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Models built for the 'String' Secretary's Challenge

The Challenge:

This challenge is to use string (or to be more precise, hank(s) of cord) in a model.  The more inventive use the better so I'm not expecting to see lots of cranes!  In fact I'll go so far as to say that cranes are banned!


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Built for the String Secretary's ChallengeAutomatic Ship Coaler

Built by John Gay

This model is based on the automatic ship coaler in the 1950s no. 4 set manual, and it has 16 knots!
 
 
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Built for the String Secretary's ChallengeCabriolet Convertible Car

Built by Andrew Couzens

This model is based on the Cabriolet convertible in the no. 9 set manual, and is to no particular scale or make of car. It includes opening boot, opening bonnet with engine detail and steering. I have also added a removable roof and a hank of cord (to...
 
 
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Built for the String Secretary's ChallengeCamionette Lorry

Built by Peter Clay

Designed by Bernard Perier.
 
 
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Built for the String Secretary's ChallengeClothes Airer

Built by Brian Leach

This started life as a spider's web, but I was not happy with it. It replicates all the functions of a standard clothes airer - it spins and can be collapsed.
 
 
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Built for the String Secretary's ChallengeIce Boat

Built by George Foard

 
 
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Built for the String Secretary's ChallengeRope Climber

Built by Ralph Laughton

Based on the 'magic box' design of the 1930s, Konkoly built a model called 'The Canadian Sheriff'. My model is based on the Konkoly model mechanism but I have removed the 'Canadian' features from the man in favour of a more nondescript figure. If anyth...
 
 
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Built for the String Secretary's ChallengeRoyal Victoria Dock Bridge

Built by Chris Warrell

This model is of the Royal Victoria Dock Bridge (1998) in London's Docklands. It is however proportionally too short and some of the rigging is simplified. Also I've yet to add guard rails and the lift/stair towers to take pedestrians to the deck leve...
 
 
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Built for the String Secretary's ChallengeWindmill

Built by Douglas Windibank

Built from pictures in New Cavendish Books volume 2 ( The Meccano Super Models by Geoff Wright) and volume 6A ( The Meccano System by Bert Love and Jim Gamble).
 
 
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Built for the String Secretary's ChallengeYo-Yo

Built by Ralph Laughton

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