Where to buy Meccano literature,sets and parts

1948 manual co

In the UK

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

Many local toy shops and stores sell sets in the current Meccano range on line. Strangely very few specialist model shops in the U.K. sell Meccano. There are also many on line stores such as John Lewis on line, Amazon,Argos 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.

2015 Meccano setThere 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. Many Meccano builders find bargains in the UK at Boot sales

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

Where to view and download old Meccano instruction (plans) manuals

1948 manual cover

NZ Meccano Manuals complete Meccano manuals can be down loaded here.

Meccano manuals 1937 - 1978 can be viewed and downloaded here although this is not a complete list it does have most of the more common manuals.

Remi's Meccano pages most of the old manuals can be downloded on this French site.


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. Meccano World Wide Order

MWW DO NOT sell sets or parts



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 from his sales stand. Ordering on line is sometimes not available when there is a high demand.

Dave also has a sales stand at many Meccano events and club meetings.   

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The Groves
Clapton Hall Lane
Great Dunmow
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 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,
Scunthorpe, DN17 4JJ
Tel:01724 710 702

e-mail: johnthorpes@btconnect.com

MODELIT LTD. (The Meccano Shop)

On line Meccano shop sells new Meccano sets and parts, reproduction parts, sets,second hand lots and literature. Formally know as Frizinghall models who were established over 30 years ago. 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 tend to be on the high side compared to some other other dealers

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

Mike Rhoades' price list September 2013 1950s Meccano parts

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

no email or web site

Mike sells a wide range of collectable sets and rare parts from 1920's - 1970's his latest list published March 2017 can be seen by clicking on the link below.



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. Stuart no longer makes his parts.

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



CMC a manufacturing company in the UK produce a large 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. These parts are now sold through Corlust Meccanoclub.


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. As of March 2017 they are selling off there entire large collection of sets,motors and parts. New items are posted daily.



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.

Flangebracket Meccano

Long established seller of Meccano now with a web site. Full range of parts including hard to find items.



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
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

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
e-mail: rdt@redig.de




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

Meerlu, 7 Meerlu Avenue
Victoria 3199
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 is just the same as old Meccano and is available in several countries. This is (was) 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 I understand that the company is no longer trading although some 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
Ahmedabad 380 009
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
Auckland 1344
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



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 use or 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 selection sellers below have eBay shops and usually have a fair range of parts.



Range of recent genuine French Meccano parts at good prices sold by an enthusiastic Meccano builder



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





Created September 30 2009 Last revised January 17 2020

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