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Our annual Meccano Show is held in Eltham every October.

Can't wait that long? Check this page regularly as we also run stands at local events from time to time, and we also hold quarterly meetings.

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St. Luke's Church Open Day

We'll be showing models at this free arts and crafts event at St. Luke's Church (our former meeting venue).

Our 'Make It With Meccano' area will have lots of Meccano for you to play with, and our members will be on-hand to provide assistance.

The area will be for participants aged 8+ and instructions for some easy-to-build starter models will be provided, or you can do your own thing!

Refreshments will be available, as will free walking tours of the church detailing its history.

Date

Saturday 14th October 2017

Time

10:30am – 1:30pm

Venue

St. Luke's Church Hall
Westmount Road
Eltham
London
SE9 1XQ

 

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Price FREE

SELMEC Meccano Show 2017 logo

On Saturday 28th October 2017 London's most popular Meccano Show returns to Eltham United Reformed Church for its 39th year!

  • Discover working models of cars, cranes, trains, funfair rides and more, all built from Meccano, the famous construction toy invented by Frank Hornby in 1901.
  • Invent and build your own model in our Make It With Meccano workshop, then enter it into our Meccano Creative Challenge for the chance to win a prize.
  • Buy parts from our dealers and win prizes in our raffle.

It's a great day out for all the family, and FREE for accompanied kids!

Date

Saturday 28th October 2017

Time 10:30am – 4:30pm
Meccano Creative Challenge entries must be submitted by 3:00pm

Venue

Eltham United Reformed Church
1 Court Road
Eltham
London
SE9 5AD

 

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Prices
Children accompanied by an adult - FREE
Adults and unaccompanied children - £5.00
     
    Hot and cold refreshments are available.
Accessible facilities for wheelchair users are available.
     
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Information for Exhibitors

Exhibitors may set up their models from 8:30am, and power is available at all tables. If you would like to exhibit your models (you don't have to be a club member), please contact our Show Organiser, Tim Surtell, so that he can reserve table space for you.

All mains-powered equipment used at our meetings and events must be tested for electrical safety at least once a year. You will NOT be able to use equipment that does not have a in-date pass label affixed to it confirming that testing has been carried out.

Only equipment connected to mains voltage needs to be tested, such as extension leads, transformers and lamps, but not models themselves unless they incorporate a mains voltage motor. Please note that the club has its own extension leads, so you do not need to use your own!

Ralph Laughton has kindly volunteered to offer free Portable Appliance Testing at our meetings for exhibitors. If you have any concerns about your equipment meeting the required standards, or would like to arrange testing prior to the show, please contact Ralph Laughton.

Other London Meccano Events

There are six Meccano clubs and societies in London and many events happening throughout the year.

Find out what's on near you this week at londonmeccanoclub.org.uk or download the printable Events Guide.

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Special Offer #1: SkegEx Bundle

SkegEx 2016 SkegEx 2014
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All four International Meccano Show DVDs
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35th International Meccano Model Show

DVD CoverThe annual Meccano Show in Skegness is the largest Meccano event in the UK, attracting exhibitors from all over the world.

This DVD features 89 models from the 2016 show over eight segments: Agriculture and Industry; Bridges and Landmarks; Clocks, Orreries and Instruments; Material Handling; Meccanographs, Games and Novelties; Military; Stationary Engines; Transport.

Also included is the presentation of The Issigonis Shield.

Total running time: 89 minutes.

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The Magic of Meccano Show 2016

DVD CoverThe London Museum of Water and Steam (formerly Kew Bridge Steam Museum) is the ideal setting for a Meccano Show, and its massive beam engines are surrounded for one weekend each year by models.

On this DVD you'll find 33 models from the 2016 show including cranes, bridges, trains and a water wheel!

Total running time: 33 minutes.

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The Magic of Meccano Show 2015

DVD CoverThe London Museum of Water and Steam (formerly Kew Bridge Steam Museum) is the ideal setting for a Meccano Show, and its massive beam engines are surrounded for one weekend each year by models.

On this DVD you'll find 42 models from the 2015 show including cranes, bridges, trains and, of course, beam engines!

Total running time: 35 minutes.

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33rd International Meccano Model Show

DVD CoverThe annual Meccano Show in Skegness is the largest Meccano event in the UK, attracting exhibitors from all over the world.

This DVD features 99 models from the 2014 show over nine segments: Agriculture and Industry; Bridges and Landmarks; Clocks and Orreries; Cranes; Games, Fairground and Circus; Meccanographs and Novelties, Military; Stationary Engines; Transport.

Also included is the presentation of The Issigonis Shield.

"Magnificent videography. Really is almost as good as being there."
— Les Megget

Total running time: 68 minutes.

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32nd International Meccano Model Show

DVD CoverThe annual Meccano Show in Skegness is the largest Meccano event in the UK, attracting exhibitors from all over the world.

This DVD features 121 models from the 2013 show over ten segments: Agriculture and Industry; Clocks and Orreries; Cranes; Fairground and Circus; Landmarks; Meccanographs; Military; Novelties; Stationary Engines; Transport.

Also included is the presentation of The Issigonis Shield.

Total running time: 68 minutes.

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The Magic of Meccano Show 2012

DVD CoverThe London Museum of Water and Steam (formerly Kew Bridge Steam Museum) is the ideal setting for a Meccano Show, and its massive beam engines are surrounded for one weekend each year by models.

On this DVD you'll find 61 models from the 2012 show including cranes, bridges, planes, trains and, of course, beam engines!

Total running time: 28 minutes.

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The Henley Gathering 2011 & 2012

DVD CoverThe Christ Church Centre in Henley-on-Thames is the venue each year for one of the south's largest and longest-running exhibitions for Meccano enthusiasts, organised by the Henley Society of Meccano Engineers.

47 models from the 2011 and 2012 Gatherings are featured on this DVD.

Total running time: 20 minutes.

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29th International Meccano Model Show

DVD CoverThe annual Meccano Show in Skegness is the largest Meccano event in the UK, attracting exhibitors from all over the world.

This DVD features 60 models from the 2010 show over five segments: Agriculture and Industry; Bridges; Clocks and Orreries; Novelties; Transport; Military.

Total running time: 30 minutes.

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SELMEC Meccano Exhibition 2009

DVD CoverThis video covers 31 models from our 2009 exhibition including Chris Warrell's HR1 London Tramcar and Francis Paine's vast display of models and sets.

The DVD includes bonus features on the "Belly" Fruit Machine, Funicular Railway, and London Eye models.

Total running time: 37 minutes.

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SELMEC Meccano Exhibition 30

DVD CoverOur first exhibition video in 2008 celebrated 30 years of SELMEC exhibitions and features 32 models.

Highlights include Greg Clarke's Liebherr Mobile Crane and Alan Wenbourne's Dive Bomber Fairground Ride.

Total running time: 25 minutes.
 

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DVD Notes

This DVD has been produced in the American Widescreen NTSC format.
   
This DVD has been produced in the UK Widescreen PAL format.

Some older stand-alone DVD players may have problems reading DVD-R discs, and some older televisions may not display the picture correctly if the DVD is not in their local format. If you experience any problems, please return your DVDs for a full refund.

Our DVDs are region free, so they will play worldwide.

If you have any questions about our DVDs, please contact Tim Surtell.

Past Event Reports

2017

 
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Eltham Park Festival

Eltham

   
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Foal Farm
Country Festival

Biggin Hill

   
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Henwick Primary School Summer Fair

Eltham

   
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Vintage Hornby
Train Show

Welling

   
   

2016

 
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St. Luke's Church
Craft Exhibition

Eltham

   
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Meccano Show

Eltham

   
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Foal Farm
Country Festival

Biggin Hill

   
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Henwick Primary School Summer Fair

Eltham

   
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Greenwich
Great Get Together

Woolwich

   
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St. Mary's School Summer Fayre

Eltham

   
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Heath Robinson Museum Meccano Workshop

Pinner

   
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Vintage Hornby
Train Show

Welling

   
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The Magic of
Meccano Show

Brentford

   
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RIBA Family Fun Day: Total Wipeout!

Marylebone

   
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Brighton Modelworld

Brighton

   
   

2015

 
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Meccano Show

Eltham

   
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RIBA Day of Play

Marylebone

   
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Foal Farm
Country Festival

Biggin Hill

   
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Greenwich
Great Get Together

Woolwich

   
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St. Mary's School Summer Fayre

Eltham

   
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Vintage Hornby
Train Show

Welling

   
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Meccano Madness

Brentford

   
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Medway Festival of Steam and Transport

Chatham

   
   

2014

 
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Meccano Show

Eltham

   
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Eltham Centre Display

Eltham

   
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Foal Farm
Country Festival

Biggin Hill

   
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Greenwich
Great Get Together

Woolwich

   
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Crossness Pumping Station M. E. Day

Thamesmead

   
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Vintage Hornby
Train Show

Welling

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Medway Festival of Steam and Transport

Chatham

   
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Brighton Modelworld

Brighton

   
   

2013

 
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Meccano Show

Eltham

   
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Eltham Centre Display

Eltham

   
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Manual Labour:
Making and Making-Do

Bethnal Green

   
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Greenwich
Great Get Together

Woolwich

   
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Crossness Pumping Station M. E. Day

Thamesmead

   
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Vintage Hornby
Train Show

Welling

   
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Medway Festival of Steam and Transport

Chatham

   
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Brighton Modelworld

Brighton

   
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Frank Hornby 150 Launch Event

Brighton

   
   

2012

 
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Meccano Show

Eltham

   
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Eltham Centre Display

Eltham

   
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Cultural Pursuits

Mottingham

   
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International Meccano Model Show

Skegness

   
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Crossness Pumping Station M. E. Day

Thamesmead

   
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Erith Model Railway Society Exhibition

Woolwich

   
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St. Luke's Fellowship Meeting

Eltham

   
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Medway Festival of Steam and Transport

Chatham

   
   

2011

 
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Meccano Show

Eltham

   
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Medway Modelling
Club Show

Gillingham

   
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Greenwich
Great Get Together

Woolwich

   
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Erith Model Railway Society Exhibition

Woolwich

   
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Meccanuity

Coalbrookdale

   
   

2010

 
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Meccano Show

Eltham

   
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Greenwich
Great Get Togethers

Eltham, Woolwich, Charlton

   
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National Maritime Museum 1930s Festival

Greenwich

   
   

2009

 
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Exhibition

Eltham

   
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Old Bexley Primary School Summer Fete

Bexley

   
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Greenwich
Great Get Togethers

Eltham, Charlton

   
   

2008

 
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Exhibition

Eltham

   
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Old Bexley Primary School Summer Fete

Bexley

   
   

2007

 
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Exhibition

Eltham

   
   

2006

 
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Exhibition

Eltham

   
   

2005

 
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Exhibition

Eltham

   
   

2004

 
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Exhibition

Eltham

   
   

2001

 
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Exhibition

Bromley

 

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