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 June 2022


We're adding another model to the virtual museum this month, the ADO14; sorry, the Austin 'Maxi'. Perhaps not a classic British car but certainly a classic British kit.  

       As usual, click on the photos for more information.

1969 Austin 'Maxi'.

   The Austin ‘Maxi’, had been in development since 1965 and finally launched in the Spring of 1969. It was the last of Sir Alec Issigonis' car designs to go into production and the first new design released under the British Leyland Motor Corporation. Not exactly a success or a 'classic' the Maxi was innovative and had great potential.

   Sadly, that potential wasn't fulfilled, for various reasons. Today the Maxi has loyal band of followers who will enthusiastically tell the virtues of the car to anyone willing to listen. 

   Perhaps the Maxi is another case of ‘much potential, little attention’; from BL and the buying public. 

Cortina, Morris Minor and driver figure kits are all in stock and available through us directly, in the UK, 

                 or worldwide through the ebay Global Shipping Program. 

 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.