Timothy Edwards - Meccano

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My interest in meccano goes back to my childhood in the late 1940s/ early 1950s when I was given a no 7 set as an Xmas present. I subsequently upgraded it to 8 and then 9 , but never was able to make the final step.
Unfortunately over the years and with countless moves I’m afraid most of this got lost so now I’m now retired and in a position to reactivate my lonblong lost hobby, I stumbled upon this brilliant website, which just about contains all of the information a meccano enthusiast would ever need. No doubt I will be revisiting on numerous occasions in the future
Thanks for this remarkable labour of love!


Added: April 2, 2019
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Hello,
My father and his brother had won a price by Meccano after WW II, I guess it was in 1945 or 1946. Their construction was exposed in the window of "Innovation" (big shop, compare with Harrods) in Louvain ,Belgium. Afterwards they have got free Meccano to make more constructions, which also where exposed in the Innovation.
Can we find somewhere more information about it?
The shop Innovation of Louvain was destructed by a big fire in the sixties.
My father and his brother passed away.
Thanks in advance.
R. Leurs


Added: March 6, 2019
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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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