MECCANO


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A full list of the missing items will soon be on the Midlands Meccano Guild website, www.
CROWDS gathered at the city's Pier Head this weekend to watch Top Gear host James May cross the Leeds-Liverpool canal on a bridge made entirely out of Meccano.
The ultimate in Meccano, the No 10 set is contained in a green wooden cabinet, which has three drawers.
Meccano: For more than 100 years, Meccano has been the construction set of choice for young engineers, inventors and builders.
In 1963 Meccano Ltd also began feeling the pressure of competing toys, and by 1964, all advertising for Bayko was stopped, although Meccano continued manufacturing sets and spares until 1967.
Hornby did not invent Meccano until his 40s and then he became a millionaire, before becoming an MP when he was 73.
Smaller visitors were able to build their own models from plastic Meccano while older children used more traditional metal pieces.
Collectors from all over the country flocked to the Benn Hall in Rugby to snap up Meccano toys, advertising material and historical items.
Valuer David Nathan, holds a Meccano model of a vintage car circa 1970.
The short-list, compiled by the British Association of Toy Retailers, misses out some famous toys, including Furbies, Meccano, Hornby trains, and Scalextric.
Brave schoolboy Terry Miller has been dubbed Meccano Man by his mates.
About Meccano: Invented in England by Frank Hornby in 1901, Meccano was conceived as a model toy construction system comprising re-usable metal strips, plates, angle girders, wheels, axles and gears, with nuts and bolts to connect the pieces.