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The Chertsey HallThe guild meets in February, June and October (usually on the first Saturday of the month) at:

The Chertsey Hall
Heriot Road
Chertsey
Surrey
KT16 9DR

The Chertsey Hall is accessible via junction 11 of the M25 and there is a pay-and-display car park opposite the hall. The nearest railway station is Chertsey.

Click here for a map from Google Maps.

In addition to our meetings, the guild also supports some of the larger national gatherings:

The International Meccano Model Show

This is the UK’s largest Meccano exhibition, running for three days usually over the first weekend in July each year (although in 2017 the dates will be Friday 23 June – Sunday 25 June). The venue is the Embassy Theatre on the seafront in Skegness, Lincolnshire. Our members take around 40 feet of table space at this show and our members are always in the top five list of competition winners.

The Henley Gathering

The guild is invited every year to this exhibition which is organised by the Henley Society of Meccano Engineers. The event takes place on the first Saturday every September in Henley-upon-Thames, which many see as the home of Meccano.

Discover all of the Meccano events taking place in London at londonmeccanoclub.org.uk.

Scheduled Events

The Henley Gathering

Saturday 2 September 2017, 9:00am – 5:00pm

One of the best Meccano exhibitions in the South, the Henley Gathering usually occupies every available space at the Christ Church Centre, including the garden! The event is intended for Meccano enthusiasts only and hosts the Annual General Meeting of the International Society of Meccanomen.

Venue

The Christ Church Centre
46 Reading Road
Henley-on-Thames
Oxfordshire
RG9 1AG

Get a map

Admission prices

All Visitors

£4.00

Contact details

Kim Fisher

01491 575 216

kpfisher@btinternet.com

www.hsme.org.uk

Annual General Meeting

Saturday 7 October 2017, 11:00am – 6:00pm

Including the presentation of the Bill Roberts Memorial Trophy.

Venue

The Chertsey Hall
Heriot Road
Chertsey
Surrey
KT16 9DR

Get a map

Admission prices

Visitors

£3.00

Members

FREE

Contact details

Nick Rodgers

01932 345 600

nick.rodgers@runnymedemeccanoguild.org.uk

Marvels of Meccano

Saturday 21 October 2017 – Sunday 22 October 2017, 10:30am – 4:00pm

Join the Guild for a full weekend of Meccano goodness set amongst the triple expansion engines, one of which will be in steam!

And don’t forget to sample the delicious home-made cakes and savouries on sale in the refreshments area.

Venue

Kempton Steam Museum
Snakey Lane
Hanworth
Middlesex
TW13 6XH

Get a map

Admission prices

Adults

£7.00

Seniors

£6.00

Children

FREE

Contact details

Nick Rodgers

01932 345 600

nick.rodgers@runnymedemeccanoguild.org.uk

www.kemptonsteam.org

SELMEC Meccano Show

Saturday 28 October 2017, 10:30am – 4:30pm

On Saturday 28th October 2017 London’s most popular Meccano Show returns to Eltham United Reformed Church for its 39th year!

  • Discover working models of cars, cranes, trains, funfair rides and more, all built from Meccano, the famous construction toy invented by Frank Hornby in 1901.
  • Invent and build your own model in our Make It With Meccano workshop, then enter it into our Meccano Creative Challenge for the chance to win a prize.
  • Buy parts from our dealers and win prizes in our raffle.

It’s a great day out for all the family, and FREE for accompanied kids!

Venue

Eltham United Reformed Church
1 Court Road
Eltham
London
SE9 5AD

Get a map

Admission prices

Adults

£5.00

Accompanied Children

FREE

Unaccompanied Children

£5.00

Contact details

Tim Surtell

020 8857 4905

tim.surtell@selmec.org.uk

www.selmec.org.uk

The Hainault Hangout

Saturday 2 December 2017, 10:30am – 5:00pm

Whether you are a Meccano modeller, or someone simply looking for a great family day out, we invite you to come and hang out with us at the North East London Meccano Club’s annual Hangout!

For one day only, we're taking over the entire Hainault Baptist Church complex and filling it with amazing Meccano models of all types and sizes.

Once you've been inspired, enter our competitions and raffles for the chance to win new Meccano sets, generously supplied by Meccano themselves.

Refreshments will be available and our friendly dealer Dave Taylor, along with his long suffering and amazingly tolerant wife Marylyn, will be in attendance should you wish to stock up on even more shiny Meccano!

The admission fee will be just £4.00 for all visitors, and accompanied children will be admitted FREE. If you bring a model you'll receive our Exhibitor’s Pack containing FREE tea and coffee vouchers, plus one FREE draw ticket for our special exhibitors-only prize draw!

Venue

Hainault Baptist Church
Franklyn Gardens
Hainault
Essex
IG6 2UT

Get a map

Admission prices

Exhibitors

£4.00

Adults

£4.00

Accompanied Children

FREE

Unaccompanied Children

£4.00

Contact details

Tim Surtell

tim.surtell@nelmc.org.uk

nelmc.org.uk

Meeting and Auction

Saturday 3 February 2018, 11:30am – 5:30pm

Venue

The Chertsey Hall
Heriot Road
Chertsey
Surrey
KT16 9DR

Get a map

Admission prices

Visitors

£3.00

Members

FREE

Contact details

Nick Rodgers

01932 345 600

nick.rodgers@runnymedemeccanoguild.org.uk

Midhurst Modellers Exhibition

Sunday 11 February 2018, 10:00am – 4:30pm

The annual Modellers' Exhibition at the Grange Leisure Centre in Midhurst is one of the biggest displays of models to be found in the South. From relatively small beginnings in 1983, it has grown steadily in size.

The main hall will be devoted to model railways, including numerous layouts, together with trade and society stands and demonstrations. Other halls will house a wide variety of further exhibits including cars and other vehicles, dolls houses, engines, helicopters, planes, Meccano, military models and boats of all shapes and sizes.

The thousands of models on show, together with a wide selection of trade stands, will provide something for everyone, young or old, serious modellers or casual viewers.

Venue

The Grange Leisure Centre
Bepton Road
Midhurst
West Sussex
GU29 9HD

Get a map

Admission prices

Adults

£6.50

Seniors

£5.00

Children (Aged 0 - 14)

£3.00

Family

£13.00

Contact details

Nick Rodgers

01932 345 600

nick.rodgers@rmguild.org.uk

www.westgateleisure.co.uk

Meeting

Saturday 2 June 2018, 11:30am – 5:30pm

Including the presentation of the Runnymede Shield.

Venue

The Chertsey Hall
Heriot Road
Chertsey
Surrey
KT16 9DR

Get a map

Admission prices

Visitors

£3.00

Members

FREE

Contact details

Nick Rodgers

01932 345 600

nick.rodgers@runnymedemeccanoguild.org.uk

The Henley Gathering

Saturday 1 September 2018, 9:00am – 5:00pm

One of the best Meccano exhibitions in the South, the Henley Gathering usually occupies every available space at the Christ Church Centre, including the garden! The event is intended for Meccano enthusiasts only and hosts the Annual General Meeting of the International Society of Meccanomen.

Venue

The Christ Church Centre
46 Reading Road
Henley-on-Thames
Oxfordshire
RG9 1AG

Get a map

Admission prices

All Visitors

£4.00

Contact details

Kim Fisher

01491 575 216

kpfisher@btinternet.com

www.hsme.org.uk

Annual General Meeting

Saturday 6 October 2018, 11:30am – 5:30pm

Including the presentation of the Bill Roberts Memorial Trophy.

Venue

The Chertsey Hall
Heriot Road
Chertsey
Surrey
KT16 9DR

Get a map

Admission prices

Visitors

£3.00

Members

FREE

Contact details

Nick Rodgers

01932 345 600

nick.rodgers@runnymedemeccanoguild.org.uk

Marvels of Meccano

Saturday 20 October 2018 – Sunday 21 October 2018, 10:30am – 4:00pm

Join the Guild for a full weekend of Meccano goodness set amongst the triple expansion engines, one of which will be in steam!

And don’t forget to sample the delicious home-made cakes and savouries on sale in the refreshments area.

Venue

Kempton Steam Museum
Snakey Lane
Hanworth
Middlesex
TW13 6XH

Get a map

Admission prices

Adults

£7.00

Seniors

£6.00

Children

FREE

Contact details

Nick Rodgers

01932 345 600

nick.rodgers@runnymedemeccanoguild.org.uk

www.kemptonsteam.org