NORTH WEST MECCANO GUILD
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News of Guild Events March to July 2014
This was the first time that we have exhibited at the museum and about 10 members exhibited and also a non-
Chris. Harris has produced a video for U-
John Hornsby took photographs on Sunday and put them in his nzmeccano.com user gallery. They can be found starting with:
Guild Meeting at Leyland
Only a few pictures are available at present. They can be seen in the Webmaster’s nzmeccano user gallery starting at:
Ellenroad Steam Museum 6th. April.
Three members exhibited at the museum as well as the museum’s organiser, George Barrett. Models included a Kangaroo crane, the Stiff-
The main engine and the beam engine were working and it was possible to view the partially erected but unrestored Fern Engine. Although it would be lovely to see it in operation, in its present state it is possible examine details of its construction not visible in a working engine. In fact, it complements the very similar main engine.
British Commercial Vehicle Museum, Leyland
12th. & 13th. April.
Ten Members exhibited at the Museum. Some of the models are shown are the pictures above.
Attendance was quite good on both days helped by better publicity by the museum and the local press. A table full of Plastic Meccano models was constructed on both days, some very innovative. Unfortunately, the photographer missed them.
14th. & 15th. June. Vintage, Classic Exhibits & Craft Fair at Oswestry Showground.
Organised by the Clwyd Veteran and Vintage Machinery Society Ltd.
Only two members were able to attend, but with the aid of a former member put on an impressive display on 7 tables.
In addition to those shown in the picture, there was the SM 19 Steam Shovel, a highly detailed lorry chassis, climbing penguins, a synchronous clock and several others from many periods of Meccano history.
Although the weather was good, many models were made from the original version of Plastic Meccano (eligible under the society rules) at the Hands-
The wide selection of stalls provided useful additions to member’s tool collections.
Bury Transport Museum
22nd. & 23rd. February.
19th.& 20th. July Masham Steam Rally.
Only two members attended this event, but two other exhibitors came with Meccano displays. The electricity supply was much improved by Mark’s suggestions and so the whole marquee did not have to be supplied by the guild’s extension leads. In spite of rain on Saturday, there was a good attendance of interested visitors. The pictures show Mark’s Timber Truck and Dick’s Märklin Steam Freighter model 103 from Manual No. 14 931 made mainly from Metallus parts and modified, partly to avoid serious mutilation of some parts.