Route 66 News

Remaking the Nelson Tavern

Willem Bor of the Netherlands won’t be in Lebanon, Mo., until June to dedicate his painstakingly detailed diorama of the old Nelson Tavern in the Lebanon/Laclede County Route 66 Society’s museum.

However, Bor made a video that shows how the Nelson Tavern diorama was done.

Bor’s Web site about his upcoming Route 66 trip is here. More of Bor’s Route 66 miniatures can be seen here, here and here.

One thought on “Remaking the Nelson Tavern

  1. Steve Brant

    Amazing work! I used to build scale models, but nothing like this!

    Hmmm… I wonder what would happen if Willem met Michael Paul Smith (creator of “Elgin Park – http://www.visitelginpark.com/ )?

    They work in almost the same scale (1:25 vs. 1:24). Perhaps they could collaborate on something. To me, “Elgin Park” – although not a real place – keeps the spirit of Route 66 alive in its own way:)

    Congratulations on the fine job you’re doing reproducing Route 66’s history, Willem!

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