Founded by Frank Hornby in the late-19th century, who also lends his name to a popular make of model trains, a Meccano-set has been owned by people of all ages for decades. There are many items that can be built with a Meccano-set including construction vehicles and cars. By following the instructions that are provided with each set, it isnât particularly difficult or time consuming to make a model.
As Meccano sets have been made for decades, older sets can be bought as well as spare parts. When a second hand model is being built but parts are missing, a box that has many of them will be very helpful. Instruction manuals that are decades old can even be purchased.