WELCOME TO MECCANOMAN.

Sorry, we are now CLOSED. We will anounce the next opening here, soon. 

LOOK OUT FOR:  "Daves   "LOTS", "TREASURE",   "Bulk Bundle Savings"   and  bargain "Used 2nd   quality"  parts! see below   

 PLEAS READ; Trading 34 years, but for    the last 15 we have only opened the   website roughly two days a Month. If we opened all  the  time (as one and two half peoples!) we could't   cope. Thanks for     your continuing patience! you can  peruse the website   all the time.

We can take payment by Bank Transfer, UK cheques, Paypal, or Cash when collecting orders from Dunmow Essex. We may ask for a bank transfer on some high value orders.  

We can take orders ANYTIME for collection at Dunmow Essex. Please email.  

Bulk Packs and Special Deals + cheap 2nd Quality parts are available.

NOW HERE! "DAVE'S LOTS". One off, MECCANO SPECIALS and other COLLECTABLES. 

AND NOW! "MECCANO TREASURE

We need to reduce some stock items, so have created  different Meccano bulk selections, with at least 50% off (Some much more!)........Check them out while they are still on offer !!!  

We have a large amount of American   ERECTOR. which is mostly compatible with Meccano. It's useful and afordable. Just search "Erector" to find it.

Dont forget, we have Loads of  BAYKO   Now lower prices and bulk discounts.

 

FAQs

Why do we shut down the website so often?
This is a small family operation and it’s only me (Dave Taylor) actually processing the orders. Picking and packing Meccano is very time consuming and if we left the website on continuously we could never keep up. Because we are well established and our website punches well above its weight, we now receive as many orders as we can possibly cope with in a very short period of opening. Apart from processing orders we also prepare for/attend exhibitions and club meetings, chase all over the UK for Meccano collections, then spend hours/days/weeks sorting them. Ordering and checking off parts from suppliers is very time consuming, as is updating the website, plus all the dozens of other tasks involved with a business.

So why don’t you employ staff?
Good question; We operate from home and there’s not really enough room, so we would have to find premises, with all the extra costs and extra work that would entail. To cover the cost of staff and premises we would need to considerably increase our turnover, which would mean having to register (and pay) VAT. So unless we increased the size of the business exponentially we would only make the same profit for much more investment, work and risk. It is also doubtfull that sufficient new and second hand stock could be obtained for a larger operation. Enlarging the  business is not going to happen as I already work long hours and I'm past retirement age. While I’m not planning to stop yet, I do have to get a sensible work/life balance.

If you are getting more orders than you can cope with should you increase prices?
That would be an option and in any case inflation, constantly increasing cost of new supplies and other overheads does make this necessary sometimes. However, as a Meccano enthusiast myself, I genuinely want to do my bit to keep our hobby alive and have no desire to rip off my freinds!
So I’m afraid we are stuck with regulating sales by switching off the checkout, so we can catch up and dare I say it, have an occasional break.

So please be patient. We are doing our best!

Why does the the total cost sometimes vary by a penny or two?

This is because we once had to do a blanket perecentage price change, which introduced hidden amounts to 4 places of decimal! This can cause totals to vary slightly for no apparent reason! Sorry, there are far too many prices to round down individually, so I just change them when I access them for other reasons, this task is now nearly complete, so the problem now rareluy occurs.

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1 x LOT 0076 - MECCANO 6v REVERSING MOTOR early 1930's. For repair or spares.
1 x LOT 0095 - MODEL 225. LINDE SIDE LOADER.
1 x LOT 0075 - MECCANO ORIGINAL SMALL PARTS TINS. Two diferent.
1 x LOT 0074 - MECCANO ORIGINAL SMALL STORAGE TIN. 2-1/4"square with good original labels. For 144 nut & bolts.
1 x LOT 0093 - SPECIAL MODEL 4. GIANT BLOCK-SETTING CRANE.
1 x LOT 0015 - Very early Meccano set 1. REDUCED!
1 x LOT 0092 - CANADIAN SPECIAL MODEL 2. CHEMICAL FIRE ENGINE.
1 x LOT 0091 - NEW CAVENDISH Vol 8. THE HORNBY COMPANION.
1 x LOT 0090 - MODEL 128. COLES 6 TON (DINKY TOY ) MOBILE CRANE
1 x LOT 0012 - Meccanod Set 2, Motorised, 1993
1 x LOT 0006 - Meccano Pt. 61 Windmill Sails (4) Black /Yellow, Double Sided. REDUCED!
1 x LOT 0008 - Large quantity of "Constructor" 10mm system. REDUCED PRICE/ADDED PARTS!
1 x LOT 0007 - Construction 10mm system, Large Qty. REDUCED PRICE/ADDED PARTS!
1 x LOT 0003 - CORGI BEDFORD OB COACH Mint/box. Model, Boultons livery. REDUCED!
1 x LOT 0002 - RAILWAY HARDBOOK, Ely to Kings Lynn, Middleton Press. REDUCED!
1 x LOT 0049 - MECCANO Pn. 7, 47h ANGLE GIRDER (4) ORIGINAL 1978/9 DARK BLUE.
1 x LOT 0047 - MECCANO SPECIAL EDITION SET RED/GREEN. REDUCED
1 x LOT 0042 - NEW CAVENDISH VOL 7a, MECCANO MAGAZINE ANTHOLOGY. REDUCED!
1 x LOT 0088 - MODEL 111. LONDON E1 TRAM
1 x LOT 0087 - MODEL 100. FRANK "HORNBY". BURRELL SHOWMANS ENGINE
1 x LOT 0086 - MODEL 99. ARTICULATED LORRY.
1 x LOT 0082A - EARLY MECCANO NEW YORK NICKEL 6V MOTOR. c1926 VERY RARE.
1 x LOT 0040 - LARGE QTY OF STEEL TEC MOTOR BIKE PARTS PLS PARTS BOX REDUCED!
1 x LOT 0038 - MECCANO EARLY FLAT SCREWDRIVER
1 x LOT 0036 - MECCANO Pn. 180 GEAR RING. PRE-WAR BRASS FINISH. REDUCED!uced
1 x LOT 0035 - MECCANO Pn. 101 PRE-WAR PACK OF 6 HEALDS.
1 x *LOT 0062 - QUANT. OF MECCANO YELLOW AND OTHER SMALL BOXES ETC.
1 x LOT 0026 - MECCANO Pn. 167b LARGE FLANGE RING. ORIG DARK BLUE 1978/9
£515.81