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Models built for the 'A Novel Motor' Secretary's Challenge

The Challenge:

This Challenge is one that Chris Fry suggested some years ago - it's been sitting there in my list of unused Challenges and has finally made it to the top!

It is to build a novel motor; that is, build a motor using any physical method you wish using just Meccano - this could be Elektrikit, spring driven, weight driven, wind powered (?) and incorporate it into a model.


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Built for the A Novel Motor Secretary's ChallengeCome-Back Roller

Built by Jack Edwards

 
 
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Built for the A Novel Motor Secretary's ChallengeElectric Beam Engine

Built by Les Chatfield

A horribly inefficient but interesting twin solenoid-driven "beam engine" built to my own design. However, it does run very smoothly and sounds rather like a sewing machine!
 
 
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Built for the A Novel Motor Secretary's ChallengeHot Water Bottle Powered Snake Turning Machine

Built by Sam Edwards

 
 
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Built for the A Novel Motor Secretary's ChallengeLorry

Built by Guy Loveridge

A 7½" long model powered by a Tension Spring.
 
 
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Built for the A Novel Motor Secretary's ChallengePerpetual Motion Machine

Built by Guy Loveridge

The machine is called an overbalanced wheel, and the idea has been around for several hundred years. Obviously the machine does not work because perpetual motion is impossible.
 
 
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Built for the A Novel Motor Secretary's ChallengeWeight Driven Tower

Built by Brian Leach

I can't remember where I saw this type of model. There was a race of them by one of the Meccano clubs. A 600g weight falls by about four feet to propel the model by about 15 feet. There is a string from the weight to the one of the axles where the str...
 
 
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Built for the A Novel Motor Secretary's ChallengeWeight-Driven Motor

Built by Chris Fry

This motor was inspired by the No. 2 Meccano Clock Kit which I built as a teenager. The boiler is filled with spare nuts and bolts and acts via chain on the single sprocket. A 125:1 step-up gear train drives the air vane which regulates the speed. Powe...

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