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Bogie Tanker Wagon

Built by Richard Marsden

Some years ago we had a Secretary's Challenge to build O Gauge railway stock . I've never taken any of my models from this challenge apart, and this is my very latest addition!
 
 
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Built for the No Right-Angled Parts Secretary's ChallengeVehicle Chassis

Built by Brian Elvidge

A powered vehicle using no right-angled parts; construction of the chassis assembly uses 2" bolts from dealer Dave Taylor, resulting in some issues with keeping the plates and strips at right-angles. This model is still in  the development stage....
 
 
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Built for the No Right-Angled Parts Secretary's ChallengeLazy Tongs

Built by Les Chatfield

 
 
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Gyroscope

Built by Les Chatfield

 
 
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Arduino Stepper Motor Controller

Built by Michelle O'Brien

A demonstration of controlling a stepper motor using an Arduino microcontroller board (a Mega in this case, but an Uno would also work) along with an H Bridge motor control module from MECControl .
 
 
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Built for the No Right-Angled Parts Secretary's ChallengeBedside Watch Holder

Built by Peter Clay

The sprung clamp at the the top of this bedside table accessory grasps a watch strap so the watch face can be clearly seen when in bed, allowing it to be used in place of an alarm clock. At the rear of the device is a place to store loose change!
 
 
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Adjustable Cam Mechanism

Built by Peter Clay

 
 
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Built for the No Right-Angled Parts Secretary's ChallengeLaptop Computer

Built by Guy Loveridge

The screen is made from black plastic plates and the keys are square nuts.
 
 
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Beam Engine

Built by Guy Loveridge

A simple motorised model with working governor, flywheel, parallel motion, piston and valve action.
 
 
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Three-Wheeled Vehicle

Built by Peter Clay

 
 
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The Circumnavigator Fairground Ride

Built by Santiago Plicio

For my third new model of 2018 I found myself once again on familiar ground, recycling designs to come up with another rotating fairground model in the relentless drive to be able to exhibit something new on the Meccano circuit. It's a never ending me...
 
 
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Foster LR Traction Engine

Built by Bob Palmer

A two-speed traction engine designed by Phil Bradley from a 1968 issue of the Midlands Meccano Guild Magazine .
 
 
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Built for the No Right-Angled Parts Secretary's ChallengeMathematical Sculpture

Built by Richard Marsden

I claim no artistic merit for this creation, but it does have some mathematical merit. It consists of four co-prime Pythagorean-triple right-angled triangles aligned along their sides of common length. Despite having four right angles, it contains no r...
 
 
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Armoured Car

Built by Eric Smith

Made from the contents of the Motion System 50 set, which has sand-coloured parts that are ideal for desert camouflage. The model is powered from a 3-6V motor.
 
 
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Childrens' Carousel

Built by Richard Marsden

This was great fun to build, and is a good way of using up flanged sector plates. It contains forty eight of them. Having built the basic model, I realised I needed to add something for the children to ride on, so there are two railway engines, two aer...
 
 
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Planetary Gear Type Steering Device for Track Vehicles

Built by John Clifton

 
 
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Built for the No Right-Angled Parts Secretary's ChallengeTug Boat, Barge and Wharf

Built by Chris Fry

With working lifeboat winch system.
 
 
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Tractor, Low Loader and Bulldozer

Built by Andrew Couzens

 
 
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Built for the No Right-Angled Parts Secretary's ChallengeDouble Cantilever Signal Post

Built by Chris Warrell

Based on a signal gantry in a photo in the book Paul Atterbury's Railway Collection . The photo showed Swindon Town (on the Midland and South Western Railway) on the last day of operation, 9th September 1961.
 
 
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Leonardo Da Vinci's Self-Powered Cart

Built by Alan Wenbourne

A model of Leonardo Da-Vinci's self-powered cart based on his sketch circa 1478, this work-in-progress model features: Spring driven Twin differential drive Speed regulation Brake Programmable steering Rack and pinion
 
 
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Uni-Ball Roller

Built by Alan Wenbourne

I found a use for the one-piece channel girder!
 
 
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Built for the No Right-Angled Parts Secretary's ChallengePuppet

Built by John Gay

 
 
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Built for the No Right-Angled Parts Secretary's ChallengePirate Satellite TV Station KLA

Built by Brian Leach

This satellite orbiting Earth featured in the Thunderbirds episode 'Ricochet', and is reproduced here using no right-angled parts for the Secretary's Challenge (the moving star field cyclorama backdrop is not part of the Challenge).
 
 
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Built for the No Right-Angled Parts Secretary's ChallengeVase of Flowers

Built by Sue Laughton

 
 
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Built for the No Right-Angled Parts Secretary's ChallengeSkier

Built by Eric Smith

 
 
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Radio Controlled Car

Built by Eric Smith

From a Marks & Spencer kit, with remote control of forward, reverse and steering.
 
 
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Rocket

Built by Richard Marsden

This is a standard Meccano Maker System model, number 15205, and was bought, rather poignantly, in the local Toys 'R' Us closing down sale.
 
 
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Sea Tractor

Built by Santiago Plicio

While visiting South Devon in 2016 we spent five days in Bigbury on Sea for a short holiday to visit Burgh Island which is 250m from the mainland. This island is approachable on foot at low tide, but at high tide a sea tractor transports passengers bac...

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