Category Archives: The International Society of Meccanomen

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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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Summer Leaves, Autumn Comes

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A bit quiet on the blogging front lately, but not in the hobby room. The “Henley Gathering” came and went as always, and once again a gloriously sunny day – it usually is! Lots of great models to enjoy as … Continue reading

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Obsolescence

When I was a young boy I was always looking for another model to build, having exhausted all the models in my Meccano instruction manual. The obvious place to look in those pre-Club and pre-MW Models days was of course … Continue reading

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Fancy missing this!

The Internet has had a mild buzz recently over the latest venture by James May of “Top Gear” and “Man Lab” fame. He has already fronted up a BBC TV series looking at extreme uses for classic children’s toys such … 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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Sir James Dyson

I don’t know what it I like in your country, but there is a tendency in the U.K. for people to live in the past.  People tell each other that things used to be so much better years ago, and … Continue reading

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Drive safely!

Off to a party? This might well be your best bet for getting there and back safely over the Christmas period. This was my version of the Classic London Cab as envisaged in the 1950s No 7 Set manuals – … Continue reading

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The Last Gasp of Summer

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The Saturday following the August Bank Holiday has been observed for years in the world of Meccano by a pilgrimage of the faithful to Henley-on-Thames in Oxfordshire. Coast down Remenham Hill, cross the Thames on the old humped bridge that … Continue reading

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Running on rails

A wet summer when you can’t do much outside does make for more productivity in the workshop! Discovering those cranes in the south of France set me thinking about the next model ….. So, some research on the internet followed, … Continue reading

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Triumphing over adversity

To be personal for once, if you will allow me, I’ve not had the best of years. The first three months I put up with sciatica, a sometimes crippling pain in my leg that meant even moving around was tricky … Continue reading

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