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More Route 66 miniatures from Willem Bor

Willem Bor of the Netherlands, who has gained renown for his exacting miniatures of Route 66 landmarks, recently has completed or is about to finish three more small-scale sites on the Mother Road.

Bor recently finished another Route 66 trip, which you can read here.

I have to admit, the reproductions are so good, I barely could tell Bor’s re-creations from the real thing.

One is of Mr. D’z restaurant in Kingman, Arizona:

Mr. D'z, Kingman model

Another is the long-closed Texaco station in Glenrio, Texas:

Texaco station, Glenrio

Finally, here’s Tee Pee Curios in Tucumcari, New Mexico:

Teepee Curios, Tucumcari model

Bor also hopes a few museums along Route 66 can take a few of his miniatures off his hands. He explained in an email:

We live is an apartment that is not so big so we need to get rid of a few models because we really have a lack of space! I can’t make any more models and I like to!!

[…] I like to donate them to Route 66 Museums (not to companies or individuals). The museums only have to pay for used materials and shipping costs.

If you’re the curator of a Route 66 museum, email Willem at bordesign(at)planet(dot)nl to make arrangements. Many of his models also may be seen here.

Here are the models available. You can email Willem for photos if you want a closer look:

  • Lucille’s Service Station, Hydro, Oklahoma (scale 1:25)
  • Rich & Creamy, Joliet, Illinois (scale 1:25)
  • The Mill, Lincoln, Illinois (scale 1:25)
  • Mr. D’z, Kingman, Arizona (scale 1:40)
  • Cool Springs Camp, Oatman, Arizona (scale 1:25)
  • Dairy King, Commerce, Oklahoma (scale 1:25)
  • Super Service Station, Alanreed, Texas (scale 1:25)
  • Diner at Twin Arrows, near Winona, Arizona (scale 1:25)
  • Tee Pee Curios, Tucumcari, New Mexico (scale 1:40)
  • Snow Cap Drive-In, Seligman, Arizona (scale 1:25)

(Images courtesy of Willem Bor)

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