I am a big fan of model telescopes. If you are also enamored with them be sure to check out the August 2010 issue of Sky & Telescope magazine for Dan Ryan's article, Modeling the 200-inch Telescope. There you will find the story of how Dan built his model of one of my favorite telescopes.
Below is a photo of his model that did not appear with the article. I am sure that you will agree that Dan did a super job.