This is the website for the Meccano Modellers Association Sydney, a friendly group of Meccano enthusiasts based in Sydney.

Please feel free to contact us, come to our next meeting or join to get our regular newsletter.

A Quick Model

John Thompson has built this charming model of a kangaroo originally constructed by Y M Bhave, a Meccanoman in India in 1927. It appeared in the Meccano magazine in November that year.

Max Crago RIP

To all Members

It is with great regret that I have to inform you that Max Crago passed away last Sunday.

Max Crago, as can be seen in the Manly Daily article below, conceived the Meccano Modellers Association Sydney and unlike many who promise and don’t deliver, Max delivered!

If it wasn’t for Covid lockdown, we would celebrating our 40th year as a Meccano fraternity and association.

The many friendships, models and public exhibitions all came from Max’s dream, which he turned into a reality, which we and many others enjoy to this day.

Our condolences to the Crago family, of which there are many.

Max is and will be remembered with fond affection and a multitude of happy memories by all who have known him.


Max’s funeral took place at Ann Wilson Funerals, Mona Vale at Noon on Wednesday 8 September 2021.

Written expressions of sympathy and condolences can be sent to his wife Ann who is disabled and could not attend the funeral herself. Ann’s address is shown on page one of our latest Newsletter.

A eulogy will be prepared for the next Newsletter. Please send contributions to the Editor.

A memorial service for Max will be arranged for a future date clear of Covid restrictions.

Lee Squires

Chris Johnson
Vice President.

A memorial page for Max, initially containing some vintage images can be found here.