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The Queen’s Doll’s House: built in the 1920s … showcasing contributions from 1,500 of the finest craftsmen and manufacturers of the day, this was not your average doll’s house ... ‘There was bathrooms, a garage, cellars, a vault, kitchens, it’s simply the most spectacular doll’s house anywhere in the world’ … including 700 paintings … real jewellers and goldsmiths … a library an envy of any book club ... no detail was too small … ‘electricity was installed throughout the house’ … proper taps with hot and cold running water … even the cellar is the real deal. Secrets of the Royal Palaces III, Channel 5 2021
It could well be that what we are looking at [moon landing] are films of realistic models. We have no means of knowing if they were actually taken on the lunar surface or whether what we are watching is part of the simulation exercise and the training exercise. Marcus Allen
It [moon landing] was filmed in a TV studio. There’s absolutely no doubts whatsoever about that. And the way that this film was created was by the use of models. Marcus Allen
I’m proud to be a railway modeller. It means more to me to be on the cover of Model Railroader than to be on the cover of a music magazine. Rod Stewart
A scaled-down model of St Peter’s Basilica was constructed in Rome from 10,000,000 used aluminium cans. Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! 2006
For more than a century some of us have been captivated by the miniature world of the model railway. Timeshift: The Joy of (Train) Sets, BBC 2013
The British love of model railways is etched into our historical obsession with the real thing. ibid.
Bassett-Lowke introduced them to the new model world. ibid.
The distinction between toy and model was an important one to Bassett-Lowke’s clients. ibid.
Frank Hornby – a compulsive inventor, in 1901 Hornby had created a design that would change the toy industry for ever – called Meccano it made him very rich. ibid.
Hornby’s new trains were a far cry from Bassett-Lowke’s detailed models. ibid.
In the 1950s one company – Tri-ang Robex - aimed their trains at working-class wallets. ibid
Bound up with the urge to recover something lost. ibid.
Model railways became the preserve of adults. ibid.
Models of Flying Scotsman help spread its reputation across the country. Toy manufacturers like Hornby and Bassett-Lowke quickly found the Flying Scotsman became its most popular product. The Flying Scotsman: A Rail Romance, BBC 2017
With this [Patrick Swayze’s personal model train]. We’re gonna run a track through the woods and across the border and load the weed on to the freight carts. It’s going to be easy. Trailer Park Boys s7e5: The Mustard Tiger
Janitor Witnesses Swayzie Express Robbery: Janitor Saw ‘Greasy Looking’ Canadians in Parking Lot On Drugs. Swayzie offers $50,000 reward for return of prize model train. Trailer Park Boys s7e8: Let the Liquor do the Thinking, Bangor Daily News front cover