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RMG Magazine Issue 98 October 2018

Hi Folks, 

For info, RMG issue 98 is now at the printers, we are just waiting for the proof copy for final approval and we are then ready to go! It won't be long now.

While we are on the subject, we are only 6 months away from the 100th Edition  and we really would like to make this a bumper issue in celebration of a landmark occasion.

The editor is of course always asking for material, articles, news, reports, etc  to fill all editions of the magazine, but PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE  where-ever you are in the world, we would love to hear from you and feature you and/or your models in this Historic Edition of the Magazine?

So get your writers caps on, and start scribbling!! Please send all your offerings to the Editor Nick Rodgers.

In the meantime of course there is issue 99 to fill up too, so any articles you might have now or in the near future will always be welcome ....


Konkoly Model Plans

Breaking News on the availability of Konkoly Model Plans! 

We have now been able to replenish stock of the first six volumes,

so (for the time being at least) we are able to supply a full set of volumes from 1 to 18.

If you wish to complete your collection then now is the time to act

and if you wish to buy a complete set then HURRY while stocks last ... 

a few of the later volumes are also running low on stock.  Check details in the shop.

Further volumes are planned and more news on these will be issued later ....

Marvels of Meccano - Kempton Great Engines

Hi Meccanofolk


I'm sending this to people I've noted as expressing possible interest in exhibiting at Marvels of Meccano this year, and I'm hoping to reach a wider audience this way.

Some interest may have been more definite than others, but please forgive an exhibition organiser for trying to tempt you.

After all its a lovely venue which attracts an audience just made for Meccano

... and those magnificent Triple Expansion Engineers deserve our support

There's a poster attached too in hope a few may get displayed to generate a bit of extra publicity

If you can think of any other potential exhibitors, please feel free to forward this as widely as you like


I'm aiming to firm up most space allocations between now and Runnymede meeting on 6th October

If anyone is planning to be at Chertsey, I'm happy to catch you there

Also happy to discuss arrangements by phone.

(if you don't have Robins contact details the club secretary will be happy to pass them on to you individually. Pete)

Here's the sort of information which would help my planning (but you only need to fill in what seems relevant)

... which day(s) you can exhibit

... how much space you can fill (either in tables or feet)

... whether you might be able to expand a bit if space is available

... if you'd prefer a particular table arrangement (L shaped? squarish? or even straight line!)

... whether you'd prefer upstairs (about 30 broad steps)  or downstairs (about 15 narrower steps)

... whether you need mains power

... whether you prefer to provide your own table covers (otherwise covers will be provided)

... whether you're happy sitting behind your model(s) or whether you'd prefer a different arrangement


If you're not yet certain what you can manage, I'm happy with provisional information - tweaking things later isn't a problem

And of course nothing is definite until people and models turn up on the weekend itself


Directions and map for anyone who doesn't know the way:


All the best   Robin

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…