Chasewater Railway Museum – Matchstick Models

Chasewater Railway Museum 

Matchstick Models

No.9 & Directors' Coach

No.9 & Directors’ Coach

Some of our ever-popular exhibits are the matchstick models built and loaned by Peter Marshall.  The model above is of the Bass No.9 loco with the Directors’ Coach, the real version is in the National Brewery Centre, Burton-upon-Trent.

In addition to the models loaned to our museum, the owner has other models which we may also loan at some future date.  To give some indication of the work involved, below is a photo of the model of the ‘Duchess of Sutherland’ which is 48 inches long and contains 35,000 matches!


The last three photos are of Peter’s later models, when he started using cardboard instead of matchsticks!  They are amazing!

The models in the museum are the Bass loco and coach, the Jinty and the coal wagon.  As a matter of interest, the frames of the cases are also made from matchsticks.



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