The Meccano system of model construction goes back to 1898 when it was created by Frank Hornby of Liverpool, England (whose name has also long adorned a brand of model railway equipment.) The system consists of reusable metal strips, plates, angle girders, wheels, axles and gears, and plastic parts that are connected using nuts and bolts. It enables the building of working models and mechanical devices.
Those who want to see what can be done with it have their opportunity in Waikanae when over 100 working models are on display this Saturday and Sunday in the Memorial Hall.
According to the Facebook page, “There will be tables where you can make models. There will be Meccano for sale as well, wow, it’s going to be fun.”
Prices are: $5 per adult, $15 for a family