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

Built by Peter Shaw

A section of the Central London Underground Map, built for the Big Challenge at our April 2017 meeting.
 
 
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Built for the Robots Secretary's ChallengeRobot

Built by Brian Elvidge

This is one of the Meccano France (now Spin Master) models of robots in metal tins. These have been reviewed by myself, previously, and I am bringing one of these models, of which there are three in all. There are also three smaller models as well that...
 
 
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Reverse-Type Compact Steam Engine

Built by Brian Elvidge

One of the many Andreas Konkoly models currently being rebuilt by the Runnymede Meccano Guild and Nick Rodgers, with extra parts added by myself to solve issues with the crankshaft's strength. The piston rod is back-to-front in this version and is op...
 
 
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Galacticus Ferris Wheel

Built by Santiago Plicio

It is over a year ago when I built this Ferris wheel. I have built few others over the years and never thought I would build another one of the same type, however thinking of a new design I started and finished this model. I called it Revolution , and...
 
 
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Daimler V8 Engine

Built by Terry Bullingham

Work in progress.
 
 
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Built for the Robots Secretary's ChallengeFemale Robot

Built by Andrew Couzens

A classic sci-fi robot.
 
 
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Car

Built by Andrew Couzens

Work in progress.
 
 
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Built for the Robots Secretary's ChallengeArmy Bomb Disposal Unit Robot

Built by Cathy Claydon

 
 
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4x4 Racing Truck

Built by Cathy Claydon

 
 
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Army Water Truck

Built by John Gay

Built from no. 7 set parts and featured in the November 1959 issue of Meccano Magazine .
 
 
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Farm Tractor

Built by Eric Smith

From Multi Model set 30, but made with Multi Model set 50 parts.
 
 
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Ping Pong Periphrator

Built by Robin Schoolar

This device was my entry into the competition set by the Runnymede Meccano Guild to mark its 30th anniversary. The competition's rules were simple: The number of parts was limited to 30 (not counting nuts, bolts and washers) Models must not contains...
 
 
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Austin A40 Farina Car

Built by Richard Marsden

With working LED lights and some 3D printed parts.
 
 
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Car

Built by Richard Marsden

A purchase from a market; builder unknown.
 
 
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Built for the Robots Secretary's ChallengeHumanoid Robot

Built by Chris Warrell

This robot is based on 'Cygan', an Italian robot built in 1957. The original weighed 500kg and was driven by 13 electric motors via remote control. It was built by Dr. Piero Fiorito of Turin and was displayed at the Robots exhibition at the Science Mus...
 
 
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Built for the Robots Secretary's ChallengeRobot Family

Built by John Cowdery

Meet the robot family: Dad, I. Ron Gerda Mum, Ima Gerda Baby Flange in the pram (he has his mother's eye!) Twin sisters Hinge and Bracket Son Rod, who likes to wear the latest gear!
 
 
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Built for the Robots Secretary's ChallengeRobot

Built by Peter Clay

This robot features a hand with working pincer movement.
 
 
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Ferrari 488 Spider

Built by Peter Clay

 
 
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Built for the Robots Secretary's ChallengeRobby the Robot

Built by Alan Wenbourne

The robot from the 1956 MGM science-fiction film Forbidden Planet .
 
 
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Automatic Crane Brake Mechanism

Built by Brian Leach

This a variation on the Mechanisms Set manual back page model. It works using a differential which finds the path of least resistance. Initially it releases the brake as you turn the input and when there is equilibrium of resistance starts to turn the ...
 
 
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Experimental Random Drive Mechanism

Built by Brian Leach

Four motors running into three differentials. The slight variations of motor speed should produce a random movement on the output. However it doesn't because the motors spin at a very constant speed (c.f. an E15R). Also the slightest load causes the ou...
 
 
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Meccasaur

Built by Brian Leach

Not available in the UK. Best purchased from target.com. Takes about 6 hours to build. The manual is good but care is still needed. Meccasaur roars, walks, listens to questions, guards rooms and is programmable. There will be an article about this mode...
 
 
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Built for the Robots Secretary's ChallengeMechagodzilla Head

Built by Brian Leach

This was a fun challenge being a Godzilla fan. It worked out quite well. There were problems with very tight areas to put nuts in. The only areas where it deviates from Mechagodzilla is the mouth is too far back into the head and the eyes need to be mo...
 
 
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Union Pacific Locomotive

Built by Guy Loveridge

The concluding part of an 8' long American freight train. The locomotive is packed with details - swivelling bogies, couplings, steps, extensive handrails, horns, lights, fans, seats, and the Union Pacific lettering.
 
 
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Farm Tractor

Built by Eric Smith

From Multi Model set 30 with slight alteration to the cab.
 
 
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Built for the London Underground Map Secretary's ChallengeLondon Underground Map Section

Built by Viv Endecott

A section of the Central London Underground Map, built for the Big Challenge at our April 2017 meeting.
 
 
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Floating Crane

Built by Adrian Ashford

This is a 'scaled down' version of the Floating Crane featured in the November 1956 issue of Meccano Magazine . It is approximately 25% smaller than the original - so that it will fit in a suitcase for transport! The screw luffing and hoisting are ha...
 
 
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Chinese Chariot

Built by Robin Schoolar

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

Built by John Clifton

A section of the Central London Underground Map, built for the Big Challenge at our April 2017 meeting.
 
 
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Built for the London Underground Map Secretary's ChallengeLondon Underground Map Section

Built by Richard Marsden

A section of the Central London Underground Map, built for the Big Challenge at our April 2017 meeting.
 
 
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Built for the London Underground Map Secretary's ChallengeLondon Underground Map Section

Built by Chris Fry

A section of the Central London Underground Map, built for the Big Challenge at our April 2017 meeting.
 
 
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Built for the London Underground Map Secretary's ChallengeLondon Underground Map Section

Built by Santiago Plicio

A section of the Central London Underground Map, built for the Big Challenge at our April 2017 meeting.
 
 
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Built for the London Underground Map Secretary's ChallengeLondon Underground Map Section

Built by John Gay

A section of the Central London Underground Map, built for the Big Challenge at our April 2017 meeting.
 
 
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Built for the London Underground Map Secretary's ChallengeLondon Underground Map Section

Built by Brian Leach

A section of the Central London Underground Map, built for the Big Challenge at our April 2017 meeting.
 
 
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Pick-Up Truck

Built by Ralph Laughton

 
 
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John Deere Excavator

Built by Ralph Laughton

 
 
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Thunderbird 3

Built by Ralph Laughton

This is a Meccano pre-production prototype model of Thunderbird 3 which was ultimately never produced.
 
 
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Chinese Chariot

Built by Robin Schoolar

 
 
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Chinese Chariot

Built by Robin Schoolar

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

Built by Adrian Ashford

A section of the Central London Underground Map, built for the Big Challenge at our April 2017 meeting.
 
 
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Chinese Chariot

Built by Robin Schoolar

 
 
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Racing Car

Built by Ralph Laughton

 
 
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Built for the Robots Secretary's ChallengeBomb Disposal Robot

Built by John Clifton

This robot has seven degrees of freedom: Grab opens/closes Grab rotates Grab elevates Boom raises/lowers Boom extends/retracts Drive forward/reverse Drive steers left/right
 
 
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Biplane

Built by John Clifton

 
 
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4x4 Off-Road Truck

Built by Bob Palmer

 
 
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Buggy

Built by John Clifton

 
 
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4x4 Off-Roader

Built by John Clifton

Built from a combination of modern parts.
 
 
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Differential Mechanism for Reciprocating Drives

Built by Frank Paine

A demonstration of a drive-axle differential mechanism for reciprocating drives, e.g. from a single-cylinder steam engine. The 1" pulley with tyre represents the piston.
 
 
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Fighter Jet Aeroplane

Built by Ralph Laughton

 
 
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John Deere Tractor

Built by Ralph Laughton

 
 
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Eight Wheel Flat Bed Lorry

Built by Brian Elvidge

This model is freelance using the new-sized wheels from Spin Master. It features simple four wheel steering and simple double rear axle suspension.
 
 
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Railway Dragline

Built by Eric Smith

 
 
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Dancers End Twin-Beam Engine

Built by Colin Davies

This model of the Dancers End engine at the London Museum of Water and Steam is built to 1:12 scale. The prototype was built in 1867 and originally installed at Chiltern Hill Waterworks, Dancers End, to provide water supply from a well. It was re-erec...
 
 
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Built for the Castles, Forts and Siege Engines Secretary's ChallengeBattering Ram

Built by Chris Warrell

 
 
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Sports Car Gearbox

Built by Brian Leach

 
 
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Built for the Castles, Forts and Siege Engines Secretary's ChallengeLullingstone Castle Gatehouse

Built by Brian Leach

It would have been good if the strips were horizontal but I would have run out of strips that way. The was some guesswork on the construction because I did not have an aerial view. All in all a fairly pleasing outcome.
 
 
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Caster Steering Mechanism

Built by Brian Leach

As seen at the back of the Mechanisms Set manual. Leaves some room for imagination as to where the motor is mounted. On the steering column or next to the steering column.
 
 
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Dice

Built by Brian Leach

The black bolts representing the numbers are Allen bolts. Internally there are 12 threaded bosses with the main thread bolted directly to the plate and the countersunk hole bolted to an adjacent plate with a washer as a spacer. This was put up for the...
 
 
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Built for the Castles, Forts and Siege Engines Secretary's ChallengeCastle Entrance Gate

Built by Brian Elvidge

In response to the Challenge, I have constructed a modeller's licence castle entrance gate, with a hand operated drawbridge and a portcullis, which can be raised and lowered by a hand operated wheel, or dropped at speed, by disengaging a ratchet a...
 
 
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Crane

Built by Brian Elvidge

A very simple crane, hand operated with a slewing and hoisting motions, on a travelling base.
 
 
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Submarine

Built by Eric Smith

 
 
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Crane

Built by Chris Fry

My version of the 'level luffing crane' featured in the instruction manual of the 1970s Crane Construction set. My version has an improved base, hand-operated slewing, ball bearing turntable, and hand wound luffing and hauling.
 
 
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The Regurgitator

Built by Santiago Plicio

A recent three week holiday, you could say, was a welcome break from all the Meccano model building to which I always seem to be dedicating so much time. The downside though is that I don't like exhibiting the same model more than once and with three M...
 
 
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243:1 Gearbox

Built by Brian Leach

As seen at the back of the Mechanisms Set manual. All gears except the first and last one are free on their rods.
 
 
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Arc De Triomphe

Built by George Foard

 
 
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Shunting Locomotive, Wagon, Hopper and Conveyor

Built by Greg Clarke

 
 
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Open Wagon

Built by Guy Loveridge

The second part of a planned 8' long American freight train. The open wagon has swivelling bogies, ladders and coupling.
 
 
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Built for the Castles, Forts and Siege Engines Secretary's ChallengeGrappling Hook

Built by Guy Loveridge

The model is built to a scale of 1:1. In medieval times grappling hooks were mostly used for boarding ships, but were also used for climbing castle walls.
 
 
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Earth and Moon Orrery

Built by Guy Loveridge

The Earth is blue and the Moon is zinc, so the colours are as close as they can be to the real Earth and Moon. The Earth is four times the diameter of the Moon, the same ratio as the real Earth and Moon. The Earth rotates 28 times for one orbit of the ...
 
 
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Single Deck Bus

Built by Ivor Ellard

From a post-war no. 6 set manual.
 
 
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Rotary Hoe

Built by John Clifton

 
 
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Built for the Castles, Forts and Siege Engines Secretary's ChallengeCastle Portcullis

Built by John Clifton

 
 
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Bulldozer

Built by John Cowdery

This model from the 1957 no. 8 set manual is still under construction.
 
 
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Scooter

Built by John Gay

This Italian-style scooter is based on a 1970 no. 3 set model. It won the Geoff Carter Cup in 2017.
 
 
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Meccanograph

Built by Peter Clay

 
 
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Delivery Truck

Built by Peter Clay

From a 1960s no. 1 set manual.
 
 
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Built for the Castles, Forts and Siege Engines Secretary's ChallengeSiege Tower

Built by Chris Fry

 
 
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Built for the Castles, Forts and Siege Engines Secretary's ChallengeBallister

Built by Richard Marsden

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