The Meccano Society of Scotland

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The Meccano Society of Scotland

The Meccano system was invented by Frank Hornby in 1901 and first appeared on sale as a constructional toy called "Mechanics Made Easy". This was renamed Meccano in 1907.

The Meccano Society of Scotland was formed in 1984 by a group of like minded enthusiasts interested in Meccano. We cater for a variety of interests. Some of our members are builders and others are collectors, but all are interested in Meccano.

Meccano Society of Scotland

We have around five club meetings a year, usually held in Stirling together with an annual exhibition.

Membership of the Society is open to any person interested in Meccano and new members are always welcome. If you wish to join us please contact the Treasurer.

The annual challenge competition at our Menstrie meeting on May 20th 2017 was a ping pong ball roller. More details here. Details of next year's challange will be available on this site at a later date.

Many our members exhibit their Meccano models at a variety of Exhibitions etc. thoughout the year. Photos from many of these exhibitions can be seen on our photograph pages. Virtually all of these now include an optional high resolution version of the photo that can be viewed/downloaded if you want to see the detail in the photo more clearly.
NEW - Now includes pictures from a number of exhibitions attended during 2016 & 2017. Also virtually all photo galleries now include an optional high resolution version of the photos.

We publish a club Newsletter about three times a year.
Back issues of the Newsletter are now available for download. Alternately they can be viewed online, with no need to download them first. NEW - Issues up to issue 100 (April 2016) are now available - See the Newsletter page


The site now has a Guestbook for visitors comments and suggestions

The website contains photographs from our various exhibitions and meetings.

Meccano Society of Scotland

There is now a page with links to various Meccano clubs, Dealers and other sites of interest.

The website also contains photographs of models by club members - The latest of these shows various models by Ken McDonald.

Comprehensive Meccano Magazine Index

One of our members - Timothy Edwards has produced an on-line comprehensive index to all articles and pictures in the Meccano Magazine. It has full search facilities. Click here for details.

"Analysis of Meccano Manuals"

Timothy Edwards has also produced a comprehensive analysis of Meccano Manuals. Currently this covers 1908-81. Click here for details.

Meccano Volume of MCS available on CD

A CD of the Meccano Volume of MCS (Metal Constructional Systems) is now available. This gives comprehensive details of Meccano throughout the world. This CD is also produced by our member, Timothy Edwards Click here for details.

Meccano Set Part Lists

Meccano Set Parts Lists for most sets from 1901 - 2012 plus old style Plastic Meccano Set contents are available. Click here for details

If anyone has any comments or suggestions for content of this site, please contact the Webmaster (Timothy Edwards).

NEW (October 2017)

1. On the photo gallery pages there are 'previous' and 'next' icons to allow easy movement to the previous/next photo gallery.

2. Random photos from the photo galleries are now being displayed on the Home and Meeting pages.

3. Photographs of Ken McDonald's models added to the members section.

4. Extra photographs added to Darlington 2016 photo gallery.

NEW (September 2017)

1. The website is now mobile phone friendly

2. Optional higher resolution photos are now available for virtually all photos in the photo galleries.

3. Additional photographs added to some of the photo galleries for the mid 2000s annual shows.

4. Photographs from various exhibitions for 2016 and 2017 added.

5. Photographs of Dave Stanford's models added to the members section.

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