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 July 2019

New to the site this month is a Ferrari which although divisive when first released proved to be the model that finally established the Italian firm as a real road car producer; and long may they remain so. 
In another addition to our "Hall of Fame" the 'father of the motor car', Karl Benz, is remembered. A true story of trials, endeavour and eventual success.
1964 Ferrari 330GT 2+2 series 1. 
   
   The first of the 330 range was the “America”, built on a chassis from the 275 with a bigger engine, a great car for cruising but not practical as an all-round motorcar. While most of the 330 series were development projects rather than new designs the 330 GT 2+2, introduced in 1964, was the one truly unique 330 in that it had its own chassis and stylish new bodywork.
    It was even said to be a personal favourite of Enzo Ferrari himself.

Karl Benz

   Born on the 25th of November, 1844, the parish Church records the illegitimate new born under the Germanised surname of his mother, Karl Friedrich Michael Wailand, the surname being more readily seen as Vaillant.

   A year later, on the 16th of November, 1845, Josephine Vaillant married Johann Georg Benz in the Catholic parish Church of St. Stephen, Karlsruhe. Karl’s surname therefore became Benz under German law due to the legal marriage of his parents.

   Then, just eight months later his father died and the struggle to succeed in any walk of life had begun. How did a poor fatherless child rise to become the man who presented the motor car to the world? Read his story to find out.

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.....

 Stafford Salvation Army summer fayre 2019 

Saturday 27th July 2019

           

The Salvation Army Hall,

Faraday Road,

Stafford.

        ST16 3NQ    

find more information at,

facebook.com/staffordsalvationarmy


 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.