South East London Meccano Club https://www.selmec.org.uk/ Our latest Meccano articles and models in our Model Gallery. en-gb Sat, 20 Jan 2018 22:13:17 GMT 1440 <![CDATA[Road Surfacing Machine]]> https://www.selmec.org.uk/gallery_model_view.aspx?ID=7ED9F19D-9DEF-491E-AEBE-52F4B4F157FF

This road surfacing machine is based on the set 10.19 model plan - the front grading head and main housing are more or less as per instructions. The motor is one of Dave Taylor's in a custom built housing. I have replaced the false tracks with ones fr...

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Thu, 11 Jan 2018 21:33:18 GMT
<![CDATA[Turntable]]> https://www.selmec.org.uk/gallery_model_view.aspx?ID=ADEFF3A0-0D32-4C3A-888E-4AA1A7A0CD4C

Based on a non-Meccano Lazy Susan.

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Sun, 07 Jan 2018 12:35:02 GMT
<![CDATA[Vertical Lift Bridge]]> https://www.selmec.org.uk/gallery_model_view.aspx?ID=657C262C-21D4-4108-A9E2-F37AD3AB716C

Similar in design to the Newport Bridge over the River Tees in Middlesbrough.

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Sun, 07 Jan 2018 12:30:29 GMT
<![CDATA[Pseudo-Random Drive Mechanism]]> https://www.selmec.org.uk/gallery_model_view.aspx?ID=17B8210C-2E36-4D27-ADB9-0A531292099F

The ratios to the eccentrics are 25:1, 21:1, 16:1 and 19:1. There are no common factors so it should take 159,600 revolutions of the input before it repeats. Speeds from eccentrics are added up by differentials.

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Sun, 07 Jan 2018 12:20:14 GMT
<![CDATA[Thunderbird 4]]> https://www.selmec.org.uk/gallery_model_view.aspx?ID=B7337343-66A1-4B77-9C31-AC99AFE28A2F

I've always been a fan of Thunderbirds, particularly the original series. On building this, it presented no serious problems but there was a lot of plate bending required. Compound curves had to be approximated. About my first use of flexible coupling...

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Sun, 07 Jan 2018 12:16:30 GMT
<![CDATA[Tank]]> https://www.selmec.org.uk/gallery_model_view.aspx?ID=19C915CF-35A6-4AE9-8D91-F4EEB2EF9675

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Sun, 07 Jan 2018 12:07:07 GMT
<![CDATA[Aquanaut]]> https://www.selmec.org.uk/gallery_model_view.aspx?ID=A6AD79E4-8167-40E3-8588-1D80A5BCB752

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Sun, 07 Jan 2018 12:05:32 GMT
<![CDATA[Articulated Lorry]]> https://www.selmec.org.uk/gallery_model_view.aspx?ID=185D6B91-EEF3-4AB1-84CA-5801B4085565

This is the tractor unit only so far, of model 9.10 from the 1962-69 set of 10 model leaflets which were issued with the no. 9 outfit. All the outfits were revised in content in 1962, together with the inclusion of a number of new parts, and the comple...

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Sun, 07 Jan 2018 11:58:34 GMT
<![CDATA[Cement Mixer]]> https://www.selmec.org.uk/gallery_model_view.aspx?ID=E5B1C367-AA9F-4CCC-83C1-5DB6F933BB47

This is based on a model in the 1954-61 No. 2 outfit manual, though judging by the illustration, it looks as if it could well have been carried over from an earlier, even pre-war, manual. I made some modifications to the original design, including fit...

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Sun, 07 Jan 2018 11:49:55 GMT
<![CDATA[Apache Helicopter]]> https://www.selmec.org.uk/gallery_model_view.aspx?ID=407B0590-E500-4881-A4E8-CA9EBF5CD911

This helicopter was built from a Haynes construction set, a Christmas present from my daughter. It went together okay but the instructions fall somewhat short of a traditional Haynes manual! Plus a number of parts were missing so I had to raid my box ...

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Sun, 07 Jan 2018 11:29:20 GMT
<![CDATA[Undersea Exploration Vehicle]]> https://www.selmec.org.uk/gallery_model_view.aspx?ID=BDC1186F-9684-4659-8326-1AF792C9742A

An undersea exploration vehicle built from post-2015 Spin Master parts, with twin propulsion units and steering rudders with adjustable dive flaps. It can seat three and also has an opening access hatch.

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Sun, 07 Jan 2018 11:26:35 GMT
<![CDATA[Diamond T969a 4 Ton Wrecker Open Cab]]> https://www.selmec.org.uk/gallery_model_view.aspx?ID=560A6C7B-AED3-4B04-A2EB-E42249F1B367

The model is approximately 1:12 scale and I have tried to replicate all of the features of the original vehicle. It has six-wheel drive with four differentials (one inter axle differential between the tandem rear wheels). The gearbox (a modified ve...

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Sun, 07 Jan 2018 11:18:38 GMT
<![CDATA[Ferocity Fairground Ride]]> https://www.selmec.org.uk/gallery_model_view.aspx?ID=487D94E1-5B7A-47ED-967C-0C0E2AE142D2

After displaying my last model of 2017, Mind Blaster , at the North East London Meccano Club's Hainault Hangout at the start of December, the very next day I started dismantling another of one of my models The Demoralizer , with the idea of starting ...

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Sun, 07 Jan 2018 10:54:36 GMT
<![CDATA[Donald Trump's Lecturn]]> https://www.selmec.org.uk/gallery_model_view.aspx?ID=B0D2A2E4-74DA-4C3D-8B8F-C20DFC291F7C

Complete with teleprompter!

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Sun, 07 Jan 2018 10:35:57 GMT
<![CDATA[Gryroscope]]> https://www.selmec.org.uk/gallery_model_view.aspx?ID=72EDC754-099D-463C-9206-CEE91AC8DBDF

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Sun, 07 Jan 2018 10:33:01 GMT
<![CDATA[Centrifugal Fan]]> https://www.selmec.org.uk/gallery_model_view.aspx?ID=502BC8FF-7916-45EE-8A17-1F80909F63F0

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Sun, 07 Jan 2018 10:31:20 GMT
<![CDATA[Propeller Aeroplane]]> https://www.selmec.org.uk/gallery_model_view.aspx?ID=6B5B8C9C-3631-4206-86B3-0D8A25891FFE

A (better!) Meccano version of the Lego aeroplane shown in the photo.

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Sun, 07 Jan 2018 10:30:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Admiralty Type 4 Fluke-Less Anchor]]> https://www.selmec.org.uk/gallery_model_view.aspx?ID=4CF451F7-7FE2-48F1-97AE-D72CAF8B0A14

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Sun, 07 Jan 2018 10:28:37 GMT
<![CDATA[Titanic]]> https://www.selmec.org.uk/gallery_model_view.aspx?ID=7EB6896A-376F-4001-A17F-970A6D96A430

This model of Titanic is 6' long, hence the scale is about 1:150. The model splits into two parts for ease of transportation. There are many details including raked funnels, steam pipes, lifeboats, vents, cranes, bollards, flags, compass tower, crow's...

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Sun, 07 Jan 2018 10:17:16 GMT
<![CDATA[Stangford Lough Tidal Turbine]]> https://www.selmec.org.uk/gallery_model_view.aspx?ID=24F227B0-8D7C-4196-B3B5-2DF6B140744D

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Sun, 07 Jan 2018 10:12:55 GMT
<![CDATA[What Lies Beneath...]]> https://www.selmec.org.uk/gallery_model_view.aspx?ID=1D98A308-C26A-434C-8DD7-DE4C30B5796E

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Sun, 07 Jan 2018 10:09:58 GMT
<![CDATA[Anchor]]> https://www.selmec.org.uk/gallery_model_view.aspx?ID=A04EF2AD-2844-48D5-8852-B3CA9D379023

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Sun, 07 Jan 2018 10:04:35 GMT
<![CDATA[Anchor]]> https://www.selmec.org.uk/gallery_model_view.aspx?ID=B5EDFC56-E9F0-407D-A297-10C098D6DC19

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Sun, 07 Jan 2018 10:03:57 GMT
<![CDATA[Submersible]]> https://www.selmec.org.uk/gallery_model_view.aspx?ID=F28FE6F6-73D4-490F-8B99-BCE62823A382

This model is based on a photo found online. It's got a grab and some sort of multi-purpose thing on the end of an arm. The clear dome is from a Crazy Inventor's set and the black dome is from the Hudson Locomotive set.

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Sat, 06 Jan 2018 21:19:26 GMT
<![CDATA[Little Fishes]]> https://www.selmec.org.uk/gallery_model_view.aspx?ID=9FB489B1-02C1-4CA2-BB7B-D64114F59BA7

Turn the handle to see the fishes swimming!

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Sat, 06 Jan 2018 21:14:54 GMT
<![CDATA[Tower Bridge]]> https://www.selmec.org.uk/gallery_model_view.aspx?ID=0DCC130F-E493-4782-9F50-20BD3DA5C749

Built from the Tower Bridge set (River Thames not included!)

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Sat, 06 Jan 2018 21:10:08 GMT
<![CDATA[Cromer Crab]]> https://www.selmec.org.uk/gallery_model_view.aspx?ID=7706EC2A-4C8C-4561-BBA0-4BCBACAD192F

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Sat, 06 Jan 2018 21:07:56 GMT
<![CDATA[Yellow Submarine]]> https://www.selmec.org.uk/gallery_model_view.aspx?ID=28226DD2-BA8F-439A-B44A-1A9B0603ADA5

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Sat, 06 Jan 2018 21:03:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Christmas Tree]]> https://www.selmec.org.uk/gallery_model_view.aspx?ID=E053D5D2-DEDF-4336-8A8C-24F7B8227BB7

Built for the Eltham Lights Up event that the club attended at the Eltham Centre in November 2017.

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Sat, 06 Jan 2018 20:58:14 GMT
<![CDATA[Undersea Exploration Vehicle]]> https://www.selmec.org.uk/gallery_model_view.aspx?ID=64B1FC85-40E7-4FE6-8B13-85DDB5E9F390

A freelance interpretation of the Secretary's Challenge brief, using a mix of modern parts and traditional parts, with a set of motorised propellors driven via gearing by the 2017 4.5V motor which seems very good. A set of movable rudders is also fitt...

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Sat, 06 Jan 2018 20:53:04 GMT
<![CDATA[London Underground Map Section]]> https://www.selmec.org.uk/gallery_model_view.aspx?ID=363E745F-2EBB-4F3B-BF3F-08075F08007A

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

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Sat, 06 Jan 2018 18:05:01 GMT
<![CDATA[Meccaroar!]]> https://www.selmec.org.uk/article_2017_12_meccasaur.aspx Brian Leach on the construction and operation of the Meccasaur not quite finding its way to your local store!

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Tue, 19 Dec 2017 13:33:47 GMT
<![CDATA[London Underground Map]]> https://www.selmec.org.uk/gallery_model_view.aspx?ID=958358CC-B17F-4962-B59A-F72BA2078E74

Our Big Challenge for 2017 was to recreate the central part of the London Underground map using Meccano parts. This was was mounted on a giant board by Ralph Laughton and displayed in the foyer at our 2017 Meccano Show. Each club member was asked to ...

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Tue, 19 Dec 2017 12:06:38 GMT
<![CDATA[Meccano Show 2017]]> https://www.selmec.org.uk/exhib_report_2017.aspx Tim Surtell reports on the success of our 39th annual Meccano Show in Eltham on 28th October 2017.

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Tue, 19 Dec 2017 11:58:47 GMT
<![CDATA[The Mind Blaster Fairground Ride]]> https://www.selmec.org.uk/gallery_model_view.aspx?ID=43ACF4BC-C4E2-4791-AB4B-246AED084CB2

Dismantling the big wheel " Galacticus " after the SELMEC 2017 exhibition was painful. It took me two days to undo most of its content, and I started the following day constructing my new model, as I needed it to be ready for the November 2017 meeting ...

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Wed, 22 Nov 2017 13:35:33 GMT
<![CDATA[Eltham Park Festival]]> https://www.selmec.org.uk/exhib_report_2017_eltham_park_festival.aspx Brian Leach reports from the second annual festival at Eltham Park South.

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Fri, 25 Aug 2017 15:18:41 GMT
<![CDATA[FOAL Farm Country Festival]]> https://www.selmec.org.uk/exhib_report_2017_foal_farm_country_festival.aspx Tim Surtell reports on our latest display at the animal rescue centre in Biggin Hill.

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Fri, 25 Aug 2017 15:17:58 GMT
<![CDATA[Henwick Primary School Summer Fair]]> https://www.selmec.org.uk/exhib_report_2017_henwick_primary_school_summer_fair.aspx Peter Clay reports on our second year at this school summer fair.

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Fri, 25 Aug 2017 15:16:48 GMT