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?

Dinky Toys & Supertoys 1963 – *commercial break

Dinky Toys tinplate advert. 2013. Editions Atlas.


*TVTA is taking a short break and will return soon with more retro goodness.

We leave you with the following scans which are from a reproduced and licensed 2nd edition 1963 Dinky catalogue, as made available in 2013 by Editions Atlas Collections, France.






Images and Dinky logo copyright of Mattel and Editions Atlas. Scanned by TVTA for information and education purposes only.


 

DINKY TOYS

Dinky are miniature die-cast vehicles produced by Frank Hornby’s famous Meccano company.  Dinky made several TV and movie-related vehicles including many for Gerry Anderson TV productions such as Thunderbirds, Joe 90, Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons, and Space 1999. More info here: Dinky Wikipedia

Dinky Kits… all you need is a screwdriver!

I’m pretty stoked to finally submit a Dinky toy ad to the pages of TVTA! And what a great example, too… this 1974 UK ad from the pages of The Mighty World Of Marvel features three of Dinky’s new models for their Dinky Kits range. The artwork is appealing, particularly the rendition of the Ford Capri Rally Special.


UK. The Mighty World of Marvel. 1974.

UK. The Mighty World of Marvel. 1974.


US. Kull. 1976.

US. Kull. 1976.


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