Saturday, February 16, 2013
Meccano Fire Engines
AGM's can be dull at the best of times, so The Knightcote Model Boat Club always tries to book someone to give us a talk on something interesting after the official business has concluded.
This year, none other than the Mayor of Kenilworth brought along his collection of 1/12th scale fire engines constructed from Meccano. They were a seriously impressive selection ranging from vehicles that would have seen the birth of the construction sets, right up to the modern day. It's a clever idea and the singles scale and subject provides a superb display.
What you don't appreciate is just how large these things are. The Dennis (I think) is over 2 feet long and it's by no means the largest model on show. Sadly, the poor lighting in the room and crowd around the models meant that I don't have any more pictures to show, but it certainly was a fantastic show.