January 2025 Meeting

Saturday 18 January 2025
12:00 noon – 5:00pm

Falconwood Community Centre
31–39 Falconwood Parade
DA16 2PG

This is one of our informal quarterly meetings where our members show off their latest Meccano creations.

Light refreshments will be available and our resident Meccano dealer Ted Muggridge will have new and used parts for sale.

At around 2:00pm we will have our Annual General Meeting of the committee, followed by the Model Tour in which members are invited to give a short talk about their models — in particular their entries for the Secretary’s Challenge!

You are welcome to come along to view the models and chat to our members. If you want to bring along a model of your own, we’d love to see it! Only if you attend our meetings regularly will you be asked to pay our annual subscription charge.

Please contact our Secretary Chris Warrell if you would like membership information, or just turn up at this meeting if you’re curious and are thinking of joining us.

The Dinky Toys Secretary’s Challenge

This Challenge is to build a model based on a Dinky Toy (or other die-cast toy). This may not be much of a challenge for many of you since Meccano models are often based on models from outside the Meccano system.

It’s 90 years since the first Dinky Toys were manufactured. They were made until the Liverpool factory closed in 1979. Dinky Supertoys was launched in 1947. Corgi, the other main manufacturer of die-cast toys, started in 1956.

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