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The Beserker Fairground Ride

Built by Santiago Plicio

There always seems to be so little time available to build each new model from scratch, so it's not surprising how often as I start dismantling any one model, that I decide to take advantage of a head start and think about converting it into a new one....
 
 
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Eiffel Tower

Built by Eric Smith

From the Marks & Spencer Design Engineer set, but modified to fit the battery box for the lights.
 
 
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Volkswagen Beetle Car

Built by Cathy Claydon

 
 
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Windmill

Built by Chris Fry

This windmill moves with a reciprocating motion and has a transparent 'cutaway' side so that the mechanism can be seen.
 
 
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Ferrari Formula 1 Racing Car

Built by Chris Fry

 
 
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Racing Car

Built by Chris Fry

 
 
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Thornycroft Antar Mark 3 5th Wheel Tractor

Built by John Clifton

With Kirkstall Forge replica differentials, six-speed and reverse gearbox, cliff lock and winch - all driven off one motor.
 
 
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Plate and Strip Bender

Built by John Clifton

Based on photos of similar machines found on the Internet, and built with home-made rollers.
 
 
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Built for the Tunnels Secretary's ChallengeTunnel Boring Machine

Built by Eric Smith

 
 
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Child's Buggy

Built by Brian Leach

Eight motors drive this buggy, and a child (or adult!) weighing up to 80kg sitting on it, at around ⅓ mph. There are 64 flat trunnions in the steering column.
 
 
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A380 Aeroplane Main Undercarriage

Built by Greg Clarke

Work in progress. This model will feature a fully working triple axle bogie set which will articulate up. Then two or possibly four sets of doors will close up in the flight position.
 
 
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Yesteryear Model Van

Built by Ivor Ellard

 
 
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Tower Crane

Built by Peter Stokes

Work in progress.
 
 
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Built for the Tunnels Secretary's ChallengeCrossrail 'Phyllis' Tunnel Boring Machine

Built by Chris Warrell

This model was based on a photo of Phyllis, the (Tunnel Boring Machine) TBM for the Royal Oak to Farringdon tunnel (Drive X): Crossrail's first pair of tunnelling machines, along with Ada. They were delivered to Westbourne Park, just west of Paddingto...
 
 
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Built for the Tunnels Secretary's ChallengeThames Tideway Tunnel Boring Machine

Built by John Gay

This 900 ton tunnelling machine was used to bore the 16 mile Thames Tideway Tunnel 'Super Sewer', the deepest tunnel ever to be dug under London, which runs from West to East London.
 
 
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Sewing Machine

Built by John Gay

 
 
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Built for the Tunnels Secretary's ChallengeGym Horse

Built by Peter Clay

A gym horse, underneath which was concealed the escape tunnel entrance in The Great Escape .
 
 
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Aeroplane

Built by Richard Marsden

 
 
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Bedford 'O' Type Tipper Lorry

Built by Jim MacCulloch

This is my much-modified version of model 5.1 from the 1954-61 manual, along the lines of Bob Watson's blue and yellow version seen in the Sheffield Meccano Guild Magazine . By adding steering to the model, a totally new cab with cutaway bonnet to al...
 
 
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Side Tipping Lorry

Built by Jim MacCulloch

I have been looking at several model vehicles from the 1954-61 7 and 8 set manuals. I thought I would try the Side-tipping Lorry, model 7.8 in this manual, as it has an unusual tipping mechanism that I have not seen elsewhere. I have incorporated stee...
 
 
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Rear Dumping Truck

Built by Jim MacCulloch

I have wanted to build this rigged-looking truck from the 1957 no. 6 set manual since my schoolboy days. It looked quite a simple model to build, but I found that it is really tricky to set up correctly. I have modified the model considerably, adding ...
 
 
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Eight-Wheeler Flatbed Truck

Built by Jim MacCulloch

This is my version of Paul Robinson's neat model of a 1950s-60s eight-wheeler flatbed truck. Totally different chassis, with simulated air suspension units on the rear axles. A different design of cab, with dropped side windows. Mainly in yellow, w...
 
 
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Hogle Torque Amplifier

Built by Robin Schoolar

Reading about this mechanism will be much more worthwhile if you try it first. Make sure motor is turned on, then turn handles facing you, one with each hand. You can slow down/stop at any position and change direction as you like. Your right hand ...
 
 
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Sobering the Sailor

Built by Robin Schoolar

Pick one of the six different sailors, put it at the top of either set of rigging, and compare how well (or badly) he hornpipes his way down (a slight nudge may be needed to get him started). I recently unearthed the version built by my late mother, ...
 
 
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Built for the Tunnels Secretary's Challenge"Inspecting the Coal Face"

Built by Chris Fry

 
 
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Yellow Van Man's Yellow Van

Built by Richard Marsden

 
 
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Built for the Tunnels Secretary's ChallengeThe Time Tunnel

Built by Brian Leach

The false-perspective Time Tunnel from the 1966 American science-fiction TV series written by Irwin Allen.
 
 
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Built for the Tunnels Secretary's ChallengeTunnel Truck Tipper

Built by Richard Marsden

 
 
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Croydon Airport Terminal

Built by George Foard

This model is an 'airside' elevation of the then Imperial Airways terminal building in Purley Way, Croydon, which operated from 1928 to 1959. It is now a listed building. A military airfield was established at Croydon in 1915. Designated London's civi...
 
 
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Built for the Tunnels Secretary's ChallengeTunnel Ventilation Fan

Built by Guy Loveridge

 
 
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Built for the Tunnels Secretary's ChallengeCrossrail Tunnel Section with Tram

Built by Brian Elvidge

Crossrail is the largest engineering project in Europe, creating a line from Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the east to Reading and Heathrow in the west. The model is built using flanged rings, between which are 12½" strips covered by flexible pla...
 
 
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Four Wheel Drive Vehicle

Built by Brian Elvidge

This Mark 2 version was built to overcome a fault with the Mark 1 version of 2016, as a case of severe jerking was experienced due to the twin universal joints being at too large an angle. The new vehicle cures this fault. Shown in slightly modified c...
 
 
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Artic Dumper Truck

Built by Brian Elvidge

This is finished in silver and blue colours as the original colours of the set are not available. This has a tipping body.
 
 
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John Deere Tractor

Built by Alan Wenbourne

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