The South West Meccano Club have launched a subsidiary group to cater for Meccano enthusiasts who are based in the far south west and who struggle to get to our Bristol-based meetings.
The driving force behind this exciting new venture is our own David Worth. David spent time in 2014 ‘feeling the water’ and was contacted by several interested parties. The result is that an inaugural meeting was held in Paignton on Saturday 15th November at 3:00 pm.
Anybody interested should please contact David directly on firstname.lastname@example.org
Next Meeting: Saturday 10th March 2018 from 1pm until 4pm at the Torbay Court Hotel, Steartfield Road, Paignton, Torbay, TQ3 2BJ. Note that this has been changed from 3rd March due to the extreme snow, ice and wind.
See poster Paignton meeting March 2018 Poster
It has a large free car park, 8 minutes walk from bus & railway stations. By road, turn at the Palace Hotel on the sea front and the hotel is at the top of the Road. By public transport, over the level crossing, then turn left into Parkside, walk along the footpath keeping the railway on the left and after 200 yards you will see a white house (The Villa) and an archway. Walk through the arch and up the slope at the top turn right. The hotel is ahead of you.
The hotel is a 4 star one and mostly trade with the coaching trade, ballroom dancing weeks/weekends, bowls, etc.
We can have the Saturday when guests haven't a themed weekend. At this meeting we will agree our November/December meet.
A Recent Model Report
At our last meeting a mixed box of Meccano was given to us, I’m pleased to report that Philip cleaned and straightened out and has passed it on to Ian from Honiton where it will be made up to items to decorate the local kirk for Christmas and hopefully will go on to the Honiton festival alter in 2016, as well we are hoping to display again at Exeter Model Railway Show.
It has been suggested that we run a minibus to the March 2016 meeting at Bristol if there are enough interested then we can look into costs, perhaps to help full then our partners could be dropped off at Cribbs Causeway. Please let any friends that might be interested know and encourage them to come along.
Best wishes and regards