Author Archives: Philip Webb

About Philip Webb

Chairman of the International Society of Meccanomen

Finishing a project …….

The last 10% of a project always seems the hardest – or is that just me? Months – even years – can be spent on a model only to run into the sand on the home straight. It might be … Continue reading

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Building Bridges

There’s something about bridges – it may be the sense of adventure they offer – a chance to see what is on the other side which would otherwise be unreachable. It may be the history they represent. Or it may … Continue reading

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Autumn Days

The late Dowager Duchess of Devonshire (of Chatsworth House, Derbyshire) used to say that in her later years when she and her contemporaries met up for a social gathering, these events always began with what she called “our organ recital”. … Continue reading

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Suzuki GSX 1300R

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Some models take a long time to come to fruition. This one began from my ambition to build another bike with 4.25″ tyres Years ago I tackled the rear suspension and came up with a version of the modern swinging … Continue reading

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Cable Stayed Bridge

Cable Stayed Bridge   Those of us of a certain age will always remember our local cycle/toy/hardware shop and its tempting displays. In the run-up to Christmas there would often be a marvellous Meccano model in the window, often lit … Continue reading

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Laughton-in-the-Autumn

If a trip to the Henley show is the last day of Summer, then the run up to the quaintly-named village of Laughton-en-le-Morthern is surely the first day of autumn for Meccano modellers. The stylish residents of Henley-upon-Thames are usually … Continue reading

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An Australian Kenworth Truck and Trailer

Now here is a model which has been a long time coming. Some bits of it like the design for the sleeper cab and the seats have been around for a while, and so has much of the running gear. … Continue reading

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Summer in Skegness!

The first weekend in July has been a fixture in many diaries for nearly forty years – that was when people from all over the UK and far beyond gathered in the Embassy Theatre, Skegness, for a vast display of … Continue reading

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A Special Week-end

This coming Saturday is a special day, so I thought I ought to get modelling something appropriate. No, not the Cup Final, it’s the Spring Meeting of the North Midlands Meccano Guild! But what to make? Well, for once a … Continue reading

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Clubbing

I’m alarmed to see just how long it is since I last posted here! A sign of just how busy life has been with leadership in two churches, two growing grandchildren to help care for, and much more besides. But … Continue reading

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