Author Archives: Philip Webb

About Philip Webb

Chairman of the International Society of Meccanomen

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Harley Davidson

Like Simon and Garfunkel, Morcambe and Wise, Laurel and Hardy, some names just go together and in their pairing evoke all sorts of memories. Mention Harley and Davidson in the same breath – and how could you not? – and … Continue reading

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Stuart the Minion

Another Minion? We’ve looked at these little creatures here before, and when I took “Kevin” along to the recent show at the Abbey Pumping Station in Leicester he provoked many squeals of delight from the children who walked into the … Continue reading

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We have lift-off!

So, the latest model made it and was duly delivered to the organisers of the London Model Engineering Exhibition. There was that awkward moment when I wondered if I could actually get it out of the room where I’d assembled … Continue reading

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An elite hotel room – in a crane!

Harlingen is a municipality and a city in the northern Netherlands, in the province of Friesland on the Wadden Sea. An old town with a long history of fishing and shipping and a current population of 15,769, it received city … Continue reading

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