September 2018 Meeting

Saturday 8 September 2018
Falconwood Community Centre

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 Tunnels Secretary’s Challenge

This Challenge celebrated the fact that 2018 was designated ‘The Year of Engineering’ by the UK government. The London Transport Museum marked it with two new exhibitions that took visitors behind the scenes to discover how engineers shape the world around us — ‘Digging Deeper’ and ‘The Secret Life of a Megaproject’ (i. e. Crossrail, which, for our foreign members who may not know, is a new mainline railway line, a lot of which is in tunnels under the centre of London).

The challenge, therefore, was to build a model which had something to do with tunnels.

Challenge models

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