Monday, October 31, 2011

Meccano Magazine - November 1968

Welcome to Magazine Monday (and Happy Halloween!). For only Two Shillings and Sixpence you can have your very own copy of Meccano Magazine, a hobby magazine. This issue from November 1968 has a super cover photo of the Monorail at Disneyland. Enjoy the photo; it’s the only one of Disneyland in this issue! Hey, that’s not the Tomorrowland of 1968, I see the rocket to the moon (being convert to Douglas?) at least they could have used a current photo. Bonus points for the Bubble top Monorail though.

Here’s an exhaustive four page article about Monorails! Unless I missed it they left out any mention of Disneyland. To be fair the inside cover has these never before disclosed facts: “Front Cover: The Disneyland “Highway in the Sky” monorail railway, In California USA, is an extremely advanced transport system. Built on the Alweg principle the transit speed is 45pmh. Electronically powered this monorail went into service in 1959 and carried over 17,000,000 passengers since then.

Those prices look like impossible fractions.

We had one of these when I was a kid, they really work!

I had Dinky cars too when I was a kid, do I have even one now, nope! Wow these were cool!

1 comment:

Major Pepperidge said...

It was worth it just for the Monorail cover! Dinky toys, I don't think I ever had those. Plenty of Hot Wheels, some Matchbox cars, a few Corgis, and one or two Tonkas... but no Dinkys!