The North Midlands
For well over thirty years people have been trekking to Skegness in Lincolnshire for the first weekend in July to attend what is now the country’s biggest exhibition of Meccano models.
Organised by a willing band of volunteers from the NMMG this premier event draws people from many British and foreign clubs.
It runs from the Friday to the Sunday, with setting up on the previous Thursday. Children are especially welcome and we are proud to have a special section run by Wendy Miller to look after their Meccano interests.
Meccano’s latest products are on display during the exhibition.
Each year there are prizes for the top 5 models, voted for by all the exhibitors, and the Issigonis Shield is awarded to the first place.
A raffle with Meccano sets as prizes is also run.
Skegness abounds with cheap but excellent accommodation. The local Tourist Information Centre is opposite the theatre. Call them on 01754 899887.
Many Meccano Traders attend throughout each exhibition dealing in new and second hand Meccano parts and associated items. Find us all in the Embassy Centre on the sea front again next year!
This year once again exhibitors, traders and fans turned up from all over the UK and beyond to support this very special event. Some arrangements and layouts had changed, but not the usual great atmosphere.
Herewith the top places at the 2017 Skegness show:
1. Andy Knox, Ping pong ball roller
2. Richard Payn, Sobemai crane
3. Colin Bull, Boeing jet airliner
4. John Wilson, Newcomen steam engine
5. Ian Mordue, Sennebogen crane
Congratulations to them all!
For a superb gallery of photos of this great event, click the button below.
We are very grateful to Greg Webb for documenting this exhibition for us once again
For a look back at earlier shows (and much more!) check out Greg Webb’s gallery on