Regular Meeting at Glenbrook

The Glenbrook meeting was held on 29th June 2019.

Not a bad turn out for one of our more distant venues.

Founder member Max Crago showing that no-one outgrows Meccano .

Murray Tulett performing an incantation to make one of his magic models work.

Rob & Chrystine Renfrew with their fine array of Meccano for sale.

Annual General Meeting at Mount Collah

Another successful meeting was held on 30th March 2019.

The members in reverent attendance.

After the nomal business of the AGM, and reappointement of the committe for another 12 months, the all important award of the 2019 Malcolm Booker award went to Garth Spurdle for his many contributions and especially for his outreach to the community.

Chris Johnson makes the award to Garth.

The on to the business of Meccano:

Models by Mike Holland and Laurence Langley


Members were exhibiting at two shows on 2nd and 3rd of March:

Festival of Steam at Thirlmere

North Shore Railway Modellers’ Association
Annual exhibition at Forestville

Museums Discovery Centre

Three volunteers turned out for the Senior’s Day on 21st February. An awful lot of people claim to still have Meccano “somewhere”!

New Meccano Magazine

John Burke aka Johnny Meccano has emailed out the February issue of Johnny’s Meccano Magazine.

A new Australin Meccano magazine is always welcome, and (in the webmaster’s humble opinion) this one is well worth reading.

It’s free to subscribe so if you haven’t already got it send an email to

NSW Rail Museum
“Models in Miniature”  exhibition

Five members of the Association attended the NSW Rail Museum, Thirlmere
“Models in Miniature”  exhibition on 12th, 13th and 14th July 2018. A report by John Thompson appears in the current newsletter and some pictures can be seen here.

Glenbrook Meetings

The regular meeting of the club occurred on 7th July 2018 at St Andrews
Uniting Church, Glenbrook. Full details are in the Newsletter, but some images can be found here.

Museum Discovery Center

Three members (Murray Tulett, Tom Highes and Lee Squires) brought models to the Museum Discovery Centre for the weekend of 23 June 2018.  Some images from the event can be seen here.

Annual Exhibition

The 37th Annual Exhibition was held on 28th April 2018 and images from the exhibition can be seen here.

Meeting and AGM held on 24rd March 2018

The meeting was held at Uniting Church Hall,
Mount Colah with twenty members present.

Being an AGM, a large proportion of the time was spent on reports from the varoius officers of the organisation and election of the Committee for 2018. However, there was plenty of time left over for the real business of looking at, and discussing, the many Meccano models members had brought along.

The President, Lee Squires, delivers the President’s report for 2018 …

… and members look on with rapt attention

Forestville Model Train Show 3rd and 4th March 2018

The North Shore Railway Modellers’ Association, Inc had their annual exhibition in Forestville and MMASI attended. More information and pictures here.

Regular Meeting on 20th January 2018

A successful meeting was held at Belrose Community Hall with sixteen members present.

Lee Squires (President) introduces the meeting in front of a selection of models.

From The  November Club Display at the Museum Discovery Center

Members attended the open Days at the Museum Discovery Center, Castle Hill on the 18th and 19th November.  This was a great success with many young enthusiasts becoming involved. Chris Johnson has provided a description and many pictures here.

From the September 2017 Meeting
Max Crago

An album and certificate of
appreciation is presented to Max.
On behalf of the club, Lee presented
Max with an album of club photos and
a certificate in appreciation of Max’s
sustained support for Meccano
Modellers Association Sydney from
its foundation in 1981.

May Thom

Lee presents Mary Thom with an
album of photos compiled by Michael
Links in appreciation of her continuing
support of the club and in memory of
her husband, the late Dave Thom who
was an active member for more than a

Jack Hexttell’s drunken machine

Nick heinze’s rare 1938 Meccano No. 6 Set

Ken Freeman’s mobile Workshop