NORTH WEST MECCANO GUILD


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News Later 2022

Oswestry 18th. & 19th. June.

4 Members and one ex-member went to this event organised by the Clwyd Veteran & Vintage Machinery Society. As usual we were in the former gymnasium of a Royal Artillery Training together with displays of model buses and the Much Marcle Railways . As was appropriate, 3 guns made from Meccano Mechanised Army Outfits from about 1939 formed part of our display.

Although the event was not as well attended as before the pandemic, the Plastic Meccano Workshop was quite busy .

Photographs of our models appear below.

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Two Models made by Visitors

The Hornby Gauge O Princess Elizabeth Locomotive 85th.  Anniversary Exhibition.

This was held in Old Christ Church, Waterloo, Crosby. A large number of these locomotives appeared as well as some similar ones from other manufacturers. They  are well remembered by some of the members because an advertisement for them was on the back of the first Meccano Manuals that they came across. They cost  £5/5/0   when a Meccano no. 10 was £12/15/0 , a No. 9 £6/5/0 and the unavailable OO gauge Duchess of Atholl £2/5/0.  The large radius track was very expensive so that many did not get to run often.

The church was not crowded but there were some very interested visitors particularly for David Pickup’s Meccano Princess Elizabeth.

Pictures of some of our models are shown below.

The Blocksetter often found on the front of the manuals was also there but not photographed.