Category Archives: Trucks

One step backwards, two steps forwards ….

That’s just the way it is sometimes. You reach a point in a model where you realise that lots of careful work will need to be undone and rebuilt if you want to get it right. Ah well! You have … Continue reading

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By popular request

I’ve produced a couple of manuals now for people wanting to build a 1/10th scale trailer in Meccano, but that begs the question – when will we see a truck to pull them? My publisher has been encouraging me to … 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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High sided

With gales last night reaching 112mph on the western edges of our island it was no surprise to see news this morning of all sorts of damage. With the wind whipping the branches of the many trees in my garden … 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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Not all roads lead to Laughton ….

well, not this time! There were a couple of other club meetings on which took some folk away, we hear of (sadly) some old friends who weren’t too well, and the Highways Department were doing their best to stop devotees … Continue reading

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“We just ain’t a-gonna pay no toll…”

So goes the line in the old song “Convoy” by the fictional C.W. McCall. Well, there was certainly a GMC in that convoy of trucks, (driven by “Pig-Pen“, haulin’ hogs) but possibly the driver didn’t look as cheerful as the … Continue reading

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A Truck Gear Box

There’s another truck on its way … A GMC (or a “Jimmy” in old trucker slang) since you ask. But you can’t keep building trucks without putting at least some of the transmission system in them! In addition to suspension, … 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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