Get Ready for the Holidays

The museum will be closed

Thanksgiving Day, November 24th

But will be open Friday & Saturday

November 25th & 26th, 9am – 4pm

Have a Wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday!


1/6 scale model 1932 Duesenberg SJ.

by Louis Chenot

Without doubt, the finest automotive model ever made taking 20,000 hours (10 years, 40 hours a week) to create the more than 6000 scratch built parts.


1/6 scale Holbrook Model C Lathe

By Alfred Mellows

This working 1/6 scale model of a Holbrook Model C lathe, took a lifetime to complete. Completed in 2003, it has won numerous awards and featured in Model Engineer’s Workshop magazine.

Visit the Museum

Thursday through Saturday, 9 AM to 4 PM
3190 Lionshead Avenue, Carlsbad, California
Phone: 760-727-9492
Admission is Free (Donations gratefully accepted)
CLICK HERE for a map and directions.

Introducing Thomas Garing

Introducing Thomas Garing

After years of admiring and collecting information on the 1960’s vintage P&H model 1015 crawler mounted crane, Tom...

Kids Free San Diego

Kids Free San Diego

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L&L General Store by Loren Scheer

L&L General Store by Loren Scheer

Now on display at the museum, Loren’s General Store originally began life as a 4-room doll house over 40 years ago. While...

New Arrivals – 12 New Engines

New Arrivals – 12 New Engines

Now on display, 12 New engines from the Paul Knapp collection. Builders include Seidel, Hoagland, Howell, Riggle,...

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