Among model cars, Skoda cars are the most popular

Collecting is a wonderful pastime of life. There is no end to it. Collections can always be expanded and enriched with new prey and specimens. One of the branches of collecting is collecting model cars .

  • Model cars are made as exact scale replicas of real cars and come in several sizes.11]
  • Therefore, collectors usually focus on a particular scale and acquire collections in that scale.

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Model cars are made from a variety of materials: Most are metal, plastic or rubber. The first model cars saw the light of day at the beginning of the last century,

  • but these models were not durable and few actually exist.

It was not until the 1950s that British-made models began to be in great demand and became collectors\’ items.Not only did the models gain sufficient durability, but the interiors were also designed. The cars were simply improved in every aspect. At that time in Czechoslovakia, car collecting was not very popular. This was due to the poor availability of these models. For their owners, the more they were available, the more valuable they were. After the revolution, collecting models of automobiles of all makes and types reached its zenith.

  • And ironically, the most sought after were the so-called Eastern Bloc automobiles.
  • Czech-made in particular are usually an integral part of any collection.

The 1:43 Skoda model was made of metal. 51] The 1:43 scale model of the Tatra was made of sheet metal,and the 1:87 scale model of the Skoda was made of plastic. 55]
Today, the most popular models of Skoda cars are in 1:18, 1:24, 1:43, and 1:72 scale.


  • They are also part of composite modelsbased on model trains.
  • Thus, the different divisions of model railroading can complement each other perfectly.

Such complexes can be seen at various exhibitions and exchanges.