I hope you enjoy your visit to my virtual slot car museum. I have been collecting rail and slot cars since 1995. I have tried to build a worldwide collection including cars, sets, accessories, buildings, figures, books, and catalogs.

I currently have around 5000 cars & over 600 sets. My favorite cars & sets are those made between 1912 & 1960. These were the early days when it had not been decided what scale was best or which system was better suited. It was also the least documented & misunderstood period of electric race car production. Most people believe slot cars strarted in 1957 with Scalextric & VIP, but there is a rich history of almost continual production & experiment in electric race & roadway sets from 1912 to 1957 from all over the world. We know of at least 15 manufacturers of electric race & roadway sets up to 1956 & there are rumors of others we haven't documented. This is not including experimental cars & sets made before 1956 which are numerous.

You will find in this website cars of all scales and systems. Some cars ar sheet metal, diecast, vacuum formed, rubber, & injected molded plastic. I also have collected catalogs, books, magazines, figures, controllers, & buildings in all of their varied forms, shapes, and sizes. Some systems are complex and others are simple. You will see many things, which we thought we knew in the 1960's, were already thought of or made decades before.

My goal with this website museum is to explore and document our hobbies, history, and to share it with you. I hope this enriches your love of our hobby and the friendships we've made through it. I would also like to thank all of you who have helped me collect and educate me in this hobby.

-Bernard Sampson



ITS HERE ! A very rare Ohlsson & Rice Midget converted slotcar from the 1950s ! Its Here also ! The extremely rare Distler slot car set ! Yes,they made one !!!!!!!!! Also a Selcol set from the UK. Never heard of either ? Only on this website! Here-Ok Kader/Bachmann 2 sets with AMX & AMX2 ,almost impossible to find ! Mexico-Strombecker silver XKE is here check it out! Here now-From Denmark some DMI,Elmoden stuff(very rare). Rare & until now unknown 1/32 James Bond set by Gilbert made after the 1/48th scale set ! You will see many of these sets and cars only on this site ! Very exciting and rare stuff still on its way,keep watching.-------------------------------------- HI,BEFORE I LIST THE NEW CARS,I WOULD LIKE TO MAKE AN APPEAL: I AM LOOKING TO BUY A STROMBECKER H31 SET. THIS WAS THE FIRST 1/32 SET THEY MADE. IT WAS MADE IN 1960. IT HAS A JAG D ,& A MASERATI. BOTH HAVE A RED CAN MOTOR WITH A LONG SHAFT & A WHITE NYLON CHASSIS,GUIDE,& WHEELS. PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU WILL SELL ME THIS SET. IM ALSO LOOKING FOR THE ELMODAN (DMI) CARS OR SETS MADE IN DENMARK(MASERATIS & VWs)Also an Electromat set from Texas. THANKS,BERNARD ---------------------------------------- NEW STUFF-Brazil-Estrela-Corvette,Formula Jr.Belguim-Distler set is here,very rare. Spain-Pink Kar gold Auto Union,Slot Classic-Alfa Romeo,& Spyder Nuvolari. France-CIJ-prototype-very rare,MMK-Allard,Jouef set. UK-MRRC -2 wood bodied cars ,VIP Roadage set,Selcol set very rare,Scalextric bike. Japan- 2 Imai F1 cars,very rare, Doyusha 1/24th Vanwall-,Bandai-Chaparral & Porsche set,rare, Yoneasaw set B very rare.. Hong Kong-Cragstan Jockey, rare. China-Artin,just added a bunch ! USA-Gilbert-1/32nd James Bond set. Italy-Safar 2 cars 1947 ! A LOT OF NEW GREAT and SOME VERY VERY RARE STUFF TO BE ADDED ! STAY TUNED------------------------------! WANT LIST -Ok Kader 1/24th indy car,Marusan ho Volvo 1400, DMI Eldodan cars & sets,1st 1/32 1960 Strombecker set, Tippco bus, Kokomo firetruck,any rail cars,Welkut set, MRRC railcar set, Troby ho set, any arcade sets or cars from the 1920s-1950s, Electromat slot car set from Texas, Cragstan minis,& horse race set, Kogure ho set or cars. You can see no matter how much you have ,you still cant get it all. I PUT IN A NEW SECTION UNDER THE NAME AFGHANISTAN (of course there were no cars made there)THEY ARE VARIOUS FUN PHOTOS. PLEASE HELP ME IDENTIFY MY UNKNOWN CAR (RUSSIAN). THE RUSSIAN SLOT CAR MAY HAVE BEEN MADE BEFORE 1956 .ITS METAL,1/43RD ? VIBRATOR AC MOTOR.IT IS IN THE UNKNOWN SECTION. IF YOU HAVE ANYTHING TO OFFER ME ,PLEASE LET ME KNOW.THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO LOOKS AT MY SITE . MY MUSEUM IN HOUSTON IS OPEN TO ANYONE WHO WOULD LIKE TO COME & VISIT. EVERYTHING ON THIS WEBSITE ARE THINGS WHICH ARE IN MY COLLECTION OR (IN A VERY FEW CASES)HAVE BEEN.THE MUSEUM HAS 1,000S OF CARS,SETS,BOOKS,CATALOGS,ACCESSORIES,ETC.IF YOU LOVE SLOTCARS & THEIR HISTORY COME VISIT.THERE IS NO OTHER PLACE LIKE THIS ON EARTH.ONLY IN TEXAS !


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