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Model Engineering Showcase

7 September 2018

A celebration of model engineering at The National Maritime Museum Cornwall, Falmouth. See stunning models, expert live demonstrations and even get involved with activities for all ages.

The Model Engineering Showcase will be an exciting event bringing together members of Cornwall’s varied and diverse modelling community and providing an exclusive spectacle for visitors to the museum.

Visitors will be able to see the full spectrum of model engineering, from working steam locomotives and model boat building through to the more modern gadgets including aeroplanes and helicopters.

There is an action packed programme planned with exhibits from over 15 clubs and societies who will be present exhibiting their work. In total nearly 200 models will be on display. There will also be a range of modelling activities on offer for visitors including plastic kit make and take sessions and the popular museum scrapheap challenge.

Olie Crediton, the Museum’s Boat Curator at the National Maritime Museum Cornwall said:

“This will be a great day out for all the family, one children of all ages will love. If you are interested in modelling yourself, would enjoy seeing working models in action or simply want to rekindle your childhood memories, you will find something amongst the many diverse types of modelling on display to admire. If you are not already a modeller hopefully the exhibition will fire your imagination to build something yourself and enjoy one of these satisfying hobbies.”

Andy Wyke, Boat Manager at the National Maritime Museum Cornwall said:

“This event promises to be a fantastic and unique opportunity to see the best of Cornwall’s diverse modelling scene all in one venue. Coupled with an exciting programme of activities, there really will be something inspiring for everyone.”   

Pat Howard, Museum volunteer and a member of the NMMC Modellers division said: 

“We are delighted that this Model Engineering Showcase is returning to the Maritime Museum in Falmouth and that its scope has widened from boats and ships to new sections on aero engineering and model railways. It presents a golden opportunity for anyone of any age who has the slightest hint of an interest in model engineering to learn what is happening in Cornwall all the year round, put the date in your diary now

Clubs and societies participating include:

  • City of Truro Mariners

  • David Fortey with his model of the Aircraft Carrier Ark Royal

  • Helston and Falmouth Model Railway Club  

  • Falmouth Society of Railway Modellers

  • West Cornwall Model Railway Group (N gauge)

  • RC Cornwall Flyers

  • Redruth District Model Flying Club

  • Camborne Pond Hoppers

  • Hayle Model Railway Club

  • Hayle Model Boat Club

  • Norman Leighton with his model trains

  • Falmouth Model Boat Club

  • Mick French with his model Ocean Liners

  • Richard Bowden with his model ships

  • Perranporth and District Model Engineering Society

  • Cornish Scale Modellers/IPMS West Cornwall

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