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CIBER CLUB MECCANINFOS
Director : Ariel Joaquin Verlatsky
CIBERNETICA FERRAND ROMANELLA
Enrique Ferrand, Wineberg 3240, Olivos, Prov. de Buenos Aires, 1636 Argentina
Tel.: 54-1-790 1780
*CLUB ARGENTINA MECCANO
Presidente: Arq. Daniel Alberino
Juan B Justo 1427
2000 Rosario (SF)
*MECCANO CLUB MENDOZA
Presidente: Ing. Luis Matons
25 de Mayo 3855, Villanueva, 5521 GUAYMALLEN (Mendoza)
Ariel Joaquin Verlatsky
Spanish Meccano web site
*MAYLANDS MECCANO & HOBBIES CLUB
A Meccano Club centred in Perth, Western Australia.
Approximately 20 members. Meets on the first Tuesday of each month. Model-building on Saturday afternoons.
Chairman: David Howe
Secretary: Ross Smith (ISM 018)
Treasurer: Kerry Howe
Contact for correspondence: Ross Smith
Unit 12, 10 Victoria Street, South Perth, Western Australia 6151
T: (+61) 8 9367 8906
Membership: AU$50.00 per year
*MECCANO MODELLERS’ ASSOCIATION — Aff
Located Sydney, New South Wales.
Approx 80 members; almost half live outside Sydney.
Meetings held in a member’s home on the 5th Saturday of the month..
President: Malcolm Booker (ISM 041)
Waterview, 406/207 Forestway, Belrose 2085 NSW
Sectretary/Treasurer: Warick Lewis (ISM 0632)
13 Rudyard Street, WINSTON HILLS 2153 NSW
T: (+61) 2 9639 1469
Contact for correspondence: Malcolm Booker
*MELBOURNE MECCANO CLUB INC. — Aff
The Melbourne Meccano Club is an incorporated club of more than 100 members which began in 1984.
MMCI meets bi-monthly at Brighton Philatelic Society Hall, Cnr. Gardenvale & Magnolia Roads, Gardenvale, Victoria 3185, Australia.
MMCI holds it's Annual Exhibition the second weekend in October at the above location.
Intending visitors are cordially invited to contact any of our Committee in advance, and all are assured of a very warm welcome.
President: Chris Curnick (ISM 1066)
10 Barriedale Grove, Frankston South, Victoria 3199, Australia
T: 61 3 5971 1901
Secretary: Mike Wright
6 Carolina Street , Mount Waverley, Victoria, 3149, Australia
T: +61 3 9802 5306
Publications: Melbourne Meccano Club Inc. Newsletter – six illustrated issues per year, every second month, beginning January.
The November issue is an expanded one with colour coverage of our Annual Exhibition.
*SOUTH EAST QUEENSLAND MECCANO GROUP (SEQMG)
The SEQMG caters mainly for Meccanomen within about 100 miles of Brisbane including both the Gold and Sunshine Coasts.
Meetings are held four times per year with the dates being variable but roughly three-monthly.
There are just over 20 members and informal meetings are held at members’ houses.
Both domestic and international visitors are especially welcome and, with sufficient notice, a special meeting can usually be arranged to fit in with the visitor’s schedule.
Executive: Paul Dale (ISM 680)
Publications: SEQMG newsletter, four times per year — Editor: Paul Dale
Membership: AU$5 per year (for international, contact Paul Dale)
Tel.: +32 15 20 82 61
*BRITISH COLUMBIA MECCANO CLUB (BCMC)
Meetings are held four times a year in the greater Vancouver area at club members’ homes, to compare models, sets, and Meccano Newsletters and Magazines, and talk about all the latest news about the Meccano Hobby in general.
The meetings are attended by up to 20 members.
President: Niel Dulson (who also performs the functions of Secretary and Treasurer): 1128 Howse Place, Coquitlam, British Columbia. V3K 5V7
T: (+1) 604 937 0734
*CANADIAN MODELING ASSOCIATION FOR MECCANO AND ALLIED SYSTEMS (CMAMAS)
A Canada-wide organization (with extension into the United States) of enthusiasts whose interests lie in metal construction systems, principally Meccano, secondarily US Erector, and other systems.
President: Hubert Hogle
Vice-President: Attila Szakonyi (ISM 597)
Secretary: Colin Hoare
Treasurer: Mike Sobanski
Contact for correspondence: Colin Hoare, 18 Tweedle Street, Glen Williams N, L7G 3S5
Publications: “Canadian MeccaNotes” published quarterly
Editor: David Williams, 3017-111A St., Edmonton, AB T6J 3Y5, Canada, T: (+1) 780 438 1197
Product Manager: David Duncan
Membership: Annual subscription -
Canada CA$45 USA US$54.
Rest of world: CA$77; US$75; £52.
Contact: Frank Curry, 8 Windham Drive, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M2K 1X8 or to subscribe electronically, either via PayPal or, in Canada only, by Interac e-mail Money Transfer
contact Colin Hoare at:
Based in Montreal, this club started in 1999 and “les Meccanautes du Québec” number about 40 active members, including a few from Ontario.
Our member interests include model building using classical and modern Meccano, collecting older outfits and literature, making high-quality replica and custom parts, holding club auctions to sell parts and collectables to members, and exhibiting at three local hobby shows each year.
The Meccano-Quebec magazine is published twice a year and typically features 12 pages of color illustrations plus 12 pages of text.
Our executive meets four times a year and we have group suppers twice a year to keep in touch.
We also host a small website to show our exhibits, activities, and the contents of each magazine issue.
Visitors to the Montreal area are always welcome, especially if they can courier Meccano from the UK!
President: André Théberge
Vice-President: Jim Bobyn (ISM 914)
Secretary and Treasurer: Larry Yates
Webmaster: Joseph Grisé
Special Projects and Technical Support: Normand Painchaud
Magazine co-Editor: André Théberge
André Théberge: e-mail: email@example.com
Jim Bobyn: e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Publication: Meccano-Québec, 24 pages in French, twice yearly
Membership including club magazine: $25 CDN per year, contact A. Théberge
Folkets Alle 14
*CAM (CLUB DES AMIS DU MECCANO) — Aff
The French club has approximately 740 members throughout the world.
A general meeting is held each year during the weekend of the Ascension with an international exhibition.
The location is different each year. Regional groups (list in page 3 of the magazine) independently organize meetings and exhibitions each year.
President: Bernard Guittard
Vice President: Albin Treil
Secretary: Jean-Max Estève
Treasurer: Jean-Francois Vincent
Contact for correspondence:
Jean-Francois Nauroy (ISM 981), 4 rue des Crosnières, 78200 Mantes la Jolie, T: (+33) 1 34 78 58 14
Publications: CAM – Club des Amis du Meccano- Magazine
Published quarterly in full colour (January, April, July, October)
Magazine Editor : Gerard Jousse
Membership: annual subscription € 45 (EU residents) € 54 (outside EU)
Webmaster: Claude Gobez
Mailing list in German language about all kinds of metal construction sets (similar to spanner-group). Registration necessary.
Free membership. More than 400 members from Germany and neighbouring states, especially Switzerland and Austria.
Annual meeting mostly in a weekend in October in different towns. No membership fees, no magazine
ISM Contact: Georg Eiermann, (ISM 997)
Other interesting German Meccano related websites
German site about Meccano www.schraube-und-mutter.de German site about Märklin, Trix, Meccano, Stabil e.a. www.metallbaukasten.de Frank W. Weber, (ISM 873) Site of models in
Meccano, X-Meccano, compatible and new ideas for models
*MECCANO GILDE NEDERLAND (Dutch Meccano Guild) — Aff
About 500 members.
Two major meetings: one in Harderwijk in Spring and in Hierden in Autumn, plus regional meetings in Benthuizen, Tiel, De Knipe, Heemskerk, Ulvenhout, Leimuiden, Mechelen (Belgium).
Regularly updated meeting information is available on www.meccanogilde.nl.
Chairman: Gerard Anink
Secretary: Hans Kuijl (ISM 303)
Treasurer: Jan Schurink (ISM 016)
Members’ affairs Hans Kuijl (ISM 303)
Contact: Hans Kuijl, Mozartlaan 18, 3603 BH Maarssen, The Netherlands
Publications: Meccano Nieuws (published quarterly). English translations available via website!
Exchange copies: In case of 'exchange' your Guild gets our magazine as .pdf file.
Send your copies to email@example.com
No other correspondence to this email address please!!
Membership: Entrance fee €3, annual subscription €40. Contact Hans Kuijl (ISM 303). Foreign members are welcomed at no additional cost.
Other interesting Dutch Meccano and TRIX related websites
Web site of Rob Beijersbergen van Henegouwen. http://members.ziggo.nl/rbeyersb/ Web site of Frits van Heekesen. www.heekesen.nl Website of Jan Jager. www.nautomac.nl/ Web site of Alex de Jong. www.meccanomicromodels.com/ Web site of Wilbert Swinkels (Meccano Kinematica). www.wiswin.nl/Meccano%20kinematics.htm Web site of Wilbert Swinkels (FAC system). www.wiswin.nl/FAC%20system.htm Web site of Wilbert Swinkels (Philips Variable Building System). http://wiswin.nl/Philips%20Variable%20Building%20System.htm TRIX
TRIX site of Wilbert Swinkels www.wiswin.nl/Trix%20Metall.htm Trix site of Adrie Wind. http://www.trix-metaal.nl
DR. MICHAEL ADLER
Akiva Street 23/9
Fax +972 9 461 032
*G.A.M.M. (Gruppo Amatori Modellismo Meccanico)
Members throughout Italy and abroad. About 100 members: 85% builders, 15% collectors. AGM in June.
Club annual exhibition in late September at Linate Airport, near Milan.
Technical meetings about four times each year.
Special restricted meetings are held for the purpose of building large models.
We run a website at www.gammitalia.org which is also mentioned on the Meccano Web Ring.
President: Max Ferranti (ISM 603)
Contact for correspondence: Max Ferranti: Piazza Matteotti 70, Greve in Chianti 50022, Italy, T: +39 055 8549210
Publications: GAMM-news, bi-annual
WebMaster: Alberto Campiglio
Treasurer: Gabriella Trussardi
Membership: annual subscription €45.
7 St Julian's Hill
*AUCKLAND MECCANO GUILD
The Auckland Meccano Guild was established in 1974 and recently celebrated its 39th birthday.
The Guild takes every opportunity to promote Meccano to the public and annually supports the largest hobby/model show mounted in the Auckland region known as Model-X, a three day event held (Saturday through to Monday) on the first weekend of June each year.
Approximately twenty Guild members along with wives and partners meet four (4) times each year at 2.00pm on the second Saturday in February, May, August and November.
The meeting venues rotate between the homes of four senior members.
Details of upcoming meetings are generally found in the ‘Notices’ section of the current NZFMM magazine and posted on the Guild’s website at www.amg.nzfmm.co.nz.
It is recommended that intending guests contact the AMG President or Secretary to confirm venue details which may change due to circumstances without notice.
Guests are always welcome at Guild meetings with the only stipulation being that they have an abiding passion for Meccano.
AMG has no formal rules and no membership fees but a plate is always welcome to bolster the Guild’s sumptuous afternoon teas.
President: David Wall, 45 Kath Hopper Drive, Orewa, Auckland 0931, New Zealand, T: (+64) 9 426 1965
Secretary: Peter Hancock (ISM 382), PO Box 39 085, Howick, Auckland 2145, New Zealand, T: (+64) 9 535 5355
Treasurer: Graeme Wrightson, 44 Shelley Bay Road, Beachlands, Auckland 2018, Auckland, T: (+64) 9 5364188
Webmaster: Gary Higgins (ISM 10)
*CHRISTCHURCH MECCANO CLUB
Established in 1929 – running ever since, for Meccano modellers from the area around Christchurch and Canterbury.
Currently we have about 20 adult members but we invite the casual attendance of potential, former or distant modellers, and also the parents with younger modellers are most welcome.
Meetings are held from February to December on the first Friday of each month, 7.30pm to about 10pm.
Contact address: Christchurch Meccano Club
c/o 32 Harrow Street, Phillipstown, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
President: Neil Pluck
T: (+64) 3 3898134
Secretary: Roland Jaspers
T: (+64) 021 0647331
Membership: NZ$25 per adult, NZ$40 per family
*MWT MECCANO CLUB
From Manawatu, Wanganui and Taranaki provinces, with additional members around the North Island. Membership of approx 30.
Meetings at 1pm on the 2nd Saturday of each month (except January and November), usually in Wanganui.
The first part of the meeting often covers antique and historical Meccano.
Then after a business meeting there is a model tour, fish and chip supper and usually an auction.
President: Chris Morton
92a Sherwill Street East, Feilding 4702, New Zealand
T: (+64) 6323 8001
Secretary and Treasurer: Robin Rye
845 Rawhitiroa Road, 18 RD, Eltham 4398, New Zealand
T: (+64) 274 461 540
Membership: annual subscription NZ$10. Apply to Robin Rye or "better still, attend a meeting".
*NEW ZEALAND FEDERATION OF MECCANO MODELLERS (NZFMM)
New Zealand based (financial) subscribers to the NZFMM magazine automatically become members of the New Zealand Federation of Meccano Modellers.
The NZFMM magazine is the instrument by which New Zealand Clubs disseminate individual New Zealand Club news, happenings, events, model plans and general information as well as providing international news and articles.
The NZFMM magazine is a valuable resource and is available to overseas subscribers on payment of an annual magazine subscription.
The NZFMM magazine is published four (4) times each year and the subscription period begins in April of each year.
A ‘General Meeting’ of New Zealand members is generally held prior to the official dinner held during the two yearly ‘New Zealand Federation Modellers’ Convention’. (Next meeting scheduled for Easter 2015).
President: Neil Pluck,
32 Harrow Street, Phillipstown, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand, T: (+64) 03 3898134
Treasurer: Peter Hancock (ISM 382)
PO Box 39085, Howick, Auckland 2145, New Zealand, T: (+64) 09 5355355
Contact for correspondence and magazine subscriptions: Peter Hancock
Publications: NZFMM Magazine issued quarterly
Subscription Rates: New Zealand subscribers NZ$32 (Membership); Overseas AU$31, CAN$34, US$33, GB£21 and EURO€24 (magazine only)
PDF version, NZ$10, AU$9, CAN$9, US$9, GB£6, EU€7
NZFMM Magazine Editor: Les Megget (ISM 942)
231 Opaheke Road, RD4, Papakura, South Auckland 2584, New Zealand, T: (+64) 9 2996668
Magazine copy: Forward to Les Meggett (ISM 942)
Webmasters: William Irwin (ISM 185) and Gary Higgins (ISM 10)
*WELLINGTON MECCANO CLUB
Greater Wellington area – this includes Tawa, Porirua, Paraparaumu, Waikanae, Lower and Upper Hutt.
Approximately 15 members.
Meetings are held at members’ homes and the venue changes each meeting: next venue can be obtained by emailing the President or Secretary.
Visitors are warmly welcomed and special meetings or a slight change in scheduled dates might be organised in some cases to suit.
The Club contributes to the national magazine NZFMM, and supports local hobby exhibitions.
The Club will host the next biennial National Meccano Convention during Easter 2015 at New Zealand's National Museum Te Papa.
Please plan to be in Wellington then!!
President: Stan Baker (ISM 960)
7 Oceanview Terrace, Tirohanga, Lower Hutt 5010, New Zealand. T: (+64) 4 5667150
Membership Secretary: Max George
3A St Johns Terrace, Tawa, Wellington 5028, New Zealand. T: (+64) 4 2324200
Membership: there is a no subscription but a donation towards supper is welcomed.
*THE MECCANO CLUB OF SOUTH AFRICA
Formed from the amalgamation of the Cape Town Meccano Club, Johannesburg Meccano Hobbyists and Transvaal Meccano Guild.
Chairman and Editor (Correspondent):
Anthony Els, P O Box 1127, Johannesburg 2000 South Africa.
Mobile 27 82 389 2237
Tatchell Venn, P O box 1144, Florida Hills, 1716 South Africa.
Mobile 27 82 772 5162.
*ACEAM (ASOCIACION CULTURAL ESPAÑOLA DE AFICIONADOS A LOS MECANOS)
The Club covers Spain as a whole but is not necessarily limited to Spain as a geographical area.
The approximate number of members is 85. We meet every fortnight, always on Tuesdays, usually in Madrid (many of the members live in Madrid or nearby).
The main activities of the Club are the meetings, discussions and interchange of information and parts, preparation and execution of one or two exhibitions per year in different cities of Spain.
Two luncheon meetings per year: one near the year’s end, the other towards the end of June.
President: Antonio Valero (ISM 398)
Vice President: Esteban Orozco Vallejo (ISM 621)
Secretary: Manuel Fernández de la Lama
Treasurer: José Enriquez Victoria
International contacts officer: Manuel Hidalgo
ACEAM, Arturo Soria 75, 28027 Madrid
T: (+34) 91 367 0051
Publications: Full colour magazine (in Spanish) for members only, every six months.
Membership: Annual subscription €30. New members are welcome from anywhere in the world.
AFICIONADOS A MECCANO DE MADRID
Antonio Valero Aicua
Gran Via, 15, 1, 5
Madrid 28013, Spain
Tel.: 91 5315852
Fax 91 5231000
ASOCIACION DE AMIGOS DE LAS CONSTRUCCIONES DE LOS FERROCARILES
AEPMA C/Ricardo Buesa 2
1 A E-01008
*CLUB MECCANO DE CATALUNYA — Aff
Known formerly, and now informally, as La Penya del Cargolet (which translates as ‘The Fellowship of the Little Bolt’), the Club has about 80 members, mainly from Catalonia and also from other parts of Spain and other countries.
Meetings every Sunday from 10.00am to 12.00am. The Club’s activities include Meccano instruction every Sunday morning for children and adults, and an annual exhibition.
President: Raimon Ripoll (ISM 142)
Secretary: Jordi Valles Garreta
Treasurer: Julia Azuara Abadalejo
Contact for correspondence:
Raimon Ripoll, c/Madrazo, 81 30 1a, Barcelona 08006, Spain
Publications: Butlleti de la Penya del Cargolet, usually three times per year
Membership: the magazine is free to members and to other clubs who exchange Bulletins.
Other interesting Swedish Meccano related websites
Meccano & related systems in Sweden www.vingaker.com/museum/
*AMS (AMATEURE FÜR METALLBAU IN DER SCHWEIZ) — Aff
The Meccano Club of Switzerland, with about 110 members in Switzerland, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Luxembourg, England and Canada.
Meetings on the last Thursday of every month in Baden, Annual General Meeting in September, exhibitions every 3-5 years.
President: Peter Howald
Secretary: Thomas P Rothenhäusler
Treasurer Thomas P Rothenhäusler
Contact for correspondence: Peter Howald
Schwandstrasse 21, CH-3634 Thierachern T: (+41) 33 / 437 57 15
Publications: AMS Bulletin, AMS Nachrichten, WebSite website: www.amsclub.ch
Editor: Peter Zobrist
Starenweg 54, CH-8405 Winterthur
T: (+41) 52 233 0914
Membership: Contact the President by letter or email.
Other interesting Swiss Meccano related websites.
STOKYS SYSTEME AG
CH - 8494 Bauma
Telephone: +41 52 233 00 15/16
Fax: +41 52 233 00 17
ARCHTECTURAL CONSTRUCTION SYSTEMS
11 Willow CloseLong Ashton
Bristol BS18 9DT
*ATLANTIC COAST MECCANO ENGINEERS/ENTHUSIASTS (ACME)
ACME is a small group of Meccanomen numbering about 10 members. We meet informally at each other’s houses throughout the year.
Chairman: Tony Thompson (ISM 035)
Treasurer: Brian Gulley
Contact for correspondence: Tony Thompson
71 Moresk Road, Truro, Cornwall, TR1 1DB
T: (+44) 1872 277 401
Membership: Subscription £5. Contact Tony Thompson (see above).
GORING & STREATLEY MECCANO CLUB
4 Grange Close
Goring, Reading RG8 9DY
*HENLEY SOCIETY OF MECCANO ENGINEERS (HSME)
HSME, now 40 years old, meets on the last Saturday of February, May and November, and hosts the Henley Gathering on the first Saturday after the Late Summer Holiday at the end of August.(which, in 2014, will be Saturday 30 August).
The ISM AGM is held during the Henley Gathering.
Chairman: Eddie Oatley
Secretary: Derek Mills, 2 Wares Close, Winterborne Kingston, Blandford Forum, Dorset DT11 9BS
Treasurer: Kim Fisher (ISM 230)
*HOLY TRINITY MECCANO CLUB (HTMC) — Aff
The oldest Meccano Club, originally founded in 1919 affiliated to the Meccano Guild. Refounded in 1971 by Stuart Wilson and Peter Matthews.
Around 50 members, mainly from the south-east of England.
Club meetings: Twice a year, normally on the fourth Saturday of April and the fourth Saturday of October, at St John’s Church Hall, Hildenborough, Kent.
Meccano traders attend.
The Henley Gathering (see HSME entry) also counts as one of the HTMC Club Meetings.
President: David Fellows
Chairman: James Dowswell (ISM 357)
Secretary: Brian Pike
Treasurer: Richard Payn (ISM 764),
Contact for correspondence: Brian Pike, Stream Cottage, Coggins Mill, Mayfield, Sussex TN20 6UP
T: (+44) 1435 873 367
Publication: HTMC Newsletter, published twice a year.
Membership: Annual subscription £10. Contact Brian Pike or Richard Payn.
HORNBY RAILWAY COLLECTORS' ASOCIATION
1 Park Street
Nottingham NG9 8EU
101 Ella Road
Nottingham NG2 5GZ
*MECCANO SOCIETY OF SCOTLAND
40 to 50 members from all over Scotland and a few from other areas.
Usually, in any year, four Sunday meetings in Stirling, one Open Day, and one exhibition.
Secretary: Douglas Carson, 99 Earlspark Avenue, Newlands, Glasgow, G43 2HD
T: (+44) 141 633 3956
Treasurer: Alan Macdonald, Birch Cottage, Old Station, Muthill PH5 2DB
contact for correspondence: Douglas Carson (see above)
Publication: MSS Newsletter, three times a year.
Editor: Alistair Nicoll, (ISM 472), 15 Maxwell Road, Bishopton, PA7 5HE
Membership: Joining fee £5 (for badge), annual subscription £20. Apply to Treasurer.
*MIDLANDS MECCANO GUILD
Formed in 1967 the Midlands Meccano Guild was one of the first of the mainly adult Meccano Clubs formed in the UK.
It organises both private meetings and public exhibitions and is based near Coventry in the Heart of England.
We welcome enthusiasts from a wide area, including overseas members.
Chairman: George Illingworth
Treasurer: Paul Brecknell
Secretary: Roger Marriott (ISM 971), 45 Tudor Gardens, Stony Stratford, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK11 1HX
T: 01908 567374
*NORTH EAST LONDON MECCANO CLUB
A friendly club catering for enthusiasts, model builders and collectors.
Four meetings a year plus annual show in December.
About 50 members from all walks of life.
Doors open at 11am and we finish at 5pm. Refreshments available for a small charge. See www.nelmc.org.uk for meeting dates The Hainault Baptist Church Hall, Franklyn Gardens, Hainault, Essex IG6 2UT.
Very close to Hainault Central Line station.
Covers North and East London area and East Anglia. New members welcome from any area and country.
Chairman: Len Llewellyn
Secretary: Ralph Laughton (ISM 1012), 115 Laleham Road, Catford London SE6 2JD
Treasurer: Greg Clarke
Contact for correspondence: Ralph Laughton
Publication (4 times a year): Newsletter - Editor: Ralph Laughton
Resident Meccano Trader: Dave Taylor
Membership: Subscription for 2012: £12 adults, £6 juniors (January - December).
Send cheques made payable to NELMC to Secretary (see above) or PayPal payment accepted through website
*NORTH EASTERN MECCANO SOCIETY
Covers area from York to Berwick and across to Carlisle. 70 members worldwide, with about 30 active local members.
Four meetings a year at Bedale, N.Yorkshire. Approximately 20 exhibitions a year at various venues.
Hon President: Joe Etheridge
Secretary: Fred Thompson
Treasurer: Fred Thompson
Contact for correspondence: Fred Thompson, 17, Bryan Close. Hurworth, Darlington, Co. Durham, DL2 2AS
T: (+44) 1325 720746
Publication: NEMS Quarterly
Membership: £10 per annum, club badge is £3.50.
*NORTH MIDLANDS MECCANO GUILD
Over 400 members worldwide. Meetings three times a year in Oxton Village Hall (North Nottinghamshire): 3rd Saturday in September (AGM), January, and May.
Main exhibition at Skegness (1st weekend in July). Smaller local exhibitions include Lincoln Steam Rally and Abbey Pumping Station, Leicester.
President: Mike Cotterill
Chairman: Geoff Brown (ISM 897) E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary: Julian Coles
Treasurer: Anne Coles
Webmaster: Philip Webb (ISM 50) E: email@example.com
Contact for correspondence: Anne Coles, Little Court, Bleasby, Nottingham NG14 7GH
T: (+44) 1636 830 398
or via Geoff Brown by email (see above)
Publication: The Meccano Newsmag, published 15th November, March and July
Editor: Anne Coles (see above)
Membership: Annual subscription: UK adults £18.50, juniors £9.50; Europe £22.50; Rest of world £25. Cheques to be sent to Anne Coles (see above).
*NORTH WEST MECCANO GUILD
The NWMG draws its membership mainly from Lancashire, Cheshire, Merseyside, Greater Manchester and South Cumbria.
The active membership is currently about 40. Club meetings are held at the Methodist Church Hall, Leyland, Lancashire, where we also hold an exhibition in March, each year
During the summer months, the Guild exhibits at a variety of traction engine rallies, mill-engine ‘steam days’ and model-engineering shows — generally about six exhibitions a year.
Chairman: Frank Smith
Secretary: Veronica Watson
Treasurer: Neville Bond
Contact for correspondence: Frank Smith, 209 Brodie Avenue, Liverpool L19 7NB
T: (+44) 151 427 5386
Membership: Apply to the Treasurer, Neville Bond, 3 Sheri Drive, Newton-le-Willows, Merseyside WA12 8PT. or email
OTHER SYSTEMS NEWSLETTER
7 Potters Way
Salisbury SP1 1PY
*RUNNYMEDE MECCANO GUILD
Located in the Thames Valley region, about a mile from Junction 11 on the M25 at Ottershaw, with a catchment area covering the whole of the south of England and a thriving membership in excess of 140 members.
The Guild meets three times a year on the first Saturday of February, June and October at Lyne Village Hall, Lyne Lane, Lyne, Chertsey, Surrye, KT16 0AN
President: Nick Rodgers (ISM 099), 21 Copthall Way, New Haw, Weybridge, Surrey KT15 3TX, tel.: (+44) (0)1932-345600
Treasurer: John Rogers, 49 East Sheen Avenue, London, SW14 8AR, tel.: (+44) (0)20-88762876
Secretary: Pete Wood, 19 Woodside Close, Knaphill, Woking, Surrye, GU21 2DD, tel.: (+44) (0) 7970-077798
Publication: Runnymede Meccano Guild Magazine, published three times a year in full colour. Editor: Nick Rodgers (see above)
Membership: annual subscription £20 to all members worldwide — apply to Nick Rodgers (see above).
SALTBURN MECCANO CLUB
13 Emerald Street
Cleveland TS12 1EE
*SHEFFIELD MECCANO GUILD
Now into its 33rd year and with 160 members spread across the world, the SMG is an informal organisation not restricting its membership or activities to the city in its name.
Twice-yearly meetings are held in the splendid Laughton-en-le-Morthen village hall in rural South Yorkshire S25 1YD, not far off the M1 (J30) & M18 (J1).
The April 2014 meeting will feature both an auction of Meccano items and the annual competition which is to be based on the greatest distance achieved by a vehicle driven by four spinning 3" Pulleys.
The October AGM will see the presentation of the annual SMG Members’ Award for the best model on the day by popular voting, the President’s Trophy and another auction.
Good food and refreshments at a little above cost prices, an excellent pub nearby with decent beer & meals, Meccano trading and all in a convivial atmosphere.
A lively, well-produced 64-page part-colour A4 magazine is produced and distributed to members; cover dates are February, June and October though it is usually ready in the preceding month.
Its picture-intensive contents cover SMG activities, other club events from the UK and abroad, models to enjoy, models to build, collecting, other systems and news.
Another benefit is access to the Machining Service that will make parts from battered wheels, modify Pulleys etc to fit motors, make motor brackets, soldering and other light machining & fabrication sympathetic to Meccano at economical rates for club funds.
A weekend-long show is held in September at Barrow Hill Roundhouse, Chesterfield with another possible at the prestigious National Railway Museum, York.
President: Barrie McKenzie
Chairman/Editor: Rob Mitchell
Secretary/Treasurer: John Ozyer-Key
Events Co-ordinator: Bob Seaton
Assistant Editor: Russ Carr
Events for 2014:
12th April: club meeting, annual competition and auction, Laughton-en-le-Morthen village hall, Rotherham, South Yorkshire, S25 1YD. Contact John Ozyer-Key or Rob Mitchell for the competition.
18th October: club meeting, annual awards, AGM and auction, Laughton-en-le-Morthen village hall, Rotherham, South Yorkshire, S25 1YD. Contact John Ozyer-Key.
UK: adult £15.
Rest of world: £20
Part-year subscriptions are available at any time depending on when you decide to join.
These are arranged to expire at the AGM so all need to renew at the same time. You can become a member using any of the following methods:
Cash. By hand to John Ozyer-Key or Rob Mitchell; please do not post.
Cheque. Made payable to ‘The Sheffield Meccano Guild’ by post/hand to John Ozyer-Key.
Paypal. Please contact John Ozyer-Key. This will attract an extra £1.00 charge.
Card. This is organised through Constructor Quarterly (E: RobinCQHQ@aol.com) and is subject to an additional 4% bank charge.
*SOLENT MECCANO CLUB
Meets in different locations across Central South England.
Secretary: Peter Goddard, "Tosca', The Pentagon, Fawley, Southampton, Hampshire, SO45 1EE.
T: [+44] 2380 899626.
*SOUTH BIRMINGHAM MECCANO CLUB
(formerly known as the "Soc. of Advanced Meccano Constructors"
Hon.Sec. Robert Thompson, 703 Shirley Road, Hall Green Birmingham B28 9JP
*SOUTH EAST LONDON MECCANO CLUB
We meet four times a year in the United Reformed Church (in the Sherard Hall), Court Road, Eltham, London SE9 5AD, and have an annual show at the same venue.
Meetings in January, March/April, June and September; Show in October. Other local events supported.
Secretary’s Challenge at every meeting. We have a membership in excess of 50 and have been existence since 1976. (The website is updated after each meeting - please check for details).
Secretary and Founder: Chris Warrell
Chairman: Frank Paine
Treasurer: Peter Clay
Webmaster: Tim Surtell
Contact for correspondence: Chris Warrell, 36 Allenswood Road, Eltham, London SE9 6RP
T: (+44) 20 8856 0148
Publication: SELMEC NEWS. The colourful newsletter is published 4 times a year.
Membership: annual subscription still only £6.00 – and you get a free badge!
SOUTH WALES MECCANO SOCIETY
15 Talbot Close
Mid Glamorgan CF7 8AS
*SOUTH WEST MECCANO CLUB
Meets in different venues in the Bristol area once per quarter.
Secretary: Malcolm Hanson, 11 Willow Close, Long Ashton, Bristol BS41 9DT
TEIGNMOUTH MECCANO CLUB
9A The Triangle
South Devon TQ14 8AU
*TELFORD & IRONBRIDGE MECCANO SOCIETY (TIMS) — Aff
Catchment area: the Midlands (the Industrial Heart of England). Current membership is approximately 90.
All meetings and exhibitions are held at ‘Enginuity’, Coalbrookdale, Ironbridge, Shropshire TF8 7DQ (except for the August meeting which will be held at Blists Hill Victorian Museum TF7 5DU) and are open from 10.00am (access from 9.00am) to approximately 4.45pm. Everyone is welcome to bring a model or just to have a look.
Meeting dates for 2014:
February 8th - Club meeting - Enginuity, Coalbrookdale
setting up 09.00 to 10.00, public admittance 10.00 to 16.30
May 3rd to May 5th - Meccanuity Exhibition - Enginuity, Coalbrookdale
Public admittance 10.00 to 16.30
Setting up on May 2nd for exhibitors only from 11.00
Setting up on exhibition days from 09.00 to 10.00
August 16th and 17th - 2 day exhibition at Blist's Hill Museum
Setting up from 09.00 on both days
Public admittance 10.00 to 16.30
November 1st - Club meeting and AGM - Enginuity, Coalbrookdale
setting up 09.00 to 10.00, public admittance 10.00 to 16.30
Coach Road, Coalbrookdale, Ironbridge, Shropsire, TF8 7DQ
Blist's Hill Victorian Town Museum (August only)
Legges Way, Madely, Telford, Shropshire, TF7 5DU
Roger Thorpe - Secretary/Treasurer
44 Cromarty Road, Stamford, Lincolnshire, PE9 2TQ Tel. 01780 754537
Chairman: Chris Shute
Secretary & Treasurer: Roger Thorpe
Contact for correspondence: Roger Thorpe, 44 Cromarty Road, Stamford, Lincolnshire, PE9 2TQ T: (+44) 1780 754537
WELLINGBOROUGH MECCANO CLUB
20 Chace Road
Northants NN8 1NR
*WEST LONDON MECCANO SOCIETY (WLMS) — Aff
The Society has about 70 members and meets four times a year: 2nd Saturday of March (AGM) June and November, exhibition at St. Albans on the last weekend in September and co-hosts of the “Magic of Meccano Show” at the Kew Bridge Steam Museum, Greenford.
Chairman: Matt Goodman (ISM 708), 18 Eastmead Avenue, Greenford, Middlesex UB6 9RA
Membership Secretary: Howard Somerville (ISM 202)
Treasurer: Mike Gleen (ISM 708)
Health & Safety: Matt Goodman (ISM 713)
Exhibitions organiser: Geoffrey Wass
Contact for correspondence: e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Publication: WLMS Newsletter
Editor: Bob Palmer, 5 Lower Swanwick Road, Lower Swanwick, Southampton, SO31 7HG
Membership: Annual subscription UK £14, Overseas £18 — contact Howard Somerville (see above
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
*SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA MECCANO & ERECTOR CLUB
Worldwide membership. General membership meetings: four times a year
President: Joel Perlin (ISM 409)
Secretary: Anton Calleia (ISM 1017)
Treasurer: Anton Calleia (ISM 1017)
Contact for correspondence: Anton Calleia, PO Box 130213, Carlsbad, California 92013-0213
Publication:Meccano & Erector Club Newsletter
Editor: Anton Calleia (contact details as above)
Membership: One-time initiation fee of US$10 to cover cost of Membership Directory and badge. Annual subscription: US residents US$15; Canada and Mexico US$16; Overseas US$17.
WebMaster: Phillip Edwards (ISM 311)
MECCANO and related clubs
BAYKO was part of the MECCANO stable from 1959 onwards.
Those who are interested in the history of Meccano Ltd might be interested in other products of the Meccano factory as well.
BAYKO COLLECTORS CLUB
Robin Throp, 14 Suffolk Close, London Colney, St Albans, Herts. AL2-1DZ