Meccano

race and challenge calendar


A Calendar of Meccano Races and Contests being held around the world. To include such events as 'Walking'; 'Tug o' War'; 'Climbing' and 'Robot Wars'. For Contact; Time; Venue; Rules and other matters follow the link to the club web site. If your club doesn't hold races - speak up, and tell them about this website.


2009

OE = Open event; PX = Proxy contestents welcome. MO = Members only event;


Jan 10

UK

North East Meccano Society
Bedale

'Tug-O-War' with Elec MO motor
(Rules)

PX


2008

OE = Open event; PX = Proxy contestents welcome. MO = Members only event;


Nov 15

UK

West London Meccano Society
Greenford, London

'Stair Climbing Machine'
(Rules)

PX


May 17.

UK

Meccano Society of Scotland
Menstrie

'Tug-O-War' with No.1 Clockwork motor
(Rules)

PX


May 3,4,5

UK

Telford & Ironbridge Meccano Society
Coalbrookdale

'Square Wheel Vehicle Race
(Rules - see TIMS website)

PX


April 26

NZ
(New Zealand)

New Zealand Federation of Meccano Modellers
Conference Centre, Devon Hotel, New Plymouth, NZ.

'O' gauge Loco (Clockwork)
(Rules)

PX



2007

OE = Open event; PX = Proxy contestents welcome. MO = Members only event;


.

UK

West London Meccano Society
Greenford, London

PX


May 19

UK

Meccano Society of Scotland

'Reversing Vehicle'
(Rules)

PX


May 5,6,7

UK

Telford & Ironbridge Meccano Society Coalbrookdale

'Tug-O-War'
(Rules)

PX


March.

SA.
(South Africa)

Johannesburg.Meccano.Hobbyists
................ Cancelled

'Rope Climbing Machine'

PX


2006

OE = Open event; PX = Proxy contestents welcome. MO = Members only event;


Nov 18.

UK

West London Meccano Society
Greenford, London

'Rope Climbing Machine'
(Rules)

PX

June 10

AU

Melbourne Meccano Club
e-mail: thomson@bigpond.net.au

'Exact Distance'
(Rules)

PX


2005

OE = Open event; PX = Proxy contestents welcome. MO = Members only event;

Nov .

UK

West London Meccano Society
Greenford, London

'Reversing Vehicle'

PX


2004

OE = Open event; PX = Proxy contestents welcome. MO = Members only event;

May 22

UK

Meccano Society of Scotland
Menstrie - a small town about 7 or 8 miles east of Stirling.

'Falling Weight'
(Rules)

PX

March 20

NZ

Wellington Meccano Club

'Dragster' No.1 c/w motor 3 metres
(Rules)

PX


2003

OE = Open event; PX = Proxy contestents welcome. MO = Members only event;

Nov 30.

SA.
(South Africa)

Johannesburg.Meccano.Hobbyists

'Distance Contest' for Mass Driven Vehicles (Falling Weight) (Rules)

PX

Nov 15.

UK

West London Meccano Society
Greenford, London

'Standing Long Jump'
(Rules)

PX

May.17

UK

Meccano Society of Scotland
Menstrie - a small town about 7 or 8 miles east of Stirling.

'Walking Race' -
(#1 Clockwork)
.(Rules)

PX

April 18-20

NZ

New Zealand 2003 Convention at Hawera

'Innovative design challenge' (Not a race)
Wind powered land vehicle.
(Rules)

MO


2002

OE = Open event; PX = Proxy contestents welcome. MO = Members only event;

Nov. 16

UK

West London Meccano Society
Greenford, London

'Distance Contest'
for Falling Weight Vehicles
(Rules)

PX

May 18

UK

Meccano Society of Scotland
Menstrie - a small town about 7 or 8 miles east of Stirling.

'Climbing'
(Rules)

PX


2001

OE = Open event; PX = Proxy contestents welcome. MO = Members only event;

June 10th

UK

West London Meccano Society
Greenford, London

'Walking Race' - (#1 Clockwork)

PX

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Other pages in this website:

Types of Races
'Tug of War' events
'
Tug of War - a review
'Tug of War' rules
'Falling Weight' models
'Distance' marathon - a review
'
Climb' -Rules and photos
Entering a race as a Proxy Contestant
Notes for a club contemplating holding an 'open' race
What is a Meccano part?

 

There are three aims for this site, and each is a winner.

1. To encourage Meccano meeting organizers to include race events in their future programs and publicize the fact here. The organizers might consider that they can expect larger turnouts if they accept proxy competitors.

2. To give a means of knowing where and when Meccano contests and races are being held throughout the world. To remind the "I'm all by myself out here" brigade that they can often enter these events, just like the city members, by putting their model in a box and taking it to the Post Office, (plus a few arrangements of course).

3. To encourage city club members, not competing that day, to join in the fun and do a great kindness by offering their services as Proxy Mechanics - a new word in the Meccano glossary.

Please can we show a jpg of your racer - whatever type? 

Club Secretaries please advise lawrence@carol.net as early as you can of race events you are staging.

Other construction set sites:

Meccano Projects Index
Steel Tec
Hustler Action Toy Builder
'Other Systems'
Don Redmond's O.S. Windmills

This web site is assisted and advised by the Meccano Race Proliferation Committee.

Disclaimer: Every effort is made for this info to be correct but you are advised to verify by direct contact with the organization involved if participating or intending to visit.


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