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

The Challenge:

Peter Clay, our Treasurer, set us the task of making something that has a definite use outside Meccano. I have seen a number of tools in various manuals, such as a ratchet screwdriver and a fretwork machine - presumably these would fit the bill.


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Built for the Useful Models Secretary's ChallengeCoat Hangers

Built by Jim Ellicott

 
 
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Built for the Useful Models Secretary's ChallengeEgg Decorator

Built by Ivor Ellard

Allows an egg to be securely held and rotated whilst painting it at Easter.
 
 
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Built for the Useful Models Secretary's ChallengeHand Drill

Built by Eric Smith

 
 
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Built for the Useful Models Secretary's ChallengeLog Saw

Built by Brian Elvidge

Sufficient to cut balsa wood since it only has a Meccano rack strip for a blade!
 
 
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Built for the Useful Models Secretary's ChallengeMetronome Platform

Built by Peter Clay

This platform solves the problem of using a metronome on an uneven surface, which would make it run off beat.  A wheel at the side allows the metronome to be leveled.
 
 
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Built for the Useful Models Secretary's ChallengeMilk Bottle Anti-Bird Protector

Built by David Jarvis

 
 
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Built for the Useful Models Secretary's ChallengeMini Camera Tripod

Built by Chris Warrell

 
 
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Built for the Useful Models Secretary's ChallengeReading Platforms

Built by Ivor Ellard

The first is used to hold papers whilst typing, the other (not shown) can prop open a book.
 
 
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Built for the Useful Models Secretary's ChallengeScrewdriver

Built by Keith Patey

 
 
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Built for the Useful Models Secretary's ChallengeTools

Built by Jim Ellicott

Several types of tool: Hacksaw Gripper Compass (from Meccano Magazine ) Scriber Square

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