Tuesday, 10 February 2015

More good news for builders...

The Meccano product websites are getting updated at the moment and a lot of the instructions are available for download even before the sets appear in the shops.
Tower Bridge parts - Look at what you get for your money - click on image to enlarge
One of the more interesting sets is the new Special Edition Tower Bridge set. Although not listed on the official Meccano product website (yet!) It has been listed for sale on the internet. I have no doubt it will only be a matter of time before it will appear on the high street. Take a look at the parts list, and look at the quantities of parts. From a builders point of view this is a fantastic set, the nuts and bolts alone make this set very appealing but just look at those flanged plates, four of them! When I saw the first pictures of this model back in the spring of last year, it was shown mounted on part 52 Flanged Plates but I, like many, thought they might not follow through to the production model - well I am pleased to say they have and this is good news and a further sign that Meccano are committed to producing some of the traditional parts we all love. It looks like my campaign to bring back the 52 (See HERE) did not fall on deaf ears after all - I of course don't believe that to be the case but I can kid myself...

Mission accomplished! Its back, four of them in each set!
Also included in this set are lots of very useful small parts in good quantities. Just take a look at the parts list above, lots of small brackets in good numbers, plenty of narrow strips both ½ and ¼ hole geometry, plus the 3-hole, 1 inch narrow strip in quantity. There is even, what I believe to be a new small curved part, P/N C960.  All the new sets include the new tools. I believe you can pick this set up for a penny under £40.00 on the internet, here in the UK. That has to be good value and hopefully will be the way in the future. As soon as we can get our hands on the new sets we will let you know what we think of them and investigate what other models can be built from the parts. Combining set parts to build bigger models could be interesting. It is looking good for what Spin Master are calling 'Classic' Meccano, I can't wait to see what is coming next. The New York Toy Fair starts on Saturday, let's see what gets announced there... 



  1. Thanks Ralph and Sue for sharing the latest news about our loved hobby, "MECCANO", we in Mexico City, MEXICO, the members of Mexico Meccano Club, like your blog very much,
    Eduardo Castellanos on behaf of our club.

  2. Thank you for your kind words! We are pleased you enjoy our blog and find it interesting.

    Ralph and Sue,
    London, England.