The third museum I managed to fit into our recent short holiday was the Hornby Visitor Centre (thanks to Fraxinus for telling me about this). This compact collection features some rare products from the Hornby, Scalextric, Airfix and Corgi archives that will be sure to unearth some cherished childhood memories.
This was an interesting collection and well worth taking the time to visit. I was never much into railways or train sets but if that is your 'thing' you'll love this collection. But with a range of Meccano, Airfix and Scalextric toys on display there is probably something here for everyone.
|Meccano - At one time it seemed as if every boy in Britain had some|
|Scalextric was another childhood favorite and there was a big track set up for visitors to play with...great fun!|
|I had some of these Scalextric Mini's as a kid|
|All about Humbrol. Not my paint of choice today but it was the first paint I used on my mini's back when I started.|
|Airfix Lancaster in trouble|
|A large diorama featuring several Airfix kits showing a Lancaster crew being rescued after ditching|
|Plans and materials for a new kit|
|The tool for injection molding a new kit|
|There is also a lot of Hornby trains and track on display here (not surprisingly)|