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"Dad's Army" Van

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"L Form" Meccanograph

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"T Form" Meccanograph

Built by Peter Clay

Adapted from a Konkoly design with attachments added to produce guilloche and star designs.  The roller bearing under the turntable reduces backlash to produce intricate, accurate designs.
 
 
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Adjustable Cam Mechanism

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Anti-Backlash Drive

Built by Peter Clay

Using two miniature worm gears from Stuart Borrill .
 
 
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Built for the Girder Frame Secretary's ChallengeArrow with Flag

Built by Peter Clay

 
 
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Baby Meccanograph

Built by Peter Clay

 
 
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Built for the No Right-Angled Parts Secretary's ChallengeBedside Watch Holder

Built by Peter Clay

The sprung clamp at the the top of this bedside table accessory grasps a watch strap so the watch face can be clearly seen when in bed, allowing it to be used in place of an alarm clock. At the rear of the device is a place to store loose change!
 
 
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Built for the String Secretary's ChallengeCamionette Lorry

Built by Peter Clay

Designed by Bernard Perier.
 
 
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Car

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Designed by Bernard Perier.
 
 
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Chess Set

Built by Peter Clay

A Meccano Micro Model of a chess and draughts set, on a 4" square board.
 
 
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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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Chinese Constant-Pointing Chariot

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Built for the Nuclear Power Secretary's ChallengeCloud Chamber

Built by Peter Clay

 
 
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Built for the Card Parts Secretary's ChallengeCompass

Built by Peter Clay

Using the printed card from the 1970's 4EL set (model E4).
 
 
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Crane

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Crescent Meccanograph

Built by Peter Clay

Designed by Andreas Konkoly.
 
 
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Delivery Cart

Built by Peter Clay

A three-wheel delivery tricycle cart from the Constructor Quarterly series "one for the young uns" by Wallie Hinson, presented as engineering drawing plans. The model has working steering, driver's seat and single headlamp.
 
 
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Delivery Truck

Built by Peter Clay

From a 1960s no. 1 set manual.
 
 
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Differential

Built by Peter Clay

A spur differential with twin outputs, each of which rotates when the other is braked. The differential uses long-faced pinions which give a firm bearing to the split half-shafts, so only two bearings are needed. Intended for an intermittent drive mech...
 
 
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Excavator

Built by Peter Clay

An excavator from the December 1935 issue of Meccano Magazine with built-in digging motion.
 
 
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Experimental Gear Mechanism

Built by Peter Clay

Three gears - the central one an idler - can be meshed together. The driven gears are on rods in Couplings which can be slid along Rods. The gears thus do not depend on standard hole spacing but can be any distance apart, this enables a great variety o...
 
 
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Ferrari 488 Spider

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Built for the The Festival of Britain Secretary's ChallengeGiant Lorry

Built by Peter Clay

This was in the no. 3 set manual around 1951 and reused in later manuals - in fact it was still in the manual of the 3 set I got in 1962. My model was a hybrid version from both sources, copies of which were shown. Hence it was in silver and yellow col...
 
 
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Goliath "Pioneer" Three-Wheel German Car

Built by Peter Clay

A 1930's model with a very tight turning circle.
 
 
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Built for the Tunnels Secretary's ChallengeGym Horse

Built by Peter Clay

A gym horse, underneath which was concealed the escape tunnel entrance in The Great Escape .
 
 
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Built for the Something Else Secretary's ChallengeHandcart

Built by Peter Clay

 
 
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Helicopter

Built by Peter Clay

Includes rotating main and tail rotors, and light.  From Meccano Magazine .
 
 
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Built for the Other Systems Secretary's ChallengeHouse and Car

Built by Peter Clay

I had a no. 2 Cliki set and the challenge was an opportunity to build something with it. I tried the house (the only model on the leaflet) and finished it second attempt. The system is similar to the Lego and Betta-Bilda systems of the time (1960's) b...
 
 
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Built for the Birthday Models Secretary's ChallengeHuff-A-Bolt Game

Built by Peter Clay

From the December 1953 issue of Meccano Magazine .
 
 
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Lacegraph

Built by Peter Clay

Designed by Andreas Konkoly.
 
 
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Magnifying Glass

Built by Peter Clay

Uses a pinhole lens with a magnification of about two-and-a-half (from Constructor Quarterly by Dr. Boerdjik).
 
 
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Meccanograph

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Meccanograph

Built by Peter Clay

The first photo shows just the turntable.  The turntable revolves on rubber wheels for smooth operation.
 
 
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Meccanograph

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Meccanograph

Built by Peter Clay

Work in progress.
 
 
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Meccanograph

Built by Peter Clay

Unfinished.
 
 
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Meccanograph

Built by Peter Clay

This was originally built for the 2011 Kew Bridge Steam Museum's Magic of Meccano Show as a Konkoly "Easter Egg" Meccanograph and converted to a conventional machine with turntable for the 2011 Royal Artillery Museum exhibition. I was so pleased with i...
 
 
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Built for the 1976 Manual Models Secretary's ChallengeMeccanograph

Built by Peter Clay

A 1976 no. 9 set meccanograph that uses some parts outside of the set plus two 20-tooth pinions.  The latter could have been inherited, and the other parts brought as spares which were available in 1976. Powered by an E15R motor brought with the ...
 
 
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Metal Robots Collection

Built by Peter Clay

 
 
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Built for the Useful Models Secretary's ChallengeMetronome Platform

Built by Peter Clay

This platform solves the problem of using a metronome on an uneven surface, which would make it run off beat.  A wheel at the side allows the metronome to be leveled.
 
 
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Built for the Small Powered Models Secretary's ChallengeMortar Mixer

Built by Peter Clay

From a 1935 Meccano Magazine .
 
 
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Motorbike

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Motorbike

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Built for the Hornby O Gauge Trains Secretary's ChallengeO Gauge Flatbed Bogie

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Open Touring Car and Caravan

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Overland Vehicle

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Overland Vehicle

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Built for the Snow Secretary's ChallengeParaffin Heater

Built by Peter Clay

A small paraffin heater. We had one in my childhood which was lit in cold weather (hence the snow connection) and placed in the bathroom, to keep the temperature just above zero. Used in houses with no central heating, double glazing etc. The boiler en...
 
 
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Built for the Rings and Circles Secretary's ChallengePen Holder

Built by Peter Clay

Note the Meccano pen!
 
 
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Built for the Other Systems Secretary's ChallengePortable Water Bowser

Built by Peter Clay

Made from Dinky Builder. This was made from the 1930's until 1962, in 3 periods. The parts I have, in blue and yellow (prophetic!) date from mid period. The rods, unlike later ones, are split along their length to grip the hinge joints. The health and ...
 
 
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Built for the Braced Girders Secretary's ChallengePower Saw

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Built for the Three Supports Secretary's ChallengePropeller-Powered Car

Built by Peter Clay

 
 
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Rear Axle for Tractor

Built by Peter Clay

Incorporating a differential in one of the wheels.
 
 
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Reciprocating Motion Mechanism

Built by Peter Clay

An entry for the Geoff Carter Cup.
 
 
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Built for the Robots Secretary's ChallengeRobot

Built by Peter Clay

This robot features a hand with working pincer movement.
 
 
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Safari Car

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Built for the The Great Fire of London Secretary's ChallengeSamuel Pepys' Diary

Built by Peter Clay

Too simple to describe!
 
 
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Built for the Snow Secretary's ChallengeSnowflake

Built by Peter Clay

One of many, and eclipsed by all the other big, super-duper ones brought. But capable of being hung on the Christmas Tree.
 
 
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Built for the Space Exploration Secretary's ChallengeSpace Capsule

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Space Warrior

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Spiromeccanograph

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Sports Car

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From a 1935 Meccano Magazine .
 
 
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Built for the Three Supports Secretary's ChallengeSprint "Texas Wheelie" Dragster

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Built for the Three Supports Secretary's ChallengeStation Platform Luggage Trailer

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Built for the Model Village Secretary's ChallengeStreetlamp

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Three-Wheeled Vehicle

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Built for the Curved and Circular Parts Only Secretary's ChallengeTower of Hanoi Puzzle

Built by Peter Clay

This puzzle was invented by French mathematician Edouard Lucas in 1883.  A tower of eight discs (various pulleys, gears etc.) was initially stacked in increasing size on one of three rods. The objective is to transfer the entire tower to one of t...
 
 
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Tractor

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Tractor

Built by Peter Clay

Caterpillar tractor powered by magic motor running on sprocket chain track.
 
 
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Tractor and Gravel Sifter

Built by Peter Clay

The Gravel Sifter is taken From the 1929 000 manual.  It's an odd-looking contraption, built in the correct shade of red/green.
 
 
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Tractor and Lawn Mower

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Ultrasuper Variograph

Built by Peter Clay

A design by Andreas Konkoly with a large number of variables.
 
 
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Built for the Model Village Secretary's ChallengeVan

Built by Peter Clay

 
 
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Vertical Meccanograph

Built by Peter Clay

Unfinished.
 
 
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Walking Steamboat

Built by Peter Clay

From the Crazy Inventors series.
 
 
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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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Built for the The Natural World Secretary's ChallengeWoodpecker

Built by Peter Clay

A woodpecker on a branch that pecks its way down a tree trunk (or axle rod), making a tapping sound. This is achieved through a flexible coupling unit vibrating in a handrail coupling which slides down the axle rod. The woodpecker (pawl, fork piece, ...
 
 
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Xtreme Buggy

Built by Peter Clay

Built with the smallest Xtreme set. This incorporates a small electric unit which makes a noise when a button is pushed. According to your tastes this represents either a Dalek coughing its guts up, or the sound of a racing car engine. The set includes...
 
 
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Xtreme Dragsters

Built by Peter Clay

Dragsters made from the Xtreme Power Motor set.

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