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Where to buy Meccano literature,sets and parts,

Updated January 11 2021


In the UK

Alansmeccano.org do not sell Meccano literature, sets or parts but this page can guide you to where sets, parts and Meccano literature can be purchased.

Local toy shops and stores sell sets in the current Meccano range on line. There are also many on line stores such as John Lewis on line, Amazon,Argos selling Meccano sets. However unlike past times retailers do not sell individual parts but of course your set can always be added to from additional sets, increasing building possibilities.

Meccano logo Meccano have an official web site The current range of sets can be seen here.

2015 Meccano setThere is also a page on the official web site where recent instruction leaflets can be downloaded.

If you see a Meccano exhibition advertised you can be certain there will be at least one dealer in attendance also dealers of old parts can be found at Toy Fairs. All old parts are fully compatible with current 8+ age group sets. Sadly because of Covid-19 there have been no exhibitions or Toy Fairs hopefully the situation will change alter in the year.

On the World Wide Web there are many specialist dealers some are listed below .Please note I have no financial connections to those listed. These are reliable dealers names that I know, many of which I have purchased sets and parts from. There are many other sellers but this list may give you some help in getting sets and parts. I regularly check the links on this page if they are broken please let me know. Many Meccano builders find bargains in the UK at Boot sales.

Click on the under scored names and this will link to the sites listed below.


Where to view and download old Meccano instruction (plans) manuals

1948 manual cover

NZ Meccano complete Meccano manuals can be down loaded here.

Meccano manuals 1937 - 1978 can be viewed and downloaded here although this is not a complete list it does have most of the more common manuals.

Remi's Meccano pages most of the old manuals and Meccano Magazines can be downloaded on this comprehensive French site.

Timothy Edwards old manuals and Meccano Magazines can be downloaded.

Meccano World Wide Mail Order

I am often asked where manuals and plans can be purchased. One of the best sources is M/W Mail Order who sell a wide range of Meccano literature,model plans and software. If you own a number 10 outfit you can buy some excellent modern instructions that are a great advance on those that were produced by Meccano.

Please Note Meccano World Wide DO NOT sell sets or parts.

Meccano and Compatible Parts   

Online shop selling Meccano, Meccano replica and compatible parts As well as standard parts there are unusual parts such as the girder frame,loaded sack, shafting standards, roller chain, etc. all parts are fully compatible with the Meccano system. 

Most of the new parts are made by Metallus in Germany, some of the brass parts and loaded sacks are made by the shop owners Frank & Tricia in the UK.

 

MECCANOMAN

This on line shop sells sets,motors and parts, mainly new and reproduction from a variety of sources also second quality parts at cheaper prices from his sales stand. Ordering on line is sometimes not available when there is a high demand.

Dave also has a sales stand at many Meccano events and club meetings. Currently Mail order only due to Covid-19.   

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The Groves
Clapton Hall Lane
Great Dunmow
Essex
CM6 1JE
UNITED KINGDOM
e-mail: dave@meccanoman.co.uk

 

Meccano Hobby.co.uk

John Thorpe of Meccano Hobby sells refurbished parts, new repro parts, old sets and parts, motors, collectors parts and sets. He usually has in stock the parts that were in the old 10 sets. John also sells some nice reproduction Meccano point of sale material.

John Thorpe RGB

John also has a sales stand at many Meccano events


35 New Trent Street,
Ealand,
Scunthorpe, DN17 4JJ
UNITED KINGDOM
Tel:01724 710 702

e-mail: johnthorpes@btconnect.com


MODELIT LTD. (The Meccano Shop)

On line Meccano shop sells new Meccano sets and parts, reproduction parts, sets,second hand lots and literature. Formally know as Frizinghall models who were established over 30 years ago. For many years they have sold beautiful reproduction wooden cabinets for storing Meccano, I know they are good I have a number ten set in one of their four drawer cabinets. Their prices tend to be on the high side compared to some other other dealers



e-mail: meccanoshop@aol.com


Mike Rhoades Specialist Supplier of English Meccano for over 30 years

1950s Meccano parts

Mike sells excellent condition and second quality Meccano parts, motors, sets, Number 10 sets, dealer's cabinets, manuals, Meccano magazines, that were produced at the Binns Road factory up till 1979. Specialises in red and green there is no web site.

Mike has many rare and collectable parts, motors and sets for sale up to and including including Number 10 sets. Orders can be placed by letter, telephone or fax. I have always found he offers an excellent and speedy service with postage charged at cost plus a small packing charge.

Mike also has a sales stand at Meccano events and vintage toy fairs but not at present due to Covid-19.

 

 

A New Price list now available. Please send an A5 S.A.E. to the address below.

Mike Rhoades

137 Fairfield Avenue
Kirk Ella
Hull
HU10 7UW
UNITED KINGDOM


Tel: 01482 650 463
Fax: 01482 658 327

6 Drawer Dealer's cabinets currently available from stock please write or telephone Mike directly

NEW 2020 Price List is now available click this link to download

Meccano Collectors corner where you can buy, swop and sell Meccano

This is a great non commercial site where you buy sell and swop Meccano , no fees involved.

Ralph's Shop

Meccano builders and enthusiasts Ralph and Sue have a web site selling mainly modern, unused sets and parts , bargain lots, used parts. Prices are very reasonable but there is not a complete range of parts. As of March 2017 they are selling off there entire large collection of sets,motors and parts. New items are posted daily.

 

Meccanospares.com

Meccano Spares is a well established website specialising in Meccano and other associated parts. They can offer over 1800 different Meccano parts, both compatible reproductions and pre-owned original Meccano. Orders sent worldwide. Please email Meccanospares before ordering to check on the stock situation.

Flangebracket Meccano

Long established seller of Meccano now with a web site. Full range of parts including hard to find items.

I sadly heard only today January 11 2021 that Andrew Luckham owner of this site passed away in April 2020.

Other European Countries

MR Productions

Tout pour le MECCANO

Distributor of Meccano spare parts also from Metallus and Ashok Banerjee. Literature on Meccano and various Model Plans (Sets 9 and 10, and Super models) MR Productions stock many of the recently introduced parts from the Calais Factory

M.R.Productions SARL
Distributeur Meccano et Réplique
Chemin du Tort
F-64350 Lucarré
FRANCE
e-mail: mr.production@wanadoo.fr


Metallus Rekers Digitaltechnik

Manufactures of Märklin style parts and sets. Metallus as of December 2013 are no longer manufacturing parts and when stocks have run out will no longer be available.

Gerhard Rekers Digitaltechnik GmbH &Co.KG
Hauptstrasse 39
48480 Spelle
GERMANY
e-mail: rdt@redig.de

 

Worldwide

Meerlu

Manufacturer and supplier of Meccano replica and special parts, including strips, girders, plates, circular parts and brass ware, not sets.

Meerlu, 7 Meerlu Avenue
Frankston
Victoria 3199
AUSTRALIA
e-mail: jackp@meerlu.com.au

Girders and gears

This US based company sell Meccano, Exacto and other systems parts and sets . Also some vintage sets and literature for sale. Old manual instructions can also be downloaded free. There is also a gallery of Models mainly from the US.

Ashok Banerjee

Manufacturer of high-quality standard, obsolete, and special metal and plastic parts also sells beautiful reproduction 9-10 sets at a very reasonable price. Worldwide distribution with dealers in seven countries including UK , Western Europe, North America and South Africa . Please note there is a minimum order value.


PO Box 4149
Navrangpura
Ahmedabad 380 009
INDIA
e-mail: ashok.k.b@vsnl.com

Andrew Wells Meccparts.com

Sets and parts from the current Meccano range also repro parts.

PO Box 26-179
Epsom
Auckland 1344
NEW ZEALAND
e-mail: andrew@meccparts.com

Joel Perlin Metal Construction Toys

Based in California USA Joel Perlin is one of the few Meccano dealers in the USA. Spare parts new and old Erector sets (Meccano uses the Erector branding in Canada and the USA) also lots of collectable stuff is available from his on line store.

Joel Perlin
Metal Construction Toy Specialist
P.O. Box 324
Oxnard, CA 93032-0324

email erector@erectorsets.com

eBay

There are many sellers of Meccano on eBay and there are bargains to be had. Always be wary of such phrases as: very rare, hard to find, believed to be, good condition for age. These often indicate the seller does not have a lot of knowledge about Meccano, many do not. Sellers often think because its old it must be rare, just remember millions of Meccano parts and sets have been made and still are. Bent or rusty Meccano has no use or value unless you are prepared to to do a lot of work in restoring it, best to look elsewhere. Look for good clear pictures so you know what you are bidding for and always take the postage and packing in to consideration ....... metal Meccano is very heavy! Sets from the last 20 years are often very good buys for someone just starting out with Meccano. One final thing some sellers show a generic picture not what they are selling!

The selection sellers below have eBay shops and usually have a fair range of parts.

John and Marie's Meccano Store

Large range of new and used parts from all eras of Meccano production all items are buy it now so no bidding prices though are on the higher side.

jamesrc5ivet

A good range of unused and used parts, good value and mainly buy it now prices so no need to bid also low postage costs.

Stefmec

Range of recent genuine French Meccano parts at good prices sold by an enthusiastic Meccano builder.

 

la-souliere

Range of genuine, repro and refurbished Meccano parts from France ships to UK not sure of the situation since Brexit as of January 2021 nothing listed.

 

Created September 30 2009 Last revised July 092021 (win10-update)


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