About Us

The South West Meccano Club is a club for Meccano enthusiasts in the South West of England and South Wales. We meet four times each year in the Bristol area with a branch in Paignton.  Our Meccano interests include history, model building, collecting and renovation. We support our hobby with shows and displays both in the local area and throughout the UK.
Whilst we are principally a Meccano club, many of our members have interests in other modelling and building systems.

Interested in joining? Please see our Contacts page

One of the major benefits of the membership of any club or society is the opportunity to meet like minded people and develop our shared interest by discussing plans and models, and exhibiting the results. In our club, we welcome new members of any skill level or Meccano holding: all we look for is the willingness to join in and enjoy yourselves. Remember that there are only 3 limitations to what can be achieved with Meccano. These are Time, Meccano component availability  and Imagination….oh to have all three in abundance.

Next  Meeting
The next meeting on Saturday 28th October in Olveston Parish Hall, Upper Tockington Road, BS32 4LQ

 12.30 pm to 5 pm

Paignton Next Meeting
TBA at the Torbay Court Hotel Steartfield Road,  Paignton,  Torbay TQ3 2BJ

Please see the Paignton page for more details about this meeting.

Malcolm Hanson
A year has now passed since we lost our president. We are in the process of purchasing a cup to commemorate his contributions to our club and the the more general modelling fraternity and we will update members as to the rules for winning this prize.

More details about Malcolm can be found here

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New:
July 2017 Meeting

Skegex 2017
Our representation at Skegex 2017 was good with 5 members attending. Pete Evans was presented with the 2016 Issagonis Shield as he was not present when he won it last year. He took 9th position this year with his Marrion excavator