 Starting Grid


These might work, but you would need to make the map twice as big. Also the cheapest on ebay is $120.00 USD

m2museum.com/Indy500StartingGrid/Indy%20500%20Starting%20Grid.htm

Dennis06 Jun 2021 9:49 p.m. PST

Giles Designs at Shapeways sells 1/220 scale F1 race cars appropriately sized for Formula De and Championship Formula Racing tracks. Giles has cars available for a variety of years, including 1957 (I asked him to design some from a year with competitive Vanwall racers, but I think he was already considering that general time because of the Maseratis that were used for several years) It's a great year with the Vanwalls, Coopers and the 250 F Maserati-see here:

link

He also has the 1962 season with the shark nose Ferrari 156, the Porsche 804 as well as BRMs and Lotuses.

As others have said, they are small-but so are the tracks unless you upsize them on your own as I've seen at Historicon-and some of the materials can be a bit rough. I've got some smooth plastic that look very good (listed as smooth fine detailed plastic) for the '57 racers but I'm not sure they are available for all of Giles' line.

I personally like 1960 and a few years before and after because of the great variety of cars (e.g., a Porsche F1) and also because you can have British cars in blue for the Rob Walker team (Moss at the 'ring in 1961 for example).

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