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4-6-0 Steam Locomotive and Tender

Built by Guy Loveridge

A model built from the contents of a set 10, which uses most of the parts of a set 10. The model is my own design - it is not based on a specific class of locomotive, it is simply a typical 4-6-0 locomotive. Features include working pistons and valve ...
 
 
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Beam Engine

Built by Guy Loveridge

This model is on a frame of just 3" by 7½". Powered by an electric motor, it has working governor, flywheel, parallel motion, piston and valve action.
 
 
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Blocksetting Crane

Built by Guy Loveridge

This model has been built to a scale of 3:5 of the notorious blocksetting crane in the Supermodel leaflets. A single electric motor in the back powers a gearbox, then four levers on the deck control the four basic movements of level luffing, hoisting,...
 
 
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Blocksetting Crane

Built by Guy Loveridge

The model is 5½" long, 1½" wide and 2" tall but still performs the four basic movements of hoisting, level luffing, rotation and travelling.
 
 
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Bus

Built by Guy Loveridge

The model is over 2½' long, is motorised and has Ackerman steering, opening doors and a differential.
 
 
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Built for the Canals Secretary's ChallengeCadishead Viaduct

Built by Guy Loveridge

A model of the Cadishead Viaduct, a railway bridge over the Manchester Ship Canal.
 
 
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Chess Set

Built by Guy Loveridge

The board is 4" across. The pieces are as follows: pawn - a collar; rook - a pinion; knight - an end piece; bishop - a strip connector; queen - a threaded connector and a bolt; king - a connector and a threaded pin. The "white" pieces have a zinc washe...
 
 
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Built for the Nuclear Power Secretary's ChallengeDeLorean Car

Built by Guy Loveridge

The fictional nuclear powered DeLorean featured in the 1985 film Back to the Future.
 
 
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Fish Tank

Built by Guy Loveridge

An unusual model - it includes a motorised fish that "swims" round in circles.
 
 
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Built for the A Novel Motor Secretary's ChallengeLorry

Built by Guy Loveridge

A 7½" long model powered by a Tension Spring.
 
 
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Built for the Architectural Carbuncles Secretary's ChallengeMobile Phone Mast

Built by Guy Loveridge

A typical mobile phone mast. Such structures are considered unsightly.
 
 
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Built for the Model Village Secretary's ChallengeMotorway Gantry

Built by Guy Loveridge

One of the motorway gantries at the junction of the M25 and M1. The model is built to a scale of 1:24 so it can be affiliated to the 1:24 model village Secretary's Challenge. Apart from vehicles, I am not aware of any other motorway-related Meccano mod...
 
 
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Built for the Year of the Bus Secretary's ChallengeOyster Card

Built by Guy Loveridge

Made from two blue plates and a curved strip.
 
 
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Built for the Odd Parts Secretary's ChallengePentagram Necklace

Built by Guy Loveridge

An entry for the Geoff Carter Cup.
 
 
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Built for the A Novel Motor Secretary's ChallengePerpetual Motion Machine

Built by Guy Loveridge

The machine is called an overbalanced wheel, and the idea has been around for several hundred years. Obviously the machine does not work because perpetual motion is impossible.
 
 
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Built for the Model Village Secretary's ChallengePumpjack

Built by Guy Loveridge

Pumpjacks are more commonly known by colloquial names such as nodding donkeys and are a common sight in places like Texas, although not normally associated with a typical English village. Pumpjacks are not a popular model for Meccano enthusiasts, whic...
 
 
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Built for the Nuclear Power Secretary's ChallengeRadiation Sign

Built by Guy Loveridge

Built around 3 triangular plates.
 
 
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Railway Breakdown Crane

Built by Guy Loveridge

A 5' long model of my own design. A single electric motor powers a gearbox, then two levers in the cab control power for the hoisting and luffing movements. The crane is capable of lifting scale loads, such as a loaded wagon. The main bearing is my own...
 
 
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Built for the The Great Fire of London Secretary's ChallengeSamuel Pepys' Diary

Built by Guy Loveridge

Samuel Pepys' Diary is something synonymous with the great fire of London. The "diary" is a hinged plate, probably the first time I have used that part in a model.
 
 
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Built for the Self Portrait Secretary's ChallengeSelf Portrait

Built by Guy Loveridge

A full side profile. The model shows my one distinctive feature, my long hair, represented by the black tension springs. So the model should be recognisable as myself because no other SELMEC member has waist-length hair.
 
 
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Built for the Canals Secretary's ChallengeShip

Built by Guy Loveridge

A ship on the Manchester Ship Canal, built to the same scale as my model of the Cadishead Viaduct .
 
 
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Built for the Space Exploration Secretary's ChallengeSpace Shuttle

Built by Guy Loveridge

This model is 3' long and has a wingspan of over 2'. The proportions of the model are accurate, except for the shape of the nose because the curves are difficult to reproduce with Meccano parts.
 
 
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Tank Car

Built by Guy Loveridge

This is the first part of a planned 8' long American freight train. The tank car has swivelling bogies, a ladder and couplings.
 
 
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Built for the Le Tour De France Secretary's ChallengeThe Yellow Jersey

Built by Guy Loveridge

A two-dimensional representation of the coveted yellow jersey given to the rider with the lowest aggregate time in the Tour de France, built from four yellow plates.
 
 
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Thomas the Tank Engine

Built by Guy Loveridge

This model has been made in the hope that it will appeal to children at this year's model shows. The blue and black colours on the locomotive are correct and there are even faces on the locomotive and carriages. The back carriage has a pick-up and a mo...
 
 
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Tipper Lorry

Built by Guy Loveridge

This model is motorised and power is taken to the driving wheels via differentials on both back axles. Both front axles have Ackerman steering, so each of the four front wheels has to turn to a different angle, leading to some complex geometry with th...
 
 
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Tower Crane

Built by Guy Loveridge

The model is built around two vertical 12½" strips and one horizontal 12½" strip. Most of the model is ½" wide; the counterweight is a channel bearing (part 160) and the trolley is a slide piece (part 50). Although a bit temperamen...
 
 
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Built for the Birthday Models Secretary's ChallengeTowers of Hanoi Puzzle

Built by Guy Loveridge

A model from the December 1970 issue of Meccano Magazine , modified by using gears instead of pulleys and a flat girder as a base instead of a flanged plate.
 
 
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Train

Built by Guy Loveridge

A train of my own design consisting of a locomotive, flat-bed truck, open wagon and tanker, all with working brakes.
 
 
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Twin Beam Engines

Built by Guy Loveridge

An adaptation of a previous model, the twin horizontal steam engines . The frame and boiler remained the same, but the horizontal engines were replaced by beam engines. Features include 10" diameter flywheels, and working pistons, valves, governors an...
 
 
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Twin Horizontal Steam Engines

Built by Guy Loveridge

This model is my own design, although some dimensions are similar to the Twin Horizontal Steam Engines model in the Super Model leaflets. The layout, which is a central boiler and a steam engine either side, is copied from the British Engineerium stea...
 
 
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Built for the Sci-Fi Secretary's ChallengeUSS Enterprise

Built by Guy Loveridge

A 3" long model of Star Trek's USS Enterprise built around two conical discs (part 187a). The awkward angles on the Enterprise are taken care of with obtuse brackets.
 
 
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Volk's Railway

Built by Guy Loveridge

Volk's Electric Railway, to give it its full name, is the oldest operating electric railway in the world, and today it exists as a heritage railway. The model is built to a scale of 1:12 and has 9.5 feet of track plus a platform at each end. The third ...
 
 
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Built for the Model Village Secretary's ChallengeZebra Crossing

Built by Guy Loveridge

Uses zinc and black coloured Meccano for a good effect.

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