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Time for a new car ….

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I’ve built a lot of truck models and vehicle mechanisms but not that many cars over the years, so I thought I’d put that right. But what about a subject? Well, there is one – a theme, in fact – … Continue reading

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Good news from Sheffield

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They must be doing something right in the Sheffield area – maybe it’s the ease of access from the motorways – maybe it’s the quality parking or the excellent food – or maybe it’s just a great place to meet … 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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..and here’s the truck

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some daylight shots to show the truck in both running order and, minus logs, with the trailer riding piggy-back for the home run.

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Logging Trailer

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What starts someone off on a new model? All this really began when a lucky bid in a recent club auction netted me a rather nice set of wheels. I had to do something with them – so I started … 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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Oh we do like to be beside the seaside …

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So the great Skegness exhibition weekend has come and gone for another year. As the roads across Nottinghamshire improve the journey gets easier – I love the new dual carriageway from Bingham to Newark – but the trek across much … Continue reading

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When in France ….

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Just back from a couple of weeks in France, away from the UK’s miserable weather, and that included one on week on the south coast at St Cyr sur Mer. Given all that glorious coast, what wonderful sights would you … Continue reading

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The latest from Oxton

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Spring may have been rather delayed in these parts, but the third Saturday in May each year sees the Village Hall in Oxton, a village NE of Nottingham, blossom with Meccano models. That’s the regular date for the Spring Meeting … Continue reading

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Sheffield in the Spring

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Well, not quite Sheffield– more like the lovely rural setting of the village hall in the exotically named Laughton-en-le_Morthen. That was the recent Spring meeting of the Sheffield MeccanoGuild, one of the great English Meccano Clubs for enthusiasts young and … Continue reading

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