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RE: Re: Favourite Toys

#46 by Slow Jo , Thu Dec 05, 2013 7:45 pm

Bought my youngest son a scalelectric ,by dinner time he took it apart and made two torches out of the cars,if only he'd said i could have saved pounds ,he's 33 now.[Hammer Head Yellow]

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RE: Re: Favourite Toys

#47 by astoness , Thu Dec 05, 2013 8:05 pm

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Bought my youngest son a scalelectric ,by dinner time he took it apart and made two torches out of the cars,if only he'd said i could have saved pounds ,he's 33 now.[Hammer Head Yellow]


oh dear jo...sounds like something volty would have done in his younger days...i dont know...the things kids do ehh...

 
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RE: Re: Favourite Toys

#48 by Sheldonboy , Thu Dec 05, 2013 9:59 pm

I used to love Meccano


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RE: Re: Favourite Toys

#49 by Voltman , Sat Dec 14, 2013 9:56 am

I would only make things with my Meccano that didn't require the flat yellow sheets to be bent, as that would ruin them.


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RE: Re: Favourite Toys

#50 by Slow Jo , Sat Dec 14, 2013 12:44 pm

It must be in his make up lyn,he now works for himself,fitting bathrooms, and kitchen's and is a qualified electrician,never short of work.

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RE: Re: Favourite Toys

#51 by astoness , Sat Dec 14, 2013 4:07 pm

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It must be in his make up lyn,he now works for himself,fitting bathrooms, and kitchen's and is a qualified electrician,never short of work.


well jo i am glad that from those humble beginnings of making torches out of his toy cars you son is doing ok..

 
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RE: Re: Favourite Toys

#52 by Sheldonboy , Sat Dec 14, 2013 7:23 pm

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I would only make things with my Meccano that didn't require the flat yellow sheets to be bent, as that would ruin them.

Quite right. When I had Meccano it was Green and Red.


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RE: Re: Favourite Toys

#53 by Voltman , Thu Dec 19, 2013 7:08 pm

Red seems be back in.
There is a picture of an old set along with the history of Meccano here... Meccano History


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RE: Re: Favourite Toys

#54 by Slow Jo , Thu Dec 19, 2013 7:42 pm

Just had a look at meccano site brought back happy memories.

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RE: Re: Favourite Toys

#55 by astoness , Thu Dec 19, 2013 7:44 pm

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Just had a look at meccano site brought back happy memories.


jo my brother used to have them..

 
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RE: Re: Favourite Toys

#56 by Slow Jo , Thu Dec 19, 2013 7:48 pm

I was allways dropping the little nuts and bolts,mom use to cuss saying they would damage her new hoover.

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RE: Re: Favourite Toys

#57 by Sheldonboy , Fri Dec 20, 2013 9:38 pm

Look after your nuts and your nuts will look after you.


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RE: Re: Favourite Toys

#58 by denniscarole ( deleted ) , Fri Dec 20, 2013 9:49 pm

Best present I ever had was a bike, it was great, went everywhere I can still see it now.


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RE: Re: Favourite Toys

#59 by Voltman , Mon Dec 23, 2013 3:12 pm

Did anyone here have a Spirograph?
It may have come along a bit late for many.
I have still got mine from about 1967 and I recently bought one of the 1965 versions.


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RE: Re: Favourite Toys

#60 by Sheldonboy , Mon Dec 23, 2013 5:56 pm

I remember Spirograph being in the shops, usually right next to it was Etch a Sketch. I first saw Spirograph at the Boys and Girls Exhibition at Bingley Hall.


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