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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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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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To boldly go …..

Here goes the next venture ….. An unexpected call from the organisers of the London Model Engineering Exhibition means I have been asked to produce a display model of the USS Enterprise from Star Trek. Rather alarming to realise that … Continue reading

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Truly Despicable ….

You’re right, it’s been a while since the last post: I’m sorry! Who said retirement gave you more time? But since I last wrote there have been various Meccano events and club meetings, not least the annual pilcrimage to Skegness … Continue reading

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Latest manual now arriving

Just a note to mention that the latest construction manual from these studios is now complete. If the publisher likes it it should be out soon!

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“I have seen the future…”

http://lastgadgetstanding.com/2015ceslgs/meccanoid/ Well, this is interesting! Lots of <likes> on Facebook for this brand new departure for Meccano, plus the predictable “why can’t Meccano stick to proper metal stuff and leave the plastic to Lego?” In fact Meccano has always been … Continue reading

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We’re all Doomed!

It’s panto time! Oh yes it is! Every pantomime needs a good villain, so how about this one – Dr Doom himself, aka Vincent von Doom, the arch nemesis of the Fantastic Four from Marvel Comics. I realised recently that … Continue reading

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