Meccano Show 2023

Saturday 7 October 2023
Falconwood Community Centre

London’s most popular Meccano Show returns to Falconwood for its 44th year!

  • See working models of cars, cranes, trains, funfair rides and more, all built from Meccano, the famous construction toy invented by Frank Hornby in 1901, plus non-Meccano guest exhibits and activities including:
    • Tony Rutherford from Beckenham and West Wickham Model Railway Club with his OO gauge Cedar Court Wagon Yard layout.
    • Tony Jackson from Bexhill Model Railway Club with his table-top Hornby Dublo layout.
    • Peter Wood from Croydon Model Railway Society with his table-top Hornby tinplate layout.
    • John Hewes from the Electronics Club with his Circuits Workshop — build working circuits such as traffic lights using real electronic components and microchips. Parts, simple instructions and guidance will be provided.
    • Bob Vine with ‘A Load of Balls’ — a selection of mechanical ball contraptions that are amusing to watch but otherwise useless, plus some more useful hands-on toys along similar lines that will amuse youngsters and give parents at least ten minutes rest!
  • Build a model from instructions in our Make It With Meccano Workshop, with guidance from our members.
  • Build your own model using our parts and enter it into our Creative Challenge for the chance to win a prize (entries must be submitted by 3:00pm).
  • Buy Meccano parts from our dealers.
  • Win prizes in our raffle.

It’s a great day out for all the family, and free for accompanied kids!

Refreshments and accessible facilities for wheelchair users available.