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 March 2018

This months new page is a Motorcycle from a world renown manufacturer of the mid 20th Century. The model also comes from an unusual source showing that the model maker should always keep their eyes, and minds, open to the possibilities around them
 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.

1972 Moto Guzzi V750 “Ambassador”.

   Società Anonima Moto Guzzi was established in 1921 by Carlo Guzzi, Giorgio Parodi, and his father Emanuele Vittorio Parodi. This makes Moto Guzzi the oldest European motorcycle manufacturer with a continuous production history. The company headquarters is in Mandello del Lario, by Lake Como in Italy. Because of the huge influence Moto Guzzi had on Italian motorcycling manufacture, its many innovations (first motorcycle centre stand, eight-cylinder engine design and use of a wind tunnel in design development), and impressive racing pedigree Mandello del Lario has become a Mecca for motorcycle enthusiasts the world over.

 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.....

Stoke-on-Trent Model show 2018

   incorporating Figureworld West

Sunday 25th March 2018.


Sir Stanley Matthews Academy 

Beaconsfield drive,



ST3 3JD 

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