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Models built for the 'Crane Building Kit Models' Secretary's Challenge

The Challenge:

This challenge is to build a model from the contents of the Crane Building Kit. This came out in 1976 and was in the Meccano Multikit range. It's up to you what type of model you construct - it doesn't have to be a crane.

Many of the 300 part numbers are the same as original Meccano, but in yellow or other finish instead of zinc. It's up to you what colours you use. The contents list is as follows (and to help you I've included original Meccano numbers in brackets where appropriate):

Part No.DescriptionQuantity
16a2½" Axle Rod2
211½" Pulley1
23½" Plastic Pulley12
26c15-teeth Pinion1
27d60-teeth Gear Wheel1
35Spring Clip2
40Hank of Cord2
57dCrane Hook1
59Collar4
80c3" Screwed Rod1
99a9½" Braced Girder2
115aLong Threaded Pin1
126aFlat Trunnion2
144aDog Clutch Male Com-ponent1
186a6" Light Driving Band2
1882½" x 1½" Flexible Plate1
1895½" x 1½" Flexible Plate2
1902½" x 2½" Flexible Plate2
190a3½" x 2½" Flexible Plate1
1932½" x 1½" Transparent Plate2
2142½"Semicircular Plate2
302(2)5½" Perfo-rated Strip4
304(5)2½" Perfo-rated Strip2
305(9)5½" Angle Girder8
3071" x ½" Angle Bracket2
308(11)½" Double Bracket2
309(48)1½" x ½" Double Angle Strip2
310(48a)2½" x ½" Double Angle Strip2
311(125)½" Re-versed An-gle Bracket1
312(133a)1" Corner Bracket2
328(51)2½" x 1½" Flanged Plate1
329(37c)Hexagonal Nut120
330(37b)Cheesehead Bolt120
331(111a)½" Cheesehead Bolt2
333(38)Washer40
336(12)½" Angle Bracket12
337(111)¾" Cheesehead Bolt2
350(8a)9½" Angle Girder6
352(6)2" Angle Girder2
353(53)3½" x 2½" Flanged Plate1
355(74)1½" x 1½" Flat Plate2
356(19b)3" Pulley1
358(89a)3" Curved Strip, stepped4
360(1b)7½" Perfo-rated Strip2
3631½" Nar-row Strip2
365(235a)3" Narrow Strip4
366(235b)3½" Nar-row Strip4
3674½" Narrow Strip2
368(235d)½" Obtuse Angle Bracket8
370(111c)3/8" Cheesehead Bolt6
372Winding Drum1
616Connecting Wire1
625Brass Connector4
110534½-volt D.C. Motor1
136243-volt Battery Box1
Adhesive Label Sheet1


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Built for the Crane Building Kit Models Secretary's ChallengeHelicopter

Built by Geoff Carter

 
 
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Built for the Crane Building Kit Models Secretary's ChallengeHelicopter

Built by David Jarvis

 
 
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Built for the Crane Building Kit Models Secretary's ChallengeHole Punch

Built by Chris Fry

A hole punch for making plastic Meccano plates. Most good model shops stock a range of "Plasticard" sheets in a variety of thickness and colour. The model was restricted to the contents of the meccano "crane kit" parts list as one of the SELMEC Secreta...
 
 
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Built for the Crane Building Kit Models Secretary's ChallengeMobile Quayside Gantry Crane

Built by Eric Smith

A rail-mounted mobile quayside gantry crane for handling containers.  This is not one of the designs in the 1976 Crane Kit manual.
 
 
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Built for the Crane Building Kit Models Secretary's ChallengeRadial Crane

Built by Brian Elvidge

This model has been shown before at SELMEC by George Foard at meeting 120 in June 2006.  It is taken from the crane kit of 1976 and makes a nice subject. The trolley travel and the radial movement are hand driven, whilst the hoist uses the crane ...
 
 
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Built for the Crane Building Kit Models Secretary's ChallengeSand Transporter

Built by John Gay

This model is based on a tin toy from the 1940's - 1950's. Sand is poured into the hopper and fills the trolley which runs down to the bottom of the track and empties.  Gravity returns the trolley to the top. Pouring the sand must be done carefu...
 
 
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Built for the Crane Building Kit Models Secretary's ChallengeTower Crane

Built by Steven Jarvis

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