North Eastern Meccano Society
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North Eastern Meccano Society
(For website updates see the bottom of the page)
The North Eastern Meccano Society (NEMS) meets to promote the use of Meccano to create models and the collecting of Meccano sets or anything relating to Meccano in the North East of England.
It is not necessary to have any Meccano at all to join the society, just a love of, and interest in its history and development. Why not come to one of our meetings or see us at one of the exhibitions which we attend. If you fancy joining us take a look at our membership page.
We hold exhibitions at various locations throughout the North East. Take a look at our Club Diary page to find out the venues and dates.
Back issues of virtually all our magazines over five years old are available for download from this site. See the Club Magazines page.
In our Photo Gallery pages you can see photos from past exhibitions. This is work in progress with photos of previous exhibitions gradually being added. There is also a photo search facility to allow one to search the associated text of a photo to find particular photos.
In addition, some videos from past exhibitions are also available to watch on the Video pages.
NEW - A video of our 2022 Beamish exhibition in MAy has now been added.
John Herdman's model of the new Tyneside Metro Trams
Nexus (the Tyneside Tram Operator) along with a representative from Stadler (the Swiss manufacturer of the new Tyneside Metro Trams) visited John Herdman (our chairman) in 2021 to see his magnificent Meccano model of the new tram. You can see a video of their visit below and a Rail Advent news item on the visit can be seen here. More photos and videos of this model can be seen in our 2021 Virtual Easter Exhibition photo gallery.
9 November 2023 : Photos from our Darlington exhibition have now been added.
12 August 2023 : Photos and videos from our June Crakehall meeting, our June Shildon(Locomotion) exhibition and our July Beamish exhibition have now been added.
24 June 2023 : Photos and a video from our Beamish Exhibition in May 2023 have now been added.
31 March 2023 : Addition of photos of our December 2022 and March 2023 Crakehall meetings.
27 February 2023 : A bug preventing download of some of the NEMS Quarterly magazines for 2017 and older NEMS News has been corrected.
09 February 2023 : The NEMS Quarterly magazines for 2017 have now been added.
31 January 2023 : Further updates to the Meetings page for 2023.
6 December 2022 : Three pages of photos added for our Darlington Exhibition (One from Normal Brown and two plus a video from Alex Robson).
4 December 2022 : Further updates to the Meetings page for 2023.
3 November 2022 : Meetings page updated for 2023.
14 August 2022 : Photos and videos from our Shildon(Locomotion) Exhibition and our second Beamish Exhibition in July have now been added.
30 May 2022 : Photos and a video from our Beamish Exhibition in May have now been added.
1 May 2022 : Meetings page updated.
24 April 2022 : Some photos from another unidentified exhibition from around 1977/8.
11 April 2022 : A report of our 1981 Darlington Exhibition has been added.
18 December 2021 : A video of the 2021 Darlington Exhibition added (see the Exhibition Videos menu). Also the 2016 NEMS Quarterly magazine have been added.
5 December 2021 : A video of the 2017 Darlington Exhibition added (see the Exhibition Videos menu).
17 November 2021 : Photographs of the 2021 Darlington Exhibition added. Also Locomotion Museum Exhibition dates added.
11 November 2021 : Meetings and Exhibition dates added for 2022.
3 April 2021 : Photographs added for our Virtual 'Easter 2021 Exhibition'.
24 January 2021 : The NEMS Quarterly magazines for 2015 have now been added.
22 November 2020 : Meetings and Exhibition dates added for 2021.
24 October 2020 : Photographs added for our Virtual 'Darlington' Exhibition. This should have been the day of the proper exhibition at Darlington.
7 October 2020 : Photographs added of our 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990 and 1992 Darlington Exhibitions. With thanks to Bob Thompson and Robin Schoolar.
3 June 2020 : Photographs added of some of Dave Dalton's models from the 1980s.
2 June 2020 : Photographs added of Aiskew Club Meetings in March 1992, June 1992 and March 1993.
25 May 2020 : Photographs of models by Rob Mitchell added to our Virtual 'Shildon' Exhibition page 2.
24 May 2020 : Photographs added for our 'Virtual Shildon' Exhibition. This should have been the first day of a proper exhibition at Shildon.
6 May 2020 : Photographs added for the 2008 Crich Exhibition.
4 April 2020 : Photographs added for the 2006 Tynemouth Exhibition.
2 April 2020 : Photographs added for the 2008 Shildon Exhibition.
31 March 2020 : Photographs added for the 2009 Darlington Exhibition.
30 March 2020 : Photographs added for the 1977 Northallerton and Darlington Exhibitions, plus another unidentified exhibition of 1977 or 1978.
29 March 2020 : Photographs added for the 2010 Chester Le Street and Beamish exhibitions.
28 March 2020 : Photographs added for the 2010 Shildon exhibition.
27 March 2020 : Photographs added for the 2010 Darlington exhibition.
26 March 2020 : Photographs added for the 1976 Darlington exhibition and the 2011 exhibition at Shildon.
25 March 2020 : The photos previously added under 'Unidentified Exhibitions' have all been identified as being at the Darlington 1992 exhibition. The website has been updated to reflect this.
22 March 2020 : Photographs by Barry Richardson of various exhibitions together with some of his models from 1985 to 2009. Also some photos from the Darlington 1983 exhibition taken by Barry Wilkinson.
19 March 2020 : Sets of detailed photographs of the following models - Long Reach Digger Excavator, Lorry Mounted Crane, Meccanograph, Tower Crane, Traction Engine and Walking Dragline Excavator.
11 March 2020 : Darlington Exhibition Videos added for 1983, 1988 and 1989
9 March 2020 : Exhibition Reports for 1984 to 1987 added to the Club Magazines page
26 February 2020 : Some old undated exhibition photos added under 'Pre 2010 - Unidentified Exhibitions'.
24 February 2020 : Adding of photos of exhibitions back to 2011 completed - thanks to John Witchard.