This is the display of Meccano  I exhibited at the Museum of Power, Langford, near Maldon, Essex, May14 2017. This was for their “Olde Tyme” Vintage Rally so I concentrated on things vintage. Although I showed nothing new I did exhibit several models that had not been out at exhibitions for a while. Working models were a n 1830 Boulton Watt beam Engine, Railway Breakdown Crane, single cylinder steam Engine, Small windmill and hand operated girder crane built with the parts from a 1911 Number 4 set. I am not big a collector of old Meccano outfits but I have a few that are just for display, these old sets old sets were very popular with visitors. I really enjoy exhibiting at shows like this as I get to talk to so many interesting people, from Grandparents to children. Many older people have fond memories of the Meccano they had as children. One of the saddest things is the amount of older women who longed to have a Meccano set but their fathers only thought it was a toy only suitable for boys.
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