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.

News for November 2016

   Preparations for this years Scale model world show are in full swing as the days are counting down now. These preparations have eaten into our model making, and writing, time so only one new model to add to the page this month. The 1940 Fordson WOT1/A1 as used by the USAAF during 1944. 

   Fordson was the name the Ford family gave to a separate company wholly owned by the family and focused on the production of tractors, agricultural vehicles, and later, commercial vehicles. The name is a simple contraction of Ford & Son. 

   With WWII looming Ford were approached by the Government War Office to manufacture vehicles for the British Army, the lorry chassis being known as the WOT series; or War Office Truck series.  

 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.....

South Cheshire Militaire

Sun 26th February 2017

at the The Malbank 6th form College, Welsh Row

Nantwich.

Cheshire.

CW5 5HD


More information at

scmmc.co.uk/militaire

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