NORTH WEST MECCANO GUILD
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News September 2019 Meeting
General Meeting, 28th. September 2019.
About 20 or so members were able to attend but more tables were filled with
models than usual. A selection of photographs of these, taken by Chris. Harris,
are shown below. Unfortunately, he did not manage to get good ones of all of them.
He also made a You-
The meeting coincided with an event in the main hall upstairs and visitors were invited to come down and see our display. Between 30 and 40 accepted including children who enjoyed the interactive models.
In the business part of the meeting it was decided to hold the Annual General Meeting in the Spring after the end of Treasurer’s financial year.
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Linx was sold as repair plates for mending furniture (larger ones are still readily available) and so escaped purchase tax (a predecessor of VAT). Sets, marketed as "Lynx" and included instruction books as well as a selection of parts for making models were also sold. These did attract purchase tax.
The holes are approximately 5/32” diameter, large enough for Meccano bolts but not rods. The nuts and bolts appear to be 1/8” BSW and the rods 1/8” diameter.
A pair of pages in a book in the Webmaster’s possession is shown below. Most of the other models are much simpler.
Another parts list includes the red “Girder Plate” in the set shown above. It was available in 5 sizes. There was also a couple of rather crude, perhaps universal, gears.