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Models built for the 'The Big 3-0' Secretary's Challenge

The Challenge:

Build a model using parts that contain the numbers 3 or 0. For example, you can use as many 3½" perforated strips (part no. 3) as you like, fishplates (10), 2" pulleys (20a), spring clips (35) etc. Luckily you can use regular nuts, bolts and washers, but none of the long bolts.


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Built for the The Big 3-0 Secretary's Challenge"30 Years" Sign

Built by Eric Smith

 
 
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Built for the The Big 3-0 Secretary's ChallengeDockyard Crane

Built by David Smithers

This crane is from the 1970's set 9 manual. It has an effective motorised hoist and luffing system.  The hand-operated slewing is by means of a gear fitted to the base of the centre post.  The jib is not very realistic but there are a number...
 
 
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Built for the The Big 3-0 Secretary's ChallengeDog and Sledge

Built by Andrew Couzens

 
 
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Built for the The Big 3-0 Secretary's ChallengeLifting Bridge

Built by Douglas Windibank

A lifting bridge of my own design, but with ideas from various old Meccano instruction books.
 
 
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Built for the The Big 3-0 Secretary's ChallengeRailway Goods Wagon

Built by John Gillam

Built for the Secretary's Challenge in January 2006. Parts used: 14 of No. 3 20 of No. 10 4 of No. 20b ? of No. 37a ? of No. 37b ? of No. 38 6 of No. 53 2 of No. 70 2 of No. 80c 2 of No. 102 4 of No. 103f 4 of No. 108 4 of No. 109 4 of ...

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