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.

 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

New for January 2019

New items going into our Museum website this month are a conversion of the Airfix Triumph Herald kit to recreate a coupe that rallied for the works team in some of the worlds toughest rallies.
Also going into the website is a model of a vehicle so familiar on the roads of Britain it has become a byword for all large utility vans, the 'Transit' van.
1959 Triumph Herald Coupe Rally car. 
  
   1959 was a notable year for the British motoring public as the Austin Mini, the Ford Anglia 105E and the Triumph Herald were all launched into the very competitive small saloon car market. The first to meet the public was the Triumph Herald.

   The choice of name suggests the car was originally intended for marketing as a “Standard”. Their range had the Ensign, Pennant and Standard itself so "Herald" fits the bill as a Standard car. Triumphs were “TR” plus numerals… not names!

   Standard-Triumph entered two early production coffee coloured Triumphs Herald coupes in the 1959 Alpine Rally and both the Heralds finished the 2,400 mile rally. The #101 car driven by ‘Tiny’ Lewis finished 9th overall and had no penalty points at all, so they won themselves a highly coveted Coupe des Alpes.

   The Alpine Rally was a greater test of car and driver than any other rally, so much so that in 1958 Autocar magazine carried the lines :- "without doubt, the Alpine Rally was one of the most formidable motoring events of any type in the international calendar."

1979 Ford "Transit" Van.

   In 1965 Ford was in the process of merging the British, German and Irish divisions of the Ford Motor Company, a process that would be finalised in 1967 with the formation Ford of Europe. The first vehicle to be released in co-operation between the members was the Transit van, officially born in 1965.
   Further enhanced with the "face lift" version in August, 1977, the second-generation Transit ran from 1977 to 1986 and was officially called the "Transit ​1978 1⁄2".
   To the man on the street ,it was simply, the Mark 2. 
   At Scale model World last November we had the great pleasure of meeting DeeEss, "the plastic Mechanic", from YouTubes 494 Garage. 
   He made a video of his trip to SMW and particularly of our display. He's given us permission to link the video on our site and we do urge everyone to check it, and other 494 Garage videos, out.
   The 2018 IPMS (UK) "Scale Model World" show was a fantastic show and this video gives a great view of Motor Museum in Miniature display as well as one man's visit to SMW 2018.
Finally.....
Our 1/24th scale kit of the 1958-62 Morris Minor is available worldwide, through us directly or on ebay. As well as the standard resin castings, clear resin will be used for all glazing, avoiding the stress of cutting vacform parts; £80 is a bargain. 
Don't forget to check our expanding events calendar. To see if we will be near you this year look at our
    
   Don't forget to look at our other collections via our "Visit the halls" page.

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

 South Cheshire Militaire 2019 

Sunday 24th February 2018.

         

Malbank 6th form college,

Welsh Row

Nantwich,

Cheshire.

        CW5 5HD    

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