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Where to buy Meccano literature,sets and parts


In the UK

I do not sell Meccano literature, sets or parts but this information can guide you to where sets, parts and Meccano literature can be purchased.

Many local toy shops and stores such as, Argos , Maplin, sell sets in the current Meccano range on line Strangely very few specialist model shops in the UK sell Meccano. There are also many on line stores such as John Lewis on line, Amazon selling Meccano sets. However unlike past times retailers do not sell individual parts but of course your set can always be added to from additional sets, increasing building possibilities.

Meccano logo Meccano have an official web site The current range of sets can be seen here.

Multi Model set 10There is also a page on the official web site where recent instruction leaflets can be downloaded.

If you see a Meccano exhibition advertised you can be certain there will be at least one dealer in attendance also dealers of old parts can be found at Toy Fairs . All old parts are fully compatible with current 8+ age group sets.

On the World Wide Web there are many specialist dealers some are listed below. Please note I have no financial connections to those listed. These are reliable dealers names that I know, many of which I have purchased sets and parts from. There are many other sellers but this list may give you some help in getting sets and parts. I regularly check the links on this page if they are broken please let me know.

Click on the under scored names and this will link to the sites listed below.


Meccano and Compatible Parts   

Online shop selling Meccano, Meccano replica and compatible parts As well as standard parts there are unusual parts such as the girder frame,loaded sack, shafting standards, roller chain, etc. all parts are fully compatible with the Meccano system. 

Most of the new parts are made by Metallus in Germany, some of the brass parts and loaded sacks are made by the shop owners Frank & Tricia in the UK.

 

Meccano World Wide Mail Order

I am often asked where manuals and plans can be purchased. One of the best sources is M/W Mail Order who sell a wide range of Meccano literature, model plans and software. If you have a number 10 set you can by some excellent modern instructions that are a great advance on those produced by Meccano. Please note Meccano World Wide Order DO NOT sell sets and parts

 

MECCANOMAN

This on line shop sells sets,motors and parts, mainly new and reproduction from a variety of sources also second quality parts at cheaper prices. Ordering is sometimes not available when there is a high demand.

Dave also has a sales stand at many Meccano events                                        parts chart


The Groves
Clapton Hall Lane
Great Dunmow
Essex
CM6 1JE
UNITED KINGDOM
e-mail: dave@meccanoman.co.uk

 

Meccano Hobby.co.uk

John Thorpe of Meccano Hobby sells refurbished parts, new repro parts, old sets and parts, motors, collectors parts and sets. He usually has in stock the parts that were in the old 10 sets. John Thorpe also sells some nice reproduction Meccano point of sale material.John Thorpe RGB

John also has a sales stand at many Meccano events


35 New Trent Street,
Ealand,
Scunthorpe, DN17 4JJ
UNITED KINGDOM
Tel:01724 710 702

e-mail: johnthorpes@btconnect.com


Frizinghall Models and Railways

On line shop sells new Meccano sets and parts, Xacto parts and sets,second hand lots and literature. There is also a large shop that can be visited in West Yorkshire. Frizinghall models have been established over 30 years. For many years they have sold beautiful reproduction wooden cabinets for storing Meccano, I know they are good I have a number ten set in one of their four drawer cabinets. Their prices are on the high side compared to other dealers


Unit 3C
Hillam Road, Bradford
West Yorkshire, BD2 1QN, UNITED KINGDOM
e-mail: meccanoshop@aol.com


Mike Rhoades

Mike sells excellent condition and second quality Meccano parts and motors. Also manuals, Meccano magazines, and sets that were produced at the Binns Road factory up till 1979. Specialises in red and green there is no web site. Mike has many rare and collectable parts, motors and sets for sale up to and including including Number 10 sets. Orders can be placed by telephone or fax. I have always found he offers an excellent and speedy service with postage charged at cost plus a small packing charge.

Mike also has a sales stand at Meccano events and vintage toy fairs

Mike Rhoades latest price list is available for download as a PDF by clicking on the link below (revised Nov 12 2013)

Mike Rhoades' latest price list September 2013 1950s Meccano parts


137 Fairfield Avenue
Kirk Ella
Hull
HU10 7UW
UNITED KINGDOM
Tel: 01482 650 463
Fax: 01482 658 327

no email or web site

 

Stuart Borrill

Specialist parts aimed at the adult builder. All parts are made by Stuart to the highest possible standard. Brass pinions, gears and special parts made to order. Please send your requirements. Prices on application.

70 Lincoln Road
Skegness
Lincs , PE25 2EE
UNITED KINGDOM
T: (+44) 1754 765 849
email: See web page for contact details

 

CMC MECCANO AND SPARES

CMC a manufacturing company in the UK produce a large and growing range of high quality replica Meccano parts. There are many non standard sizes of parts supplied, all available in standard Meccano colours, zinc, or special colours to order. CMC have a large range of circular parts. In addition professionally refurbished original Meccano and good condition parts are sold.

 

Meccano Collectors corner where you can buy, swop and sell Meccano

This is a great non commercial site where you buy sell and swop Meccano , no fees involved.

Ralph's Shop

Meccano builders and enthusiasts Ralph and Sue have a web site selling mainly modern, unused sets and parts , bargain lots, used parts. Prices are very reasonable but there is not a complete range of parts.

 

Meccanospares.com

Meccano Spares is a well established website specialising in Meccano and other associated parts. They can offer over 1800 different Meccano parts, both compatible reproductions and pre-owned original Meccano. Orders sent worldwide. Please email Meccanospares before ordering to check on the stock situation.

 

 

Other European Countries

 

MR Productions

Tout pour le MECCANO

Distributor of Meccano spare parts also from Metallus and Ashok Banerjee. Literature on Meccano and various Model Plans (Sets 9 and 10, and Super models) MR Productions stock many of the recently introduced parts from the Calais Factory

M.R.Productions SARL
Distributeur Meccano et Réplique
Chemin du Tort
F-64350 Lucarré
FRANCE
e-mail: mr.production@wanadoo.fr


Gabriele Schäfer

Märklin dealer since 1962 and supplier of Märklin (Metallus)spare parts. Distributor of genuine modern Meccano.

Kissinger Strasse 10
Hamburg
D-97762
GERMANY

e-mail: spielwaren.emmert@t-online.de


Metallus Rekers Digitaltechnik

Manufactures of Märklin style parts and sets. Metallus as of December 2013 are no longer manufacturing parts and when stocks have run out will no longer be available.

Gerhard Rekers Digitaltechnik GmbH &Co.KG
Hauptstrasse 39
48480 Spelle
GERMANY
e-mail: rdt@redig.de

 

 

Worldwide

 

Meerlu

Manufacturer and supplier of Meccano replica and special parts, including strips, girders, plates, circular parts and brass ware, not sets.

Meerlu, 7 Meerlu Avenue
Frankston
Victoria 3199
AUSTRALIA
e-mail: jackp@meerlu.com.au

Girders and gears

This US based company sell Meccano, Exacto and other systems parts and sets . Also some vintage sets and literature for sale. Old manual instructions can also be downloaded free. There is also a gallery of Models mainly from the US.

Exacto

Exacto is just the same as old Meccano and is available in several countries. This is a small company based in Argentina that has be run by two generations of Meccano enthusiasts have been making Meccano since 1956. The company produce a full range of parts and small range of sets just as they were in the past, including a modern version of the Meccano N°4 set in traditional red and green or yellow and zinc. In addition there is also Crane and helicopter set in yellow similar to that produced by Meccano in Liverpool England in the 1970s. These sets though are rather expensive. The web site gives full details of these sets and a list of their dealers throughout the world.

Although the Exacto web site still functions the site has not been updated since 2008. I understand that the company is no longer trading although dealers may have parts in stock.


Ashok Banerjee

Manufacturer of high-quality standard, obsolete, and special metal and plastic parts also sells beautiful reproduction 9-10 sets at a very reasonable price. Worldwide distribution with dealers in seven countries including UK , Western Europe, North America and South Africa . Please note there is a minimum order value.


PO Box 4149
Navrangpura
Ahmedabad 380 009
INDIA
e-mail: ashok.k.b@vsnl.com

Andrew Wells Meccparts.com

Sets and parts from the current Meccano range also repro parts.

PO Box 26-179
Epsom
Auckland 1344
NEW ZEALAND
e-mail: andrew@meccparts.com

Joel Perlin Metal Construction Toys

Based in California USA Joel Perlin is one of the few Meccano dealers in the USA. Spare parts new and old Erector sets (Meccano uses the Erector branding in Canada and the USA) also lots of collectable stuff is available from his on line store.

Joel Perlin
Metal Construction Toy Specialist
P.O. Box 324
Oxnard, CA 93032-0324

email erector@erectorsets.com

 

eBay

There are many sellers of Meccano on eBay and there are bargains to be had. Always be wary of such phrases as: very rare, hard to find, believed to be, good condition for age. These often indicate the seller does not have a lot of knowledge about Meccano, many do not. Sellers often think because its old it must be rare, just remember millions of Meccano parts and sets have been made and still are. Bent or rusty Meccano has no value unless you are prepared to to do a lot of work in restoring it, best to look elsewhere . Look for good clear pictures so you know what you are bidding for and always take the postage and packing in to consideration ....... metal Meccano is very heavy! Sets from the last 20 years are often very good buys for someone just starting out with Meccano. One final thing some sellers show a generic picture not what they are selling.

The sellers below have eBay shops and usually have a fair range of parts.

 

Stefmec

Range of recent genuine French Meccano parts

 

la-souliere

Range of genuine, repro and refurbished Meccano parts from France ships to UK

 

Meccano-Hornby-Shop

Specialises in older parts. Some are buy it now items but mainly items to bid for.

 

MECCMANBINNS MECCANO

Old and recent Meccano parts, sets, Meccano magazines, literature. All items are "Buy it Now".

 

Piandemonium

Based in Canada selling a wide range of compatible parts manufactured by Metallus in Germany.

 

Created September 30 2009 Last revised November 16 2014


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