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"Big Ben"

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Built for the Film and TV Secretary's Challenge"Millennium Falcon" Space Ship

Built by Geoff Carter

From Star Wars and built from Steel Tec.
 
 
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"Rocket" Locomotive

Built by Geoff Carter

From an early 1930's no. 4 set.
 
 
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"Rocket" Locomotive

Built by Geoff Carter

Exclusive to Marks & Spencer, grossly over-priced, attractive at 1st glance, but, overall, very poor. The boiler, for instance, has sides and top - no front, rear, or bottom; there are no axles for the wheels, so the drivers can't be quartered; th...
 
 
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Built for the Film and TV Secretary's Challenge"U.S.S. Enterprise" Space Ship

Built by Geoff Carter

From Star Trek: The Next Generation and built from Steel Tec.  Includes lighting and sound effects.
 
 
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"U.S.S. Enterprise" Space Ship

Built by Geoff Carter

The original of this model was built by John Lavers for the 1979 Henley exhibition 'NONUTZNOBOLTZ' competition. Details of it were published by Constructor Quarterly in 1993: I built it in 2007 - does that mean that I have to keep it for 14 years? T...
 
 
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1918 Bates Tractor

Built by Geoff Carter

Built from plans in the NZFMM Magazine , of a model designed by Bruce Geange.
 
 
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Archie the Catapillar Soldier

Built by Geoff Carter

From Bernard Perier's Zkwyx Meccanaut book. Archie is a Caterpillar Soldier from the planet Loonia (also encountered by Zkwyx on his travels). Archie is powered by an MR motor, and works in the same way as Grubby - though, in this case, the model g...
 
 
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Built for the Military Models Secretary's ChallengeArmy Jeep

Built by Geoff Carter

From the French Meccakit Armee 100 manual.
 
 
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Built for the Braced Girders Secretary's ChallengeArticulated Fire Escape

Built by Geoff Carter

From Master Builder set 7064.  This is the featured model in the set and, though not outstanding, it is quite pleasant to build and reasonably attractive. Geoff thinks that the Master Builder could be called the 'Last Real Meccano Set'!
 
 
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Articulated Tankers

Built by Geoff Carter

Designed by Bernard Perier and published in Constructor Quarterly . These tankers are roughly to 1:40 and 1:80 scales.  The larger one is powered by a MR motor in the trailer, and has a tilt cab, suspension, steering and a working trailer stand. ...
 
 
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Bi-Plane

Built by Geoff Carter

One of the small one-model sets sold by Marks & Spencer over the 2008 Christmas period.
 
 
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Built for the The Natural World Secretary's ChallengeBird

Built by Geoff Carter

 
 
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Boeing Vertol 'Sea Knight' Twin Helicopter

Built by Geoff Carter

This is a model of the Boeing Vertol 'Dea Knight' twin helicopter, to 1:87 scale, designed by Bernard Perier.
 
 
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Car

Built by Geoff Carter

A model from the 'Tuning' set 4952. I prefer this model to that in set 4951, as it has smaller wheels and pleasant colours.
 
 
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Catamaran

Built by Geoff Carter

This small model started as the 'bonus' model that could be made from the parts supplied in the 6 small Design Starter sets, but is now available as a Starter set, the bonus parts having been dropped.  A typical Starter model, but probably easier ...
 
 
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Celestial Body Exploration Car

Built by Geoff Carter

Made from a Chinese set in the 'Series Metagalaxy'.
 
 
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Built for the Braced Girders Secretary's ChallengeContractor's Crane

Built by Geoff Carter

From the 1970s set no. 6, though Geoff's set is one of those re-issued by Marc Rebibo when he first bought Meccano. As the jib is very unbalanced, Geoff added a counter balance (34 5-hole strips) to the rear of it, and gave it the roller bearing first...
 
 
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Built for the Other Systems Secretary's ChallengeDigger

Built by Geoff Carter

Built from Junior Meccano. A small model from a 1-model set.
 
 
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Digger

Built by Geoff Carter

From the 2010 Marks & Spencer one-model sets.
 
 
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Dragster

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Dump Truck

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Ferris Wheel

Built by Geoff Carter

From Bernard Perier's book Serial Constructor . A neat little model, but, like many of Bernard's designs, very tight on clearances. It is powered by the current 770 motor, running on 6V and driving through the 19:1 gearbox 760.
 
 
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Built for the Landmarks Secretary's ChallengeForth Bridge

Built by Geoff Carter

This was designed by Chris Shute and is described in an issue of Constructor Quarterly .  It is built from the Marks and Spencer Landmarks set and, although the bridge is 6' long, there are still quite a lot of parts left over!
 
 
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Go-Kart

Built by Geoff Carter

A small model from set 2204.
 
 
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Grubby the Metal-Eating Worm

Built by Geoff Carter

From Bernard Perier's Zkwyx Meccanaut book. Grubby is a twisting, metal-eating worm from the planet Hostilia. He is powered by an MR motor. This drives the front segment of the worm from side to side. The wheels ars not powered, but the front ones ...
 
 
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Heavy Lorry

Built by Geoff Carter

Built from the 1870s 6-set manual.
 
 
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Helicopter

Built by Geoff Carter

From the Master Builder outfit.
 
 
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Helicopter

Built by Geoff Carter

From set 2513. This is a 2-model set. I think that this is a surprisingly attractive model.
 
 
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Helicopter

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Helicopter

Built by Geoff Carter

From a 1990's Collection 1-model set.
 
 
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Helicopter

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From a 1976 no. 2 set.
 
 
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Built for the Crane Building Kit Models Secretary's ChallengeHelicopter

Built by Geoff Carter

 
 
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Helicopter

Built by Geoff Carter

Helicopter from the Ferris Wheel set manual. Colourful, nice shape, but it could be, with advantage, shortened by 5½", with the rotor cut down to match.
 
 
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Helicopter

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Helicopter

Built by Geoff Carter

From an EnTech helicopter set.
 
 
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Helicopter

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Helicopter

Built by Geoff Carter

From the 1990's Dynamic set.
 
 
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Built for the 1976 Manual Models Secretary's ChallengeHelicopter

Built by Geoff Carter

Helicopter from a 1976 no .2 set manual.
 
 
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Built for the Landmarks Secretary's ChallengeHMS Illustrious

Built by Geoff Carter

This was designed by George Illingworth and is described in an issue of Constructor Quarterly .  It is built from the Marks and Spencer Landmarks set.
 
 
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Jet Aeroplane

Built by Geoff Carter

From the 2010 Marks & Spencer one-model sets.
 
 
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Built for the Three Supports Secretary's ChallengeLittle Roaming Tractor

Built by Geoff Carter

The 'Little Roaming Tractor', from the Zkwyx Meccanaut book. The tractor appeared to Zkwyx in a dream and he later described it to the engineers on his planet, Meccania, who constructed a working version. The front wheels are fixed and don't touch t...
 
 
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Built for the Other Systems Secretary's ChallengeLorry

Built by Geoff Carter

A 1934 Dinky Builder Super Model. This is larger than usually seen for Dinky Builder and is from The 'Dinky Builder Super Model' leaflet.
 
 
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Built for the Card Parts Secretary's ChallengeLorry

Built by Geoff Carter

No. 2 set model, using fibre-board flexible plates.
 
 
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Mechanical Horse and Trailer

Built by Geoff Carter

From the 1967 no. 6 set manual, and built from a 'well-used' French no. 6 set from the late 1930s.
 
 
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Merkur Tracked Crane

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Built for the Three Supports Secretary's ChallengeMicrolight

Built by Geoff Carter

 
 
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Built for the Set Plus One Secretary's ChallengeMonoplace F3 Car

Built by Geoff Carter

From a French Pocket Meccano set. I used the longer bolts for the exhaust pipes, and had to use an find an extra long bolt to hold the steering wheel (brass ½" pulley) in place! Apart from the brass pulley, other differences in the French set ...
 
 
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Monster Truck

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Motor Scooter

Built by Geoff Carter

A motor scooter with twin front wheels, from the new Design 1 set. I don't like this model; there is no steering and the front wheels are independently mounted, on axle rods mounted in rod and strip connectors, which means that they can be steered sepa...
 
 
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Built for the Other Systems Secretary's ChallengeMotorbike

Built by Geoff Carter

This is from what I believe is the smallest Speedplay set. Finished in light grey and yellow, it is a pleasant-looking model.
 
 
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Motorcycle

Built by Geoff Carter

Another 1-model set, this was available from Marks & Spencer at Christmas in 2007.  Attractive, but very fiddly to assemble.
 
 
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Built for the Walking Models Secretary's ChallengeMr. Clockwork Motor

Built by Geoff Carter

 
 
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Observation Unit

Built by Geoff Carter

This model from the 'Mission The Universe' series of models has a 'working' (!) telescope.
 
 
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Off-Road Car

Built by Geoff Carter

This is from the 2-model Tuning 4951 set, and is un-powered and typical of modern Meccano in its conception and made from as few parts as possible. An un-attractive model, in an un-attractive colour.
 
 
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Off-Road Truck

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From a 1990s small 1-model 'Collection' set.
 
 
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Quad Bike

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The feature model in the 2010 Design 3 set. A pleasant model, but difficult to build owing to the spring steel flexible plates used these days.
 
 
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Racing Car

Built by Geoff Carter

From 2-model set 3700, as sold by Boots from 2005 to 2006. Pleasant enough for a small set. The other model in the set is a Go-Cart.
 
 
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Built for the 1976 Manual Models Secretary's ChallengeRacing Car

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From a 1976 set 2.
 
 
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Racing Seaplane

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From a 1930's no. 2 set.
 
 
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Radio Controlled Car

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Radio Controlled Car

Built by Geoff Carter

R/C car, with lights and sound. Virtually the same as all the other large Meccano R/C cars.
 
 
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Built for the Other Systems Secretary's ChallengeRailway Booking Hall

Built by Geoff Carter

Bayko Railway Booking Hall. This was built from a Meccano-made 13-set. Bayko looks good with Hornby O-gauge.
 
 
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Robot

Built by Geoff Carter

This is one of the new model kits - the large orange one, 902400A. A nice model, with well finished parts and nicely presented in a tin, with a plastic insert dividing it into two compartments.
 
 
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Built for the Braced Girders Secretary's ChallengeRocket and Launch Pad

Built by Geoff Carter

From the Space Centre set. This has a white rocket, with black trim, and a tower made from bright red braced girders and looks to be a very attractive model - from a distance! However, it is not well designed - it being difficult to make the rock...
 
 
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Rolls Royce Silver Ghost

Built by Geoff Carter

Designed by John Herdman.
 
 
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Sand Buggy

Built by Geoff Carter

From Entech set 1375. Entech is an Indian system with ½" spacing (not to be confused with the German Eitech system!)
 
 
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Scooter De Livraison

Built by Geoff Carter

From a French Meccano Magazine . The French 'take' on the Meccano Magazine favourite, the 3-wheel Delivery Vehicle. This model is powered by a Japanese-built Magic motor, which doesn't seem as powerful as the Liverpool -built version.
 
 
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Seaplane

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Built for the Other Systems Secretary's ChallengeSingle-Engine Low-Wing Monoplane

Built by Geoff Carter

From the Aero Constructor kit. This was 'different', as it has a 'nose-wheel' undercarriage, using a hole on the underside of the nose, not used in any published models. (Thanks to Brian Willis, of Gig Harbor, NY, for drawing my attention to this).
 
 
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Built for the Spanners and Screwdrivers Secretary's ChallengeSpanner Dragster

Built by Geoff Carter

Designed by Roger le Rolland and published in Meccano Newsmag . This small model uses spanners for the chassis side members.
 
 
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Built for the Magic Motor Models Secretary's ChallengeTipping Lorry

Built by Geoff Carter

'Camion a Benne Basculante' . I think that means 'Tipping Lorry' - it is from the French Meccano Magazine for February 1956. It was modified slightly, in the hope of increasing the speed for my Magic Motor Secretary's Challenge speed entry. It's fir...
 
 
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Traction Engine

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Tractor

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A pleasant little model, from the excellent Collection series.
 
 
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Tumbler

Built by Geoff Carter

This model is from Bernard Perier's Zkwyx Meccanaut book (the adventures of a space-travelling rabbit, from the planet 'Meccania'). Tumbler lives on the planet Malaxia. He spends his mornings swallowing (he has no teeth) pieces of branch and foliage,...
 
 
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Volkswagen Beetle Car

Built by Geoff Carter

This model is available from Argos, at just under 20. It is not easy to assemble, partly because the flexible plates used for the front of the car and the mudguards are now made from spring steel, and cannot be rolled to shape. I don't think that...
 
 
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Walking Robot Butler

Built by Geoff Carter

A robot butler from Zkwyx Meccanaut by Bernard Perier, which has a rather drunken gait, lurching from side to side. Apparently, he has a tendency to spill things.
 
 
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Walking Steamship

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Crazy Inventor series model that is a real entertainer.
 
 
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Zorida Walking Spider

Built by Geoff Carter

A cybernetic spider nurse, from the planet Aranya - via Bernard Perier's Zkwyx Meccanaut book.  She uses her fangs, instead of a hypodermic, to inject patients.

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