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Models built for the 'Three Supports' Secretary's Challenge

The Challenge:

This challenge is another one from Geoff Carter.

His first idea for this one was "3-Wheels", but then he thought why not make it 3-legged as well; say, a model with three "supports".

It could be anything from a 3-legged stool to Rolf Harris's "Jake the Peg (with an extra leg)", or a tricycle, to an aeroplane.


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Built for the Three Supports Secretary's ChallengeBlackboard and Easel

Built by John Gay

Yes, I know it's yellow!
 
 
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Built for the Three Supports Secretary's ChallengeChild's Tricycle

Built by John Gay

 
 
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Built for the Three Supports Secretary's ChallengeHelicopter

Built by Brian Elvidge

Taken straight from the Design 2 set manual and makes up well. This model is a helicopter with a handle to rotate the blades and tail rotor, since there is no motor in the set.
 
 
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Built for the Three Supports Secretary's ChallengeLittle Roaming Tractor

Built by Geoff Carter

The 'Little Roaming Tractor', from the Zkwyx Meccanaut book. The tractor appeared to Zkwyx in a dream and he later described it to the engineers on his planet, Meccania, who constructed a working version. The front wheels are fixed and don't touch t...
 
 
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Built for the Three Supports Secretary's ChallengeMicrolight

Built by Geoff Carter

 
 
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Built for the Three Supports Secretary's ChallengeMilk Float

Built by Andrew Couzens

 
 
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Built for the Three Supports Secretary's ChallengeMotorcycle and Sidecar

Built by Eric Smith

A transverse twin-engined motorcycle built from the Meccano Design set+. A single-seater sidecar was added for the September 2007 Secretary's Challenge (three supports).
 
 
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Built for the Three Supports Secretary's ChallengePropeller-Powered Car

Built by Peter Clay

 
 
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Built for the Three Supports Secretary's ChallengeRacing Wheelchair

Built by Chris Fry

This model was made for the "Three Supports" Secretary's Challenge. It is based on the racing wheelchairs we see in use during major endurance events like the London marathon. The seat is made from two of the recent dished triangular pl...
 
 
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Built for the Three Supports Secretary's ChallengeRapier Mobile Crane

Built by Eric Smith

The steering is driven by a chain and 2" and 1" sprocket wheels meshed.  The hoist is driven from a 3V Meccano motor with a gearbox fitted.
 
 
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Built for the Three Supports Secretary's ChallengeSpace X-Plorer

Built by George Foard

 
 
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Built for the Three Supports Secretary's ChallengeSpherometer

Built by David Smithers

As its name suggests, this is a device for measuring the diameter of a sphere. Theory The instrument enables you to measure the height h  shown in figure 1. d is the distance between a leg and the central screw. Mathematics shows that: ...
 
 
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Built for the Three Supports Secretary's ChallengeSports Car

Built by Chris Warrell

From a 1950s No. 4 set, with various modifications made: The back of the body has been changed from two pairs of obtuse angle brackets bolted together to a 2½" x 1½" flexible plate. The whole rear section has been lengthened by ha...
 
 
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Built for the Three Supports Secretary's ChallengeSprint "Texas Wheelie" Dragster

Built by Peter Clay

 
 
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Built for the Three Supports Secretary's ChallengeStation Platform Luggage Trailer

Built by Peter Clay

 
 
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Built for the Three Supports Secretary's ChallengeThe Meccangaroo

Built by David Smithers

A fun model from an early 1930's set 3 manual. The model was easy to construct - it went together exactly as described in the instructions and worked first time! Is this unique for a manual model? Given a little push, it rocks down an incline in a mo...
 
 
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Built for the Three Supports Secretary's ChallengeThree-Legged Chair

Built by Brian Leach

This is part of the 3-Legged Secretary's Challenge for September 2007. Most of my parts are being used elsewhere so a simple model is all I could manage. Fishplates attached to a central bolt effectively splay the legs and the chair back is made of co...
 
 
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Built for the Three Supports Secretary's ChallengeThree-Legged Table

Built by Douglas Windibank

 
 
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Built for the Three Supports Secretary's ChallengeThree-Wheeled Motorcycle

Built by Douglas Windibank

From Design 3 set 6700.
 
 
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Built for the Three Supports Secretary's ChallengeTricycle

Built by Brian Elvidge

This model features in the manual from the Design 3 set. I had difficulty in completion of this model due to some unexplained error. Even when comparing it with a fellow members model, we were unable to explain what was wrong. However, with spacers an...
 
 
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Built for the Three Supports Secretary's ChallengeTricycle

Built by Geoff Davison

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