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Heald for Loom Maker

Built by Doug Stevens

Based on Meccano Magazine designs and an alternative model found on the Internet.
 
 
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Milkfloat

Built by Richard Marsden

Complete with 3D-printed crates of milk (pint and half-pint!). The real thing is now just a memory.
 
 
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Goods Lorry

Built by Brian Elvidge

This model is a standard manual model of 1947 of a typical Leyland, Albion or Guy Goods Lorry. It has working steering system and is not motorised.
 
 
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Vertical Steam Engine

Built by Les Chatfield

 
 
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1957 Chevy Car

Built by Guy Loveridge

The 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air is one of the most desirable and attractive American cars. The model has working features including a Meccano motor, a differential, opening doors and working steering. Aesthetic features include a supercharger, bench seats, ...
 
 
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Hard Working Man

Built by Santiago Plicio

I built this model with four identical men all hammering at the same time on a polycarbonate piece attached to the main base. They all were interlocking with axles and gears in a square base built with flanged plates and angle girders. They all hammere...
 
 
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The Circuit Breaker Fairground Ride

Built by Santiago Plicio

Looking back I know I have a long tradition of creating fairground models more than anything else and in that theme it is not always easy to come up with anything new! I have had on hold for a long time to try myhand at creating a roller coaster effort...
 
 
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The Beast Crane

Built by Santiago Plicio

After many years of model making I haven't recently been able to shake the urge to create some things new, and as well as more fairground incarnations I have this year now created three boat models too but still wanted something different. Thinking ...
 
 
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Peripherating to Crossed Purposelessness

Built by Robin Schoolar

My previous two Peripherators were built for competitions at two different Meccano Guilds with a strict limit on parts count. This resulted in somewhat flimsy construction, but despite that they worked surprisingly reliably. I built this version to ...
 
 
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Rally Racer Car

Built by Eric Smith

This car using a motor from a modern mainly-plastic set has been redesigned to use metal parts.
 
 
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Breakdown Lorry

Built by Eric Smith

Older-type lorry with a bonnet, steering, cab doors, and lifting crane.
 
 
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Racing Car

Built by John Gay

Manual model 4.15.
 
 
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Built for the Perpetual Motion Machines Secretary's ChallengePerpetual Motion Machine

Built by Richard Marsden

Based on the 'falling weights' principle.
 
 
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1894 Panhard and Levassor Car

Built by Doug Stevens

 
 
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Emmetts Meccano Train

Built by Frank Paine

 
 
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Spontan Transmission Gear

Built by Doug Stevens

 
 
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Built for the Perpetual Motion Machines Secretary's ChallengePerpetual Motion Machine

Built by Brian Leach

Uses midichlorians (do not touch). (Actually it cheats: there is a motor underneath with a rubber band straight to the shaft!)
 
 
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Fire Truck

Built by Brian Leach

Scaled down from a model in a 1970s set 6 manual.
 
 
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Marionette

Built by Brian Leach

Powered from my reversing mechanism .
 
 
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Reggie Perrin's Grot Shop Model

Built by Brian Leach

From series 2, episode 6 of The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin , this is a useless model everyone will buy to find out what it does.
 
 
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Flat Belt Demonstration

Built by Robin Schoolar

Flat belts can be surprisingly clever at staying on the right place, but perverse if you don't keep them happy. Would you expect adding flanges to make them more or less happy? Each shape of wheel comes in a matched pair. You can pick a matching pair...
 
 
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Lorry

Built by John Clifton

A 1950s model from set 6 (I think!) with a string-operated tipping mechanism.
 
 
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Twin Beam Pump Engine

Built by John Clifton

'Hypnosis in Meccano'. Triple expansion, valve gear and nearly parallel motion on the piston rods. Powered by a modern 4.5V motor.
 
 
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Twin Cylinder Steam Engine

Built by Doug Stevens

 
 
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"The Advantage of Pulleys" Demonstration

Built by Alan Wenbourne

The lifting force required to raise a load depends upon the lifting 'tackle', i.e. the number of pulleys in the sheave blocks at the hook and head of the lifting tackle or crane. The mechanical advantage is indicated by the number of falls of rope or ...
 
 
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Built for the Perpetual Motion Machines Secretary's ChallengePerpetual Motion Machine

Built by George Foard

 
 
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Giant Blocksetting Crane

Built by Doug Stevens

This model took three years to build, as is based on the 1930s Supermodels and three gearbox designs!

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