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All about the

Southern California

Meccano & Erector Club

Joel Perlin, President; Anton Calleia, Secretary

The Club.

The Southern California Meccano and Erector Club (SCM&EC) was founded in 1975 by the Dr. Clyde T. Suttle, Jr. It is a worldwide association of individuals whose hobby is to collect sets and literature, or build models in Erector, Meccano, Marklin or any other metal construction system. Club Membership is open to anyone interested in any metal construction system as a model builder, collector, historian or parts restorer and/or replica manufacturer. Membership dues are $15 a year in America, $16 in Canada and Mexico and $17 oversees. There is a one time initiation fee of $10 for which each new member receives an updated membership roster and a Club badge. Checks should be made out to:

So. Cal. Meccano & Erector Club,
P.O.Box 130213,
Carlsbad,
CA 92013-0213
USA.

The club holds meetings at California resident member's homes, approximately four times per year. These usually occur in the months when there are five Saturdays in the month, and on the 5th Saturday. There is usually at least one meeting in the San Francisco Bay Area, with the remainder in and around LA.

Some Photographs of Club Members, taken over the years... (Click on a photo to see it better)

bulletOur Founder, Dr Clyde T Suttle Jr.(with Bob Galler).

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bulletJoel Perlin, Club President, at his spare parts business lock-up.

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bulletJacob (Jack) Van Der Ploeg, with a model he built from some Building Blocks loaned by Arlan Coffman.

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bulletA young Bob Galler and Erector Carousel.

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bulletPhil Edwards showing his CAT235 in Sacramento in 1997.

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bulletSome Club Members help celebrate the club's 20th Anniversary with a cake, in 1995. From left: Barbara Coffman, Charlie Pack, Mike Kaye, Aarlan Coffman, Phil Edwards, Joel Perlin, Michael Green, Anton Calleia, plus a selection of Coffman, Kaye and Perlin children.
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The SCM&EC Newsletter.

Anton Calleia, Editor.

The Newsletter, published in January, April, July and October, is the primary communications medium for the Club. Its purpose is to spread information which is useful to collectors, model builders and historians of metal construction systems. Also, it serves as a forum for the expression of opinion and the exchange of ideas about the hobby.

All Club members are encouraged to contribute articles, letters and photographs. Articles of a controversial nature (being otherwise inoffensive) are published with the understanding that the opinions expressed therein are strictly those of the authors and do not reflect the views of the editor or the general membership of the Club. Care is taken to avoid inaccuracies but the Club cannot be held responsible for misrepresentation of facts in articles or advertisements. All members are entitled to free advertising in "The Trading Corner".

Back issues of the Newsletter may be purchased at $4.50 each from Joel Perlin .

As an appetizer, selected articles from previous Newsletters are re-published here on the web site.

The SCM&EC Website.

The Website of the Southern California Meccano and Erector Club (SCM&EC) has been set up to further the awareness of people worldwide, to the presence of the Club. It also aims to help the American Public who purchase Meccano-Erector sets and are looking for moral support in their model building and have stumbled across the site from a World Wide Web Search Engine. Hopefully these people will leave the site having realized that they have entered a truly world wide hobby.

The Club Newsletter is used as the source for the selected reprints and also supplies the list for the Trading Corner. The Newsletter is the primary communications medium for the Club and this Website is intended to act as a worldwide electronic extension to the Newsletter. Only Article previously published in the Newsletter will be reproduced on this Website. As with the Newsletter, articles of a controversial nature (being otherwise inoffensive) are published with the understanding that the opinions expressed therein are strictly those of the authors and do not reflect the views of the Webmaster or the general membership of the Club. Care is taken to avoid inaccuracies but the Club cannot be held responsible for misrepresentation of facts in articles or advertisements.

Last Updated: March 7, 2012