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
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.
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 David The next Paignton meeting is on Saturday
8th April 2017 - 13:00 to 16:00 at the Torbay Court Hotel, Steartfield Road, Paignton.
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. It has a massive free car park.