NORTH WEST MECCANO GUILD


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The Guild is always interested in preventing good Meccano going to waste. If you have any Meccano to re-cycle, please contact the Secretary or a member at one of our events.

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News Early 2023

Ellenroad Steam Museum 5th. March

The Guild was invited to exhibit in the Engine House on a Steaming Day. Visitor numbers appeared to have recovered after the problems of recent years.

A large number of children enjoyed our collection of interactive models and there were many interested adults. 6 members were present and filled 7  tables with their models. Pictures, which appear below. were taken by Chris. Harris, Les. Nightingale and the Webmaster. Chris. made a video. The link is:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y36iIwA3Vxk

The  picture on the left shows the  tall chimney, laddered for inspection and repair.

Chris. Harris’s  “Mission the Universe” Space Models and the

7064 Master Set Fire Engine.

And below - his small models including the

Aldi Carrot

The Chairman’s Models including the Diabolo.

The Nightingales’ models includinng a Festiniog Railway Fairlie Locomotive and a LBSC Terrier, built using Modelplans and a Canalside Crane.

Dick Watson’s Models including a Plastic Meccano Meccanograph and the Märklin Tower Crane featured on their small parts boxes. It has a Meccano Steam Engine instead of the original Märklin one.

On the right is an enlarged view of a model from the 1930s Steam Engine Manual and a Sanderson Beam Engine. This has a more compact version of Watt’s Parallel Motion than that on the full size one at the other end of the room.

Annual General Meeting, 11th. March 2023

Approximately 20 members attended the meeting and filled about 18 standard tables with a large selection of interesting models. A lunch of steak pie and apple pie  was served, one member, wife provided valuable assistance behind the counter.

Pictures of some of the models appear below.  Unfortunately, it was not possible  to take  good pictures of them all.

Neville Bond brought his Union Pacific Locomotive,  the Nightingales several small models. Derrick Murdie brought his Diabolo, the 18211 Racing Car, and a selection of the Eitech/Meccano combination Imperial War Museum Kits (these have a mixture of parts with either holes at ½” or 1 cm spacing.

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Jon Hall’s Clock


Chris. Harris has sent some pictures of his Paper Folding Machine based on the one described in  “Model of the Month for July 1971.More information can  be seen at:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kf83oCuagKE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VeFUS2JLmxQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fMXhzvMz_-o

Skegex

3 members took models to this year’s large exhibition at Skegness organised by the North Midlands Meccano Guild.

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Oswestry,  Mid June.

4 Members and one former member exhibited at this event organised by the Clwyd Vintage and Veteran Machinery Society. There was a lot of interest in our models and a good number of Plastic Meccano Models were built.

Pictures appear of these below.

Monster Truck by Thomas aged 8

Device for preventing the electric cable removing the exhibitors’ hats.

Windmill by Olivan aged10

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