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Model Model Village

...and model model model village. And...
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Not far from home is a Model Village, apparently a successful tourist attraction. I don’t know if this is a peculiarly British thing, but I know there are some number of these across the country. See the film Hot Fuzz for an example.

At a rough guess, the model buildings are 1:50 scale. It’s not an exact model of a particular village (although I believe there are some that are) but does have some recognisable local buildings.

I’m planning to make a donation: a 1:50 scale model of the model village. They can have it on the condition that it’s actually displayed within the model village, and I’ll need to know exactly where, because within the model I make, I’ll need to include a tiny model of the model of the model.

Frankx, Oct 02 2019

Big Pineapple https://en.wikipedi.../wiki/Big_Pineapple
[Frankx, Oct 02 2019]

The second rule of model train layouts: No nesting https://xkcd.com/878/
[hippo, Oct 02 2019]

Bourton-on-the-Water model village https://images.app....l/4dwCxpEm3cFdR1CDA
[hippo, Oct 02 2019]


       Recursion [+].
8th of 7, Oct 02 2019

       Interesting concept. At some point, it will be possible to produce the model model model... using one of those atom- moving gizmotrons.   

       I hear that Rentisham's is going in the other direction. As you're doubtless aware, the Rentisham's factory is located in the Rentisham Village, which was built by the company's founder to house the workers from the factory. The weather in that part of the country has always been pretty foul and so, to solve this problem and reduce heating bills, Rentisham's is sponsoring the construction of a 1:50 scale model of the Rentisham's factory. It will be built over the existing factory and village, protecting all from the inclement elements.   

       If this scheme works out well, it may be expanded, starting with the construction of 50:1 replica of Rentisham's covered stockyard and gacking shed. This would enclose the neighbouring village of Fopp's Bottom.
MaxwellBuchanan, Oct 02 2019

       I’m thinking of offering a donation to “The Big Pineapple” tourist attraction in Woombye, Queensland too. I can’t decide whether it’ll be an 800m tall pineapple model, or a... well... pineapple-sized model.
Frankx, Oct 02 2019

       In the Cotswolds, in the very attractive town of Bourton-on-the-Water, there is a model representing Bourton-on- the-Water. This model contain a tiny model of the model, which in turns contains a tinier model of the model of the model (see link).
hippo, Oct 02 2019

       [hippo]; you beat me to it. xkcd knows all.
neutrinos_shadow, Oct 02 2019

       It's possible to calculate the quantization limit below which pushing quarks around limits the smallest model that can be created.
8th of 7, Oct 02 2019

       [neutrino] yay!
[8th] that’s the “Matryoshka Limit” in the linked XKCD - you can’t achieve more than six levels of nested model train layout
hippo, Oct 02 2019

       Thank you thank you all. This is so good, I know it makes the idea already baked, but please can I leave it up?
Frankx, Oct 02 2019

       That is your call. Unless someone [ marks - it - for - deletion ] and a moderator drops the hammer then it probably won't take up that much server space. (+)   


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