Eddie Heath, from Dilhorne in Staffordshire, built the Buckingham Palace replica from a thousand wooden pallets donated by local companies.
In the past, he's built models of Big Ben, the Tower of London and the White House, but will now hang up his hammer.
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A cool and dry morning with sunshine, but well-scattered showers are likely to develop during the day with the odd heavy one possible later
Generally dry and sunny throughout the morning after a frosty start. Scattered showers this afternoon.
Mark Williams from Wolverhampton was on a trekking expedition when the earthquake struck, and his family have not heard from him since.