Former Disney creative guru, Mike Cozart has unveiled the first prototype in his tremendous series of space-age kits for scale model train enthusiasts. The fictitious but authentic "Aloha Lanes" bowling alley features an A-framed coffee shop and "Pele Room" cocktail lounge.
Also in the works are 1/8th (HO scale) modern department stores, shopping centers, a movie theater and a car dealership. Mike based his miniature objets d'architecture on real buildings that fascinated him as a kid growing up in San Diego. For me, this is one of the spiffiest new "gotta-have-its" that I've encountered in a long time. Obviously, one doesn't have to be a Model Railroader to appreciate them.