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Models built for the 'Olympic Games' Secretary's Challenge

The Challenge:

This Challenge has been set to coincide with the Olympic Games in London.  The model can be anything connected with the Olympics, so models of sportsmen, the Olympic Stadium or your model for our own MeccanOlympics (if you're not worried about other members stealing your idea!) will all fit the bill.


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Built for the Olympic Games Secretary's Challenge"They Are Off" 100 Yard Dash

Built by John Cowdery

 
 
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Built for the Olympic Games Secretary's ChallengeBike and Rider

Built by Eric Smith

This nut would like to ride around the velodrome.
 
 
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Built for the Olympic Games Secretary's ChallengeBritish Olympic Four Man Rowing Team

Built by John Gay

 
 
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Built for the Olympic Games Secretary's ChallengeMagic Motor Racer

Built by Les Chatfield

 
 
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Built for the Olympic Games Secretary's ChallengeMeccanOlympics Magic Motor Race Vehicle

Built by Brian Elvidge

 
 
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Built for the Olympic Games Secretary's ChallengeMeccanOlympics Magic Motor Race Vehicle

Built by Brian Leach

For maximum speed and acceleration it has minimal weight, a high gear ratio, and no use of inefficient pulley drives. In the race it did not get past the first heat. It was overtaken in the last 3 feet. I was gutted. The winning model used a trick see...
 
 
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Built for the Olympic Games Secretary's ChallengeMeccanOlympics Ping Pong Put Machine

Built by Brian Leach

This controversially gave me a silver medal after I hit the rim of the bowel twice. Chris Warrell managed to get one in which immediately bounced out. The audience cheered me more! Two tension springs project the ball about 16' maximum.
 
 
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Built for the Olympic Games Secretary's ChallengeMeccanOlympics Ping Pong Put Machine

Built by Chris Warrell

This machine won a bronze medal at the MeccanOlympics.
 
 
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Built for the Olympic Games Secretary's ChallengeMeccanOlympics Ping Pong Put Machine

Built by Chris Fry

This machine won a gold medal at the MeccanOlympics, being the only competitor to get a ball in the bowl!
 
 
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Built for the Olympic Games Secretary's ChallengeMeccanOlympics Push-Of-War Vehicle

Built by Chris Fry

A preliminary example of a "Push of War" machine in readiness for the demonstration event our 2011 Meccano Show. The model utilises a no. 2 clockwork motor through a gear train of 3 x 4 x 4 x 4 = 192:1 reduction driving a rubber roller which presses a...
 
 
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Built for the Olympic Games Secretary's ChallengeMeccanOlympics Push-Of-War Vehicle

Built by Brian Leach

This model uses a no. 1 clockwork motor, and is unfortunately slightly too big for the 4½" competition class. It has four-wheel drive with four 1" tyred pulleys for each wheel.  The gear reduction is about 45:1 so it moves very slowly. It...
 
 
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Built for the Olympic Games Secretary's ChallengeMeccanOlympics Walking Model

Built by Brian Leach

A bronze medal model, which is nothing special as there were only 3 contestants!. It is a biped and works by using one foot at a time, the movement of the whole model is by rotary motion. Two Bush Wheels on each side are connected to a vertical rod att...
 
 
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Built for the Olympic Games Secretary's ChallengeOlympic Projectiles

Built by Ralph Laughton

The Challenge for our June 2012 meeting was to produce models with an Olympic theme. As you can see, vast amounts of thought, design and years of building practice have all come together, culminating in the four models you see before you. The models ar...
 
 
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Built for the Olympic Games Secretary's ChallengeOlympic Rings

Built by Alan Wenbourne

 
 
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Built for the Olympic Games Secretary's ChallengeOlympic Swimming Pool

Built by Tim Surtell

After building an experimental swimmer for another model, I realised he would be ideal for the Olympic Games Secretary's Challenge, so I built a swimming pool around him. The 'water' is made from florists' Water Beads purchased from eBay. Turning the...
 
 
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Built for the Olympic Games Secretary's ChallengeOlympic Torch

Built by Chris Warrell

This is an almost full-size model of one of the Olympic torches being used in the 2012 Olympic Torch Relay. It's made of various lengths (but mainly 12½") of gold perforated strips from my blue/gold set.
 
 
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Built for the Olympic Games Secretary's ChallengeWeight Lifter

Built by Peter Clay

This model was designed by Les Nightingale and published in Constructor Quarterly in 1993. It is simply a weight lifter on a plinth, raising and lowering dumb-bell weights. The figures arms are Narrow Strips, and I repeated the figure to the side us...

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