Meccano Magazine 1958

Cover of Meccano Magazine N°10, 1958, France.

Following on from my previous post about Frank Hornby’s Meccano toys, here is a Meccano enthusiast magazine sold in France in 1958.

The magazine features Meccano related news items, reports on aviation, space exploration, sports, science, competitions, a Dinky Toys Club Journal page, and some wonderful 1950s toy ads.

Below are selected scans.

Meccano kit and aeroplane. Meccano Magazine N°10 1958. France.

Hornby trains. Meccano Magazine N°10 1958. France.

Dinky Toys. Meccano Magazine N°10 1958. France.

Tour du Monde en Vespa board game (World tour by Vespa). Meccano Magazine N°10 1958. France.

Detail of Tour du Monde en Vespa board game (World tour by Vespa).



TVTA bonus!

Staying in a Meccano mood…

I helped my youngest son build a mini Meccano aeroplane over the weekend. Here are some pics from start to finish. For a toy so tiny and fiddly to put together, it looks pretty cool when all is done, with rolling wheels and a propeller that can turn.

Meccano Bolts.



Meccano Bolts. Avion.


Thanks for looking! 🙂

Coming soon… ideal toys, or toys from Ideal?

10 thoughts on “Meccano Magazine 1958

  1. Huh! All news to me, except for Dinky Toys, although I never had any.
    It’s quite amazing how many toys have been made over the years.
    What’s the earliest toys you have posted?

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    • Good question. Thanks! For toy ads – the earliest printed ones I have are the ones in this post, as I tend to focus more on 70s, 80s and 90s toys.
      For non-toy ads – my earliest are my collection of hat ads from the 1920s and 30s. Those are just a delight!

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