◊ ModelPlan 241 ◊ ModelPlan 240 ◊ ModelPlan 239
◊ ModelPlan 238 ◊ ModelPlan 237
◊ The Meccanoman's Newsmag No. 140
◊ WLMS Newsletter Backnumbers
◊ 1954 No.10 Set Leaflet No. 8 (Original)
◊ A Set 10 Model ◊
A development on Liverpool Super Model No. 33a, a large, classic exhibition model, adapted for building within the constraints of a Set 10.
Powered by a PDU motor, improvements include the concealment of the motor and intermittent drive mechanism inside the plinth.
12 pages with text, colour photographs and parts list, plus separately-stapled Super Model Leaflet No. 33.
Ref: MP241 Price: £8.60
Scissor Lift Access Platform
◊ A Set 10 Model ◊
Powered by a Meccano "Cube" motor, with steering, forward and reverse movement, and platform raise and lower functions controlled from the rear end.
To help the lifting action, the cord from the ram is routed to pull the front leg rearwards.
16 pages including text and colour photographs, plus a separately-stapled, 8-page booklet of diagrams with parts list.
Ref: MP240 Price: £9.60
◊ A Set 9 Model ◊
ModelPlan by Michael J. Walker
With (unusually) a current prototype as its subject, this model is considered to be the best and most life-like Set 9 model ever.
Named after the Mayor of London who commissioned a new Routemaster which combined the popular open, hop-on hop-off rear platform and stairs of a traditional double-decker bus with the cab, front and side doors and front stairs of a modern bus, with stylish diagonal windows at the back and side, an upstairs front corner branch deflector and distinctive front styling.
The model has working steering and suspension, and unlike set bus models has filled-in lower and upper decks with handrails, seat backs and stairs, and a complete driver's cab, seat and binnacle.
With text and 13 pages of colour photographs.
Ref: MP239 20 Pages Price: £8.60
Midlands Meccano Guild Model Series MMGMS3
◊ A Set 10+ Model ◊
This, the third in a new model series by the Midlands Meccano Guild produced by Roger Marriott, is of a rare, late 1960's dealer's display model, revised to be buildable with a Set 10 plus a few extra parts.
The Magician, with his moving head, mouth, ears and arms performs his trick of making his two nephews on the table in front of him magically disappear and then reappear, "Just like that!"
Requires a Decaperm, Crouzet or similar motor.
16 pages including text, IsoMec drawings, colour photographs and parts list.
Ref: MP238 Price: £6.90
Midlands Meccano Guild Model Series MMGMS2
◊ A Set 10 Model ◊
This, the second in a new model series by the Midlands Meccano Guild produced by Roger Marriott, is of Tom McCallum's display model commissioned by Atlascraft and used in their 1990 Meccano brochure, redesigned to be buildable within the contents a Set 10 plus a Meccano E15R, E20R or similar motor.
Slewing and the action of the bucket arm are motorised and controlled independently by levers in the cab, and the model can be adapted to run continuously, like the original display model, slewing while the bucket arm moves realistically.
12 pages including text, colour photographs and parts list.
Ref: MP237 Price: £6.40
The Meccanoman's Newsmag
Supplied free to its members by the North Midlands Meccano Guild, the largest of the UK Meccano clubs, the latest issues of The Meccanoman's Newsmag are now available to non-members.
The Newsmag (AKA 'NMMG Newsletter', 'NMMG Newsmag', 'The Meccanoman's Newsmag' and 'The Meccano Newsmag'), one of the best-known of the internationally-read Meccano journals, has been in continuous publication since 1977, and is a great resource and archive of Meccano-related material and of the Meccano hobby itself.
In Newsmag No. 140 (March 2018, 40 pages A4, in colour):
Time for Verticlock (Tim Martin), Freelance Bulldozer (Adrian Browne), John Nuttall's Eclipse Year (Pat Briggs), Visiting the Meccano Factory (Jim Gamble), Diary Dates, SkegEx (Geoff Brown), So you want to build a Meccanograph (Jonathan Shapero), Clubscene Oxton January 2018 (Meeting and Auction Report), Meccano Jumpers (Wendy Miller), Exhibition Scene - Melton Air Show and Hands over the Water.
Ref: MN140 Price: £7.00 (postage extra; budget UK rate available).
The Meccanoman's Newsmag Nos. 123-139
Ref: MN123, NM124, NM125, MN126, MN127, MN128, MN129 Price: £5.50 each
Ref: MN130, MN131, MN132, MN133, MN134 Price: £6.50 each
Ref: MN135, MN136, MN137, MN138, MN139 Price: £7.00
West London Meccano Society Newsletters
Back Numbers of the Newsletter of this premier UK Meccano society produced between 2006 and 2017 by editors Chris Bourne and Bob Palmer, containing a unique mixture of ephemera, archive-quality material and humour.
1954 No.10 Set Leaflet No. 8 (Original)
Unused, mint original examples of this now rare-as-hens-teeth leaflet.
Ref: 10/8 Price: £2.40
10 Set Leaflets Nos 21-30 (complete set; all unused originals)
Ref: 10/21-30 Price: £9.50
All leaflets available individually; see Set Manuals for complete list.