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 making model cars.

New for October 2016

   The Lotus Type 26 design “Elan” was the replacement for the pretty, but unreliable and expensive to produce, Elite. Series 1 Elan production ran from 1962 to 1964 when the evolutionary series 2 Elan or type 36 design started production. Four series eventually were sold before the model ceased production in 1973.
   Sunbeam was originally a name used from 1888 by John Marston for the bicycles he built and sold. Like many other bicycle companies Sunbeam diversified into automobiles and the first Sunbeam motor car was sold in 1901. The Sunbeam Motor Car Company Limited was incorporated in 1905 as a separate company which grew steadily and produced many aero engines and aircraft during the first world war.

    Sir Henry Seagrave set a land speed record of 152.3 mph in 1926 driving a 12-cylinder engined Sunbeam he had named “Tiger”.

   The 1966 Sunbeam Tiger was named to honour that achievement and it had performance worthy of the name too. Production Tigers could easily do 0-60mph in 8.5sec's and reach as much as 124mph thanks to a phenomenal power-to-weight ratio. It might not seem much in today's world of production supercars but both these figures eclipse the Sunbeam Alpines  performance figures.  

 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.....

IPMS (UK) Scale Model World 2016

Sat/Sun 12th & 13th November 2016

at the Telford International Centre 



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