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His own Radiator Springs

Inspired by the “Cars” movie, Roy Martinez Jr. of La Habra, Calif., is building a train-model set of the fictional Route 66 town of Radiator Springs. Here are some photos he e-mailed:

Martinez says he’s spent about 400 hours building the set, and he isn’t done. He needs to add detail work, finish Fillmore’s building, and install the toy rail lines. He’s going to use both N and HO scale railroads in the set.


12 thoughts on “His own Radiator Springs

  1. TM

    That is AWESOME!!!! Fillmore’s Geodesic Dome could be a real challenge. But clearly Martinez laughs in the face of challenge. Just amazing.

    1. Roy Martinez Jr

      Thank you, I have completed a whole bunch more on Ramones side of the blvd, I wasnt, but I did build all but one building on that side of the street. I extended the table because I ran out of room, now I begin luigi’;s side of the street, but there arent many still pictures of that side of the street. I can only stop the movie and hope to get a short glimps, so I will do as best I can, any pictures of luigis side of the street would be appreciated, then once we finish, a train with a micro mini cam for a moving tour of RADIATOR SPRINGS. will be installed on the choo-choo

  2. Luke

    Well done on making that Radiator Springs model, it looks amaizing!
    I am going to try and make one myself. could you please tell me how you made the cones from the cosy cone and what you made sarges surplus hut and Doc’s clinic from.
    If you could answer i would be very greatful.


  3. eric t

    Very nice I’m also into miniature RS.If you want to see my town let me know i spent over 3 years on it

    1. Luke

      That is the best model i have ever seen! it all looks so realistic. love how you made docs clinic and sarges surplus hut. i am half way through making mine but have now run out of room 🙁

    2. Mike

      Eric T

      got an updated link to the pics of your Radiator Springs? The above FB link doesn’t work anymore.


  4. Luke

    thanks that is absaloutly amaizing! what did you make sarges surplus hut and docs clinic from? Also have you expanded flos V8 cafe, if so please tell me how.

    1. eric

      Sorry luke don’t go often on this site but if you were the one that try to contact on facebook sorry i didn’t realize it was you.doc’s place was made out of styrofoam carved sanded and painted.sarge is made of a half a coffee can.see ya on facebook u got my page

  5. Joseph

    Any updated pictures of the Radiator Springs Diorama? I am currently thinking about making one for my 4 year old so am open to ideas. I have some small orange cones that came with a lightning McQueen bike that i figure should be the perfect size for the cozy cone rooms.

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