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Models built for the 'Least Useful Part' Secretary's Challenge

The Challenge:

This challenge is one of many I've had from Brian Leach. It is to decide on your own least useful part and then use at least four of them in a model.


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Built for the Least Useful Part Secretary's ChallengeArmchair

Built by Brian Leach

The Using Your Least Useful Part challenge for me was mandatory as I set the challenge. I was immediately confronted with the difficulty of a suitable least useful part. Ideally the dog clutch would have been used, as this never was satisfactorily used...
 
 
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Built for the Least Useful Part Secretary's ChallengeClothes Rail

Built by Frank Paine

This model utilises girder frames (an almost useless part).
 
 
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Built for the Least Useful Part Secretary's ChallengeDigital Counter

Built by Chris Fry

A design by John Nuttal from the December 1982 issue of Meccanoman's Newsmag . The mechanism utilises four of the 10-tooth plastic sprockets from the caterpillar track kit which I last used in about 1975!
 
 
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Built for the Least Useful Part Secretary's ChallengeDrum Kit

Built by Chris Warrell

This has been built for the Secretary's Challenge which is to decide on your own least useful Meccano part and use at least four of them in a model. I have chosen the Conical Disc - part no. 187a of which I have six, all of which came with the no. 10 s...
 
 
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Built for the Least Useful Part Secretary's ChallengeLeyland Atlantean Bus

Built by Andrew Couzens

This bus is based on the Leyland Atlantean and uses as its roof four of what I decided is the least useful Meccano part - the braced girder (these can be seen in the second photo). For our June 2010 meeting I rebuilt the bus with an open top and inter...
 
 
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Built for the Least Useful Part Secretary's ChallengeLorry and Load

Built by Stuart Jones

A Meccano interpretation of a German Kibri HO model (pictured). If you know what the load is, please comment!
 
 
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Built for the Least Useful Part Secretary's ChallengePropeller-Driven Car

Built by Stuart Jones

This model uses flanged wheels and propellers, my nominated least useful parts, and was built for the Using Your Least Useful Part challenge.
 
 
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Built for the Least Useful Part Secretary's ChallengeSupermarket Trolley

Built by Ralph Laughton

This model was built by Sue for the March 2010 Secretary's Challenge, which was to use four of the least useful parts you own. This is a tall order as the most unused parts are not held in any number. Who owns four 19c, 6" pulley wheels? If I owned fou...
 
 
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Built for the Least Useful Part Secretary's ChallengeTrebuchet

Built by Allen Berman

Uses zinc-plated Allen-type bolts, which I never normally use.

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