Timothy Edwards - Meccano

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Fascinated to see that a model I built in 1965 features in the Feb '65 Meccano Magazine.
My dad, also Peter, worked for Meccano for several years - he was the bloke who presided over the change of colours from the green/red to the garish yellow and black! He also helped to develop the plastic blister packs for Dinky toys and introduced PlayDo from the States.
I was proud to know Bob Moy who built so many of the Meccano and Hornby models at Binns Road.
It was truly a fantastic and fascinating company.

Best wishes and congratulations and thanks for your work on preserving and making accessible this wonderful archive.
Peter (Teddy)!!


Added: January 22, 2019
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Hi,
I'm 72 and had a green and red No. 7 set in c1959 which I loved.

A couple of months ago I bought a newer No. 7 set on ebay to give to my grandson at Christmas. The box is reasonably good but there were parts missing so I bought a job lot of parts to try and make the set complete.

It's now 2.30am on Christmas Day and I'm having fun trying to make the No. 7 set complete . Your parts list for sets, which I have just found on the web has been a godsend, thanks very much indeed.

The models in the instruction book (ref 456/66) which came with the set I bought on ebay are from 1966. For my 'modern' 8 year old grandson I suspect they will be dated (I'll know later today), and I was wondering... Are there are any instruction books with more modern models, which can be made with a 1966 No.7 set, available?

With my best wishes for Christmas and the New Year
Tony Burch

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Added: December 25, 2018
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Hi Timothy.

When I found you Web site I though that I had entered the Ali-Baba cavern.

Although I am 65 and do not model with Meccano on a regular basis, I was a fanatic user from age 6 to 29. I still have a fairly good collection of parts that surpass a No 10 set except for the large flanged rings 167b.

As an engineer, close to retirement I now have some spare time to browse through all the literature that you provide on your site.

As a fanatic 3D modeler with the SketchUp program, I envision the possibility of modelling Meccano parts in 3D and, eventually try to assemble virtual models on my computer. I will not be the same as modelling with the real thing but it will use less space, be probably a bit faster and the parts will always be available whatever the required amount.

A big thank you for this site.

Jean


Added: December 16, 2018
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What a joy your website is,the lovely Meccano artwork is pure nostalgia,and the wealth of information is so useful.thank you so much for all your hard work.
Frank.


Added: November 29, 2018
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I am very pleased that other systems can be found at Meccano. I have provided documentation.
Would be glad about comments.
Urs


Added: November 19, 2018
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I love your models and thanks for putting a link to some of my models (Face Book!). I'm struggling with the Ball Maize of yours, I will keep trying for a while, I don't like giving up. Isn't Meccano a brilliant hobby!

Many thanks,

Bob Duck


Added: November 17, 2018
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Hi Timothy,
I like your website and models, especially the Meccano Ball Maze, I'm attempting this at the moment, but I only have the one picture and two very small ones. I have started to build the tilting ball tray, but may need a little more information, if you don't mind! Can you give any more info on the Remote Control? I may try and make one, if this is possible.
I am a member of the New Zealand Site and many of my models are on there, including videos, near the end. We used to do Model Railway Shows etc, but are getting a bit old for that now.
Thanks again for inspiring me!! Hope you're both OK, my wife is a singer too! She's in the local Church Choir.
Bye for Now,
Bob


Added: November 14, 2018
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I enjoyed very much your presentation to Middlesbrough Probus Club today.

Added: November 5, 2018
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Hello,
On behalf of Dutchman Anhm Kop I try to find John Griffiths.
A long time ago they were pen-palls via the Meccano Guild and Anhm is trying to renew the contact.
On your website there's a John Griffiths.
As I cannot send him a message, could you please ask him if he remembers Dutchman Anhm Kop and if he is interested in renewing the contact?

In your guestbook a John Griffiths has been seen.


Added: October 8, 2018
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Incredible work ! Extremely valuable ! :o

Added: October 7, 2018
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