Author Archives: Philip Webb

About Philip Webb

Chairman of the International Society of Meccanomen

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

Posted in Trucks | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Sheffield Meccano Guild | Leave a comment

Hands-on exhibitions

Did you ever go to London’s Science Museum as a child? One of the best bits was being able to turn handles, press buttons and make things happen! Sadly many Meccano shows are characterised by signs saying “Do Not Touch!”, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Is this the end?

Being a Baptist minister I am no stranger to funerals, but like everyone I am occasionally given cause to pause and think when news comes through of the passing of another of our number. Are there more “Meccano” funerals now … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Model Building Technology

From the very early days of “The International Meccanoman”, the journal of the International Society of Meccanomen, “Model Building Technology” has been a must-read feature for any keen Meccano builder. Sharing the latest hints and tips on Meccano model building … Continue reading

Posted in The International Society of Meccanomen | 1 Comment

We have wings….

So the next project grows – one wing is now four and the model is much more recognisable. With a model fuselage PhotoShopped in to sit between the four wings the X-wing is now instantly recognisable. so now to the … Continue reading

Posted in Space | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

In a shipyard, long, long ago ….

Sometimes it takes a while for a model to move from seed to bud to flower – this is something I have considered for many a long year and it is finally beginning to develop into something. This began as … Continue reading

Posted in Space | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Dinner, dinnner, dinner, dinner ……

I’ve always been a Batman fan, preferring the original art-deco gothic world of the Dark Knight to the technicolour American dream of some of the other superheroes. I’ve had my favourite artists, too – much preferring the art of people … Continue reading

Posted in Cars | Tagged , , | Leave a comment