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.
You can see all the Meccano Creative Challenge photos in our Facebook album.