Dear all, today a friend of mine drew my attention to:
I did not know them yet. If you don't want, or cannot afford, the complete paper series of Meccano Magazine, but you are still very much interested into its contents, these two Meccano Magazine sites are the solution.
The Magazine appears to have been fully scanned and indexed on these sites. For quick reference they beat the Hornby Companion Series no. 7, the fine but hard to consult reference work by Joseph Manduca. The indexes are great and the index entries offer direct links to the very Meccano Magazine pages. Even if you have the complete paper Meccano Magazine series, here is the index you needed so badly!
I will have to test them better to understand the full merits of these sites, but they seem to be really excellent!
Kind regards, Jan Werner