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Models built for the 'Harbour' Secretary's Challenge

The Challenge:

For the 2019 Big Challenge is to build a harbour. I'm not sure about the scale, but, along with ships and boats, members could build the harbour wall, warehouses, lighthouses, cranes, roads and railways. If models are not to the same scale, it won't matter since we can arrange models by size.


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Built for the Harbour Secretary's ChallengeBulk Freighter

Built by Richard Marsden

Based on photos in the book Ocean Freighter Finale by Nigel Jones.
 
 
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Built for the Harbour Secretary's ChallengeCabin Cruiser

Built by Peter Clay

From a 1948 issue of Meccano Magazine , and based on a Hornby "Viking" cabin cruiser.
 
 
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Built for the Harbour Secretary's ChallengeCoastal Steamer

Built by Chris Fry

Model 6.3 from a 1970s book of models. A few changes have been made - hopefully improvements!
 
 
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Built for the Harbour Secretary's ChallengeCruise Liner

Built by Andrew Couzens

This model is based on early 20th century liners with four funnels, and is of no particular scale or ship. Such liners include the Olympic, Titanic and Britannic which were all sister ships of the White Star Line.
 
 
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Built for the Harbour Secretary's ChallengeDockside Crane

Built by Eric Smith

This model has two clutch handles, one for the jib and the second for the hook. On the base is a wheel to rotate the crane.
 
 
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Built for the Harbour Secretary's ChallengeFunicular Railway

Built by Les Chatfield

A water balanced type based on the East Hill Lift in Hastings.
 
 
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Built for the Harbour Secretary's ChallengeGodrevy Lighthouse

Built by Brian Leach

This is a model of Godrevy Lighthouse near Hayle in Cornwall. It took longer to build the cone at the top than the rest of the lighthouse. The bulb is a bimetallic flasher.
 
 
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Built for the Harbour Secretary's ChallengeLighthouse

Built by Richard Marsden

With a 5W car sidelight bulb for illumination. Still waiting for its flashing mechanism.
 
 
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Built for the Harbour Secretary's ChallengeLighthouse

Built by Guy Loveridge

The model is powered by a Meccano motor at the base. The motor is hidden under a hut. Power is taken a distance of 1.5' up the tower via rods. The 'light' at the top of the tower is represented by three zinc boiler ends that slowly rotate.
 
 
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Built for the Harbour Secretary's ChallengeOil Tanker

Built by Richard Marsden

Where to use all those long axle rods?
 
 
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Built for the Harbour Secretary's ChallengeShip

Built by Frank Paine

 
 
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Built for the Harbour Secretary's ChallengeTug Boat

Built by Chris Warrell

Based on the set 8 (model 6 - Tug or Fire-Fighting Boat) from the 1960-70s manual. It's in a mixture of dark red and French yellow. I've stuck fairly closely to the plans, but have changed the deck plating and, due to lack of time, haven't completed al...

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