The International Meccanoman
the Journal of the
International Society of Meccanomen

John Westwood
John Westwood
Cover of the 50th!! International Meccanoman
Cover of IM 50
Michael Adler
Michael Adler
The ISM is very sorry to report that John Westwood passed away on the 28th of January 2018.

John will be remembered by all Meccanomen for his love of the Meccano hobby 


In 1988 John Westwood published the first International Meccanoman.
The early issues were hand-typed on an electric typewriter.
All the text and images then were laid out by "cut and paste" on to large A3 boards to make "camera-ready" masters for litho printing.

About a year later Michael Adler founded the International Society of Meccanomen.

Both Meccanoman met later and the rest, as they say, is history.......

The results: a flourishing Society and, so far, 85 issues of a wonderful Meccano Magazine.

Below covers of recent issues

IM 85 is the last printed issue of the International Meccanoman.
We are investigating to continue the IM as a digital magazine.
More information will be published in due time.

Cover of the International Meccanoman # 85
Cover of IM 85,
December 2018
  • With the Chairman by Philip Webb
  • Meet the Meccanoman: Michel Bréal
  • Beaumont-English Tunnel Boring Machine by Howard Somerville
  • The Müngsten Bridge - Bolted, Not Riveted by Gert Udtke
  • A Thimble Turner by Joe Attard
  • The Gallopers by Adrian Williams
  • Hydraulic Excavator in Meccano by Peter Stuart
  • Model Building Technology by Philip Webb
  • My Favourite Meccano Model of All Time by Nigel Lynn
  • Golden Spanner Award 2018
  • Thirty-six Glorious Years... and Counting, Geoff Bronw rminisces about that grate institution known as SkegEx
  • Developing a Model Plan, How? Why? by Willy Dewulf
  • Melbourne Meccano Club Inc. Annual Exhi

  • Meet the Meccanoman: Adrian Williams
  • The Gisclard Bridge (If you don't understand it... try make it in Meccano by Willy Dewulf)
  • My Favourite Meccano Model of All Times (by Les Megget)
  • Sydney Meccano Modellers'Association
  • The Future of Stokys
  • The Secret Life of John Westwood
  • Meccano Mensen - 35 Jaar - Meccano Gilde Nederland
  • The Hammerhead Crane, Garden Island NS Wales
  • Skegness 2018
  • Model Building Technology

Cover of the International Meccanoman # 84
Cover of IM 84
August 2018

Cover of the International Meccanoman # 83
Cover of IM 83,
April 2018
  • John Westwood Remembered
  • Meet the Meccanoman: Jean François Nauroy
  • The Michael Adler Founder's Prize 2017
  • Sydney's 250-Ton Hammerhead Crane
  • The Midlands Meccano Guild Celebrates its Jubilee
  • Generating Power from Nuclear Fusion
  • Nuts and Bolts: Meccano news from around the world
  • Stokys Metal Model Building Sets
  • Model Building Technology, 1.000 Not Out!
    Philip Webb MBT Editor since September 1998 looks back at twenty years of history

  • Meet the Meccanoman: Jim Bobyn
  • STOKYS Metal Model Building Sets: Part of Swiss History
  • Three Exhibitions in Six Weeks
  • Golden Spanner Award 2017
  • My Favourite Meccano Model of All Times
  • Seventy Years a Meccano Boy
  • The Cornish Beam Engine
  • Model Building Technology

Cover of the International Meccanoman # 82
Cover of IM 82
December 2017

Cover of the International Meccanoman # 81
Cover of IM 81,
August 2017
  • With the Editor: Adrian Williams get all philosophocal
  • Meet the Meccanoman: John Wilson
  • Building a New Gresley Class P2 Locomotive by David Elliott
  • The New Zealand Federation of Meccano Modellers: Exhibition and Convention 2017
  • The Mighty Parabolic Arch by Colin Davies
  • My Favourite Meccano Model in this issue by Greg Webb
  • Nuts and Bolts: Meccano news from around the world
  • A Meccano Addiction: The Story Behind a Business
  • Model Building Technology by Philip Webb

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