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MIDLANDS MECCANO GUILD BULLETIN

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 SOME BULLETINS ARE AVAILABLE FROM THE SECRETARY AT £3.00 EACH INC POSTAGE




This issue includes the report of our special anniversary meeting including the 50 parts competition,exhibition reports and the final part of Geoff Burgess's Amazon Coles crane. A pdf version is available in the members area.



















This issue includes the report of our 100th meeting and how to make a sextopus into an octopus fairground ride. A pdf version is available in the members area.



















This issue includes articles by Ken Senar, Geoff Burgess on his Thorneycroft, a novel brake for Terry Allen's Picard racing car and lots more including arrangements for the 50th anniversary. A pdf version is available in the members area.



















This issue includes reports of the AGM, model report for the 99th meeting and the MMEE award for the best in show, the details of our 50th anniversary 50 parts competition, and an article on Dinky Builder. A pdf version is available in the members area.



















This issue includes reports of Skegness and Gaydon Exhibitions. Building instructions for Mike Hopper's round the pole helicopter and Colin Bull's prize winning Laxey water wheel. A pdf version is available in the members area.



















This issue includes the model report for the 98th meeting held in March 2016 and news of our plans for the 50th anniversary of MMG in 2017. A pdf version is available in the members area.




















This issue includes the final part of build instructions for Terry Pettitt's Aero Morgan, news of our 50th anniversary and a recreation of a Dinky Toys display model. A pdf version is available in the members area.


















This issue includes the model report for our October meeting. The report of the AGM and an interesting "Tale of many clocks". A pdf version is available in the members area.


















This issue includes the reports of exhibitions at the Heritage Motor centre and Skegness; completes the review of Geoff Burgess's SCAMMELL and looks forward to our 50th year in 2017.


















This issue includes the report of our 96th meeting and continues the building instructions for Terry Pettit's superb Aero Morgan.


















This bumper issue begins the building instructions for Terry Pettit's superb Aero Morgan. Contains details of Geoff Burgess's SCAMMELL and much more news from members.


















This issue contains the model report for the 95th meeting of the guild and the report of the AGM.



















This issue contains the model report for the 33rd Annual Exibition at Skegness.


















This issue contains the model report for our 94th meeting on 12 March at Baginton.



















The first issue of 2014 promises a good year for Meccano. The front cover shows John Nuttall’s double flyboats (SML33a) which is controlled by an ingenious (mechanical) mechanism described in this edition by Michael Walker. Ken Senar has now hung up his knitting but we begin a series on his 8-needle automatic French Knitting Machine that extends the functionality of the 4-needle version described in the MMGB September supplement. The Chairman describes an iconic biplane and the centre spread shows some impressive models from former years now placed on the web , thanks to Bob Thompson and Ken Wright who took the photographs.












Includes reports of the October AGM and the models shown at meeting. Also an introduction to our new president Geoff Wright.


















Includes report of Skegness exhibition.Also inside is a very neat joystick control from Holy Trinity Meccano club and a report on the opening of the Meccano Bridge at Little Lever near Bolton, held over from the last bulletin.
















A special supplement to bulletin 55 by Ken Senar on the development of French Knitting Machines. BACK COPY AVAILABLE AT £2.50 INC POSTAGE


















Includes report of the 92nd meeting.Click for photos of the March 2013 meeting .


















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.












Includes the report of the AGM (Click report) and the model report of the 91st MMG meeting (More details in Gallery)

















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.

click for a short video of Tony Homden's Chilean mine rescue model














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.
















MIDLANDS MECCANO GUILD GAZETTE

















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)