To me the people who design, create, build, manufacture, sell, photograph, and talk about the field of carnival and circus modeling are doing a service to help keep the history of our traveling amusement industry alive. For that reason I have added this page and welcome anyone involved to submit their website, blog, or social media page so I can help bring attention to their work. This page will have room for manufacturers and professional builders as well as the individual model builder or fan.
Carnival Historical & Model Builders Society
Since its founding in 1966, the purpose of the organization has been to preserve carnival history through model building; historical research & documentation; and archiving memorabilia. Their publication CARNIVAL MIDWAY is printed every two months and includes historical articles, modeling plans, photographs, new member data, member ads, current news, etc. Back issues are available for $4 each plus postage.
Annual dues are $25 for US residents, $30 for Canadian residents, and $35 for residents of all other countries. We hope you will consider joining the Carnival Historical & Model Builders Society!
Fred Heatley, Treasurer 864-575-2110
1922 Neely Ferry Rd.
Laurens, SC 29360
Model Kits in H-O Scale, over 65 kits now available for you to assemble. Three to four new kits coming out. O Guage and N Gauge models are coming with in the year.
Ronald Hamm 763-566-7814
7332 Drew Ave North
Brooklyn Park, MN 55443
Presents his models of Powers Magical Midways which includes about 55 rides, 10 ticket boxes, entrance gate, light towers, etc. Ray is a passionate builder of carnival models made for his enjoyment and that of his friends and family.
21000 Blunt Rd
Germantown, MD 20876