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)|
My kids love meccano and happy spend hours bolting bits together. The only shameisthey have the new all plastic type.ReplyDelete
Will this madness never end?ReplyDelete
Yep... Lego's the same. You could build things with it when we were kids now its practically moulded parts!ReplyDelete
I loved my Dads Meccano. We are from Canada. I still do all my painting with Humbrol. As to Airfix, I guess it was an in to wargaming. I had a bunch of the 1:32 scale soldiers painted up.ReplyDelete
Great post - lots of nostalgia.ReplyDelete
Hadn't heard of this. It looks like some of the things were also displayed at James May's Toy Fair which I went to a few years ago.ReplyDelete
Great stuff. And I still paint everything using Humbrol paint!
Gives me some nostalgia of my childhood ...
Glad you enjoyed it Lee it is a good blast through nostalgia and great photo's!ReplyDelete
ps thanks for the mention!ReplyDelete