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Meccano Teesside replica dismantled

A gigantic Meccano model of Teesside's Newport Bridge, which took a year to built, is about to be dismantled. Joe Etheridge built the model, comprised of thousands of parts, in a room in his house in Peterlee.

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Meccano model to be dismantled

Joe Etheridge has been making Meccano models since the age of three. Credit: ITV

A Meccano model of Teesside's Newport Bridge, which took an enthusiast a year of painstaking work to construct, is about to be dismantled.

The Newport Bridge Model, comprising thousands of parts and including five motors, was built in a small study at Mr Etheridge's home in Peterlee, County Durham.

It won fifth prize in an international competition in Skegness and has scooped a number of other prizes.

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