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RMG Issue 97 June 2018

Dear all, 

May I apologize once again for the delays in getting the latest magazine issue  out to you all.

A few members have complained, and this is quite understandable, and very regrettable.

However I can now report that the draft is at the printers as I type, and we expect to be able to ship them out imminently. The editorial includes an explanation of the reasons for the difficulties, and we sincerely hope that we can get back on track next time.

Many thanks indeed for your enduring patience

kind regards


Midhurst Summer Modellers Exhibition

For many years the Guild has been exhibiting at the Midhurst Model Engineering Exhibition held in February. This year, they have decided to add a summer show when they can include more outdoor activities including train rides, boating lake, tank battles and drone flying. All this and more, in addition to the usual indoor displays.

That's the good news; the bad news is that it clashes with the SkegEx weekend.

I know that many of you don't normally go to Skeggie, so the question is would you be willing/able to pitch up a display at Midhurst instead? We will have the same arrangements as usual, with the squash court and room for 10 or 12 tables (6ft) and Frank Paine's slot just outside (the squash court).

If you are interested in taking part, details can be found in the attached poster (see link below), and please can you let me know as soon as possible?

If you have any questions about this event, I'll be happy to answer them if I can.

Look forward to hearing from you soon.



RMG Magazine Issue 96 February 2018

Hi folks, just a short note in case you're wondering where the next magazine has got to.

There have been a number of adverse factors which have contributed to the delay in producing issue 96, however I am pleased to report that the draft has now been sent to the printers and we should therefore be able to get them sent out to you within the next couple of weeks.

Thank you all for your kind patience; please bear with us just for a short while longer.



Order Notifications

Hi folks,

I'm getting a few concerned e-mails about recent order notifications which are causing some confusion.

Nothing to be alarmed about.

When orders are processed (by me) an automatic message is sent to let you know. With Subs orders I normally wait until the first magazine goes out before I process them en-block, so in many cases this is months after the order was placed.

This is the first time it seems to have caused an issue, although I've done it this way since the web ordering system started. Perhaps I won't do it this way next year...

All the best, and Merry Xmas! 


Rejuvenate your magnets at Chertsey

Have your Meccano (or other) magnets lost their attraction?

Do you need more pulling power?

Bring them along to the Runnymede Meeting at Chertsey on 7th October, and Simon Walker will rejuvenate them for you… free of CHARGE !!  ( warning - recycled jokes !!)

Simon has this amazing gadget that will re-align any wayward atoms in your magnets, and restore them to their former glory.

Don't miss this opportunity...

2018 Meeting Dates

Dear all,

Please note that the AGM meeting reminders sent out today (Tuesday 19th September) give the incorrect dates for the 2018 meetings. The dates shown were in fact those for 2016, and I somehow omitted to correct them while compiling the documents.

Unfortunately I had already sent out 120 or so reminders before someone pointed out my mistake. Please accept my apologies for any confusion and note the correct dates below. The remaining notices will be sent out tomorrow and will show the correct dates as follows:

Saturday 3rd February 2018 — Auction meeting

Saturday 2nd June 2018 — Runnymede Shield meeting

Saturday 6th October 2018 — AGM, Bill Roberts Memorial Trophy

One additional item for the agenda — the Secretary shall be tarred and feathered and strung up by his big toes at the start of the meeting!

Warm regards,


RMG Mini Auction

Hi Folks,

For anyone who isn't already aware, we will be holding a mini auction at the AGM meeting on 7th October 2017.

This is primarily for clearance of Jay Mitra’s entire Collection recently acquired by the Guild, and will include 13 roughly similar lots.

Each lot contains a good spread of different parts, used and new, including nuts and bolts, and a variety of motors.

Please do not bring along any of your own lots for sale, but hold on to these until the February auction as usual.

Look forward to seeing you all there…

Andreas Konkoly Supermodels Volumes 15 & 16

Hi folks, just a quick heads up for anyone interested in the Konkoly series of model plans.

Volumes 15 and 16 are now available for purchase in the shop.

These cover model numbers 71 to 80 and include the famous Spanish Knight, St. Nicholas in Meccano, a further selection of designing machines and a stylish looking synchronous clock. Photos of the completed models are now featured in the Konkoly section of the gallery.

Diary Dates Error

Hi folks,

A typing error has been noticed on the Diary page of RMG Magazine Issue 93, February 2017.

To avoid any confusion, please note that the date for the Henley Gathering is the 2nd September 2017, not the 5th.

Many thanks indeed.



Number Ten Set for Sale

From the Joe Hand Collection, this is a complete No. 10 set in a rustic (non standard) 4 drawer cabinet. Joe had been compiling the set in the last year or two, but didn't get round to completing it. I have picked up where he left off to complete the set. Mostly in Red & Green, but with a few odd colours mixed in, and generally of low average quality, the parts are all well used but not badly bent at all, apart from a few slightly bent strips being the worst examples. 

The attached photos will give you an idea of what's on offer, but please contact me for further information/photos if you are interested.

I am looking for offers around £500 for the full set…