Chris Warrell

Articles

James May’s Top Toys Review

The BBC documentary featuring Meccano is reviewed by Chris Warrell.

James May’s Toy Stories Review

Chris Warrell reviews the TV series and reports from the tie-in toy fair in London.

Mini Stiff-Leg Derrick

Chris Warrell describes his Secretary’s Challenge micro model.

The History of SELMEC

Chris Warrell tells the story of the club’s founding and its first meetings.

The Meccano Braced Girder

A short history of our club’s adopted symbol by Chris Warrell.

Visit to Recycling Centre

Chris Warrell reports on the club’s first non-Meccano outing to the Greenwich MRF.

Xtreme Dragster Races

Our members compete to find the best Xtreme pull-back motor dragsters and hot rods.

Event reports

Meccano Model Exhibition 2001

This was one of our annual public Meccano model exhibitions.

Meccano Model Exhibition 2004

This was one of our annual public Meccano model exhibitions.

Meccano Model Exhibition 2005

This was one of our annual public Meccano model exhibitions.

Meccano Model Exhibition 2006

This was one of our annual public Meccano model exhibitions.

Meccano Model Exhibition 2007

This was one of our annual public Meccano model exhibitions.

Meccano Model Exhibition 2008

This was one of our annual public Meccano model exhibitions.

Charlton Great Get Together 2009

Meccano Model Exhibition 2009

Kidbrooke Great Get Together 2010

Meccano Show 2010

This was one of our annual public Meccano shows.

Meccano Show 2011

This was one of our annual public Meccano shows.

Saint Luke’s Fellowship Meeting, April 2012

Crossness Engines Model Engineering Day 2012

Meccano Show 2012

This was one of our annual public Meccano shows.

Frank Hornby 150 Launch Event

Chris Warrell enjoys some cheese and wine under the railway arches in Brighton!

Manual Labour: Making and Making-Do

Chris Warrell reports on an unusual series of demonstrations in which he was invited to participate.

Meccano Show 2013

This was one of our annual public Meccano shows.

Meccano Show 2014

This was one of our annual public Meccano shows.

Royal Institute of British Architects Day of Play

Meccano Show 2015

This was one of our annual public Meccano shows.

Brighton Modelworld 2016

Henwick Primary School Summer Fair 2016

Meccano Show 2016

This was one of our annual public Meccano shows.

Medway Model Show 2018

At this event, hosted by the Medway Modelling Club, we displayed our models in the shadow of the Royal Engineers Museum’s military vehicles and artefacts.

Eltham Park Festival 2019

Models

20 Fenchurch Street, London
Aeroplane
Aeroplane
Art Deco Table and Chairs
Battering Ram
Battle Cruiser
Battle Cruiser
Battleship
Bicycle
Bleriot Monoplane
Bride and Groom
Bugatti 35 Racing Car
Bus Shelter
Cable Car
Canadian Pacific Steam Locomotive
Canal Lift Bridge
Canalside Crane
Car and Caravan
Caravan
Child’s 3-Wheel Scooter
Christmas Pudding Stirrer
Christmas Tree
Circular Narrow Gauge Railway with Quarry Train
Compass
Crane
Crossrail ‘Phyllis’ Tunnel Boring Machine
Daleks
Derrick Crane Hat
Dockside Crane
Double Cantilever Signal Post
Dragster
Dragster
Drum Kit
Electric Crane with Elevated Jib
Flamme Rouge
Floating Block-Setting Crane
Forklift Truck
Hang Glider
Hermann Grid
Horizontal Rope Race Model
HR1 London Tram
Humanoid Robot
Hunslet Narrow Gauge Locomotive
Invalid Carriage
James May’s Bridge
Jumbo Crane
Locomotive Coaling Plant
London Underground Map
London Underground Map Section
Lunar Bug
Magic Motor Chassis
MeccanOlympics Ping Pong Put Machine
Mini Camera Tripod
Mobile Crane
My House
Newton’s Cradle
Nuclear Flask Railway Wagon
Olympic Torch
Othello (Or Reversi) Game
Perrier Water Bottle
Pit Head Gear
Pond Life
Pontoon Crane
Racing Car
Railway Breakdown Crane
Railway Breakdown Crane
Railway Breakdown Crane
River Gun Boat
Royal Victoria Dock Bridge
Scrap Paper Holder
Self Portrait
Single Deck Tramcar
Small Crash Tender
Snow Plough
Sports Car
Sports Car
Steam Excavator
Stiff-Leg Derrick
Submarine
Submersible
The Mathematical Bridge
Time Ball
Tug Boat
Van Gogh’s Chair
Various Chinese Set Models
Wagons
Xtreme Dragster
“Bluebird” Racing Car
“Enterprise” Space Ship
“Liberator” Space Ship
“Lunokhod 2” Lunar Rover
“Thunderbolt” Speed Car