South East London Meccano Club https://www.selmec.org.uk/ Our latest Meccano articles and models in our Model Gallery. en-gb Sat, 23 Mar 2019 08:52:21 GMT 1440 <![CDATA[The Red Admiral Ship]]> https://www.selmec.org.uk/gallery_model_view.aspx?ID=A34DE5F0-4CF5-4A10-938B-A4BA5B37F6EB

Who would have thought when I decided to start the New Year trying out new models that I would have ended up with not one or two fairground rides but a whole fleet of Meccanoid ships instead? I was always proud of the two previous ships I had made so...

]]>
Mon, 11 Mar 2019 15:11:49 GMT
<![CDATA[The Barracuda Ship]]> https://www.selmec.org.uk/gallery_model_view.aspx?ID=DA6C3D5E-4E0F-4134-87B4-AEF2561BB0B3

You could say after finishing my last model The Storm Slayer in January that I had been somehow bitten to have created something looking so different from my previous two other ship models The Wrath of Tides and The Phantom . Both of those models...

]]>
Sat, 09 Mar 2019 11:29:40 GMT
<![CDATA[The Storm Slayer Ship]]> https://www.selmec.org.uk/gallery_model_view.aspx?ID=814CCF3A-1221-4E3B-A071-056077B465A6

It always feels a bit of a shame have any models that you have painstakingly created and temporarily displayed end up hidden away at the back of your shed or garage. Their day in the sun almost forgotten and the pleasure you once felt from the pride in...

]]>
Tue, 05 Mar 2019 18:12:57 GMT
<![CDATA[Delivery Cart]]> https://www.selmec.org.uk/gallery_model_view.aspx?ID=E3FD7C67-0F04-4C36-A4DA-1D311DC65656

]]>
Mon, 07 Jan 2019 15:07:32 GMT
<![CDATA[Scooter]]> https://www.selmec.org.uk/gallery_model_view.aspx?ID=7B23CFFC-E60A-41D2-A7F0-2147D0D67139

]]>
Mon, 07 Jan 2019 15:06:59 GMT
<![CDATA[Morgan Three-Wheel Car]]> https://www.selmec.org.uk/gallery_model_view.aspx?ID=70B99405-D2AA-411A-8138-4AC3FC049180

A vintage 1930s car with a JAP engine.

]]>
Mon, 07 Jan 2019 15:05:11 GMT
<![CDATA[Tank Locomotive]]> https://www.selmec.org.uk/gallery_model_view.aspx?ID=9C9F1BE9-3A1C-49A5-80FD-138EA86E038F

Uses Les Chatfield's custom 2" flanged wheels.

]]>
Mon, 07 Jan 2019 14:57:57 GMT
<![CDATA[Grand Piano]]> https://www.selmec.org.uk/gallery_model_view.aspx?ID=520FB6BB-2E11-4199-B5B9-7ADFC5EE027A

]]>
Mon, 07 Jan 2019 14:55:24 GMT
<![CDATA[Harvest Tractor and Trailer]]> https://www.selmec.org.uk/gallery_model_view.aspx?ID=343D8BFB-2656-477C-8AAF-8E9F53A6ADD7

This model is powered by a Magic motor and uses a thin strip in place of cord for the steering mechanism. The trailer was built for the January 2019 Secretary's Challenge.

]]>
Mon, 07 Jan 2019 14:48:31 GMT
<![CDATA[Cessna 188 Aeroplane]]> https://www.selmec.org.uk/gallery_model_view.aspx?ID=F5FAD94C-9001-4AFE-85B4-C55A4360D3B7

Built for a local church MAF fundraiser (1,300 pounds raised!)

]]>
Mon, 07 Jan 2019 14:44:04 GMT
<![CDATA[Supercar]]> https://www.selmec.org.uk/gallery_model_view.aspx?ID=11E14F16-6BE0-44A4-B245-75826698D258

With variable speed motor.

]]>
Mon, 07 Jan 2019 14:42:48 GMT
<![CDATA[Motorcycle]]> https://www.selmec.org.uk/gallery_model_view.aspx?ID=F9E40B85-9AE5-46FB-AAB9-CAF78C6F02E6

]]>
Mon, 07 Jan 2019 14:41:41 GMT
<![CDATA[Excavator and Bulldozer]]> https://www.selmec.org.uk/gallery_model_view.aspx?ID=3F176E33-67D3-4524-AC00-48D48A1C777A

Both models from a 2-in-1 set.

]]>
Mon, 07 Jan 2019 11:57:06 GMT
<![CDATA[Excavator]]> https://www.selmec.org.uk/gallery_model_view.aspx?ID=EA8AE314-6034-403C-8D76-126A54BA2A0D

]]>
Mon, 07 Jan 2019 11:56:28 GMT
<![CDATA[Dumper Truck]]> https://www.selmec.org.uk/gallery_model_view.aspx?ID=F4B8ABBA-6909-40FF-A191-B90E9C5A9307

]]>
Mon, 07 Jan 2019 11:55:43 GMT
<![CDATA[Digger]]> https://www.selmec.org.uk/gallery_model_view.aspx?ID=30F79673-225D-400F-B744-51E3C57EB6D2

]]>
Mon, 07 Jan 2019 11:54:54 GMT
<![CDATA[Horse-Drawn Cart]]> https://www.selmec.org.uk/gallery_model_view.aspx?ID=C544E7F8-8BF4-4504-B07C-5A879A4A9A74

]]>
Mon, 07 Jan 2019 11:52:59 GMT
<![CDATA[Scammell Scarab Dartford Tunnel Recovery Vehicle]]> https://www.selmec.org.uk/gallery_model_view.aspx?ID=63E8A7DC-E2DE-4AFF-A8C0-C35C9D491A99

With working steering, 3 speed forward and reverse gearbox, and opening doors.

]]>
Mon, 07 Jan 2019 11:49:44 GMT
<![CDATA[E/1 Class Tramcar]]> https://www.selmec.org.uk/gallery_model_view.aspx?ID=53A00C3A-128E-4166-9400-D9A6BE1CD2C5

The E/1 class tramcar was introduced in 1907 and became the L.C.C. standard vehicle. The last tram ran on 5th July 1952. This model of it is in London Transport colours. The model is driven by a motor with a worm drive which gets its power from the tr...

]]>
Mon, 07 Jan 2019 10:47:13 GMT
<![CDATA[Go Kart]]> https://www.selmec.org.uk/gallery_model_view.aspx?ID=25A9423B-2211-4079-A9D2-EDE18ED659C4

]]>
Mon, 07 Jan 2019 10:45:19 GMT
<![CDATA[Miyajima Gate]]> https://www.selmec.org.uk/gallery_model_view.aspx?ID=0E74917A-F3FA-49F9-BA3C-55D432853B91

Just off the island of Miyajima, Hiroshima, Japan, is one of the most famous 'torii' gates. I visited this on 15th October 2018.

]]>
Mon, 07 Jan 2019 10:42:04 GMT
<![CDATA[Routemaster Bus]]> https://www.selmec.org.uk/gallery_model_view.aspx?ID=EFE69C7F-EDD5-4D7F-AC22-E97EAD60E19A

A 1½' long self-designed model. The model has details including working steering and the iconic pole.

]]>
Mon, 07 Jan 2019 10:28:15 GMT
<![CDATA[Glasses]]> https://www.selmec.org.uk/gallery_model_view.aspx?ID=60EC762E-2A64-4CD5-9235-8CCA19857D5B

]]>
Mon, 07 Jan 2019 10:26:56 GMT
<![CDATA[Floating Block-Setting Crane]]> https://www.selmec.org.uk/gallery_model_view.aspx?ID=CC43EB0A-87B3-4C85-AAA0-8A44B230A660

Based on model 14 from the 1930s set 9 manual. I've stuck fairly closely to the plans, but have strengthened the hull and replaced the string bracing with 1980s dark blue narrow strips.

]]>
Mon, 07 Jan 2019 10:15:32 GMT
<![CDATA[Battleship]]> https://www.selmec.org.uk/gallery_model_view.aspx?ID=C80B47F2-7DC7-4F12-93D8-C23C62CF07EA

Adapted from the 1930s model 1.2.

]]>
Mon, 07 Jan 2019 10:13:41 GMT
<![CDATA[Tractor Unit and Box Trailer]]> https://www.selmec.org.uk/gallery_model_view.aspx?ID=9F30159E-F7E9-414E-9F9D-C6C308DCB848

This trailer is hooked up to a revised version of my earlier tractor unit model and includes steps built for the January 2019 Secretary's Challenge.

]]>
Mon, 07 Jan 2019 10:05:32 GMT
<![CDATA[Steps]]> https://www.selmec.org.uk/gallery_model_view.aspx?ID=4063F533-5319-457F-9688-B97CACF241E0

A pair of steps for the box trailer model that I built.

]]>
Mon, 07 Jan 2019 10:03:03 GMT
<![CDATA[Circus Lorry]]> https://www.selmec.org.uk/gallery_model_view.aspx?ID=D64E56AF-9E79-45AA-AB0D-F90E0C7453B6

Converted from an army tank transporter, to accompany my Ferris Wheel and Carousel at the 2018 SELMEC Meccano Show's funfair exhibit.

]]>
Sun, 06 Jan 2019 18:23:45 GMT
<![CDATA[Wheelbarrow]]> https://www.selmec.org.uk/gallery_model_view.aspx?ID=DBFE661A-4DA8-44B5-993C-22420C3BED78

I had no idea what to build for this Challenge. Inspiration came while buying a plastic wheelbarrow for my smallest grandson to wheel around the garden.

]]>
Sun, 06 Jan 2019 18:21:02 GMT
<![CDATA[The Trembler Fairground Ride]]> https://www.selmec.org.uk/gallery_model_view.aspx?ID=33F9DABE-346E-4A98-92A4-B5BF7840F6EF

Ever had the sensation that the floor gave way under your feet? When thinking up a new model for the first meeting of SELMEC in January 2019, I decided to start earlier than I normally do which was just before Christmas, meaning that for a change I di...

]]>
Sun, 06 Jan 2019 18:05:08 GMT
<![CDATA[Buggy]]> https://www.selmec.org.uk/gallery_model_view.aspx?ID=E9776CC7-F60F-4F81-85FE-6F46FB063CBE

For this Secretary's Challenge we had to design a model that used parts with no more than five holes. I have designed from a prototype, not shown here, a simple buggy, with steerable front wheels, rear suspension and other features, all within the lim...

]]>
Sun, 06 Jan 2019 17:54:52 GMT
<![CDATA[Twin Cylinder Steam Engine]]> https://www.selmec.org.uk/gallery_model_view.aspx?ID=F0E733DD-FE64-4F2C-BC90-72977BBA0CE2

This model is well illustrated in the 1935 F to L Sets manual as model F20. It uses a different electric motor to replace the E6R motor that the constructor did not have. It is broadly built as per the outfit model, except for the motor reduction gear...

]]>
Sun, 06 Jan 2019 17:51:15 GMT
<![CDATA[SELMEC Meccano Show 2018]]> https://www.selmec.org.uk/exhib_report_2018.aspx Tim Surtell reports on this year's SELMEC Meccano Show in Eltham.

]]>
Sun, 30 Dec 2018 13:47:10 GMT
<![CDATA[Medway Modelling Club Show]]> https://www.selmec.org.uk/exhib_report_2018_medway_modelling_club_show.aspx Alan Wenbourne reports on our display at this year's Medway Modelling Club Show in Gillingham.

]]>
Sun, 30 Dec 2018 13:45:40 GMT
<![CDATA[Christmas Tree]]> https://www.selmec.org.uk/gallery_model_view.aspx?ID=4004FAA3-CAEE-4484-86A8-682C6A4BEA8D

I was having my breakfast early as usual knowing that I had been late to do our Christmas decorations so far this year. Being Wednesday the 19th December I wanted to start today when suddenly a silly idea came to my mind - why don't I build a Christmas...

]]>
Sun, 30 Dec 2018 12:40:15 GMT
<![CDATA[Royal Greenwich Get Together 2018]]> https://www.selmec.org.uk/exhib_report_2018_royal_greenwich_get_together.aspx Peter Clay reports from our stand at the newly-rebranded summer Get Together at the Royal Arsenal, Woolwich.

]]>
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 20:29:57 GMT
<![CDATA[Henwick Primary School Summer Fair 2018]]> https://www.selmec.org.uk/exhib_report_2018_henwick_primary_school_summer_fair.aspx Peter Clay reports on our display at thus year's Henwick Primary School Summer Fair.

]]>
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 20:28:42 GMT
<![CDATA[Foal Farm Country Festival 2018]]> https://www.selmec.org.uk/exhib_report_2018_foal_farm_country_festival.aspx Club members show their models at the animal rescue charity's annual summer festival.

]]>
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 20:28:03 GMT