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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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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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