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 your modelling,     Rod and Ian

News for October 2021

     We are looking forward to the IPMS (UK) "Scale Model World" show which has now been confirmed as going ahead. But before that is the Blue Lamp Model Expo in Birmingham at the Tally-Ho Conference Centre, Pershore road, Birmingham. B5 7RN. for more information see 

https://westmidspoliceclub.com/events/blue-lamp-scale-model-expo/

      Photo albums from the two shows can be found on our face book albums page so please drop by and say hello. 

       Additions for this month are from very different in almost every way 

       Click on the photos for more information.

1904 Panhard et Levassor '70'  
   
    P&L were once the premier French racing marque, feared by everyone on the racing route and expected to win every time. Since the earliest races and trials Panhard cars had always done well; until the 1904 Coupe International trials in the Ardennes. 

    Note the experimental radiator that adorns the front of the car instead of the flat front honeycomb radiator of the previous years car. 
    Read the story of this car and find out how the history of Panhard et Levassor was suddenly, and unexpectedly, altered.    

1980 Mini City

   The Mini was one of the worlds longest selling production cars. Like the Beetle and the 2CV it lasted over forty years in production and evolved throughout that time just the same.  

   British Leyland was struggling in the 1980s with all sorts of different international deals on the books to keep them afloat. The Mini was one a home grown car still on the books and to boost interest BL, like Rover in the 1990s, made several efforts to reinvent their classic design with new names and limited edition models. 

Remember 

Cortina kits are in stock and, like our driver figures, are available through us

                    directly, in the UK, 

                       or worldwide through the ebay Global Shipping Program. 

Please note :-

                              Morris Minor kits are currently out of stock

 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.