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All our traditional Meccano has to go...

We are now selling our entire personal collection of Meccano as we are moving away from the Meccano hobby after more than fifty-five years of building.

In the meantime, Lots of choice items will be listed on the Lots List over the coming months. To ensure you don't miss a thing subscribe to our mailing list. You do not have to register and you can opt in and out as often as you wish by visiting the subscription page and changing your preferences.

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About us...

Here at our small friendly shop we sell on all our surplus stuff. We started selling mainly steam toys and Meccano. Most of what we sell is the result of buying job lots, keeping what we need and selling on the rest. We are now selling off our entire collection of traditional Meccano to clear the way for our new Meccano adventure - See HERE.

Ralph's String is available in hanks and cut lengths. You can buy it in black too!

The shop is now organised into its various departments, such as Ralph's String! and Ralph's Lots, to name but two. The listings are divided into sections each of which is presented as a lots list and/or generic types. New items will be added regularly. The shop will not be restricted to just Meccano and Steam products. As time goes on we will be adding new sections to the shop as stock becomes available.

We have decided to operate a maximum postage and packing rate, for all UK mainland orders, of £3.00 regardless of what you buy, the more you buy the cheaper it gets as the postage charged will remain the same. Overseas rates will be charged by the order, as before. Small orders, under 200g in weight will still be charged at £1.50.

Shipping for orders with a value of under £100.00 will be by Royal Mail Second Class post and will usually take 2-3 days (UK). Larger parcels will be sent by an appropriate carrier, but whatever the size of the order we will only add £3.00 to the total as a contribution towards the shipping.

Payments can be made using credit/debit cards or direct from your own PayPal account. WE DO NOT CHARGE YOU FOR USING PAYPAL! All payments are totally secure and made into our official business account. We will not fraudulently accept gift and family payments to avoid fees. Our aim is to give you the best service we can. Most orders are dispatched within 24 hours and depending when the order is received, it may well be dispatched the same day. Most items are sent Royal Mail second class and securely packed. Larger items are sent by carrier, but no matter what you buy, the UK mainland shipping and packing charge will remain the same - £3.00 for orders under £100.00.

We aim to give you the best service we can, in fact we try and give you the service we would expect ourselves. If we do make any mistakes (we are only human) we promise to rectify them with the minimum of fuss and totally at our cost, making your buying experience as pleasant as it can be.



Our blog!

The blog will no longer be updated but there is still lots of useful information there to be read.

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Ralph and Sue's Meccano News