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Built for the Set Plus One Secretary's ChallengeAirboat

Built by Douglas Windibank

From the 1990 Creative System set no. 5. The additional part is a 4½" strip to turn the four blade propeller into a six blade propeller. The power pack in this set is 'naff', but the motor, gears and propeller work OK with a different pow...
 
 
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Auto-Giro Helicopter

Built by Douglas Windibank

From an early 90's French Meccano set 2.
 
 
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Built for the Building Bridges Secretary's ChallengeBailey Bridge and Tank

Built by Douglas Windibank

Designed to be as near to the real bridge as possible with the Meccano parts I have. I did research for this model at the Royal Engineers Museum at Brompton Barracks, Chatham.
 
 
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Bi-Plane

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Bi-Plane

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Built for the Magic Motor Models Secretary's ChallengeChassis

Built by Douglas Windibank

Powered by a Magic Motor.
 
 
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Clock

Built by Douglas Windibank

From Crazy Inventor's set 7651.
 
 
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Crane and Digger

Built by Douglas Windibank

 
 
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Digger

Built by Douglas Windibank

From a Marks & Spencer kit.
 
 
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Digger

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Drag Racer

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Drag Racer

Built by Douglas Windibank

This model is from the Multimodel Set 20 launched in April 2014. I have had problems with the rear drive and it is still not working.
 
 
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Built for the Sporting Models Secretary's ChallengeDragster

Built by Douglas Windibank

From 1978 set 5 book of models.
 
 
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Dumper

Built by Douglas Windibank

From a small Marks and Spencer set.
 
 
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Built for the The Natural World Secretary's ChallengeElephant

Built by Douglas Windibank

Motorised model of an elephant from Motion System set no. 8540.
 
 
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Built for the Executive Toys Secretary's ChallengeExecutive Toy Aeroplane

Built by Douglas Windibank

A small aeroplane spinning round on top of a pole.
 
 
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Falling Weight Vehicle

Built by Douglas Windibank

 
 
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Built for the Military Models Secretary's ChallengeField Gun

Built by Douglas Windibank

 
 
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Fighting Vehicle

Built by Douglas Windibank

From the Gears of War Armadillo Construction Set 5450.
 
 
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Built for the Magic Motor Models Secretary's ChallengeFoden Steam Lorry

Built by Douglas Windibank

Created for a North East London Meccano Club challenge to build a model from the parts of a no. 5 set (1955), with gear set 'T3' and a Magic clockwork motor.
 
 
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Fork Lift Truck

Built by Douglas Windibank

From the circa 2010 set 4550.
 
 
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Glider

Built by Douglas Windibank

From set 2940.
 
 
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Built for the The Festival of Britain Secretary's ChallengeHand Trolley Car

Built by Douglas Windibank

From the manual for accessory outfit 3A.
 
 
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Built for the The Big 3-0 Secretary's ChallengeLifting Bridge

Built by Douglas Windibank

A lifting bridge of my own design, but with ideas from various old Meccano instruction books.
 
 
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Locomotive

Built by Douglas Windibank

From a Special Editon set 0507. I still have some problems to sort out with this model - for example, the driving wheels rotate on one side and not the other.
 
 
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Built for the 1976 Manual Models Secretary's ChallengeMeccanograph

Built by Douglas Windibank

A Meccanograph built from a set no. 5 instruction book dated 1978. The only improvement I have made is the addition of four wheels laid on their sides to form a stand.
 
 
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Mini Bi-Plane

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Mobile Crane

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Motorcycle

Built by Douglas Windibank

From the circa 2009 set 5550.
 
 
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Built for the Hornby O Gauge Trains Secretary's ChallengeO Gauge Wagons

Built by Douglas Windibank

 
 
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Built for the Braced Girders Secretary's ChallengeOpen Lorry

Built by Douglas Windibank

My own design with help from some old manuals. There is no motor or steering.
 
 
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Puzzle

Built by Douglas Windibank

From the Johannesberg Meccano Hobbyists Newsletter , this was originally built with metal parts, but was thought to be too small. Wendy Miller used junior Meccano plastic parts - this one I built from information from her. The object is to move the ...
 
 
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Quad Bike

Built by Douglas Windibank

 
 
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Racing Car

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Built for the Sporting Models Secretary's ChallengeRacing Motorcycle

Built by Douglas Windibank

From Design 1 set no. 4700.
 
 
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RADAR Scanner

Built by Douglas Windibank

The base of this model is from the Special Edition Crane Set. The motor is a mains-powered slow revving (10 RPM) model obtained from a firm in New Zealand.
 
 
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RADAR Scanner

Built by Douglas Windibank

From set 7550.
 
 
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Red Arrows Hawk Aircraft

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Remote Control Sports Car

Built by Douglas Windibank

From a Marks & Spencer Christmas kit.
 
 
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Renault "F1" Racing Car

Built by Douglas Windibank

I purchased this model ready-built at the Magic of Meccano Exhibition 2006 at Kew Bridge Steam Museum. I believe it was a limited-issue kit to Renault dealers.
 
 
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Robot

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Robot

Built by Douglas Windibank

From the Motion System Set 7530.
 
 
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Built for the Something Else Secretary's ChallengeSand Yacht

Built by Douglas Windibank

Built from the contents of the Red Arrows set.
 
 
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Seaplane

Built by Douglas Windibank

From the Tintin Meccano Set 0552.
 
 
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Built for the Birthday Models Secretary's ChallengeSingle Deck Tramcar

Built by Douglas Windibank

Built as per the instructions in the April issue of Meccano Magazine, except for the use of the no. 1 clockwork motor which was left out as the winding shaft fouled the frame on the lower deck and I could see no way of winding up the motor.
 
 
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Single Seat Drag Racer

Built by Douglas Windibank

From the Motion System Set 4505.
 
 
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Single Seat Helicopter

Built by Douglas Windibank

From the Motion System Set 4505, but with some alterations and the addition of a 1½" strip from outside the set due to holes for the rotor shaft not being in alignment.
 
 
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Built for the Snow Secretary's ChallengeSnowflake

Built by Douglas Windibank

 
 
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Built for the Snow Secretary's ChallengeSnowmobile

Built by Douglas Windibank

 
 
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Space Centre

Built by Douglas Windibank

From the Special Edition set 0521.
 
 
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Space Rocket

Built by Douglas Windibank

From the Space 2001 set.
 
 
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Sports Car

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Sports Car

Built by Douglas Windibank

From a Design 4 kit.
 
 
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Built for the Pocket Meccano Secretary's ChallengeStation Tractor

Built by Douglas Windibank

From the Pocket Meccano set.
 
 
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Built for the 14 Parts Plus Semi-Circular Plates Only Secretary's ChallengeSunflowers

Built by Douglas Windibank

 
 
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Superdragster

Built by Douglas Windibank

From the 1981 set 086302.
 
 
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Swing Boats

Built by Douglas Windibank

From a set 7/8 manual, but using additional parts.
 
 
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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 Three Supports Secretary's ChallengeThree-Legged Table

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Three-Wheeled Motor Scooter

Built by Douglas Windibank

An entry for the Geoff Carter Cup.
 
 
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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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Tractor

Built by Douglas Windibank

From a Marks & Spencer kit. A good model, well finished. Some problems with working the attached equipment, probably due to the use of a triangular shaft. A mistake appears in the manual - picture 6 shows 5.8mm bolts, but 9.5mm bolts are required...
 
 
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Built for the Year of the Bus Secretary's ChallengeVintage Double Deck Bus

Built by Douglas Windibank

This model was designed by the late Chris Beckett and was described by Jim Gamble in the March 2014 issue of The Meccano Newsmag . It can be built within the limits of a 1949 No. 7 set. Mine is in the 'work in progress' stage but it follows the orig...
 
 
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Built for the Pocket Meccano Set X N Secretary's ChallengeVintage Truck

Built by Douglas Windibank

 
 
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Built for the String Secretary's ChallengeWindmill

Built by Douglas Windibank

Built from pictures in New Cavendish Books volume 2 ( The Meccano Super Models by Geoff Wright) and volume 6A ( The Meccano System by Bert Love and Jim Gamble).

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