History on the term 1:24 scale
is a very popular size of diecast toy, collected by children
and adults. Primarily automobilies are made in this scale,
with a few examples of tractor trailers and other larger
is similar or identical to the size used for G scale model
trains so these can be used on model train layouts.
scale is the name of a type of diecast model cars originally
produced in the late 1980s,
around the same time that the old-car hobby enjoyed a
huge increase in popularity.
other manufacturers became aware of the popularity of
this scale, and introduced their own lines of models.
These companies included Johnny
Often, cars featured in collectible car magazines were
soon the subjects of 1:24 diecast models.
time went on, not only did the variety of 1:24 diecasts
grow, but the quality did likewise. Early examples suffered
from poor chrome plating quality, inaccurate interior
details, and body dies that did not accurately reflect
the actual body lines of the cars themselves. Unlike plastic,
which is much easier the shape than metal, some of these
models have heavy lines or shapes that reflected these
difficulties. Furthermore, advancements in manufacturing
equipment and painting process further improved quality
and detail.During the early 2000s, these problems were
solved, and the quality and accuracy of models improved
drastically. Today (2006),
many features are found in mainstream, low-priced diecasts
that were only found in models costing under $20.00.
companies that make such model cars will have a licensing
arrangement with real car manufacturers to make replicas
of their cars, both in current production or of models
no longer produced.
the lower-priced models are obtainable from a number of
diecast merchants, both online and in brick-and-mortar
hobby and train stores. Premium models are typically offered
on the Internet from such sites as Ebay, as well as number
of online diecast stores. Often these stores offer the
models at significant discount from list price. As time
goes on, more and more collectible (and modern) cars become
the subject of 1:24 diecast models, so at this time there
is a very large number of diecasts to choose from.
ALL 1:24 scale diecast model cars
(in stock and out of stock)
only IN STOCK 1:24 scale diecast model cars