Saturday, February 16, 2013

Meccano Fire Engines

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.

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