South East London Meccano Club https://www.selmec.org.uk/ Our latest Meccano articles and models in our Model Gallery. en-gb Sun, 20 Aug 2017 22:52:10 GMT 1440 <![CDATA[The Regurgitator]]> https://www.selmec.org.uk/gallery_model_view.aspx?ID=930856D6-82C1-49F4-901E-87789DA0F94C

A recent three week holiday, you could say, was a welcome break from all the Meccano model building to which I always seem to be dedicating so much time. The downside though is that I don't like exhibiting the same model more than once and with three M...

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Tue, 04 Jul 2017 09:46:09 GMT
<![CDATA[Delivery Truck]]> https://www.selmec.org.uk/gallery_model_view.aspx?ID=BC5B50F3-7C6F-4D87-B73F-41BA62D6416C

From a 1960s no. 1 set manual.

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Sat, 01 Jul 2017 16:59:03 GMT
<![CDATA[Ballister]]> https://www.selmec.org.uk/gallery_model_view.aspx?ID=4DBAA5A6-010D-4A55-B359-D4B51E0288F4

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Sat, 01 Jul 2017 15:44:56 GMT
<![CDATA[Meccanograph]]> https://www.selmec.org.uk/gallery_model_view.aspx?ID=A680D84E-A247-4398-BC2C-8A90CD06890B

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Sat, 01 Jul 2017 15:39:34 GMT
<![CDATA[Scooter]]> https://www.selmec.org.uk/gallery_model_view.aspx?ID=BB45280D-1067-4C26-ABDD-2588F4B3EEBE

This Italian-style scooter is based on a 1970 no. 3 set model. It won the Geoff Carter Cup in 2017.

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Sat, 01 Jul 2017 15:37:46 GMT
<![CDATA[Bulldozer]]> https://www.selmec.org.uk/gallery_model_view.aspx?ID=F6D3845A-F79D-4E6E-9E5A-2004AD57C2DD

This model from the 1957 no. 8 set manual is still under construction.

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Sat, 01 Jul 2017 15:32:23 GMT
<![CDATA[Castle Portcullis]]> https://www.selmec.org.uk/gallery_model_view.aspx?ID=1E079155-9433-40B6-9195-A38797CD2D25

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Sat, 01 Jul 2017 15:30:57 GMT
<![CDATA[Rotary Hoe]]> https://www.selmec.org.uk/gallery_model_view.aspx?ID=46D71004-121A-4F57-A93D-AD92C16A23EF

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Sat, 01 Jul 2017 15:29:58 GMT
<![CDATA[Single Deck Bus]]> https://www.selmec.org.uk/gallery_model_view.aspx?ID=F0A18379-3856-41EB-971A-B6AC771343C7

From a post-war no. 6 set manual.

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Sat, 01 Jul 2017 15:27:05 GMT
<![CDATA[Earth and Moon Orrery]]> https://www.selmec.org.uk/gallery_model_view.aspx?ID=D0AAD05F-CE7B-4EA9-8AC1-FDCDF163A721

The Earth is blue and the Moon is zinc, so the colours are as close as they can be to the real Earth and Moon. The Earth is four times the diameter of the Moon, the same ratio as the real Earth and Moon. The Earth rotates 28 times for one orbit of the ...

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Sat, 01 Jul 2017 15:25:37 GMT
<![CDATA[Grappling Hook]]> https://www.selmec.org.uk/gallery_model_view.aspx?ID=616C9839-6498-491D-BD37-6716F616D729

The model is built to a scale of 1:1. In medieval times grappling hooks were mostly used for boarding ships, but were also used for climbing castle walls.

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Sat, 01 Jul 2017 15:19:52 GMT
<![CDATA[Open Wagon]]> https://www.selmec.org.uk/gallery_model_view.aspx?ID=A0CE1A44-6E2D-4359-9C4E-04692A26F01A

The second part of a planned 8' long American freight train. The open wagon has swivelling bogies, ladders and coupling.

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Sat, 01 Jul 2017 15:17:53 GMT
<![CDATA[Shunting Locomotive, Wagon, Hopper and Conveyor]]> https://www.selmec.org.uk/gallery_model_view.aspx?ID=1DEEE54B-4ABA-41B0-B28F-61F818AFCF19

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Sat, 01 Jul 2017 15:15:14 GMT
<![CDATA[Arc De Triomphe]]> https://www.selmec.org.uk/gallery_model_view.aspx?ID=9F582333-08A8-4497-A630-13BEBE86BD4C

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Sat, 01 Jul 2017 15:13:04 GMT
<![CDATA[Submarine]]> https://www.selmec.org.uk/gallery_model_view.aspx?ID=FFFE4FCD-1314-4E89-8800-68672CE83F1B

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Sat, 01 Jul 2017 15:09:27 GMT
<![CDATA[Railway Dragline]]> https://www.selmec.org.uk/gallery_model_view.aspx?ID=500AA630-AEB6-4347-BF7C-5271E507F57F

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Sat, 01 Jul 2017 15:08:54 GMT
<![CDATA[Dancers End Twin-Beam Engine]]> https://www.selmec.org.uk/gallery_model_view.aspx?ID=54C27427-05D8-47D7-8FB0-58EB56F4DBAB

This model of the Dancers End engine at the London Museum of Water and Steam is built to 1:12 scale. The prototype was built in 1867 and originally installed at Chiltern Hill Waterworks, Dancers End, to provide water supply from a well. It was re-erec...

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Sat, 01 Jul 2017 15:07:06 GMT
<![CDATA[Battering Ram]]> https://www.selmec.org.uk/gallery_model_view.aspx?ID=8EB92CD3-443B-4FE0-9791-46C9F631568D

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Sat, 01 Jul 2017 14:56:32 GMT
<![CDATA[Sports Car Gearbox]]> https://www.selmec.org.uk/gallery_model_view.aspx?ID=A96B122F-72ED-49CF-9FEF-3C0CC2F1EE05

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Sat, 01 Jul 2017 14:54:26 GMT
<![CDATA[Lullingstone Castle Gatehouse]]> https://www.selmec.org.uk/gallery_model_view.aspx?ID=569D8389-602C-44B1-8050-947237A922A2

It would have been good if the strips were horizontal but I would have run out of strips that way. The was some guesswork on the construction because I did not have an aerial view. All in all a fairly pleasing outcome.

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Sat, 01 Jul 2017 14:52:57 GMT
<![CDATA[Caster Steering Mechanism]]> https://www.selmec.org.uk/gallery_model_view.aspx?ID=1EEAD962-D1E6-421F-AA25-3E08396834A3

As seen at the back of the Mechanisms Set manual. Leaves some room for imagination as to where the motor is mounted. On the steering column or next to the steering column.

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Sat, 01 Jul 2017 14:49:02 GMT
<![CDATA[Dice]]> https://www.selmec.org.uk/gallery_model_view.aspx?ID=E6544B0A-5C52-437E-BA43-35B3E7DFEBDA

The black bolts representing the numbers are Allen bolts. Internally there are 12 threaded bosses with the main thread bolted directly to the plate and the countersunk hole bolted to an adjacent plate with a washer as a spacer. This was put up for the...

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Sat, 01 Jul 2017 14:48:05 GMT
<![CDATA[243:1 Gearbox]]> https://www.selmec.org.uk/gallery_model_view.aspx?ID=E5E9F606-BF91-4867-8919-8810BD8D79E3

As seen at the back of the Mechanisms Set manual. All gears except the first and last one are free on their rods.

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Sat, 01 Jul 2017 14:45:58 GMT
<![CDATA[Crane]]> https://www.selmec.org.uk/gallery_model_view.aspx?ID=CA269612-2636-4628-B4DD-B67AA870D78D

A very simple crane, hand operated with a slewing and hoisting motions, on a travelling base.

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Sat, 01 Jul 2017 13:28:09 GMT
<![CDATA[Eight Wheel Flat Bed Lorry]]> https://www.selmec.org.uk/gallery_model_view.aspx?ID=FC59E290-5C86-4C57-BE15-FFFE4EC029BB

This model is freelance using the new-sized wheels from Spin Master. It features simple four wheel steering and simple double rear axle suspension.

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Sat, 01 Jul 2017 13:25:12 GMT
<![CDATA[Castle Entrance Gate]]> https://www.selmec.org.uk/gallery_model_view.aspx?ID=00851A7C-8FE4-4CA0-8F92-006EC29F9F88

In response to the Challenge, I have constructed a modeller's licence castle entrance gate, with a hand operated drawbridge and a portcullis, which can be raised and lowered by a hand operated wheel, or dropped at speed, by disengaging a ratchet a...

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Sat, 01 Jul 2017 13:22:20 GMT
<![CDATA[Crane]]> https://www.selmec.org.uk/gallery_model_view.aspx?ID=90940B2F-F1ED-47D3-9BA2-890AB41585CA

My version of the 'level luffing crane' featured in the instruction manual of the 1970s Crane Construction set. My version has an improved base, hand-operated slewing, ball bearing turntable, and hand wound luffing and hauling.

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Sat, 01 Jul 2017 13:19:14 GMT
<![CDATA[Siege Engine]]> https://www.selmec.org.uk/gallery_model_view.aspx?ID=6F3677E0-2147-4C9D-B0FD-0B1990C447FF

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Sat, 01 Jul 2017 13:10:18 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[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