Welcome to the Internet's Model Engine Museum; home of the Miniature Engineering Museum. Our promise is to keep as many of our treasures on exhibit as possible so we have updated our Internet Museum Photo Gallery to include over 240 photos of the finest craftsmanship in miniature engineering the world has to offer. We are constantly adding new items for our exhibits and we will update the photo gallery as we continue to grow. Please visit our MEM Internet Museum often as we have new exhibits planned for the future.
Currently we have 229 engines on exhibit at the Craftsmanship Museum in Carlsbad CA. We plan to add new items soon. Please visit their Internet Museum, or visit their physical museum, located at 3190 Lionshead Avenue, Carlsbad CA. 92010 (760) 727-9492. Either way you will witness some of the most spectacular works of miniature engineering art that have ever been assembled in one place.
Our largest and most extensive exhibit to date was located at Denver International Airport from April 14 through September 10, 2006. We displayed 140 engines in 29 glass cases along the International walkway dubbed the 'Bridge'. DIA named the exhibit 'HorsePower in Small Packages' and 43,000 people
would pass through the Bridge every day. Shortly after we opened I received a phone call from Colleen Fanning (DIA Art Program Director) who reported the strange phenomena that people were showing up to view the exhibit...and they were not ticketed passengers. They just came to the airport to visit the MEM exhibit. Colleen Fanning states our exhibit is still the most popular exhibit ever at Denver International Airport.
In March 2004 about 40 engines were placed on exhibit at Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix, AZ. Sky Harbor named the display 'Engineering Miniatures' and it was scheduled for a six-month stay. At that time Sky Harbor was visited by about 39 million people a year and the popularity of these exhibits is measured by public response via telephone, mail, or emails. Lennee Eller (Art Program Director) said the public response was so good that after six months she moved the exhibit from Terminal 4 to Terminal 3 for another seven-month stay. Again its popularity gained momentum and seven months later the Engineering Miniatures exhibit was extended another 10 months; making it one of the most popular and longest-term exhibits at Sky Harbor International Airport.
The exhibit of 18 engines at Deer Valley Airport (sister to Sky Harbor) opened in April 2004 and remained on exhibit through April of 2005. In June 2005 the Deer Valley exhibit was relocated to Good Year Airport in Good Year, AZ where it remained until June of 2006.