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.

Malcolm Hanson

It is with great sadness that we announce the death on Friday 5th August of our Founder and President, Malcolm Hanson, following a long struggle with cancer. Malcolm made a huge contribution to the Meccano hobby: he was a collector, a builder and an educator, spreading his vast knowledge of our hobby far and wide. He was also a collector of other building systems and his knowledge was sought by all. He will be greatly missed by a very wide circle of Meccano friends throughout the world. Malcolm leaves a wife Veronica, 3 children and 3 grandchildren to whom we extend our deepest sympathies. More details

Last site update: 10th May 2017


Website Master - Philip Drew

Our Club

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 new branch starting 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 and expertise in other modelling and building systems.


Interested in joining? Please see our Contacts page.

Next  Meeting

The next meeting on fourth Saturday in July (22nd) in Tockington at Richard Smith’s house 2 pm to 5 pm

Paignton Next Meeting

Saturday 8th April at the Torbay Court Hotel Steartfield Road,  Paignton,  Torbay TQ3 2BJ 1 pm to 4 pm

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Pete Evans wins the Issigonis Shield

Although unable to attend in 2016 for family reasons, our long-time member Peter Evans scooped first prize and the Issigonis shield at Skegex 2016 with his excellent composite model of the Brooklands Garage

See Video of presentation