Nicholas and Katherine Beauchamp pose here with a Meccano cargo ship, in Lower Hutt, in 1986. 13-year-old Nicholas spent 40 hours building the ship. Meccano consisted of metal pieces that were bolted together. By the 1980s Meccano was becoming a rarity, replaced by plastic building sets such as Lego.
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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
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