Category Archives: North Midlands Meccano Guild

Meeting just north-east of Nottingham in Oxton 3 times a year

An elite hotel room – in a crane!

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All done for another year

So there we are for another year – the Meccanomen and (women) of Skegex have packed up their tents  and stolen away into the night …  It really is a mammoth operation to put on a show that size but … Continue reading

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Hildred’s Shopping Centre, Skegness

First pictures arrived this morning via Drop Box of the Skegness display of Meccano models that I provided for Meccano UK’s  advertising agency, currently filling a vacant shop window in the Hildred’s Centre. Thanks to Red Brick for these! Looking … Continue reading

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Skegness here we come!

So it is that time of year again when modellers are frantically putting the finishing touches to their models and displays in the hope that they will perform as expected after the long haul up (across or down) to Skegness. … Continue reading

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Skegness here we come!

The excitement mounts! The first weekend in July is almost here. I have made the trek east for many years as a day visitor and photographer, but for the first time ever I am booked in as an exhibitor at … Continue reading

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Smile, please!

Last Saturday was the spring meeting of the North Midlands Meccano Guild, so I made the familiar journey over to Oxton with a couple of models. As my homage to “Convoy” continues to grow, this time I took my GMC … Continue reading

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Fighting through the snow …

It’s not unknown for there to be a bit of snow in the verges when it comes to the January meeting of NMMG, but I have never seen a meeting like this! After repeated snow showers on successive days there … Continue reading

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Space, the final frontier

Well, actually it was lack of space that proved the barrier! With the prospect of the autumn season opening (for me) with the next NMMG I have been busy working away at my latest model, the promised rebuild of the … Continue reading

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Oh we do like to be beside the seaside …

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So the great Skegness exhibition weekend has come and gone for another year. As the roads across Nottinghamshire improve the journey gets easier – I love the new dual carriageway from Bingham to Newark – but the trek across much … Continue reading

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Skegness here we come …..

O.K., it’s not the most glamourous coastal resort in Europe, but for hundreds of Meccanomen and women and countless punters it is the must-be place each July. On the first weekend in that month the Embassy Centre on the Grand … Continue reading

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