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 April 2019

New to the site this month is a common car from the UK roads of the 1960s. A triumph by name, and featuring some advanced features, it was perhaps a triumph in other ways too.

1959 Triumph Herald saloon. 
      
   The Coventry based company Triumph began making bicycles in 1887 and like many of the early cycle manufacturers they moved into motor cars.  The earliest Triumphs were mainly conventionally engineered and conservatively styled small and medium-sized saloons. 
   The Herald 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-#… not names. 
      A good range of bright modern colours complimented the body shape and optional extras like twin SU carburettors, front disc brakes, Telaflo shock absorbers, leather seats, a wood veneered dashboard, and later a sunroof, gave the Herald purchaser an opportunity for a thoroughly modern looking car. 
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 is 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
    
   AND, take a look at our other collections via our "Visit the halls" page.
   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.

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

 Shropshire Model show 2019 

Sunday 7th April 2018.

         

RAF Museum, Cosford.

Lysander Ave,

Cosford,

Shifnal.

        TF11 8UP    

find more information at,

http://shropmodels.org.uk/index_files/Page698.htm


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