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Monday, 19 April 2010

Boys and their Toys

Yes I know girls can make models and play with trucks and trains. However the Magic of Meccano show over the weekend was a boys club. Girls filled the role of long suffering supporters.
Boys delighted in showing you (even if a girl) the fruits of their labours. Some taking 12 years or more to complete. These boys had very impressive models of famous bridges, power stations, pump houses, working cranes, ship, boats planes. You name it they had created the replica working model.
Meccano they tell us is the toy that grows with the boy, proven by the average age of most exhibitors, (somewhere past retirement).

9 comments:

anjoe playhouse said...

My neighbour, Poul, has lots of that toy - he's 62 :-D

jabblog said...

Wow! My husband and son and grandsons would have loved this . . . while we mere females would have stood by and admired. (I can't make anything for toffee - not even with Lego ;-/)

John said...

Meccano; the stuff of my childhood in the 1950s.

Per Stromsjo said...

Very well in sync with my model train for today! :) The story is pretty much the same I guess.

Bill said...

Wow, that brings back some memories from over 50 years ago. I would have loved to see that show.

Karine said...

My boyfriend is a civil engineer and love building things, need I say he would have gone bonkers over this? lol

The Lone Beader® said...

Some girls like to make beaded trucks and trolley trains! :)

Steffe said...

Oops. You cut off the head of that guy!

Rob and Mandy said...

NICE!!!!
The Rob part of Rob and Mandy. Just a boy

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