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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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Maker Faires

I recently came across the phenomenon of “Maker Faires”. They aren’t big (yet) in my country but they seem to be spreading around the world. Have you been to one? Born in America, the movement simply encourages individuals to make … Continue reading

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Productivity

The darker months are often a good time for moving projects on, and so it has proved here. The Eagle Space Ship has made good progress, with all four landing pods and one more systems bay complete. Watch out for … Continue reading

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Meccano and Model Railways

Meccano and Model Railways have long gone together, so when it comes to an exhibition they make for a great pairing. Thus when friends at my church (the Baptist Church in Hill Street, Swadlincote) asked whether I’d like to be … Continue reading

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Under New Owners – again!

You just can’t go away, can you! I had just come back from a very enjoyable spell in the Netherlands on a “Bike and Barge” cruise which did a lot for my fitness (I am just about recovered!) and enabled … Continue reading

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Meccano for the big boys

A giant “Meccano-style” footbridge in Greater Manchester was officially opened today – 6th April 2014, with various activities celebrating the event including an exhibition of models made by the North West Meccano Guild in a nearby marquee . The £90,000 … Continue reading

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More ‘bikes

I knew I had some more photos in my files somewhere… I’ve added four more bikes to https://dovedaler.com/motorbikes-in-meccano/ to show how many different varieties of motorbike can be reproduced in Meccano with just a few parts. – and then – … Continue reading

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