Here’s a wonderful opportunity for those who love Makers of Small Scale Things! After a decade of work and organization, the Suncoast Center for Fine Scale Modeling, is opening this weekend in a recently renovated 7,800-square-foot facility in Odessa. Established to “ promote the art of fine scale modeling, and to share ideas, methods and techniques for the advancement of the hobby,” the center features models by notable model builders and artisans from around the world, including Brian Nolan,Richard Schmitt,Frank Palmer, and Steve Pettit, and currently houses:
- The Sundance Central Fn3 Railroad
- Muskrat Ramble On30 Railroad
- Dolly Varden On30 Railroad
- The Silverton Central Sn3 Railroad
“We have created something where people can come see some of the finest modeling in the world,” Dave Revelia, a retired Largo firefighter and one of six model train enthusiasts who have created the center, told the Tampa Bay Times.
Visit the Center free this weekend! Visit finescalemodeling.org for details.