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Meccano Magazine


From 1916-1981, Meccano Magazine offered builders and fans a printed repository of articles, tips, and new developments in toy construction kits. The publication was created by Frank Hornby, who invented the toy line in the early 1900s. The frequency of publication varied over the years, with the magazine jumping between bi-monthly, monthly, and quarterly distribution.

While the publication was initially exclusive to Meccano, editorial coverage was eventually expanded to include other products from the company, including Dinky Toys and Hornby trains, and a series of general-interest articles on various science and hobby topics.

Meccano Magazine’s final issue was published in Spring 1981. While the publication is no longer in print, it remains a valuable research tool for collectors. Digitized versions of most of the issues have been posted online at the Internet Archive.

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