April 2017 Meeting

Saturday 1 April 2017
Falconwood Community Centre
Falconwood

This was one of our informal quarterly meetings where our members showed off their latest Meccano creations.

At around 2:00pm we had a short committee meeting, followed by the Model Tour in which members were invited to give a short talk about their models — in particular their entries for the Secretary’s Challenge!

The London Underground Map Secretary’s Challenge

This was our third ‘Big Challenge’. The first one, in 2013, was to build trains to run on O gauge track; the second, in 2015, was to construct a model village.

The Challenge is to build a large portion of the London Underground map.

Our Secretary divided the map up into squares, so that each member who took part constructed their own section, the idea being that they could be joined up at the Easter meeting. The squares were be 12½” across, and each line on the map was to be a standard Perforated Strip in, hopefully, the correct colour for the Underground line in question.

Lego built their own map in 2013 to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the London Underground — could we do better?

Challenge models

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