Many websites have a "FAQ" (Frequently Asked Questions)
area. I will add such a page if there is interest, but instead, I
have a Questions page. Here,
you will find the questions I have about Meccano in the US. If you
can answer any of these questions, preferably WITH DOCUMENTATION,
PLEASE let me know!
For those who want to know more about Meccano in general, follow
the links to other websites by using the Meccano Webring icon at the
bottom of this page, or for a few personal sites, click here.
Several people have asked where Meccano can be found. It has been
sold in the United States, and the change from Brio to Nikko as the
distributor seems to have left a temporary gap. I have found that
HobbyTown USA carries Meccano under the Erector name. HobbyTown is a
chain; the store in Louisville has some sets in stock. Check their
This site is NOT associated with the manufacturer of Meccano; I am
an individual interested in the history of Meccano, primarily in the
United States from 1909 through the Second World War. My name is
Kendrick Bisset; I may be reached at kendrick [at] usmeccano [dot] com (but you must replace the brackets with the proper symbols, and delete the spaces!). I live in
Mountainhome, Pennsylvania. Copyright © 2002/2011 Kendrick Bisset.
The names "Meccano" and "Erector" are
trademarks, presently owned by Meccano S.N. of France (which is in
turn owned by Nikko Toys), and are used here to identify the
products. Nikko has a website, and Meccano is mentioned, but there is
no indication of where Meccano (or Erector) can be purchased in the
United States. The US distributor was Brio, but that arrangement
apparently ended sometime in 2005 or 2006.