Skegex 2006 - A visit to the 25th North Midlands Meccano Guild Summer Exhibition

These photos are from the Skegex 2006 show in Skegness. This batch of photos were all taken by Phillip Edwards.

Note: this article originally appeared on the SCMEC website (now shut down)
and is reprinted with the kind permission of Phil Edwards, their former webmaster.

Back in July, my wife and I attended the Skegex show in England. I took my Rickshaw model and was surprised to end up getting Fourth Prize! There have already been a number of postings to different websites with photos from the show (the best selection is at the International Meccanoman website http://internationalmeccanomen.org.uk/ under ‘Photo Page’). I thought I would add in some of the photos I took.

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A general view of the display from the balcony.

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The Skegex 2006 winner – John Thorpe’s Tornado fighter.

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And second prize went to Ken Senar with his Vampire jet.

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A beautiful ploughing engine.

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Don Morton brought his telescope from Canada.

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It was Tony Rednall’s birthday, so he got a suitable cake.

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And to go with his cake, here’s his Meccano and compatible parts (real hydraulics) backhoe.

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Tony Homden brought his green fire engine.

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Here’s how to make a quarry scene out of Meccano, thanks to James Garner.

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Guy Kind had a Caterpillar pipe layer with him and it won 5th prize.

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Ellie was at the show as well, care of John Bridger.

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Darren Bonner showed off his wonderful traction engines.

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Darren Bonner traction engines #2.

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Darren Bonner traction engines #3.

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Darren Bonner traction engines #4.

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Roy Whitehouse showed this blue and gold dragline.

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Sail away with Michael Whiting’s galleon.

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Mervin Wood showed this backhoe model.

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And on a smaller scale, Roy Pickering has these miniature earth moving vehicles.

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John McDonald brought his V2 truck.

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John McDonald – V2 rocket.

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And Nick Rodgers showed this Spitfire model.

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John Bader showed this wonderful blue and gold dockyard crane.

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M.J. McCallum showed these 1950’s display models, wonderfully restored.

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Locomotive and tender.

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