The Magic of Meccano Show 2012

Saturday 21 April 2012 – Sunday 22 April 2012
London Museum of Water and Steam

The following SELMEC members were seen in several areas of the Magic of Meccano Show at Kew Bridge Steam Museum on 21st – 22nd April 2012.

There were plenty of other exhibitors from around the country plus the usual three Meccano dealers.


  • Tim Surtell — Lightning Leap buzz-wire game.
  • Jim MacCulloch — Small crane and other various vehicles.

Water for Life

  • Greg Clarke — Kangaroo crane (Saturday only).
  • Chris Fry — Various vehicles and mechanisms etc (Sunday only).
  • Chris Warrell — Royal Victoria Bridge, MeccanOlympics entries etc.
  • Dave and Marilyn Taylor — Meccano sets and spares for sale.

Main Hall

  • Peter Clay — Meccanograph.
  • Ivor Ellard — Large display of railway vehicles on multiple track layout.
  • Simon Greatrex — Meccanograph.
  • Brian Maunder — Meccano parts for sale.

Boulton and Watt Hall

  • Frank Paine — Large historical display of models and sets.
  • Doug Windibank — Various small models.
  • Geoff Wright — Three buses.
  • Adrian Ashford — Carousel (Saturday only).


  • Alan Wenbourne — Rolling bridge, chassis, gearbox etc.

Visitor numbers were down this year, especially on the Sunday when it clashed with the London Marathon. Ralph and Sue Laughton couldn’t spare the time to exhibit, but were spotted visiting on Saturday.

An impressive model of Titanic by Darren Bonner
An impressive model of Titanic by Darren Bonner

I was told that, sometime in 2013, the museum is having a major refit so we might have to wait until the year after for the next Magic of Meccano Show.

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