Welcome  to the Motor Museum in Miniature.

A unique display of model road and race cars.

   Feel free to stroll through our halls and enjoy the world of motor cars, motor racing and building model cars.

News for September 2017

This months new page is a car from the 1960s that set new standards for safety in the UK car market
 You can see the details by clicking on the photo' below. 
   Don't forget to look at our other collections via our "Visit the halls" page.
1967 Vauxhall Victor FD estate.

   The Victor FD was a sleek modern looking car. Drawing heavily on American design influences, and having to live up to the looks of the Cresta PC & Viva HB, the new Victor FD was designed entirely at the Luton offices of David Jones and future lead designer at Holden, Leo Pruneau.

   Vauxhall's Victor FD had a number of firsts to the market. It was the first mass produced car to be sold with a timing belt instead of a chain and Vauxhall tested every single engine with a 20-minute run before it was allowed to be installed in the car. At the time it was arguably the most advanced engine available in Europe.  

 The Motor Museum in Miniature

   As you move through the museum you will find many fine models, scratchbuilt and highly detailed. But you will also come across models that may not appear as impressive. This is for two very good reasons.

   Firstly some of the models are very old now and reflect the level of knowledge and equipment available to the modeller at that time. Modelling supplies have come a long way from the era of tube glue and brushed on enamel paints. Part of the museum's philosophy is to show how much things have changed in the modelling world as well as in the motoring world, so some of our exhibits remain as they were first built, period pieces, a testament to the modelling technology of the time. 

   Secondly we want all our visitors to know that we didn't start off with some natural talent to deliver high quality model cars, we had to start as novices and learn just like everyone else. We are not afraid to show you our "lesser" models, or admit our mistakes, because we want you to feel encouraged to keep trying. It's easy to say 'if I can do it, so can you', but there was a time when we both looked at other peoples models and said 'I could never do that'.

   Well we did do it, and so can you. Of course we still make mistakes and we are never totally happy with a model, but that is the spur that keeps us all trying that bit harder with the next model we build.

   A word of warning though, when the drive for 100% accuracy and perfection start taking the fun out of modelling, take a step back and have a good think about things. We start making models we like for the pleasure they give us, it is a hobby for most of us and it's our standards we should measure ourselves against. As long as you're happy with your model if somebody else comes along and enjoys it too, that's an additional bonus.

   Enjoy you're modelling,     Rod and Ian

The next model show we are displaying at is.....

S.C.M.M.S. Model Spectacular 2017  

Sunday 10th September 2017.

     

The Shire Oak Academy,

 St. Marks Road Entrance, 

Walsall Wood, 

Walsall.

West Midlands. 

WS8 7AQ  

More information at

http://www.scmms.co.uk/scmms-show.html

 Follow our current projects on FaceBook, the motor museum in miniature is waiting to show you what we are up to. Watch us going through the build processes, warts and all, till the finished article makes the step up to this site.