NORTH WEST MECCANO GUILD
Clicking on many of the pictures enlarges them and provides extra information. The models are usually attributed to the builder.
The Guild is always interested in preventing good Meccano going to waste. If you
have any Meccano to re-
Click “North West” for information about Meccano on display and Meccano related locations in the North West of England.
An Exhibition was held at British Commercial Vehicle Museum in Leyland on the Sunday
18 February 2024. There was a Hands-
There will be a display at Ellenroad Steam Museum on Sunday 3th. March. The engines will be in steam. The museum opens to the public at 11.00 am. Refreshments available.
The next meeting, the AGM, will be held on Sat. 6th April in Leyland Methodist Hall starting at 10.00 a.m. The arrangements will be as usual. See the “Find Us” page
The previous meeting was held on the 23rd. September 2023. About 24 people attended and there was an excellent display of models.
The 50th. Anniversary of the formation of the Guild was celebrated by the consumption of a cake.
Details can be found on the Mid 2023 page.
Eric Wight agreed to become Exhibitions Coordinator.
An exhibition was arranged at the British Commercial Vehicle Museum on Sunday 1st. October. Pictures will appear soon on the End Of 2023 page but Chris. Harris has produced a video:
We also contributed to the Fun Palace events at both Clitheroe and Lancaster.
Photographs of these events also will appear soon.
We exhibited at the “Big Model and Hobby Show” at Formby,on the 5th. August and
and put on a good display on 14 tables. Chris. Harris made a You-
We were also at the “Family Days” at Maghull Library on Thurs. And Friday 10th. & 11th. August.
Pictures of these two events can be found on the Mid. 2023 News Page.
“Virtual Meeting” pages have been added to which some members have contributed their latest creations. More contributions are appearing and more are welcome. You can find last year’s pages on the “News Archive” page. Clicking on the blue text transfers you to the required page.
The Meccano Webring has been revived as the Meccano WebLink. It is at the bottom of this page.
The North West Meccano Guild (NWMG) had its beginnings in 1973 when a half dozen youthful enthusiasts, centred roughly around Leyland in Lancashire, met in somebody’s front room to try to form a group for the exchange of ideas and help.
This group soon grew and became the North West Meccano Guild with around forty members and now, forty odd years later, the Guild is still in existence and meets regularly to share ideas and enthusiasm, albeit the average age of the membership has risen somewhat!
The Guild holds two meetings in Leyland each year,in March and October (Annual General Meeting), and in addition the Guild exhibits a number of times during the year at model railway shows, traction engine rallies, museums, charitable events etc.
Membership of the Guild is open to all those with an interest in Meccano and model building and a warm welcome is extended to all who have not outgrown their youthful interest in the mechanical world.
Christmas Trees By Chris. Harris & Colin Reid
Apart from nuts and bolts, Colin’s uses only two parts. One of the icicles is melting.
Parts List for Chris’s tree.
no 14 x1 38a x 10 187g x 1 260c x 6 260j x 8 212 x 1 187g x 1 806b x 1 111c x 1 37h x 1 59b x 14 120e x 14
The page of Geoff. Burgess’s Models can still be viewed.
Our former Chairman and active member Frank Smith died recently. His cheerful presence and his numerous stories will be remembered for many years. He built numerous interesting models. Many contained parts, which Binns Road did not get round to making, made in his extensive, well equipped workshop. It is unfortunate that hardy any photographs are available at present. The picture on the left shows him at Ellenroad Steam Museum.
The one in the centre shows him inspecting James May’s Meccano Bridge. Frank had
considerable involvement in this iconic project. His account of his contribution
and some of the photographs which he took have been added to this web-
The one on the right shows him at a Hands-
Frank was unable to get around for many months before his death. A turn to the worse ended up with him going to hospital where he contracted pneumonia. He passed away peacefully aged 86, nearly 87.
Members of the committee and other members were able to attend his funeral at Smallwood Crematorium.
The page of Roger Marsh’s Models can still be viewed.