These photos are from the
Toronto Hobby Show which was held November 7-9, 2004.
This batch of photos and the info below was supplied by Colin Hoare & Jim Bobyn and includes models to be displayed at "The Toy Shop" in Toronto. More photos will appear in the December 2004 "Canadian MeccaNotes".
Click here to access the Toronto Hobby Show 2004 thumbnail image gallery
The Canadian Meccano distributor, Borgfeldt Canada Ltd., is PROMOTING MECCANO by working with "The Toy Shop" in downtown Toronto (the oldest such store in Canada, almost the same age as Meccano itself) to create these displays starting this Thursday, November 11 (also noted as "Remembrance Day"). Many Canadian CMAMAS members are contributing their models.
"Located in Yorkville, at Cumberland and Yonge, this store is a child's dream come true, filled with blocks and drums, teddy bears, books and puppets as well as today's latest toy marvels. Originally opening on Bloor Street in 1910, this specialty toyshop has survived by understanding both the needs of children and how best to keep them safely occupied. In keeping with this philosophy, the store's buyers only select toys that will endure hours of play and hopefully survive the passing trends of consumer infatuation."
These are descriptions of the models to be on display. These models were featured at the Toronto Hobby Show 2004.
Model maker Model description Hubert Hogle The Crane on the box Hubert Hogle The Crane without the box Hubert Hogle Plastic Giant Ferris Wheel Earl Pitts Motorcycle Earl Pitts Interupted Motion Earl Pitts "Bulldozer, large" Earl Pitts Cycle in a Ring Earl Pitts Small Bulldozer and others Ed Barclay Dodge' Em fair ride Ed Barclay Marble machine Ed Barclay Numerous smaller models Colin Hinz Steam Engine Colin Hinz Zipper lighted fair ride Ron Kurtz Waterloo Boy Tractor Don Redmond Yellow Windmill Charles Perez Airship Blimp Crazy Inventor series Charles Perez Watt's Steam Engine Eric Eisen Spinner Fairground Ride Kirk Roth Stern Wheeler Steam ship Colin Hoare Numerous smaller models Plus Erika & Attila's Renault & Jeep Models Merle's Eiffel Tower & Empire State Building
There will be 16 feature models.
Feature of window #1: The Crane
Feature of window #2: Giant Ferris Wheel
Window to be in place from November 18, 2004 until until January 14, 2005.
Copyright 2004 by CMAMAS.