MEETINGS in 2013
30 March 2013
12 October 2013
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AVAILABLE SOON BULLETIN 54
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MEMBERS' MODEL GALLERY
The club publishes a bulletin (MMGB)four times a year in March,June,September and December. The June and December issues carry the reports of our meetings with a description of all the models shown by members. Photographs of some models are included in the bulletin. Links to pictures of all of the models shown at our meetings are given in the "Gallery". The Bulletin also includes articles on modelling, collecting, and more general areas such as the history of the guild.
BACK COPIES OF BULLETINS 45,46,48,49,50,52 ARE AVAILABLE FROM THE SECRETARY AT £2.50 EACH INC POSTAGE
Includes report of the 92nd meeting- available soon.
The first edition of the MMG Bulletin for 2013 promises a good year for Meccano enthusiasts. Michael Walker describes how Meccano is stepping up to the plate to inspire the creation of a full size (ten times Meccano scale) (proper) bridge over the Manchester Bolton & Bury Canal. Tony Brown and John Hornsby provide more information about the Ruston dragline (SML27) that was the basis of Ken Senar’s wonderful model and Ken gives us some more hints from his workbench. Matt Goodman begins a promising series of articles on electrical matters and the editor begins a survey of the history of aviation in Meccano. Happy Meccano reading from the editor.
This edition includes an article remembering our President, Jack Partridge, who died suddenly in early June 2012. A report of the Skegness exhibition and details of the Adler/Payn TAKRAF crane.
BACK COPY AVAILABLE TO MEMBERS ONLY
A special supplement to bulletin 51 described Ken Senar’s fabulous rebuild of SML 27, pdf version of the supplement can be found in the members area. BACK COPY AVAILABLE AT £2.50 INC POSTAGE
In the JUNE Bulletin from MMG you will find DETAILS of Matthew McCallum's Shop Window Display Click for the link and ONLY TO BE FOUND in the MMG bulletin. Click to read the model report for the March 2012 meeting .
This bulletin includes a description by Brian Compton (a new member) of his superb electronic control system for the Oscar Fontan/Keith Cameron Coal loader/unloader (shown on the cover); more details and constructional techniques used by Ken Senar in his prize winning Wessex HC2 helicopter; a description of Tony Homden’s BMW bomber; a very useful clutch unit by Terry Pettitt and my article on the F Gordon Crosby motor chassis. I hope you enjoy the bulletin. Roger (Hon Secretary/Editor).
In the DECEMBER Bulletin from MMG you will find details of how to build Roger Burton's Helicopter Patrol - ONLY TO BE FOUND in the MMG bulletin. Click to read the model report for the October 2011 meeting.
In the SEPTEMBER Bulletin from MMG you will find a report of members models at SkegEx Click to read the report of MMG models at Skegness. and Ken Senar's wonderful prize winning helicopter described in detail and ONLY TO BE FOUND in the MMG bulletin.
In the June Bulletin from MMG we have an article on an interesting “Bridge Set” by Tony Knowles, inspired by the equally unusual windmill set seen in Bulletin 45. Mike Cook again provides an excellent model report of the March meeting. Click to read the model report for the March2011 meeting. As a special construction project for MMG Michael Whiting, well known as an expert modeller of Orreries has provided details of building one ONLY TO BE FOUND in this edition.
The March edition of the Bulletin includes articles on a very rare and unique 1913 Windmill set by Matthew McCallum, a model of the Chilean mine rescue by Tony Homden, an article recounting the formation of the official Meccano Guild in 1919 and more details of Servetti's trolley factory from Rob Mitchell.
The December issue included the report of the October meeting and an article on the early days of the Midlands Guild by Jim Gamble
Ken Senar's intriguing model of the tracked Australian steel horse is featured in MMGB43 and can be downloaded from the members' area together with the full report of the MMG at Skegness.
A larger Gazette is published occasionally with more detailed building constructions for models. The Gazette is free to members and can also be obtained along with other meccano related literature from Meccano Worldwide Mail Order (MWMO website here)