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 Since I started collecting diecast, I have always dreamed of a room full of diecast cars, trucks, and planes. About a year ago I decided to build a room in my basement. The room is about 20 feet by 13 feet and holds alot of diecast stuff. Check out the pictures closely and see the many different ways of displaying your collection !!

As of May 2013, I have moved on. I built a 24 ft. X 16 ft. room addition on the side of my garage just for my collection. You must see "My New Toy Room" !

What a mess !!!

 < This was how I had the majority of my collection stored. I could never find anything I was looking for or even knew what I had or didn't have. I decided to get some 2 by 4s and some drywall boards and go to it. I really didn't have any plans, but just built and designed as I went. It is still far from being finished because since everything was going so well, I decided to finish the whole basement. The toy room was put on hold for awhile while I worked in other areas.  

Great display cases

 I have several ways of displaying. I picked up two jewelery counters from a jewelery store that went out of business. I reworked the lighting and a good cleaning and they work out great. I also built 2 inch by 2 inch shadow boxes right into the wall behind the counters which holds and displays 360 1/64 scale Johnny Lightning cars.  > 

The work area

 <  I picked up these countertops at a garage sale for the right price. I built them in and they made the perfect work area to do my customs, disassemble and restore my little cars. The shelves in the background are built into the wall and hold a portion of my 1/18 scale car collection. On the other side of the desk is my little photography studio with two kinds of lighting. 

Layout table
 This is a table I built to set up my dioramas to play with, display and photograph. There is a small dinner, a car dealership, a service station, a drive inn dinner, a performance shop, a used car lot, and a junk yard. The table size is 8 feet by 2 feet. I can take some realistic pictures from this table. > 
Shadow box wall shelves and display cases

<  These are two different kinds of display cases. The first is a shadow box wall shelf which holds 264 cars. They were custom built to fit the wall. The second is a couple of display cases which I built for my Racing Champions NASCAR cars. They hold 72 cars and cards each for a total of 144 NASCAR cars. Those sold really well back in the early 90s.

PVC display boxes

 I found a company in California that makes these small PVC cases. They are perfect for displaying my cars. It keeps them dust free and keeps the spiders from making homes in them. There are very few 1/64 scale cars that won't fit in them. They used to be 27 cents each, but over the last ten years have jumped to 47 cents apiece and well worth it. > 

Speciality cars
 < This is a corner I have set aside for my speciality cars. Limited editions, Hollywood cars, and rare cars. Some are displayed loose and others in the packages. Since I started setting up my displays I have ran out of wall space. I have over 1,200 packaged cars on the walls, about 1,200 packaged cars in boxes,  and another 3,500 cars displayed loose and in cases under the layout table. I guess it's time to expand to another room in the basement !