South East London Meccano Club https://www.selmec.org.uk/ Our latest Meccano articles and models in our Model Gallery. en-gb Wed, 26 Apr 2017 10:54:57 GMT 1440 <![CDATA[Four Wheel Drive Vehicle]]> https://www.selmec.org.uk/gallery_model_view.aspx?ID=F146288C-4BCB-44F1-9E84-34CC3809D626

A modification of one of the manuals models from the set introduced in 2016. I had had issues with the universal couplings provided not fitting the rods, and had to buy new mini-joints from Dave Taylor. The instructions are very poor in colour separa...

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Sun, 02 Apr 2017 13:24:21 GMT
<![CDATA[Desert Buggy]]> https://www.selmec.org.uk/gallery_model_view.aspx?ID=D1633C28-B76F-4A57-BDB6-4AA3E16B2335

One of the prime models in the manuals of the 2016 introduced set. In general this builds well, though in places, my copy of the manual could be clearer. It was noticeable that the model was lacking a drivers seat, so one has been added. It also fea...

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Sun, 02 Apr 2017 13:20:29 GMT
<![CDATA[Tipping Lorry]]> https://www.selmec.org.uk/gallery_model_view.aspx?ID=52D722D0-5A99-4F1F-B9A4-B544F6FD6003

This model started life as one of Alex Barker's models in MW Modelplan 232 issued in January 2017, and has been tested and modified. A suitable remote steering mechanism for these vehicles using the 1970s pressed cab unit is still under active study,...

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Sun, 02 Apr 2017 13:15:07 GMT
<![CDATA[Mountain Rally Car]]> https://www.selmec.org.uk/gallery_model_view.aspx?ID=8F2607A2-3A20-4088-8099-CEFAA651082C

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Sun, 02 Apr 2017 13:11:28 GMT
<![CDATA[Thunderbird 3]]> https://www.selmec.org.uk/gallery_model_view.aspx?ID=6302A5CF-C200-44DE-ADA2-BB344687AD20

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Sun, 02 Apr 2017 13:09:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Thunderbird 2]]> https://www.selmec.org.uk/gallery_model_view.aspx?ID=70FE160B-FD2E-4922-9863-9A326C108494

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Sun, 02 Apr 2017 13:08:34 GMT
<![CDATA[Inverted Beam Engine]]> https://www.selmec.org.uk/gallery_model_view.aspx?ID=8B7FAD7D-9FE7-4A3F-A548-FB58DE6AFD90

A model of a model! I spotted a model of an 1808 Matthew Murray inverted beam engine by James Fox in the London Science Museum and built my own model of it. The engine is interesting as it requires no crossheads or parallel motion for the piston rod. D...

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Sun, 02 Apr 2017 13:00:24 GMT
<![CDATA[Flat Bed Lorry]]> https://www.selmec.org.uk/gallery_model_view.aspx?ID=D602987B-04D4-4413-8098-3CB6D2FCDCB4

Upon obtaining a multi-kit vehicle cab I decided to build an ordinary flat bed lorry based around it. This was to be a 'toy'-standard model rather than an accurate depiction of any particular lorry as the cab itself is not particularly realistic. At e...

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Sun, 02 Apr 2017 11:31:44 GMT
<![CDATA[Derrick Crane]]> https://www.selmec.org.uk/gallery_model_view.aspx?ID=6DAF2FD0-A394-4A83-993B-B8271C441EA6

Built using the parts from the Tower Crane set.

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Sun, 02 Apr 2017 11:25:39 GMT
<![CDATA[Fish Tank]]> https://www.selmec.org.uk/gallery_model_view.aspx?ID=9DC6485C-1D51-4D5E-822A-71C469F33686

An unusual model - it includes a motorised fish that "swims" round in circles.

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Sun, 02 Apr 2017 11:21:22 GMT
<![CDATA[Tank Car]]> https://www.selmec.org.uk/gallery_model_view.aspx?ID=82CB52B6-DDBA-4DB0-8B8A-7CBA5884DFDC

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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Sun, 02 Apr 2017 11:19:04 GMT
<![CDATA[Dealer's Display Models]]> https://www.selmec.org.uk/gallery_model_view.aspx?ID=294667EB-6D1C-4180-A2DA-EABC753A3463

These models were likely part of a Meccano dealer's display - they are designed to be mounted side-on to a board and driven via axles that would have gone through the board to gearing and a motor hidden behind. Each model is taken from the manual for ...

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Sun, 02 Apr 2017 11:16:04 GMT
<![CDATA[Railway Points]]> https://www.selmec.org.uk/gallery_model_view.aspx?ID=AA925C5D-ABBB-47CE-A7DF-C465E2EA5AE6

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Sun, 02 Apr 2017 11:05:26 GMT
<![CDATA[Tanker]]> https://www.selmec.org.uk/gallery_model_view.aspx?ID=A47AA259-CEC1-4718-A140-1F01A6799DE3

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Sun, 02 Apr 2017 10:57:52 GMT
<![CDATA[Recalling 'Fireside Fun']]> https://www.selmec.org.uk/article_2017_03_recalling_fireside_fun.aspx Richard Marsden tells the story of Meccano Magazine's regular feature, the jokes and puzzles page.

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Sun, 19 Mar 2017 13:56:33 GMT
<![CDATA[The Nordic Invader Fairground Ride]]> https://www.selmec.org.uk/gallery_model_view.aspx?ID=3A134761-738F-49B3-8A93-D971FC953542

2017 started with the first Meccano meeting at SELMEC in January, where I displayed my newest model The Demoraliser . Finding that I had some extra time on my hands before our next meeting at the Runnymede Meccano Guild in February, I decided to k...

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Mon, 06 Feb 2017 12:51:27 GMT
<![CDATA[London Underground Map Section]]> https://www.selmec.org.uk/gallery_model_view.aspx?ID=DE3DB6D7-58E5-4E01-9A9F-0C7BC62A6F69

A section of the Central London Underground Map, built for the Big Challenge at our April 2017 meeting.

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Sun, 05 Feb 2017 10:42:05 GMT
<![CDATA[St. Luke's Church Craft Exhibition 2016 Report]]> https://www.selmec.org.uk/exhib_report_2016_st_lukes_church_craft_exhibition.aspx Peter Clay reports on the Meccano models from SELMEC at the St. Luke's Church Craft Exhibition 2016, which was part of the Eltham Arts Winter Festival.

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Tue, 03 Jan 2017 11:47:35 GMT
<![CDATA[Meccano Show 2016 Report]]> https://www.selmec.org.uk/exhib_report_2016.aspx Chris Warrell reports on last October's SELMEC Meccano Show in Eltham.

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Tue, 03 Jan 2017 11:44:33 GMT
<![CDATA[Henwick Primary School Summer Fair 2016]]> https://www.selmec.org.uk/exhib_report_2016_henwick_primary_school_summer_fair.aspx Chris Warrell reports on a recent addition to our round of extra-curricular events in July.

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Tue, 20 Sep 2016 16:08:17 GMT
<![CDATA[Greenwich Great Get Together 2016]]> https://www.selmec.org.uk/exhib_report_2016_greenwich_great_get_together.aspx Peter Clay reports from a damp marquee in a wet field in Woolwich...

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Tue, 20 Sep 2016 16:07:42 GMT