◊  ModelPlan 236  ◊  ModelPlan 235 

◊ South African Model Series 6 

◊  The Meccanoman's Newsmag No. 139  

◊ WLMS Newsletter Backnumbers


ModelPlan 236


Rob Mitchell's


Easy-to-Build Big Wheel


A large exhibition model of a fairground Big Wheel which doesn’t take long to build and is constructed mainly from common parts.


With a ‘drop in’ main bearing, it's easy to assemble on site without tools,  and runs reliably without attention.  It's also safe; a friction drive slips if necessary. 


Requires a small DC motor.



12 pages including text, colour photographs and parts list.


Ref:  MP236    Price:  £6.40


ModelPlan 235


Mike Edkins'


Long Case Clock


  A Set 9 Model 


Inspired by Geoff Wright's Grandfather Clock, through ingenuity this accurate and reliable clock is built using only the gears, sprocket wheels and other parts contained in a Set No. 9 plus a few extra nuts, bolts and washers.  A 10lb weight powers the clock, giving a running time between windings of thirty hours.


For stability, the clock requires a wooden base, or Meccano one of the builder's own design.


32 pages including text, colour photographs and parts list, plus a separately-stapled, 12-page booklet of diagrams.


Ref:  MP235    Price:  £14.90


The South African Meccano Model Series

Model 6


Bill Steele's


Adams Radial Locomotive


Illustrated and described by Anthony Els


The LSWR 0415 class locomotives were built between 1882 and 1885, designed by William Adams for London suburban service.


Seventy one of the 4-4-2T configuration were built. The class remained in service until 1962 (80 years).


The "radial" part of the name comes from a rear sliding truck design, allowing the axle to move along an arc of a circle, typically about the centre of the chassis. This allowed better negotiation of curves (not reproduced in this model).


Model powered by M0 motor with 19:1 gearbox mount.  


12 pages including text, all-colour isomec diagrams and parts list.


Ref:  SAMS6    Price:  £5.95


The Meccanoman's Newsmag


Latest Issues


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. 139 (November 2017, 40 pages A4, in colour):


In My Life (Matthew McCallum), A Table-Top Christmas Tree (Rob Mitchell), Extreme Gearing (Pat Briggs), Gerade Nixon Writes, South Seeking Chariots (Robin Schoolar), Diary Dates, Notes and Quotes, Clubscene September 2017:- AGM, Auction Report and Model Report, Soham Pumpkin Fair (Wendy Miller), Exhibition Scene SkegEx 2017 - A last look around (Geoff Brown), My visit to SkegEx (Robert Jones).


Ref: MN139    Price: £7.00 (postage extra; budget UK rate available).


Also available:


The Meccanoman's Newsmag Nos. 123-138


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 Price: £7.00   



West London Meccano Society Newsletters


Back Numbers of the Newsletter of this premier UK Meccano society produced between 2006 and 2016 by editors Chris Bourne and Bob Palmer, containing a unique mixture of ephemera, archive-quality material and humour.


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