Marcos and I had a fun visit to the Suncoast Center for Fine Scale Modeling. This place is a hidden gem. If you are at all interested in model railroading, (or maybe your Dad or Grandfather had model trains in the basement,) or if your little ones love trains, you will love this “museum.” They also have other types of models and military scenes on display as well. If you’re in the Tampa area, it’s worth the trip.
Marcos and I had a smile on our faces from the time we walked in, until the time we left. I couldn’t help but create story lines in my head for all the different little scenes. It almost has a Disney quality to it.
And if you have any questions, the guys are right there. They even offer classes.
My Grandfather had a train table set up in the basement, and my Dad is still planning to build one, so it was sort of nostalgic for me.
The details are incredible. These guys are super talented.
I imagine you could visit several times, and see something new each time…
I think the lumberjacks are named Ernie and Bert.
Uncle Herb’s Place is based on a true story, lol. I love the guy trying to escape through the window.
Everything looks so real. It’s amazing.
They say “No Girlz” now, but just wait until they’re big enough to go to the Pool Hall.
There’s some “Hanky-Panky” going on at Palmer’s. It seems as if the girls are doing a little more than just dancing.
Looks like some of the gals have repented! Too funny.
I love it!
I wonder how many hours went into creating this? How many months…?
Many of the displays have moving people, flickering lights and sound FX, to make it all come to life.
The other models on display are equally impressive.
They even have a few “dollhouse” room boxes.
You can visit their website here for hours and more information.