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Built for the London Underground Map Secretary's ChallengeLondon Underground Map Section

Built by Tim Surtell

A section of the Central London Underground Map, built for the Big Challenge at our April 2017 meeting.
 
 
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The Nordic Invader Fairground Ride

Built by Santiago Plicio

2017 started with the first Meccano meeting at SELMEC in January, where I displayed my newest model The Demoraliser . Finding that I had some extra time on my hands before our next meeting at the Runnymede Meccano Guild in February, I decided to k...
 
 
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Built for the Architectural Carbuncles Secretary's ChallengeTower 42, London

Built by Richard Marsden

Tower 42 is the third-tallest skyscraper in the City of London and the eighth tallest in Greater London. Its original name was the NatWest Tower, having been built to house NatWest's international headquarters. It is still commonly referred to as the N...
 
 
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Lathe

Built by Les Chatfield

 
 
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Fairey Rotodyne Gyroplane

Built by Les Chatfield

 
 
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Ball Roller

Built by Les Chatfield

 
 
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Built for the Architectural Carbuncles Secretary's ChallengeBritish Airways I360, Brighton

Built by Eric Smith

A 530ft viewing tower in Brighton. The model has a gear motor to lift the viewing gondola which is comprised of a lot of plastic plates to keep it light.
 
 
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Built for the Architectural Carbuncles Secretary's ChallengeMobile Phone Mast

Built by Guy Loveridge

A typical mobile phone mast. Such structures are considered unsightly.
 
 
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Tipper Lorry

Built by Guy Loveridge

This model is motorised and power is taken to the driving wheels via differentials on both back axles. Both front axles have Ackerman steering, so each of the four front wheels has to turn to a different angle, leading to some complex geometry with th...
 
 
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Krazy Klock

Built by Bob Palmer

This clock is Canadian Special Model Number 6 from the Canadian Meccanoman's Newsletter , designed by Dr. Keith W. Cameron. As it was designed to be powered using a 60Hz synchronous motor, several changes had to be made in order to get it to keep tim...
 
 
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X-Wing Fighter

Built by Les Chatfield

From the Star Wars films.
 
 
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Connel Bridge

Built by Richard Marsden

Connel Bridge is a cantilever bridge that spans Loch Etive at Connel in Scotland. The bridge takes the A828 road across the narrowest part of the loch, at the Falls of Lora. It is a category B listed structure. All of the orange plastic parts were pro...
 
 
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Railway Service Crane

Built by Terry Bullingham

Model 10.1 from the no. 10 set.
 
 
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Built for the Architectural Carbuncles Secretary's ChallengeOdeon Cinema, Redhill

Built by Chris Fry

This Art Deco architecture cinema was opened in 1938, closing in 1975 until conversion to a succession of night clubs commencing 1976 until final closure in 2011. The Art Deco facade is a listed structure so now poses a significant problem for the town...
 
 
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Buggy

Built by Brian Elvidge

Prime model from one of the new 2016 Spinmaster sets. The model has suspension and settable steering systems. It builds well straight from the instructions provided, but some of the detail is lacking clarity in my copy of the instructions. The online ...
 
 
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Hybrid Motorcycle

Built by Brian Elvidge

This is my own design and build, using the front forks, wheels and some frame parts from the Ducati Motorcycle set of 2016. It is motorised by a silver coloured battery motor geared by a double reduction to the double rear wheels. It also has a steeri...
 
 
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Jumbo Crane

Built by Brian Elvidge

A set 8 model from 1954 set of Manuals, a deceptively simple model of a 1950's Jumbo crane. The model's steering system as built is very poor, and has been modified. The jib elevating is done using screwed rods and works reasonably. The jib head also...
 
 
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Hammerhead Crane

Built by Ralph Laughton

Douglas Laing from Johannesburg submitted a VirtualMEC drawing of a hammerhead crane to the spanner list back in October 2016. The crane looked interesting and relatively simple to build - or so I thought. It turns out that is very easy to unwittingly...
 
 
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Truck

Built by Sue Laughton

At the Hainault Hangout, each December for the past few years, we have run some competitions to raise funds for the club. It has become my job to produce a model for the guess the parts/weight model. The truck chassis is from a manual model that just ...
 
 
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Automatic Slag Dumper

Built by Ralph Laughton

This might have been useful on a Friday night in my youth... ...but on closer inspection the 'slag' being referred to here is the waste generated during the process of coal mining. The model is an improved version of model 4.20 from the 1958 No. 4 set...
 
 
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Built for the Architectural Carbuncles Secretary's Challenge20 Fenchurch Street, London

Built by Chris Warrell

This is a model of 20 Fenchurch Street in London, nick-named "The Walkie-Talkie" building due to its curvy design. It was awarded the Carbuncle Cup in 2015 after being voted the ugliest building in Britain. My version is a sort of cartoon of the build...
 
 
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Spitfire Aeroplane

Built by Bob Palmer

Build from the parts in a Haynes Spitfire kit, most of which are copies of Meccano parts in most respects apart from some that use metric hole spacing. The kit comes with a book detailing the history of the Spitfire.
 
 
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1000 Subscribers Plaque

Built by Tim Surtell

A plaque to mark the London Meccano Club YouTube channel attaining 1000 subscribers on 13th November 2016. The gears can be actually turned, even though they are not driven.
 
 
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Lacegraph

Built by Peter Clay

Designed by Andreas Konkoly.
 
 
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Bing Projector

Built by Frank Paine

A 1920s German Bing dual-purpose projector for loop cine films and magic lantern slides, created for the '30 years' challenge at Runnymede Meccano Guild.
 
 
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4 X 4 Car

Built by John Clifton

 
 
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Tow Truck

Built by John Clifton

 
 
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Eight-Wheel Truck

Built by John Clifton

 
 
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Atkinson Truck

Built by John Clifton

 
 
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Fork Lift Truck

Built by John Clifton

 
 
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Crane

Built by John Clifton

 
 
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Built for the Architectural Carbuncles Secretary's ChallengeHigh-Rise Tower Blocks, East London

Built by John Gay

Lots of old housing with years of life left were demolished in East London in the 1960s and replaced with high-rise tower blocks like these. The bricks (by J. W. Spear and Son Ltd.) arranged around the Meccano box lid represent the remaining old housi...
 
 
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Tower Crane

Built by John Clifton

From the Spin Master remote-controlled tower crane set.
 
 
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Built for the London Underground Map Secretary's ChallengeLondon Underground Map Section

Built by Chris Warrell

The first section of the Central London Underground Map, built for the Big Challenge at our April 2017 meeting.
 
 
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Built for the Architectural Carbuncles Secretary's ChallengeGeneric Office Block

Built by John Clifton

 
 
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Pumping Engine

Built by Adrian Ashford

This model is based on the Pumping Engine described in the December 1936 issue of Meccano Magazine . It was built from a 1934-7 Blue/Gold outfit G, which corresponded, more or less in terms of parts, to the later Blue/Gold and pre-1970 post-war no. 7 ...
 
 
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Manitowoc 8000-1 Crawler Crane

Built by Ted Muggridge

Work in progress.
 
 
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Aeroplane

Built by Brian Leach

 
 
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Built for the Architectural Carbuncles Secretary's ChallengeUnite Stratford One

Built by Brian Leach

A small section of the Unite Stratford One building. This is in my opinion a carbuncle and has also gone into the news as being a carbuncle. I particularly dislike the random bay windows.
 
 
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1:3,125 Step Up Gearbox

Built by Brian Leach

 
 
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Fairey Swordfish Aeroplane Bristol Pegasus Engine

Built by Terry Bullingham

Work in progress.
 
 
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The Demoraliser Fairground Ride

Built by Santiago Plicio

It was in November 2016 with 2017 fast approaching that I came to the decision that I needed a fresh take on the theme of my previous fairground Meccano models. Sure, I still love the thrill I get from creating fairground-themed models, but it has been...
 
 
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Big Ben

Built by John Clifton

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