Club Details

Club: Sheffield Meccano Guild
Country: United Kingdom
ISM Affiliated: Yes

Now into its 32nd year and with well over 120 members spread across the world, the SMG is an informal organisation not restricting its membership or activities to the city in its name. Twice-yearly meetings are held in the splendid Laughton-en-le-Morthen village hall in rural South Yorkshire S25 1YD, not far off the M1 (J30) & M18 (J1). The April 2013 meeting will feature both an auction of Meccano items and the annual competition which is to be a race over an assault course. The October AGM will see the presentation of the annual SMG Members’ Award for the best model on the day by popular voting, the President’s Trophy and another auction. Good food and refreshments at a little above cost prices, an excellent pub nearby with decent beer & meals, Meccano trading and all in a convivial atmosphere.

A lively, well-produced 64-page part-colour A4 magazine is produced and distributed to members; cover dates are February, June and October though it is usually ready in the preceding month. Another benefit is access to the Machining Service that will make parts from battered wheels, modify Pulleys etc to fit motors, make motor brackets, soldering and other light machining & fabrication sympathetic to Meccano at economical rates for club funds. A weekend-long show is held in September at Barrow Hill Roundhouse, Chesterfield with another likely in late October at the prestigious National Railway Museum, York.

President: Barrie McKenzie T: 0114-2468357 E:
Chairman/Editor: Rob Mitchell T: 01709-816769 E:
Secretary/Treasurer: John Ozyer-Key T: 01909-561845 E:
Events Co-ordinator: Bob Watson T: 01977-519561 E:
Assistant Editor: Russ Carr T: 01924-218475 E:

Events for 2013:
13th April: club meeting, annual competition and auction, Laughton-en-le-Morthen village hall, Rotherham, South Yorkshire, S25 1YD. Contact John Ozyer-Key or Rob Mitchell for the competition.
19th October: club meeting, annual awards, AGM and auction, Laughton-en-le-Morthen village hall, Rotherham, South Yorkshire, S25 1YD. Contact John Ozyer-Key.

Membership rates:
UK: adult £15, junior £10.
Europe: £15
Rest of world: £20

Part-year subscriptions are available at any time depending on when you decide to join. These are arranged to expire at the AGM so all need to renew at the same time. You can become a member using any of the following methods:
Cash. By hand to John Ozyer-Key or Rob Mitchell; please do not post.
Cheque. Made payable to ‘The Sheffield Meccano Guild’ by post/hand to John Ozyer-Key.
Paypal. Please contact John Ozyer-Key. This will attract an extra £1.00 charge.
Card. This is organised through Constructor Quarterly (E: and is subject to an additional 4% bank charge.