◊  Johnny's Meccano Magazine

◊  ModelPlan 263  ◊  ModelPlan 262  ◊  ModelPlan 261 

◊  ModelPlan 260  ◊  ModelPlan 259  ◊  ModelPlan 258

 ◊  The Meccanoman's Newsmag No. 151

◊ WLMS Newsletter 116


Johnny's Meccano Magazine


Produced in Australia to a professional standard and available free online, this bi-monthly magazine is the liveliest and most up-to-date Meccano journal produced today and is now available in printed form, both as individual issues and 6-volume full-year collections.


In Issue 19 (December 2021):


◊ Learn how to paint with an air brush 

◊ Small ferris wheel (full model plan) 

◊ Bye, bye Babbage 

◊ Learn somthing new about Trunnions 

◊ Tipper truck (full model plan) 

◊ SELMC Meccano show 

◊ Show us your Meccano room 

◊ Good ideas 

This month's Meccano Boy - Dr Paul Dale 

Fireside Fun


December 2021 Issue (16 pages, all colour)  Ref: JMM2112  Price £2.95


Johnny's Meccano Magazine (February 2019 - October 2021)

Individual issues; 16 pages, all colour.


Ref: JMM1902, JMM1904, JMM1906, JMM1908, JMM1910, JMM1912, JMM2002, JMM2004, JMM2006, JMM2008, JMM2010, JMM2012  Price: £2.95 each.


Buy new issues by standing order, and get £10% off!


Full year collections (2019, 2020 and 2021, 6 issues in each)


Ref: JMMS2019, JMMS2021, JMMS2021  Price: £15.95 each.


ModelPlan 263


Pierre Monsallut's


  F.W.D. "H" Type CitroŽn Van


A brand-new plan of a classic model illustrated with VirtualMec throughout.


Like its prototype, the model has monocoque bodyshell construction, full independent torsion bar suspension with unequal length double wishbones at the front and trailing arms at the rear, rack and pinion steering with angled gearing, and front wheel drive with differential.


Also featured, as an option, is the Meccano infra-red remote control by which the model can be steered and driven in forward and reverse.  


Video of working model


32 pages including text, parts list, colour photograph and VirtualMec diagrams.


Ref:  MP263    Price:  £9.90


ModelPlan 262


Tony James'


Scammell Highwayman and Low-Loading Semi-trailer


  A Set 10 Model 


Power from a single PDU motor drives this 1:10 scale model through a double gearbox - a 2-speed and reverse box coupled to a high and low ratio gear set  providing 4 forward and 2 reverse ratios, selected by gear levers in the cab.  Also featured are a rear-axle differential, working steering and leaf-spring suspension.


The swan neck trailer has 4-in-line detachable rear wheels with screw jacks, a winch and portable loading ramps, with automatic coupling and one-action uncoupling provided.


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


Ref:  MP262    Price:  £9.90


ModelPlan 261


Peter Thurston's


English Smock Windmill


Representing a typical English smock windmill, examples of which still exist in Kent, this 5' 6" high exhibition model has  'Patent' sails with opening, striking rod-operated shutters,  working fantail and rotating cap, all driven by an internal gear train and reversing mechanism, powered by a single PDU motor.


The model can be disassembled in four parts for transport.  


16 pages including text, photographs and parts list.


Ref:  MP261    Price:  £6.90


ModelPlan 260


Alex Barker's


1940's Motor Coach


A finely-detailed model a 1940's motor coach derived from the Midlands Red single-decker bus.


The chassis has a 3-speed and reverse gearbox and a working clutch, with differentials on both rear axles, all driven by a PDU motor, and  working gear selector lever, brake pedals and steering.


Both interior and exterior are packed with interesting details including hinged driver's,  luggage compartment and passenger doors, the last operated by a lever in the driver's cab.


The plan includes text, parts list and over 60 photographs.  40 pages.


Ref:  MP260    Price: £12.90


ModelPlan 259


Claudio Rabbi's


Pillar Drill


  A Set 10 Model 


A 1:1 scale working model of a pillar drill, with all the features of a real drill - height-adjustable  table with removable vice, lever-controlled vertical mandrel movement and speed selection by belt and pulleys.


Requires PDU or similar motor.


12 pages including text, colour photographs and parts list.


Ref:  MP259    Price:  £6.90


ModelPlan 258


Midlands Meccano Guild Model Series MMGMS8


Green Goddess

Fire Engine


  A Set 9+ Model 


The Bedford 4x2 Emergency Pump (AKA Green Goddess) built in the 1950's for use by the Auxiliary Fire Service, became a household name in the UK when used by the armed services during the Firemen's Strikes of 1977 and 2002.


With working steering, the model demonstrates the level of realism and prototypical accuracy that can be achieved even within the limits of a pre-1971 Set 9 with the addition of some extra nuts and bolts.


12 pages including text, colour photos. VirtualMec diagrams and parts list.


Ref:  MP258    Price:  £6.90


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. 151 (November 2021, 40 pages A4, in colour):

Chairman's Corner (Richard Payn), Covid Musings Episode 2 (Jonathan Shapero), So you want to Build a Meccanograph Part 10 (Jonathan Shapero), Fireside Fun (Pat Briggs), A Meccanoman's Lament (Pat Briggs), Water, Water Everywhere (Matthew McCallum), The Time of Our Lives - Book Review (Jim Gamble), Diary Dates, Clubscene: Oxton Auction Report (Jim Gamble); What Shall I Be? (Jim Gamble), Oxton Model Report (Richard Payn), The Henley Gathering (Richard Payn), Stefan Tokarski's Models.

Ref: MN151    Price: £7.00 (postage extra; budget UK rate available).


Also available:


The Meccanoman's Newsmag Nos. 123-150


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, MN140, MN141, MN142, MN143, MN144, MN145, MN146, MN147, MN148 , MN149, MN150 Price: £7.00   


The Meccanoman's Newsmag Nos. 1-100 (CD)



WLMS Newsletter 116


The West London Society, one of the UK's premier Meccano clubs, has a world-wide membership, and publishes a regular Newsletter/magazine that is available to members and non-members alike, and makes a great introduction to the Meccano hobby and taster for anyone who has ever thought of joining it.  


Members receive the magazine free.

Articles of Meccano and general engineering interest in the latest issue include:


●  250 Ton Dock Gate-lifting Floating Crane (Peter Goddard)

●  Bio-mechanical Structure and Function of the Human Hand (Michael  Adler)

●  Train Braking Systems (Matt Goodman)


24 pages; illustrated in colour throughout.  Ref:  WLMS116  Price:  £3.50


For full list of back numbers of the Newsletter produced between 2006 and 2021 see: West London Meccano Society Newsletters


Bayko Master Plans



B07 Two Bungalows



B08 Public Library



B09 Railway Station




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