If you think Wimborne Model Town is small – it’s going to get smaller, although thankfully the original one will remain.
Plans are well underway for the construction of a new ‘Model of the Model’ to celebrate the charity attraction’s 70th anniversary season in 2022.
The model, which is a 100th scale construction of the existing miniature buildings, will be laid out behind the Cornmarket area representing the original location of the Model Town open from 1952 to 1983.
The new mini-model, which consists of over 100 shops, banks, pubs, the Minster and the King’s Head Hotel, is being produced from 3D printed Polylactide derived from plant based renewable resources. The new project answers the perennial question posed by visitors ‘where is the model of the model town?’ and with the digital technology employed, could even lead to the development of an even smaller 1000th scale replica.
Penri Jones, project leader and Model Town trustee said: “It is very enjoyable to be taking Wimborne Model Town forward with this new platinum anniversary undertaking. It has only been made possible by utilising the many varied talents of our volunteer team.”
Heading up the painting is Becky Campbell from the Winter Workshop group with onsite groundwork being undertaken by Model Town maintenance volunteers with the assistance of contractor, Jay Angus.
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