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Models built for the 'Spanners and Screwdrivers' Secretary's Challenge

The Challenge:

This challenge is to construct a model incorporating one, or more, Meccano spanners or screwdrivers as part of the model.  There are several designs of tool to choose from and you can use as many as you want just make sure you keep one spare to build the model with! If you're like me, you'll have a drawer full of old spanners, so I'll be expecting some large models!


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Built for the Spanners and Screwdrivers Secretary's ChallengeBus Shelter

Built by Chris Warrell

This model uses two old-style "bent wire" screwdrivers as end supports on a 5½" x 2½" flanged plate base. Spring clips are used to retain the screwdriver supports on the base, and to secure the roof brackets to the handle part of the scre...
 
 
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Built for the Spanners and Screwdrivers Secretary's ChallengeChinese Constant-Pointing Chariot

Built by Peter Clay

An unusual design with tiny wheels and simple inside-out differential. Uses a hexagonal wrench as a pointer and a standard spanner as the front handle.
 
 
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Built for the Spanners and Screwdrivers Secretary's ChallengeComic Creepy Crawly

Built by Brian Leach

Wheel flanges form the body and screwed rods keep all the wheel flanges together. Eight spanners make the legs of the creepy crawly and this could have been made longer, perhaps into a centipede if more spanners and wheel flanges were available. Unfor...
 
 
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Built for the Spanners and Screwdrivers Secretary's ChallengeCompass

Built by Ralph Laughton

 
 
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Built for the Spanners and Screwdrivers Secretary's ChallengeDump Truck

Built by Andrew Couzens

An eight-wheel dump truck. The chassis has been used several times before on my previous models, and has four-wheel steering and a rear differential. The bucket is raised by strips which also support it when raised. The bucket is lifted by one screwdr...
 
 
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Built for the Spanners and Screwdrivers Secretary's ChallengeDump Truck

Built by Andrew Couzens

The eight-wheel chassis has been used in my previous models several times before, and it has four-wheel steering and rear differential. The bucket is raised by strips which support it when raised. The bucket is lifted by one screwdriver in the bucket.
 
 
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Built for the Spanners and Screwdrivers Secretary's ChallengeGiant Crab

Built by Ivor Ellard

 
 
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Built for the Spanners and Screwdrivers Secretary's ChallengeSpanner Dragster

Built by Geoff Carter

Designed by Roger le Rolland and published in Meccano Newsmag . This small model uses spanners for the chassis side members.
 
 
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Built for the Spanners and Screwdrivers Secretary's ChallengeSwing Seat

Built by Douglas Windibank

With spanners for decoration!
 
 
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Built for the Spanners and Screwdrivers Secretary's ChallengeTelephone

Built by Ivor Ellard

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