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

The Challenge:

This challenge (from Cathy) is to construct a military model from any period in history.  You're not limited to conflicts of the 20th century you could go right back to Roman times if you wish!  And you can use any colour scheme you like as well.


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Built for the Military Models Secretary's ChallengeArmy Jeep

Built by Geoff Carter

From the French Meccakit Armee 100 manual.
 
 
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Built for the Military Models Secretary's ChallengeArmy Recovery Vehicle

Built by Eric Smith

An army recovery vehicle with hoist for heavy loads, work bench and towing facilities. This was made from the Army Kit with extra parts added.
 
 
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Built for the Military Models Secretary's ChallengeBofors Gun Tower

Built by Andrew Couzens

The Bofors gun tower from the Shivering Sands Army Fort is located in the Thames estuary. It was designed by Guy Maunsell and built during the 2nd World War. In the 1960's it was occupied by pirate radio stations.
 
 
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Built for the Military Models Secretary's ChallengeChariot and Driver

Built by Adrian Ashford

A chariot and driver from the 1954-61 no. 2 outfit manual, the outfit with which I began my Meccano career in 1957! The only changes from the original are the use of obtuse angle brackets (there were none in this outfit), instead of fishplates, f...
 
 
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Built for the Military Models Secretary's ChallengeField Gun

Built by Douglas Windibank

 
 
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Built for the Military Models Secretary's ChallengeMissile Launcher Truck

Built by Cathy Claydon

An Army Multikit model.
 
 
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Built for the Military Models Secretary's ChallengeNaval Quick-Firing Gun

Built by John Gay

 
 
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Built for the Military Models Secretary's ChallengeRoman Battering Ram

Built by Ralph Laughton

For the Military Model Secretary's Challenge, rather than build something from the Meccano army sets, I decided to look back a little further in time and have built a Roman battering ram. Although there is nothing remarkable about this model, it has i...
 
 
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Built for the Military Models Secretary's ChallengeSpotter Plane

Built by Cathy Claydon

An Army Multikit model.
 
 
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Built for the Military Models Secretary's ChallengeSubmarine

Built by Chris Warrell

This model is from the no. 4 set from the early 1940s, with a few minor alternations to improve the conning tower etc. The original instructions require you to take the pin out of a hinged plate and use the two plates on either side of the hull. S...
 
 
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Built for the Military Models Secretary's ChallengeTracked Gun Tractor and Gun

Built by Brian Elvidge

This model was illustrated twice in the Meccano Magazine in 1974, and won a prize at a Henley exhibition in 1973. It was originally built entirely from the Meccano Army Multikit Set. This version is constructed from 1970's parts as the Army parts wer...
 
 
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Built for the Military Models Secretary's ChallengeTrebuchet

Built by Brian Leach

To get this model working well, note the following: The counterweight needs to be at least 700g (1½lb). In this case, 100 2p coins were used.  This is 2" away from the pivot. The projectile is a 3/8" ball and only weighs 3.5g or 1/8oz. T...

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