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Built for the Beneath the Waves Secretary's ChallengeAquanaut

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Builders Yard

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Working models of: Dredger Grabbing crane Bulldozer Tracked loader Conveyor belt
 
 
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Bullet Train

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A prototype bullet train model with 8-wheel drive. The last two photos show other options for the drive mechanism.
 
 
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Canadian Ice Road Truck and Trailer

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Using some Evolution set parts.
 
 
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Chain Ferry

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Crane

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A crane with grab on catapillar tracks.
 
 
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Crane Truck

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Modified Evolution set model.
 
 
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Crown

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Built for the Rings and Circles Secretary's ChallengeCyclist

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Unfinished.  The circular track that the cycle sits on is of the largest radius possible with Meccano parts.
 
 
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Dump Truck

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Modified Evolution set model.
 
 
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Built for the Model Village Secretary's ChallengeEast Cliff Funicular Railway

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Built for the Useful Models Secretary's ChallengeEgg Decorator

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Allows an egg to be securely held and rotated whilst painting it at Easter.
 
 
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Excavator

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Fire Engine

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Forth Bridge

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Built for the Spanners and Screwdrivers Secretary's ChallengeGiant Crab

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Grader

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Greater Crested Yellow Nut-Eater

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Harbour Crane

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Hornby Airport

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Hornby Harbour

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Infinitely Variable Drive

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An example of a drive where the input to output speed ratio can be infinitely varied from 1:3 to 3:1.
 
 
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JCB

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Lifting Bridge

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This is a composite model of several American lifting bridges. It was built mainly to use parts that I seldom use. These bridges can carry a number of stabilizing cables, but I found that when moving/transporting they became tangled, so I have dispens...
 
 
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Lighthouse

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Locomotive

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LPG Tanker Ship

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Built for the Self Portraits Secretary's ChallengeMake-Your-Own Self Portrait

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Meccano Railroad Train

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Runs on gauge '0' track.
 
 
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Meccano Strip Bending Machine

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Meccano Tools

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Various tools made from Meccano including: Rod straightener Aeroplane wing bender Two plate benders Strip bender
 
 
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Meccano Train

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Meccanograph

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An original design from 'first principles' with a turntable driven from the rim to minimise backlash.
 
 
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Meccanograph

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Minimalist Vehicle Chassis

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I need a chassis that I can use for a number of different models, and it also needs to be minimalist - using as few parts as possible in order to keep a favourable power ro weight ratio. I measured some yesteryear model vans, and increased the proport...
 
 
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Motor Car Chassis

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A 'test bed' for the new plastic Meccano pinions which are used in this model's differential.
 
 
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O Gauge Locomotive

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Built for the Hornby O Gauge Trains Secretary's ChallengeO Gauge Pacific Locomotive

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I have often wondered why Frank Hornby never introduced railway wheels into the Meccano system. I would have thought that such a crossover would have benefited both systems. However, the Swiss firm of Stoky did introduce railway wheels which are fully...
 
 
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Built for the Hornby O Gauge Trains Secretary's ChallengeO Gauge Rolling Stock

Built by Ivor Ellard

This rolling stock is years old, and came about because I wanted to recreate a 'Hornby Railway'. I modified (mutilated) some no. 52 flanged plates so that they were only 2" wide, this being the maximum width for gauge O.
 
 
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Oil Derrick

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Overhead Railway

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Having collected a large number of various parts over the years, I am now trying to build models with parts that haven't been used so far. This is a freelance overhead railway. At first glance it may appear to be a monorail, but there are two rails to...
 
 
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Racing Yacht

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Railway Models

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Various locomotives and freight wagons on a very long railway track.
 
 
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Built for the Useful Models Secretary's ChallengeReading Platforms

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The first is used to hold papers whilst typing, the other (not shown) can prop open a book.
 
 
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Single Cylinder Marine Engine

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Single Deck Bus

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From a post-war no. 6 set manual.
 
 
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Spinning Top

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Station Wagon

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A model slightly tweaked from an old instruction manual. You will notice that I did not bother with a steering wheel, the reason being that the model could easily be adapted to have proper suspension, steering and be motorised, and I may undertake tha...
 
 
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Steam Locomotive

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Built for the Building Bridges Secretary's ChallengeSuspension Bridge

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Tank

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From the A. C. Gilbert 10611 Military Vehicles Erector set.
 
 
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Taxi

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A model slightly tweaked from an old instruction manual. You will notice that I did not bother with a steering wheel, the reason being that the model could easily be adapted to have proper suspension, steering and be motorised, and I may undertake tha...
 
 
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Built for the Spanners and Screwdrivers Secretary's ChallengeTelephone

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The Bucket Dredger "Ajax"

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I had just completed a floating crane, and I thought it might be nice to make another interesting ship of the type that may be seen about harbours. After a bit of searching on the Internet I came across the Ajax. The only trouble was, with i...
 
 
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The Magic Mandala Maker

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My Yoga teacher - who has a penchant for the esoteric - brought some circular designs to the class and announced that they were Mandalas. You may imagine the look I was given when I remarked, "Oh, I've got a machine that makes them." However, at the ...
 
 
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The Total Energy Plant

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The Meccano solution to the energy crisis... All you have to do is to dig a small oil well in your back garden: Cap it with a wind generator which will power a pump to lift the oil. The oil is then refined , leaving gas for cooking, petrol for your ca...
 
 
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Trains Crossing Bridges

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Transporter Bridge

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Truck

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Truck and Trailer

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Tug and Barge

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Union Pacific "Big Boy" 4000-Class 4-8-8-4 Locomotive and Tender

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Vickers Vimy Aircraft

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A British heavy bomber aircraft of the First World War and post-First World War era. It achieved success as both a military and civil aircraft, setting several notable records in long-distance flights in the inter-war period, the most celebrated of whi...
 
 
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Western Locomotive

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With rolling stock.
 
 
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Yesteryear Model Van

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