Monthly Archives: April 2012

Chris Foss, visionary artist for the Space Generation

I’ve just bought a copy of “Hardware – the definitive SF works of Chris Foss” – an ideal read on a wet and stormy afternoon. A massive piece of work of 240 pages, it lovingly pictures the incredible visions of … Continue reading

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Mercury Atlas


Mercury Atlas Launch complex in Meccano

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Automotive-style handbrake

One of a series of gadgets that I have toyed with – executive toys of a sort! Take a 7 hole Strip and bolt a 1” x 1½” Corner Bracket to one end, and back the arm of this with … Continue reading

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Released from Liberty

So, after a month in their shop window in London, my display models were safely returned by Liberty’s to Meccano UK, and Greg and I made another round trip to pick them up and bring them home. You might think … Continue reading

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The Eagle had landed ….

The Apollo Lunar Landing Module In 2009 I was in nostalgic mood – probably because I was facing a significant birthday that summer!  Time to look back to days when the future seemed full of hope, any dream was possible … Continue reading

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Sheffield in the Spring

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Well, not quite Sheffield– more like the lovely rural setting of the village hall in the exotically named Laughton-en-le_Morthen. That was the recent Spring meeting of the Sheffield MeccanoGuild, one of the great English Meccano Clubs for enthusiasts young and … Continue reading

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Taking Liberty’s

Meccanomen do get some interesting opportunities! Liberty’s, the big London department store on Great Marlborough Street just off Regent Street decided to have a shop window display through March featuring Meccano! This was to help launch a kids fashion range rather … Continue reading

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