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 June 2018

This month we have a special treat thanks to Brett at Hyperscale. Here's your chance to see the museum display in context and here about how it came about straight from Rod and Ian.
     
Another thing to tell you about is our expanded events calendar. To see if we will be near you this year look at our Diary of Events page.
    
Last but not least, a new model for the collection. The Morris Minor is loved the world over and, with the possible exception of the Mini, Britain's greatest motor car. It was certainly the first British car to sell over 1,000,000 units.
    
 You can see the details by clicking on the photo's below. 
   Don't forget to look at our other collections via our "Visit the halls" page.

MMiM @ IPMS(UK) "Scale Model World" show 2011

   Here's your chance to get a real look at the Museum in perspective, thanks to Hyperscale and Testors.

 Our thanks to Brett Green @ Hyperscale for permission to bring you a link to their video, captured by Joe Brown, then of ADH Publishing.

1963  Morris Minor 1000.  

   Two cars roll on British roads that are almost universally recognised and loved. The Morris Minor and the “Mini” Minor. Both the Minor and the Mini were designed by Sir Alec Issigonis and they are proof that the Issigonis mantra of “Space for passengers and payload, not mechanicals” appealed to the burgeoning throng of car owners with minimal mechanical knowledge but growing ambitions to be treated on equal terms as the upper classes; those who enjoyed the freedoms of motoring simply because they could afford it. It probably never occurred to Issigonis that either of these cars would be purchased and loved just as much by the rich and famous as they were by the man in the street.

   While Issigonis and his team would later goon to the greater feat of engineering the “Mini”, Sir Alec’ was most proud of the Morris Minor. 

 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 show we are displaying at is.....


         The N.A.R.T.M. branch meeting

   

8-10pm, Wednesday 11th July 2018.

     

the Wesley Methodist Church Hall

    

 Lawton road,

  Alsager,    Cheshire.    ST7 2AF

More information from,

the National Association of Road Transport Modellers Chairman, Mr. Tony Vickerman.

 info@superbdrivertraining.co.uk

 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.