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 Model Village Secretary’s Challenge
This Challenge is the second of one of our ‘Big Challenges’. The first one, in 2012, was the Hornby O Gauge Trains layout.
This time we tried to build a model village, with all models to the same scale, so that we could construct a complete model village between us. The suggested scale was ½” to 1’, or 1:24. That meant that a typical front door to a house would be 3½” x 1½”. It was also suggested that we could have some vehicles to the same scale to go with the buildings.
They tried something similar at Meccanuity a few years ago, but our Secretary didn’t think that they had many entries. We did better!