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The Howard Brothers Circus Model
|Howard C. Tibbals, with the model he's built over the last 50 years.|
Musee Mecanique model (San Francisco)
(if you want to hear a creepy snippet of music and laughter, go to the Musee Mecanique's website)
|Side shows are kind of fascinating. At some point I'd like to collect some material and do a more detailed post, exploring the topic.|
One more thing....
This is a model/Christmas ornament made by the interestingly named "Mr. Christmas" company, which makes a whole line of fun fair type of kistchy novelties. Its not something I'd usually want, but I bought one because I think they got the scale, layout, and feel right. Its well lit and there are interesting moving pieces in the fore and back grounds. It comes with music! Some Christmas music, and then some standards.. one of them, "The Entertainer" is completely off. They got about 75% of it right... some would say this adds to the charm. I like to keep the sound off, and use the piece for mood lighting.