Jan McCollum's dioramas - an amazing tour of a unique art form.
Years ago, Jan McCollum helped a friend build a dollhouse, and his passion for creating small scale pieces began. He became fascinated with the never‑ending possibilities. Jan has combined this interest in dioramas (miniature scale three-dimensional models) and his love for railroads (both replicas and the real ones!). With this, Jan created a number of train and railroad themed dioramas. He has built models for collectors, enthusiasts and hobbyists – especially railroad bridges. Jan was commissioned to build some model bridges for the Carnegie Museum in Pittsburg for a large diorama.
He has probably made at least 50 original models and countless kits over 30 years. During the meeting, we will see several of Jan’s creations including a 1/4" scale diorama of Mansfield Depot set in the 1950's - where he grew up. Be sure to tune in to this fascinating demonstration!
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Meeting ID: 891 4724 3730
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