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25 Pound Field Gun

Built by Cathy Claydon

This is based on the Meccano Dinky toy number 697 from 1957-1971, the wheels and most parts are from my good friend John McDonald. The barrel and other parts are from the Army Multikit from the 1970s.
 
 
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4x4 Racing Truck

Built by Cathy Claydon

 
 
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Aeroplane

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Armoured Car

Built by Cathy Claydon

From the 1956 outfit no. 6, with plastic road wheels.
 
 
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Armoured Car

Built by Cathy Claydon

Based on a World War I armoured motor car from the 1920 (no. 5 or 4 and 4a) outfit.
 
 
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Built for the Robots Secretary's ChallengeArmy Bomb Disposal Unit Robot

Built by Cathy Claydon

 
 
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Army Recovery Tractor

Built by Cathy Claydon

This model is based on the Dinky Supertoy Army Recovery Tractor no. 661. It took me about six months to complete.
 
 
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Baling Machine

Built by Cathy Claydon

A machine for baling hay.
 
 
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Bond 3 Wheel Sports Car

Built by Cathy Claydon

From 1967's 2/3 outfit.
 
 
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Bren Gun Carrier

Built by Cathy Claydon

A Bren gun carrier from the second world war, used by the British army, and based on Dinky toy number 622 from 1975-1978. The model is made up in mostly box section. I had to make a paper template and then cut out the front wheel guards out from two o...
 
 
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Built for the Sci-Fi Secretary's ChallengeCassandra

Built by Cathy Claydon

This is a model of Cassandra, a skin-like character from the BBC TV programme Doctor Who . The eyes and lips are cut from a magazine and sandwiched between two 4½" x 2½" flexible transparent plates held together by 3½" rods and c...
 
 
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Built for the Elastic Band Powered Models Secretary's ChallengeCatapult

Built by Cathy Claydon

A catapult built for the elastic band Challenge.
 
 
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Combine Harvester

Built by Cathy Claydon

With driver's cab and steering wheel.
 
 
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Built for the Birthday Models Secretary's ChallengeHorse and Tipping Cart

Built by Cathy Claydon

From the 1953 outfit no. 2 manual.
 
 
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Jeep

Built by Cathy Claydon

The mudguards on this model are cut from old Meccano flexible plates.
 
 
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Built for the Clothing Secretary's ChallengeJewellery

Built by Cathy Claydon

A necklace, ear-rings and brooch made of Meccano.
 
 
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Built for the Building Bridges Secretary's ChallengeLattice Railway Footbridge

Built by Cathy Claydon

The span is just over 24½".
 
 
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Built for the Year of the Bus Secretary's ChallengeLondon B-Type Bus

Built by Cathy Claydon

In October 1914 these London buses were sent to join the army in Belgium and France. The B-Type was developed with this possibility in mind as it was reliable and easy to maintain. By 1918 over 900 B-Types were in use carrying soldiers behind the front...
 
 
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Military Ambulance

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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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Monoplane

Built by Cathy Claydon

From 1967's 2/3 outfit.
 
 
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Built for the The Festival of Britain Secretary's ChallengeMotor Lorry

Built by Cathy Claydon

Made in 1950s red/green Meccano, with round holes in the flexible plates. This model is based on a type of light lorry used by market gardeners. A Magic Motor drives the model at good speed.
 
 
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Built for the Something Else Secretary's ChallengePush Chair

Built by Cathy Claydon

A state-of-the-art push chair with parasol, using parts from the one model classic VW Beetle kit.
 
 
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Built for the Birthday Models Secretary's ChallengeRacing Seaplane

Built by Cathy Claydon

From the 1953 outfit no. 3 manual.
 
 
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Recovery Vehicle

Built by Cathy Claydon

From the Highway Multikit.
 
 
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Self-Propelled Gun

Built by Cathy Claydon

Built using the parts from the Meccano Army and Combat Multikits.
 
 
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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 Braced Girders Secretary's ChallengeTissue Box Holder

Built by Cathy Claydon

A box to hold tissues.
 
 
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Tricycle

Built by Cathy Claydon

From the October 1957 issue of Meccano Magazine .
 
 
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Built for the Model Village Secretary's ChallengeVillage Store and Post Office

Built by Cathy Claydon

 
 
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Volkswagen Beetle Car

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Built for the Musical Instruments Secretary's ChallengeWashboard

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Wheelbarrow and Spade

Built by Cathy Claydon

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